Now we all know laughing is good for us, both through research and personal experience. So what can we do to bring laughter back into our lives? One powerful approach is to use laughter deliberately to promote good health and healing, rather than just as a reaction.
There is something divine in letting the class linger in quiet during a challenging pose.
With the Four Foundations, asana practice becomes a fully authentic mindfulness practice, in essence no different than sitting or walking meditation.
Whatever kind of waves there are, the surfer still maintains his balance. He enjoys the challenging waves.
“When a bee hovers over a garden of varied flowers, what it beholds is not the difference between the flowers but the honey within them.”
“Awareness, breath and movement— that is Yoga!”
Before we can expect to have the clarity and presence of mind to respond in a mindful way to a challenging situation, or a string of them, we must build in ourselves a strong, balanced foundation.
The more oxygen you can handle, the stronger fire you’ll have in the belly to get things done during the day and go beyond the imprints from the past that have frozen folks in fear and inadequacy.
For most of us, a long-term relationship breaks our hearts and brings us to our knees at some point in our lives. Then we are compelled to seek a deeper source of connection that is not subject to so much change.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.