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.

Why Yogi’s Vote

Why Yogis Vote 2018
Over ten years ago I remember attending a conference and listening to the Keynote Address where the speaker explained the definition of political as meaning “to care.” She said, “To be political actually means to care about your community.”
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In a nutshell WHY Yogis VOTE is because we care.
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We care about the air we breathe
We care about the food we eat
We care about the health of the earth
We care about education
We care about equal rights
We care about kindness
We care about those less fortunate than ourselves
We care about one another.
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We care because we are ONE. ❤️ The word yoga comes from the root ‘yuj’, to yoke or bind together. Therefore “yoga” means unity, oneness or union.
Eknath Easwaran explains from on of the mean sacred Yogic texts, “the ideal of the Upanishads is to live in the world in full awareness of life’s unity.” He goes on to offer his own translation of the Bhagavad Gita where he says: “… all things are interconnected because at its deepest level creation is indivisible. This oneness bestows a basic balance on the whole of nature such that any disturbance in one place has to send ripples everywhere, as a perfect bubble, touched lightly in one place, trembles all over until balance is restored.”
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What happens to one of us happens to all of us, even if we don’t agree with them, we still care.
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Why? Because the essence of this union is #love.
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We vote because we believe that we are united in core beliefs such as love, truth, and peace. ☮️
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“He who is rooted in oneness realizes that I am in every being, wherever he goes, he remains in me. When he sees all beings as equal in suffering or in joy because they are like himself, that man has grown perfect in yoga.” (Bhagavad Gita 6.29-32)
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November 6, 2018 is different than any other day. On this day in the United States of America you have the power to show you care.
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36 million Americans practice yoga.
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137.5 million Americans voted in the 2016 presidential election, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Think of what it would mean if all American Yogis felt EMPOWERED to CARE and effect the change we want to see in the world. Remember you do make a difference.
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VOTE.
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#vote #wecare #getouttovote #ahimsa #teachpeace #teachlove #onelove #oneness
#dosomething #bhagavadgita #upanishads

Reference: https://www.thegoodbody.com/yoga-statistics/

WHERE PEACE IS BORN

“Peace follows Love energy like a shadow.” – Osho

For me peace is the manifestation of love. In other words, LOVE is what peace looks like in the light. The shadow is the sometimes ugly work of healing and recovery not many want to talk about. But that’s where Peace is born. And from that the shadow and light are united as #onelove

Don’t let people’s external presence fool you into thinking that the process to get through the healing cycle of hurt, healing, healed was pretty because most often it is not. We bring the light to the shadow and the revealing can be pretty ugly. But in that acceptance of all of ourselves, true unconditional love is spiritually birthed. It was there in gestation, for some of us a very long, lifelong gestation. Once we unite shadow and light we can so easily start to live from love, in love with yourselves, our day, our lives!

EMBRACE both Shadow AND Light: This is an integral philosophy of #AlchemyofYoga whose mission is to #TeachPeace. The world is in chaos right now and yes shadow energy is heightened. This is exactly when we need to call forth asoring #LIGHTworkers to join us to #teachlove and peace. The world needs you!
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If you’re considering a soul immersion into a YTT (yoga teacher training) than the first step of AofY is committing to live from #love.
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And as a graduate we ask for your promise to Teach Peace as a certified #yogateacher with #YogaAlliance. If you know you are an Ambassador of #Peace then join us in
Bali or Costa Rica 2019
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Learn more www.alchemyofyoga.com // www.silviamordini.com
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Save $400 off tuition because we love you and want to change the world 🌎💚
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Upcoming @alchemyofyoga RYT 200 Hours Yoga Alliance Teacher Trainings Schedule:
💚 March 31-April 21, 2019 #Bali
❤️July 27-Aug 17, 2019 Costa Rica
💜Sept 1-22, 2019 Bali RYT 200


Photo credits to I Wayan Sukadana
#Afterlight

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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#hoponopono #angels #findhappiness #spiritual #MahaloKeAkua #forgiveness #hope #meditation #healing #aho #teachpeace
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Lens Earthbound Images #alannaludt #costarica #nosara home of July 27-Aug 17, 2019 @alchemyofyoga teacher training

CAN YOU LIVE YOUR NAMASTE?

CAN YOU LIVE YOUR NAMASTE?

By Silvia Mordini

We must Namaste everyone!  My parents had my brother and I traveling from the time we were newborns to places all over the world. From that experience I learned that everyone is fundamentally alike.  Regardless of geography people all want the same things:  we want to be happy, loved and peaceful.

As a result, even before I knew yoga, I was trying my best to “Live my Namaste”.  

Now, as in then, this requires recognizing that all people deserve respect.  In effect if we are living our Namaste it means we are unlocking the love and respect in our hearts to include everyone. Isn’t the whole point of yoga to see not that which divides us but that which brings us together?

So what does Namaste mean? Well, “Nama” means bow, “as” means I, and “te” means you. Therefore, Namaste literally means “bow me you” or “I bow to you.”  It is a gesture of pure compassion and recognition: that we bow to the true self inside each one of us. To me Namaste is harmony, remembrance and respect.

Namaste as a harmony:  It strikes the perfect chord.  Having grown up in a musical family and having played piano and clarinet for 13 years I have always felt music was a blessing of realizing harmony.  Yoga like being in a chorus or a band or any sort of tribe helps us to work together as a beautiful symphony.  We feel this symphony of the body when we practice poses (asanas).  And just like playing a musical instrument the more yoga you practice the more efficient you get.  Over time you feel the harmonies.  No single player more important but everyone is equally important. This is a nondualistic view of life where we acknowledge that everyone is valuable in their own way and we all contribute to make wonderful music.

Namaste as remembrance:  Wolfgang Von Goethe writes, “Remembrance of what is good keeps us high in spirit. Remembrance of what is beautiful is the salvation of the mortal man. Remembrance of what is dear will be happiness, if it remains alive.”  In class, or even by yourself, when you unite your hands palms touching think to yourself Namaste and it helps us remember to remember how amazing life is!

Namaste as respect: It is a respect for our breath, for the preciousness of life itself.  When we share this with another we are demonstrating that we are one, engaged with this breath despite our diversity. A great example of this definition is found on Wikipedia.

Namaste from Wikipedia, freely adapted and edited

We can perceive the unique thread that connects us all with the Universe, and all its Beings along with the source of that interconnection. Accepting Oneness, we are accordingly receptive to knowledge that comes to us in the form of examples, advice, and direct teaching. One may awake to the wisdom that opens our eyes to new worlds of possibilities.

When we assume everyone we meet is special and unique in its essence we should always show to all people the same generous level of kindness, care, compassion, and understanding without any thoughts of self-interest or ulterior motives above paying respects wholeheartedly, the way we live our daily lives has an enormous impact on those around us.

Instead of clinging to what separates us, Practicing Namaste enables us to feel less alone in the world. We begin to understand that we must treat all people for what they are, family. We are one with the cosmos whether we realize it or not. Practicing ONENESS we gain consciousness of the more subtle aspects of our being, with the ultimate outcome being a complete identification with the light body.”

In order to live our Namaste we must come together to Namaste everyone. It is not just something we say before or after yoga class, it is a way of living life with a deep intention of respect, remembrance and appreciation that promotes harmony in the whole of the world. Love yourself, love your day, love and Namaste your life! Silvia

LOVE LETTERS

Dearest Beloved World Family,
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Love yourself, love your day, love your life!
Silvia xoxo
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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
Alchemy of Yoga Leaders

Welcome Costa Rica Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training Tribe 2018!

As each day passes, the excitement within our @alchemyofyoga team to meet all of our newest beloveds on the July 28th magnifies! We are so stoked to unite in #CostaRica at the gorgeous Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort for three weeks of self-discovery, laughter, and plenty of yoga.
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I am in love!!!
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As you can see, we have a magical tribe coming together from around the world including Africa, Scotland, Canada, Norway, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Australia and the United States. The beautiful #alchemyeveryone is bringing to this yogapalooza gathering are their own life experiences, skills and most importantly, love + light to our kula.
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Kula means community of heart.
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And my heart continues to expand with JOY for holding space for these wonderful soul sisters and brothers.
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LOVING WELCOME to our 2018 Costa Rican #Love #Tribe:
Kristen Rankin
Tobias Wiggins
Hannah Wert
Daneille Macedo
Sara Forsberg
Paige McLaughlin
Kendall Welch
Jennifer Baldwin
Annelies Berg
Erica Caissie
Siobhan Lamb
Nicky Boothright
Holly McKellar
Jen Potter
Katie Dahlberg
Kayla Driver
Alanna Mary
Laura Wentzel
Emma Kurtz
Georgia R Farmer
Jim Morgan
Clare Penick
Beth Nelson
Susan Schectar
Emma-Jane Newton
Clarissa Smallbone
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https://www.alchemyofyoga.com/ytt/costa-rica/august/

Bali Yoga Teacher Training Spring 2019

#Bali Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training
22 days all included March 31 to April 21, 2019
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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.
* You love Yoga!
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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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Together by you doing your best YOU, we will fully live the MISSION to #TEACH #PEACE with support of your love tribe.
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Prerequisites for this program? 
1. You are ready to go DEEP and show up as your true SELF. 
2. You believe in magic.
3. You value and benefit from tribe
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Reach out with questions silvia@alchemytours.com
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Registration is OPEN with $400 OFF!!
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https://www.alchemyofyoga.com/ytt/bali/

Will You do me a Favor

A month ago today we did a soft launch of the totally remodeled @alchemyofyoga website. It started August 2017. The beauty in the effort of this work was well worth the long hours and my retinas nearly melting 🙂It represents the digital story of my life’s work alchemy of yoga school.

KIND REQUEST: Would you visit my new website and share any feedback with me please? I would love that!

If you’re new to alchemy of yoga school. It is 13 years old with 26 graduating classes of #Happiness Ambassadors. We are officially a #yogateachertraining but also a #mysteryschool.
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Our vision for you is “Authenticity and joyful self-confidence in living YOUR dharma!
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Our Mission for the world is to TEACH PEACE.
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We are seekers, adventurers, lovers of love, rebel yoga spirits, stretchy-minded, soulful, and sensitive. We enjoy supporting one another, laughter, organic food, dancing in the moonlight, lounging in a hot tub under the stars, playing in the water, silent meditation hikes, taking naps, and enthusiastic conversation about elevating the world.
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Within this safe, nurturing environment we can delve into the deepest study of who we are so we can live our happiness in a big way. If you feel our vibe, join our tribe!
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With immense gratitude to Greg Love of anydev.com for his fortitude, expertise and vision to create this masterpiece!
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https://www.alchemyofyoga.com
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#teachpeace #yoga #yogaeverywhere #yogaeveryday #dharma #intention#transformation #alchemy #love #alchemyofyoga #alchemyoflove#gratitude #manifest