Sutra Saturday: Sthira Sukum Asanam

“Pilgrim, pilgrimage, and road – it was but myself toward my SELF, and your arrival was but myself at my own door.” – RUMI
❤️ Sutra: Sthira Sukum Asanam. (Effortless effort)
This fundamental Yoga Sutra of Pantanjali talks of cultivating sthira (steadiness, stability, firmness, seriousness) and sukha (gentleness, flexibility, softness, playfulness) in our mindfulness practice. The qualities denoted by these two sanskrit words can be applied to the whole of your meditation and yoga practice. Each pose should be steady and comfortable so much so that we find an effortless effort in life whereby the pose we take (walking, talking, sitting, driving) is both elegant and honest.
This practice of graceful effort means that some days it might be more difficult and some days it’s easy, just like life is filled with joyousness and setbacks. But the point is to take a consistently steady, but gentle, approach, to your mindfulness practice and your life.
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Slow Down

Ask yourself, what would taking really good care of myself look like today?
#HappinessRx: Your soul talks to you every day, but if you’re too busy, you can’t hear what it’s trying to say.

Listen closely and try these 5 tips to love your life more.
1. Slow down.
2. Practice taking 5 deep breaths right now.
3. Hold a glass of water in both your hands until the water becomes perfectly still. Then drink the water imagining it’s filling your body with stillness and peace.
4. Practice savasana. Only savasana as your yoga today.
5. Meditate on love. Saying to yourself slowly “I love myself, I am love, I am loved.”
Instead of choosing with your mind, try SOULECTING select with your soul.
Your soul always has you on easy speed. It wants you to be present and live #mindfullyinlove 💕

It’s easy to ignore the signs of going too fast. The sleeplessness can be pushed aside, at least for a while. The increasing anxiety remedied by numbing out or ignoring it seems to work for bit, until it doesn’t. The aches and pains, waking up and feeling worried already. These are no normal ways to experience life. These are your body’s way of saying SLOW DOWN. All we have to do is pay attention.

Get off the treadmill and get back on the natural pace of life. Relearn how to relax and just be with what is happening around you without needing it to go faster. You’ll find out it’s the remedy to love yourself, love your day and love your life!

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What is the Key Obstacle to a Happier Life?

Beloved #Bali Monday Musings: The biggest obstacle to a happier life is our own busy mind.
Once we access that contented, peaceful state that yoga and meditation bring, we no longer struggle in our thoughts.
Then we can actually remember we already have the key to our joy. It’s right here, right now.
Or as Danna Faulds puts it so poetically…
“Within us lie the answers to our deepest questions and the antidote for all our fears.
The divine is not an abstraction – it’s as clear and intimate as a heartbeat or a whisper.
For me, what Bali helped me rediscover was the quiet within my own mind but in a deeper way than ever before.The culture is based in Gratitude, and the Balinese people are tender hearted, generous and live in the present moment. They are anchored to peace in the now. It is the mirroring neurons at work, or vibrational energy at its best, and it works. It’s why I go back to live year after year.
I’m excited for Jenny from Canada who just signed up for our #Bali #yogaretreat April 22-29! She joins an amazing tribe. We have 3 spots left with @hajibasimmusic and me and that’s all. If you’ve tried a lot of other stuff to get back to a calm mind and none of it has worked that well then why not try this. Get “unbusy” and Let Love Lead you to Bali to #growyourhappy forever more. I’d love that. 🙂
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#loveyourself #loveyourday #loveyourlife #growyourhappy #letlovelead
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Yoga Will Cause Happiness

Join my upcoming #Bali Yoga Retreat dedicated to growing your #happiness and learning real ways to do that thru the positive psychology of #yoga, meditation, and magic of energy medicine like sound Healing.

☀️April 22-29, 2018 starts at $1395 all inclusive 8 days! Sign up ☀️

Yoga has been known to cause health and happiness.

If you know this is the year you want to make happiness the goal of all other goals then sign up for 8 days dedicated to teaching you practical ways to remove the obstacles to your Happiness. If you have any questions reach me at anytime.

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People Pleaser Free Yourself

Are you a longtime people pleaser?

Signs are:
1. You feel responsible for how other people feel
2. You go to great lengths to avoid conflict
3. You apologize often
4. You’re too nice. You pretend to always agree
5. You feel bad if someone is angry with you.

Today, what are you doing that You love to do?
What is sparking great JOY in Your life?
How are you growing Your happy?
How are you pleasing Yourself?

People pleasers “want everyone around them to be happy and they will do whatever is asked of them to keep it that way,” according to Susan Newman PhD author of The Book Of No: 250 Ways to say it and mean it and stop people pleasing forever.
What if this year you made #selflove a priority?
Let’s #growyourhappy
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I Vow to Remain Empowered by the Light of my Soul

On the cusp of the Winter #solstice I renew my vow to remain empowered by the light of my soul and stay true to myself. I know the relationship I’m having with myself is mirrored back by the relationships I attract. If I honor my heart then I am modeling how I should be treated. Here’s to ☀️Growing the light! ☀️
“May the light within you guide your way on. Because when you look to the outside for light, there is a possibility that you may be blinded and exploited. But one thing shall never betray a woman: her own light and her own radiance as a woman. If the light within you can guide you, you will definitely excel. The time has come when this exploitation must stop. The time has come when a daughter should be treated as a daughter, a mother should be treated as a mother, a wife should be treated as a wife, and over and above all, woman should be treated as a woman.” -Yogi Bhajan
I bow to the longtime SUN.
#divinefeminine #sacredfeminine #respect #kundalini #yoga

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Do You Choose Happiness or Truth? By Silvia Mordini

Do You Choose Happiness or Truth?

In yogic terms Truth, known as Satya, can be defined on three levels: (1) that we speak the truth about what we think, (2) what we feel and (3) what we do. When we feel out of alignment, it is usually where there is a conflict between what we think and what we feel. When we aren’t honest we feel unsteady, anxious, and uprooted—everything that happiness is not.

In the Yoga Sutras Chapter 2.36, it is presented that if we are “dedicated to the truth and integrity, our thoughts, words and actions gain the power to manifest.”  (Translation from Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi).

Truth is the destination, and happiness is the way to travel to get there.

The Yoga Sutras spell out that if we are not balanced mentally, physically, or emotionally, then we are not living our true, naturally happy potential.

Happiness is our birthright. Yoga teaches us that our true .

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In Pursuit of the Alchemy of Happiness by Silvia Mordini

Happiness is in our genes. According to geneticists we have an “inborn” happiness set point of about 50 percent that we return to whether good or bad things happen. We have a 10 percent influence based on environmental factors and up to 40 percent that is affected by “intentional activity.” In pursuit of happiness here are my suggestions for making the most of this 40 percent:

P10909116. Be Around Positive People Be mindful of who you let into your closest energy field. Many researchers in cognitive neuroscience propose that in human brain activity we have a system of imitating by way of “mirror” neurons. In a basic sense, this means the behavior of others may impact how we act and cause our minds to simulate observed actions. Negative influences can impact even the most positive people. Be empowered to foster friendships where you feel a balance between giving and receiving. High-vibe friends will support your intentions to elevate yourself and the world. Those with consistently negative vibes you may want to reconsider.

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Stop Waiting. This is it.

“For just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there’s nothing else. It’s here, and you’d better decide to enjoy it or you’re going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever.” ― Lev Grossman, The Magicians

‪#‎HappinessRx‬: Practice contentment. ‪#‎Santosha‬. Be present to the joy that is available in this moment.

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Importance of Enthusiasm

“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.” – Roald Dahl

‪#‎Enthusiasm‬ is the shared language of the world! ‪#‎LiveFully‬‪#‎GrowYourHappy‬