LESS DRAMA

Meditate and Lessen the Drama
By Silvia Mordini

You would think that the yoga would make the process of meditation go faster. I thought it would too. But even now, when I meditate, it still feels a little like watching tv in my mind. Perhaps I’ve dropped my digital subscription, and there are fewer channels than I’ve had in the past, but certainly, I still have the stories. Instead of engaging, I simply watch my thoughts without expecting anything in particular. As a result, the dramas in my conscious life have lessened. The inner quiet I yearned for during meditation didn’t always happen, but a peaceful essence transitions into my regular life.

In short, my meditation can be loud but it makes my life more quiet.

This isn’t how I thought it would work. But I am happy to say in retrospect that it makes sense. Try it and see for yourself. Set your clock for 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 8 minutes and then 10 minutes as you build up your ability to be with your internal noise. You will, like me, realize that your outer life becomes more peaceful. Don’t expect anything while you are meditating stay open and free to allowing anytihng to be, to be. The stable place of peace will be revealed and during the course of your normal day you will remember it exists so your choices become mindful responses rather than reactions.

This is how meditating will help you be mindfully in love with your life.

Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia

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Here is a meditation and a breathing technique to help you lessen the drama.

Meditation Smoke Out, Light in Meditation:
– While breathing out, imagine that all your negative energies, mistakes, misunderstandings and emotions leave your body with the breath. Visualise this energy as black smoke, which goes out into space and completely disappears.
– While breathing in, imagine that all the positive energy of the universe enters your body with the breath. Visualise this positive energy as pure white light that enters all the parts of your body; it pervades every cell and atom. Enjoy this clear white light.
– If you feel comfortable, use every breath to inhale light and to exhale black smoke and problems.
– When distracted by other thoughts, simply observe them without getting involved; transform them into black smoke and breathe them out.

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
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❤️ Sutra: Sthira Sukum Asanam. (Effortless effort)
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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.
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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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Photo by @jaguarprincess #bali
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Ho’ oponopono Healing Forgiveness

Ho’ oponopono. We all benefit from help. Last night I had another healing session with a Light Worker to help me continue my healing journey. You see, I am trying to make peace in my heart once and for all with those that have hurt or betrayed me. I am tired of carrying the weight around and I dearly want to put it down and be FREE. One of the fundamental ways I love myself into healing is practicing #forgiveness. This meditation of Ho’oponopono changed my life. I hope it will yours too. Ask my anything about the practice. You see, I want us all to feel free!
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“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free, Ho’oponopono is the Key Element and Love is the Ho’oponopono means to “make right” and is the Hawaiian code for forgiveness.
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Ho’oponopono restores your light or energy body and your e-motion, or energy in motion. Through your light body you are connected with all of life. Through your e-motion you are always affecting everyone around you by your thoughts, words, feelings and actions. Ho’oponopo #Meditation is an ancient Hawaiian tradition for healing. By reciting the prayer one releases any negativity that keeps you from true happiness. Find more about Zero Limits by Joe Vitale.
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❤️ Ho’ oponopono Meditation: Let’s try it together please put your left hand on your heart and ask Source to infuse all with divine light. Say aloud or silently these statements.
I love you
I am sorry
Please forgive me
Thank you
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Ho’oponopono restores your light or energy body and your e-motion, or energy in motion. Through your light body you are connected with all of life. Through your e-motion you are always affecting everyone around you by your thoughts, words, feelings and actions.
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Through the power of grace you can know the blessing of absolute and unconditional self love and acceptance. In truth when you love yourself completely you love everything and everyone through all dimensions of time and space. This simple act of transmutation, bringing your darkness into the light, provides wonderful nourishment for your soul. The Ho’oponopono Ritual empowers you to shine with brilliance and renewed Self love.
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Ho’oponopono in essence means to make things right with your ancestors, or to make right with the people with whom you are connected, and have relationships, and most especially yourself
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Oh Divine Mother, Divine Father, archangels and angels, my guides, ancestors, teachers, friends, and all those who love me hear me now.
I come before you with my heart opened in humble gratitude for my soul’s journey.
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I acknowledge my unfolding and nourish the flames of my heart, mind, and soul with the beauty I create in the world. Bless my footsteps as I walk upon my path so that I may always remember the road that leads to the truth of the flame within me.
And so it is 
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Lens Earthbound Images #alannaludt #costarica #nosara home of July 27-Aug 17, 2019 @alchemyofyoga teacher training

60 MOST RECOMMENDED YOGA BOOKS

60 MOST RECOMMENDED YOGA BOOKS
By Silvia Mordini

Thinking of what to gift your favorite yogi? They would love to receive a sparkly, new yoga book to geek out with. Here are some suggestions organized by category. You’ll find the ENTIRE list on my website https://silviamordini.com/coaching/inspiration/
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🦋 Testimonials:
Yogi Bare: Naked Truth by Philip Self
Yoga from the Inside Out by Christina Sell
Yogini: the Power of Women in Yoga by Janice Gates
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🦋 Meditation:
Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg
A Path With Heart: A Guide through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life by Jack Kornfield
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
The Wisdom of No Escape and the Path of Loving Kindness by Pema Chodron
Peace Is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh
Faith by Sharon Salzberg
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🦋Inspirational
Go In and In: Poems From the Heart of Yoga by Danna Faulds
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment by Deepak Chopra
Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections by Rolf Gates
Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das
Shantaram: A Novel by Gregory David Roberts
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
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And if you’re looking to read up in preparation for a #YogaAlliance#YogaTeacherTraining do consider my 16 year old program @alchemyofyoga.
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💛April 4-25, 2020 Bali RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training .
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#yogateacher #ryt #bali #costarica #bestyogabooks #yogabook#inspriration #soulecting #happinessrx

EDGE

EDGE
It was more than fifteen years ago I first heard this term in #yoga “playing the edge.” It was then I learned from @EricSchiffmann the difference between the soft edge and the hard edge.
At the time, as a corporate Road Warrior addicted to the Adrenalin of working for start up companies, I only knew the hard edge or beyond. It was work hard and play hard and then work harder. Even once I slowed down by going to #pricewaterhousecoopers my weekly time sheets were still 76 hours.
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I literally lived life Over the Edge.
Everything I did was over the top.
Even decorating home for the holidays.
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The #yoga helped but what really changed things was #meditation. It brought me balance.
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I love playing the edge but not going over it. ❤️
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Lens wearing all @aloyoga Alo Moves #ubud #bali #pigeon#ekapadarajakapotasana #tegenunungan #waterfall

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Love yourself, love your day, love your life!
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PEACE

Peace Above Me
Peace Below Me
Peace Before Me
Peace Behind Me
Peace to my Left
Peace to my Right
Peace in Me
Peace in my Surroundings
Peace to All
Peace to the Universe
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What the world needs now is Leaders willing to finally commit to the shared #intention of #peace.
What you see here are those Leaders ready to #TeachPeace ☮️ They originate from 10 countries.
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They are Peace Ambassadors who live by example demonstrating inclusivity for ALL. We believe in human rights and rights of all beings. We are committed to making a difference.
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Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu is a #Sanskrit mantra which means:
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“May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.”
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By chanting this #mantra, we move from our personal self and radiate a prayer of love for the world around us. It acts as a blessing for the world. In times of global uncertainty we need to find peace within in order to share it and serve the world.
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#teachpeace
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Lens Earthbound Images by #alannaludt
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MEDITATE

MEDITATE

Starting and sustaining a #meditation practice is one of the key Happiness Prescriptions I follow everyday. It’s the heart of my teachings.
1. Sit down
2. Stop moving
3. Repeat every day.
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The actual sitting down and just being with yourself is where most people stop. They believe there is some right or wrong way to be still. Truthfully, that’s just your ego’s way of trying to tell you you’re no good at it before you even started. The ego also loves to try and tell you that you’ll do it wrong.
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☮️ Do not listen, drop that story!
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This is why it’s called a meditation #practice. There’s no need to be perfect in your practice. We all have good days and bad days. It’s the same with meditation. You will have great experiences and seemingly not so great ones.
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I’d love to inspire you to TRY #meditation ❤️
Join me #AlchemyofYoga Founder Silvia Mordini, Life Inspired Happiness Coach and #meditationteacher.
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#loveyourself #loveyourday #loveyourlife #mindfullyinlove #meditate#mindfulness
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SAT KRIYA

TRUTH  SAT KRIYA

I had to start my 90 days in a row over again. My #sadhana has to be routine otherwise I won’t “catch up” later that day. It is why the power of #RITUAL is so important. It keeps us on track. I’ve set course to #beginagain. I start over on Sat Kriya and am attempting 90 days. Maybe you want to join me?
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Yogi Bhajan says about 90 Days: Practice every day for 90 days straight. This will establish a new habit in your conscious and subconscious minds based on the effect of the kriya or mantra. It will change you in a very deep way.
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What am I saying? Sat Nam. Truth is my identity. I practice so I don’t forget who I am and why I am here on this earth at this time.
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Lens #bali @alchemyofyoga #SatKriya #sadhana
Wearing white to practice #kundalini #yoga #yogibhajan
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How To Do It:
-Sitting on the heels in rock pose, interlace the fingers with the Jupiter (Index) fingers pointing straight up.
-Cross the thumbs: Females cross left over right and Males cross right over left.
-Raise the arms straight up and rotate the upper arms inward so that the arms are hugging the ears.
-In this position you will chant the mantra “Sat Naam” in the following way:
-Pull the navel point in* as you chant “Sat!” (Sounds like ‘Sutt.’)
-Release the lock as you chant “Naam.” (Almost like a sigh with the sound “Naam”)

3 Minute Meditation to Set Intention

The sound track to this video uploaded yesterday is a 3 Minute Meditation to Set Intention
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Consider how you want to live?
Take a few moments to ask yourself “what is my intention for today?”
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Take a moment to think of your intention as an internal sense of direction. Find it in your body and quiet your mind. Next bring your thoughts to that place of inspiration and possibility, your intention like a magnet drawing to you all the opportunities, teachers, support and anything else you may need to achieve the outcome you seek.
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#Manifest your BEST Life. Live with Intention.
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I hope you enjoy this new video 🙂 And if yoga teacher training is one of your intentions then feel into it.
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Practice meditation with me at Costa Rica Teacher Training with Alchemy of Yoga (Registered with Yoga Alliance). Learn to teach what you love!
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Sept 1-22, 2019 Bali RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training