i-Live

“If not you, who? If not now, when”? This simple sentence describes a life lived on purpose. The practice of yoga is a practice of presence. Not only the poses in the flow, it’s also the practice of vulnerability and equanimity on your mat and in your everyday life. Yoga is life, life is yoga. All manner of tangible and un-tangible beings flow together each connected to each other in a magical way.

Somewhere between the teen-age and senior years, we lose the ‘wonder of it all’. It’s the essence of passion and joy in being ALIVE. The i-things have become all consuming, the glitz and glamour of what tangible things the world has to offer. Please don’t be all sensitive and misunderstand, those things make my life easier too. What happened to the joy in learning how your fingers and legs move as a baby? As you lay on your back with your feet in the air in ‘happy baby pose’, a smile plays at the corner of your lips. Normally we don’t pay attention to this wondrous body until it screams in pain. The body is a gift. Not one to be punished at the gym after eating that delicious Peppermint Pattie or Snickers bar, but loved and listened to. Notice the next time you eat a bite of food, later how do you feel? Your body speaks to you each moment of the day like a little child babbles on about her day. Tune in, to the whispers, there’s truth to be told there.

The breath is the defining moment in each yoga pose, conversation, and life.  When you take a breath for that small moment your world is quiet. Silence is the wisdom within, that small voice within you, your Jiminy Cricket, God or Goddess, universe or whatever you choose to call it. Speaking allows you to express yourself; silence allows you to experience yourself.

Yoga allows you to create space for yourself, to be in your grandest expression. Ground down through your toes into the mat, reach your hands up, grab onto your dream, and bring it into your heart. It is never too late to become what you might have been!

 

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