Our gratitude to you, Estuary yogis. Happy 2nd birthday to this wonderful community!
A reflection and prayer. Let’s continue to journey, together.
In the yogic tradition, Self (as opposed to little 's' self) refers to the state of a vast consciousness.
You may have felt this inter-connected, seemingly boundless feeling of peace or contentment as glimpses in your day - when you are most rested, most joyful, most at ease.
What if you’re able to inhabit this space more frequently, and more purposefully?
This practice involves few simple gestures, a few intentional breaths. It won’t ‘fix’ everything, but it will offer you an invaluable wider lens, past habits, fears and habits, on what is truly integral right here.
We are all too frequently taught to seek what is comfortable, averting from discomfort or challenge. We get caught in this loop of avoiding the things which will eventually need to be dealt with. It's a bit like leaving dishes in the sink, hoping that when you come back they will be a little easier to clean...
A short reflection on the power of pausing at the crossroads of each moment. A way to create purpose in how you direct the course of your day - and thus your life.
Chandra Bhedana, or Moon Piercing Breath, is a simple, quietly powerful pranayama. It involves taking mindful breaths through your left nostril.
Learn how to guide your body-mind towards o a more intuitive, steady state of being. A place from which we can make decisions and take action more patiently, wisely and kindly.
Whatever you focus on, you will feel.
How often do you notice your focus drifting towards the noise of the day? When so much stimulus is pulling our attention in different directions, it is important to have a tool to help us refocus. To create a space of more clarity, so we can choose what is important in this moment. This is the anchor of your Sankalpa.
A steady yoga practice holds a myriad of benefits for body and mind. It can help set the tone early in your morning, reconnect you in the evening, and provide a watchful oasis from the noise any time of day.
But how do we cultivate this rhythm within each busy day?
Here are 3 tips to help guide you towards a more intention-led practice - one that stays.
Why is it that this beautiful tradition of setting intentions for a new year is so culturally linked to something not followed through with? Must this be the way?
Here's a revolution: instead of achieving, perhaps it's more about letting go. Some short being practices to help direct your compass for 2018.