I’m an Introverted Extrovert

Today more than ever we live in an extroverted society. As an introverted extrovert who just barely scores E on the MBTI (Myers Briggs Test Inventory) the world has gotten louder.
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I know it’s confusing. How could I be both?
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You see, I love love love being with others and am usually the last to leave the party, or actually of course I am. I’m the one who loves throwing the party! 💕
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But I also love, equally as much, one on one time. I appreciate listening to one brother or sister at a time with full concentration. You are my world when I’m with you.
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And I love being with a beloved where we don’t always need so many words. We can walk in nature or sit by the fire quietly. He respects silence as spiritual for my cancer/Pisces heart.
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I’m both introverted and extroverted.
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Well, this pose you see is one of my favorites of all time! This moment captured here is really special to me. ❤️ My bending backwards looks deep. I got there by spending a lot of time alone in my #self Practice.
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When students ask me “how do I advance my practice?” I always explain you’ll need more than just going to group #yoga classes. It will require the svadhaya #selfstudy found between just you and the mat.
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Lens #bali #lunge #backbends #introvert #extrovert http://www.alchemyofyoga.com

Yoga Dance with Flowers

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The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers. It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and of death, in ebb and in flow. I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life. And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.
-Rabindranath Tagore
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What am I thinking? What a joy it is to #yoga #dance with #flowers. I am so grateful for the abilities of our bodies to move in all ways. The movement with breath is the art of consciousness expressing itself thru human form.
I am being moved.
I am being breathed.
I feel the universe inside me.

Lens #ubud #bali Villa Tanah Shanti

40 Day Sadhana of Sat Kriya

“It takes 40 days to break a habit; 90 days to gain the new habit; 120 days and you are the habit; 1,000 days you are Master of it.” #YogiBhajan
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#SatKriya is one of the most powerful kriyas in all of #Kundalini Yoga. I’m in a 40 day #sadhana of practicing every day without fail.
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Posture: Sit on the heels in rock pose (Vajrasan asana). The heels are straight up into the buttocks, stimulating two acupuncture pressure points, one in each buttock. The knees can be slightly open. Engage slight chin lock i.e., pull the chin back but not down; stretch the arms over the head until the elbows hug the sides of the head. Interlace all fingers except the index fingers which are together and pointed straight up. Cross one thumb overhead.
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Eyes: The eyes are closed and focused at the third-eye point, i.e., above and between the eyes.
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#Mantra: The mantra is Sat Nam.
Chant Sat from the navel point. As you express Sat, pull the navel point in-up with an obvious snapping movement. At the same time, imagine you are receiving pranic energy from Great Spirit, the Creator, through the navel point. Then, chant Naamm and send the energy back out into the cosmos through the third-eye point.
Start with 3 minutes total each day. 🙏 #satnam
Lens #bali #waterfall

Dragonfly Medicine in My Life

Dragonflies keep landing on me.

All Summer it was Butterflies.

🙏 I’m receiving your message loud and clear. I bought this butterfly scarf I’m wearing at piazza Michelangelo in #Florence in July. It’s my go to #meditation shawl as a reminder each morning that Today I Will Fulfill My Potential.
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The #dragonfly #totem carries the wisdom of transformation and adaptability in life. As spirit animal, the dragonfly is connected to the symbolism of change and light. And is a symbol of the realm of emotions, an invitation to dive deeper into your feeling
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❤️ What I love most about Dragonfly Medicine! ❤️
Dragonflies start to grow in water and then move into the air and fly. When this spirit animal shows up in your life you may be called to transform and evolve. Symbol of metamorphosis and transformation, it inspires those who have it as a totem to bring about the changes needed in their lives in order to go to reach their full potential.
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Lens #bali #sebatu #water #purification
Photographer Merritt

Manifest Kindness

When we live our kindness so much so that it becomes no different than breathing, it simply becomes a part of us.

May we all manifest a world where kindness is almost invisible.

#secondnature #bekind #manifest #kindness
@alchemyofyoga #bali
Feel our vibe? Join our tribe.

http://www.alchemyofyoga.com — at Villa Tanah Shanti.

ADVANCED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING MAY 2018

ADVANCED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING 2018

Join our Alchemy of Yoga Family in #Bali to go deeper than you’ve ever gone before~
We are calling you to join a purposely small tribe of 10 socially conscious yogapreneurs, seekers, rebel spirits, and stretchy-minded souls May 5-12, 2018.
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Who Is This For?
* You have the desire to learn “How to Live a LIFE Inspired” for lasting change by cultivating inner happiness and outer bliss.
* You are ready to authentically and effectively inspire others to live their best lives.
* You feel called to teach about the interconnectedness of all people, nature, energies, past and future through the Alchemy of Love.
* You are ready to be held accountable for your Happiness.
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Benefits You Can Expect:
* We will uncover the obstacles to your happiness
* We will show you how to tap into your greatest potential & live from your highest self
* We will make practical how to live your dharma
* We will hold you accountable for radical self-love and help you design self-care strategies (including daily meditation and mantra)
* We will guide you through in-depth development of business strategy, personal growth and soulful happiness.
* Personalized Business Coaching to develop your authentic brand, mission and vision.
* Personalized Spiritual Coaching offering you energy medicine prescriptions for happiness informed by your dosha, astrology, chakra balance, karma and your guides.
* An action plan to grow your business in an energetically sustainable way – no burnout!
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The ADVANCED YTT Program:
1. Shrishti (creation) – Build your yoga business and have fun doing it.
2. Sthiti (sustatinment) – Enter the self-sustaining growth cycle of continuous expansion that can be the business of yoga and the brand YOU.
3. Samhara (growth) – Capture your infinite interest and stay inspired by dissolving your previous set points.
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Together by you doing your best YOU, we will fully live our MISSION to #TEACH #PEACE.
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Prerequisites for this program? You are ready to go DEEP and show up as your true SELF.
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We know picking an advanced training program is hard. If our philosophy and approach resonates with you then apply today and let’s talk more to know for sure. We’d love the opportunity to be part of your transformational journey living true to your Soul Contract!

Reach out to me silvia@alchemytours.com

$500 OFF EARLY BIRDS!
May 5-12, 2018 (LIMIT 10 STUDENTS) 60 HOURS ADVANCED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Non Residential $899 (no discounts)
Triple Lodging: $1595 USD Early Birds $1295
Double Lodging: $1895 USD Early Birds $1595
Single Lodging: $2395 USD Early Birds $2095

https://alchemyofyoga.com/progra…/500-hour-advanced-modules/

We stay at gorgeous Villa Tanah Shanti

Align with Abundance of Lakshmi

Dearest Beloveds,
Feeling everything super amplified from this #fullmoon so I am invoking #lakshmi to harness the power of abundance in all ways for 13 days before #newmoon. Today I felt called to the Lakshmi Temple in #ubud where I took this photo.

Please join me in singing the Lakshmi chant:

“Om shri maha Lakshmi namaha”

Practice this daily 108x and use malas if you have them to charge them up. I also invite you to recite a daily mantra for prosperity, offered below, for 13 days and watch abundance grow in your life in ALL ways. 

Infinite Love For Each Of You!
Silvia 💕

Abundance #Mantras:

1. I have abundant love and joy in my life!

2. I am prosperous, healthy, & happy!

3. I allow kind, peaceful people to come into my life and I welcome them.

4. I am aligned with the energy of abundance.

5. My actions create a constant flow of prosperity.

6. I let go of all resistance to prosperity and it comes to me naturally.

7. I am magnetic. I welcome an unlimited source of income. Prosperity is drawn to me.

8. I invite good things to come into my life and I enjoy them.�
9. Money comes to me in expected and unexpected ways.

10. I live from abundance mentality

11. Love within me is self effulgent like the sun, constantly regenerating.

12. I am thankful for the abundance and prosperity in my life.

13. I am open and receptive to all the wealth life offers me.

#bali #goddess energy #shri Lakshmi

White Goddess Series Low Lunge Give Peace a Chance

Peace is not something you wish for; It’s something you make, Something you do , Something you are, And something you give away.
#JohnLennon
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What to do?
#teachpeace make your life an example. 
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Lens #anjaneyasana #GivePeaceAChance

Why I’m Quitting by Silvia Mordini

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“Don’t settle. Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.” – Chris Brogan

I was raised with the immigrant mentality of work harder—and then work much harder—and above all else never quit. I associated shame with quitting, and quitting with being ashamed. But while you certainly aren’t going to get A’s and B’s by quitting, or get into the college of your dreams by quitting, or let alone land your dream job—is it possible that you could live your happiest life by selective quitting?

What if we aren’t quitting enough—and not the other way around?

Maybe instead of reading articles titled “Why You Should Stay in Your Job” or “How to Know If You Should Remain in Your Relationship” we should instead consider “Why You Should Quit Your Job” and “How You Know You Should Quit Your Relationship.” We need to stop allowing ourselves to be shamed by quitting things, people, and situations that don’t support our happiness. Life is simply too short to settle.

“Employ the power of positive quitting. Most of us view quitting as something negative, but it’s not. ‘Winners never quit,’ we’re told, when, in reality, winners quit all the time: choosing to stop doing things that aren’t creating the results they desire.” – Jim Allen

But quitting is not the same as giving up—that’s where we get confused.

Quitting can actually speed up the process of achievement. Your energy isn’t going to be wasted in doing more of the wrong things. Your soul knows when you should quit, but your mind keeps you engaged because of the fear of shame. So quit being ashamed and accept that there is no failure, only effort and result. And if the effort you’re making towards a goal is no longer inspiring, give yourself permission to quit that one and make space for the intention that fits you today. Choosing to quit is not the same as failure—far from it. The archaic definition of “quit” is “to behave in a specified way.” It is intentional and you are in charge.

Think of it like this: If you’re telling yourself “you can’t quit,” what does that say about the state of your health and your ability to live from intention? Nothing is more disempowering than saying we “can’t” leave this job, person, or habit—as if it controls us and we can’t do anything about it. It starts to sound a lot like addiction.

“When you quit all the things that aren’t working for you, when you quit tolerating all the negative things that hold you back, you’ll create a positive ‘charge’ in your life as well as create the space in your life for more positive experiences.” – Jim Allen

Quite frankly, forcing ourselves to do things that no longer spark joy is exhausting. Why don’t we quit? Because we all form habits as we go through life, but even our good habits keep us from growing spiritually. This is because habits are, by definition, an attachment to a pattern of behavior, or a form of dependence. This includes not just our attachments to material objects (like “needing” chocolate), but also attachments to only seeing things in one way, or repeating the same thoughts over and over. A key benefit of quitting is the opportunity to break our attachments. Only then can we begin to allow true spiritual growth and joy to bloom.

15 Things to Quit Today

  1. Quit your worry habit.
  2. Quit waiting to get permission.
  3. Quit holding it in: Just go ahead and let yourself go.
  4. Quit being concerned with what other people think about your life.
  5. Quit waiting for someone to love you before you think you’re good enough.
  6. Quit movies you don’t enjoy. Just stand up, walk out, or turn off your TV.
  7. Quit books that are half-read and uninspiring.
  8. Quit making yourself sick by sticking it out (creating a surge in stress hormones like cortisol).
  9. Quit looking backwards and trying to understand why things happen.
  10. Quit comparing yourself to anyone else—even yourself at a different age.
  11. Quit waiting to start living your life once you have everyone—or everything—in order.
  12. Quit postponing the travels on your bucket list.
  13. Quit the job you hate.
  14. Quit social media and get over your fear of missing out.
  15. Quit waiting for things to be perfect before you get started.

Reframe your experience. When I quit my high-paying corporate job at the peak of my career, those around me weren’t comfortable with my decision. Most people thought I’d lost my mind. I reframed it and explained to people that at the age of 35 I was taking an early retirement to do what I really loved from this point on. I learned the value of quitting.

After retiring from corporate life I went on to own a successful yoga studio with over 9,000 clients, and at the height of its success I sold it to start something else. I quit things all the time. I don’t force myself to eat a meal I’m not enjoying, even if I’ve paid a lot of money for it. If I walk into a hotel and feel like I can do better I will quit it without checking in, and go somewhere else. I quit jobs in toxic environments even if I don’t have another job to go to. I quit one-sided relationships. I quit trying to make other people comfortable.

I’ve become an expert quitter.

Look at your life today and I am positively sure that each one of us can benefit from discontinuing, releasing, or leaving something that isn’t working. Go quit something—you know you want to.

Written by, Silvia Mordini featured in Wanderlust

Staying Balanced

Balance is easy to find.
But hard to maintain.
It requires constant sensitive adjustments.

Overall the time actually spent in the momentary balance is a flash, the majority of life happens before and after. The delicious quality of balancing comes from enjoying the process to taste it even for that moment. The desire we have to feel in alignment, whether its about stacking our joints in a half moon pose, or striking a balance with our soul contract is innate. As human creatures we prefer to feel that what our minds, hearts and bodies are experiencing is in alignment. All of this requires a steady effort to maintain while at the same time letting go of attachment to any result. It is after all simply trial and effort, or try fail and try better. Remember the person that makes balancing look the easiest has fallen the most.

Lens #bali#alchemyofyoga Villa Tanah Shanti
#halfmoon pose