August 2018 - Inner Revolution Yoga Studio

Mindfulness is about learning to be fully present; another way to look at this might be that it requires presence, curiosity and acceptance. We pause and observe what is going on for us in this moment, we can then turn toward it in a curious state or openness, and then we may be able to […]

August 31, 2018

Mindfulness is about learning to be fully present; another way to look at this might be that it requires presence, curiosity and acceptance. We pause and observe what is going on for us in this moment, we can then turn toward it in a curious state or openness, and then we may be able to accept what is, in a nonjudgmental way.  As soon as we become curious and open, judgment slips away and it just is.



August 30, 2018

The web of consciousness is our collective consciousness. Our collective energy of thoughts moving, hoovering, balancing right in front of our eyes. Think of a fire burning, when you see the top of the smoke and look through the smoke the picture on the other side is like looking through gas. A non solid formation of what you see on the other side. This is the veil we lift when we merge as one.



August 29, 2018

Finding who you are is becoming harder as society wants to shape us. With more things we don’t need, more waste, more technology to keep us disconnected how do we find ourselves? Many of us who seek to find our centre search out yoga, meditation and communities of like minded souls. Removing the distractions of the outside world helps a lot. We try to only bring into our space things with positive vibration. This includes the shows we watch, the music we listen to and the food we eat. Everything carries a vibration just that awareness will help us. Listen to the vibration of what you are carrying.



August 28, 2018

If you are like me and want to have a meditation practice but have kids at home and are finding it hard to  find the time then I have some tips for you;

  1. Create a nice calm space for your practice
  2. Introduce your kids to your practice. Teach them your practice. They especially love chanting and breath work!
  3. Allow your kids to come and sit with you during your practice. Let them know the intention, that  they are welcome to join in your chant or breath work and can come and go as they please but must not interrupt your practice. This way they can still be close to you and you become their role model.
  4. Introducing them early to yoga and meditation will lay the foundation for their practice later in life.


August 27, 2018

Over the last 12 months I have devoted more time and ritual into the energetics of my life. Before my practice was a must but rigid and if anything got in the way of my morning practice I got upset and my whole day was off. After I let go of rigid formal practice and allowed space and movement in my practice everything happens when it is meant to happen. Currently I am working a lot with Pranayama which is a practice in breath control, retention and vibration. Learning to feel how my breath and energy moves inside my body helps me to open and release. This practice has helped me fine tune into the subtle sensations in my body leading me closer to my centre.

 

 



August 24, 2018

In my recent practice I have been forced to move through uncertainty. Not knowing can be scary for me. I like to know what is next. This creates a anxiety in me and a negative pattern that has caused me to reflect on these patterns. When I reflect and come to the root of the problem the next step for me is to use meditation to undo and rewire my brain to create space for the new positive centred connections. In this case for fear and uncertainty I use a walking meditation with my eyes closed.

Walking Meditation with eyes closed:

To begin use a space that you know well. Close your eyes and feel the ground, your feet, the air, your present on this earth. Once you feel that begin one foot at a time feeling each part of your foot in contact with the earth. Move for about 10 min in this space to remove fear of the unknown.



August 23, 2018

Carving out time for stillness and practice helps us create the path we want to pave. When we create space for ourselves in stillness we can hear what we need. It is nearly impossible to hear what we need unless we are still. Here are different stillness practices that you may want to try;

  1. Walking in Nature
  2. Camping by yourself
  3. A silent retreat (Vipassanna)
  4. A night or two in a silent monastery
  5. A silent yoga class
  6. Meditation


August 22, 2018

Seeking is a path to connect with something larger then ourselves. Once we start to seek we will find what we are looking for. What are you seeking? I have been seeking since I was a child to find that deep connection back to the heart. The closer I get to the centre the more deeper I feel. I believe and was once told that once we find our centre nothing can move us from it. We become unbreakable, balanced, rooted in the heart. As we begin to get closer to the heart we are like a magnet that attracts what we need. We will find the meditation we need in the moment we need it. The person who needs to teach us in that movement we need to taught. The yoga class we need. This is your magnetic core at work with the universe.

 

This photo was taken at our Inner Retreat to Nature.  Seeking on the Bay of Funday together in unity.



August 17, 2018

Our mind is the most powerful tool we have to create, transform and heal. It has so many layers that we can change and mold into creating the life we want. Mindset is how you set up your mind. What setting is your mind on?



August 16, 2018

I was speaking to a great wise friend the other day about the importance of stillness. As our egos analyze everything to try to make sense of our surroundings or spirt craves stillness. In stillness we can hear what our inner most desires are. What are heart needs. Our true path. In our society we have filled our space with noise. Noice for our ears, eyes, nose, mouth, touch. Over stimulation creates such a disconnect to our soul. It is recommended that we all spend time being still and removing ourselves from the noise.