Surya Namaskara Sunday.

Today was a calm & peaceful Sunday where I finally was able to get my hubby man to join me in my yoga practice. Out of all people I know – my hubby man is the one that needs yoga the most – he is as flexible as a refrigerator:) We did the Surya Namaskara Sun Salutations A & B. I haven’t been able to go to my Ashtanga class for the past few weeks – so it was nice to get back into the groove & I really enjoyed doing it with my man. I hope that he one day will find the tiniest interest in yoga as I have found in his tennis:) & would love to do a few sun salutations together with him on a daily basis when we go out for our walks.

My hubby man doing the Downward Facing Dog – Adho Mukha Svanasana

Upward Facing Dog – Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

Doing the Bridge Pose with one leg up (Eka Pada Urdhva Dhanurasana) – but I still don’t manage to do it with the leg straight yet – one day – patience..

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Fighting My Materialistic Indulgance.

So the other day it was Black Friday & I have to admit – I went out with my husband to check out the stores just to look…..& of course some way or the other I managed to buy something even though I had decided that I didn’t need anything.

You are probably wondering why I am writing all this jibborish as it is not that interesting…. So I guess I will get to the point… I am in a struggle! Since I started my new yoga journey lifestyle of living, breathing and feeling healthy – I have come to a point where I also need to work on my materialistic indulgences. These materialistic indulgences are something I am battling with & something I need to overcome as it is a critical point on my path of finding happiness. If I continue having these unplanned & not needed materialistic indulgences I am basically working against my path of finding content.

The joy I will feel over the dress will last until the moment it hits the laundry basket. Instead I need to learn how to find the joy I get in buying a beautiful dress in myself.

At least I am on a path of working on a very big weakness that I am admitting that I have – but imagine all the other million people who doesn’t self critique themselves. Imagine how many dresses that are hanging in these women closets – where the immediate happiness quickly disappears once the dress hits the laundry basket.

Now I have had my quick Black Friday fix of happiness & will go back to my mat to meditate & hopefully by next years Black Friday I will not buy myself another dress but rather enjoy the moment of my own happiness in my own dressed self.

Did you also indulge in materialistic happiness during this past Black Friday?

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The Power of Cleaning/Cleansing.

Have you noticed that when you are stressed out, not connected or mentally drained or even depressed that your house and your surrounding also start to take a toll as well?

That is what happens to me – when any or even all of the above hits me my house and surroundings start a mess as well. It is amazing how the emotions starts to show on the surface.

When I was younger I used to complain about cleaning. However, at this day I don’t mind cleaning up as it brings me my own cleansing therapy – being fed up with both myself and the messiness. Standing in the moment of removing all the struggles & the dirt in the corners. Feeling the joy of accomplishment once the cleanse is over.

So at times the glass of lemon water is not enough for me to cleanse myself – at times I also need to get down to the nitty & gritty of dusting off the dirt in the corners to feel a total rejuvenation of cleansing. I usually end my cleaning therapy with embedding the scent of incense in all the corners to fully feel the power of cleaning/cleansing & feng shui in both myself & in my house.

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Yoga Mantra of the Day: Thanks & Giving

I want to send you all my Thanks & Giving to you all. Today I have dedicated the day to being grateful & also to give my gratefulness to others. I designed together a small Thanks & Giving quote that I though fit for the day.

I hope that you are enjoying your Thanks & Giving Day as well!

Namaste.

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Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give. – Ben Carson

A Quiet Soul Search.

The yoga soul is back. I have been on a soul search for the past few weeks & it has given me insight on both sides (pluses & minuses). One of the insights I have had, is that I need to find balance in order to find happiness. Or instead of the word happiness I would rather say content.

On my soul search, I came across a very inspiring person that I think resembles the content I am looking for, a person with a true genuine purpose of good. I am surprised that he has not been featured more in media and I hope that he will be brought out more in the light of spreading the true purpose of who we are and should be. I started following the Deepak Chopra series of Urban Yogis and Mr. Eddie Stern is featured in all the clips for each Urban Yogi story. I have to say that Mr. Eddie Stern has become my true inspiration. I love how yoga both mentally and physically changes our attitudes and goals in life to find our real selves – which I believe has become my new purpose of soul searching to start my own path of finding content together with sharing my content with others who are on their own soul search.

So the quiet soul search has led me to go and take a teacher training class at one of the top yoga studios here in Honolulu starting in the beginning of next year, which means that these past few weeks have made me look into my career choices & purpose here on planet earth. I am now taking a 100 degree turn of turning a passion into a new lifestyle change which is both frightening but exciting at the same time.

For all of you who haven’t seen the Urban Yogis – here is one of the stories that really touched me with Yuko who recovered from cancer who never lost faith in her yoga practice.