A sign of a maturing in our relationship with a 121 Yoga Teacher is……

In the novice phase of our relationship with a 121 Yoga Teacher,
it’s not so much about what we bring to the Lesson,
it’s more about what we take away from the Lesson.

A sign of a maturing in our relationship with a 121 Yoga Teacher,
is that we accept more responsibility for what we bring to the Lesson,
being a determining factor in what we take away from the Lesson.

Ātma is the source of the sunlight in the Psyche.

Ātma is the source of the sunlight in the Psyche.”

Before there can be Yoga or linking there must be Viyoga……

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“Before there can be Yoga or linking there must be Viyoga or unlinking.
What are we prepared to unlink from in order to link?”

One of the purposes of Yoga is to help us with the challenge……

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One of the purposes of Yoga is to help us with the challenge of
discerning between what is our Dharma and what is our Karma.

Initially our Yoga Journey is towards our relationship with living…..

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Initially our Yoga Journey is towards our relationship with living.
Ultimately our Yoga Journey is towards our relationship with dying.

Yoga offers me an intelligent way to come out of my mistakes.

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Yoga offers me an intelligent way to come out of my mistakes.

The greatest gift in old age is the ability to be in the present.

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The greatest gift in old age is the ability to be in the present.
The greatest forfeit in old age is the tendency to be in the past or the future.

The Road to Good Intention is Paved with Hell.

The Road to Good Intention is Paved with Hell

“The Road to Good Intention is Paved with Hell.”

Happy New Year 2016 🙂

Yoga is a process that evolves…..

Yoga is a process that evolves

Yoga is a process that evolves,
from an enquiry into our limitations,
towards an inquiry that expands our potentials.

The heart of the breath is our home.

tat_tvam_asi

The heart of the breath is our home.

Until we see through the illusion of life……

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Until we see through the illusion of life,
we will be unable to see,
through the illusion of life.

Yoga is about recognising change and recognising that which recognises change.

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Yoga is about recognising change and recognising that which recognises change.

Yoga Dhyānam is the art of settling the mind in the heartspace.

3anahataYoga Dhyānam is the art of settling the mind in the heartspace.

Through Yoga Sādhana we work towards the present dominating the past……

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More usually the past dominates the present.
Through Yoga Sādhana we work towards the present dominating the past.

If you remove the past from the present what is left?

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If you remove the past from the present what is left?

Yoga is about looking inwards at what we fear most rather than……

Yoga is about looking inwards at what we fear most,
rather than looking outwards at what we desire most.

Be with your breath……

Be with your breath,
as if with your lover,
both passionate and tender,
present with body and mind,
within the fullness of soul.

Its not until we create a space will we know what can arise.

Its not until we create a space will we know what can arise.

Better to be clear about being confused……

Better to be clear about being confused,
rather than being confused about being clear.

Sāṃkhya is about living more within that which doesn’t change……

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Sāṃkhya is about living more within that which doesn’t change,
rather than living more within that which does change.

Space and time can be a place to find yourself or lose yourself.

Space and time can be a place to find yourself or lose yourself.

If we can refrain from needing approval……

facebook-like-heres-approval-fishing-better-like-buttons-ecards-someecards“If we can refrain from needing approval,
then we can refrain from needing to approve.
If we can refrain from needing to approve,
then we can refrain from needing approval.”

The more we live in or from the past, the more we miss the present.

forget-past-cry-for-help-ecard-someecardsThe more we live in or from the past,
the more we miss the present.

The more we live in or for the future, the more we miss the present.

cutting_edge_of_humorThe more we live in or for the future,
the more we miss the present.
My bucket list is 10,000 moments in the present,
rather than 10,000 experiences in the future.

Yoga Practice turns and prepares the soil…..

Yoga Practice turns and prepares the soil.
Yoga Study offers a range of seeds for planting.
We may need advice on how to integrate the two.

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