April 2019 - Inner Revolution Yoga Studio


April 30, 2019

This last circle I participated in was easier then the last few. I have begun to notice the same sensations in my body starting to happen when I begin to move the blocks. First behind my ears goes numb. It is in this state that I know I will be moving energy in my body. I continue to breath and work at bringing up the pain. Then I see myself as an 8 year old girl. The age where I experienced some trauma. I keep breathing and then in my heart I could feel love moving to this little girl. I began to accept and see her. I told her what I need to and then the tears flooded my eyes, rolling into my ears. My body shaking as I forgave, I accepted and I let go of her deep wounds. I kept breathing and found comfort in my body. I found love for myself and felt light.



April 29, 2019

Lila

Within non-dualism, Lila is a way of describing all reality, including the cosmos, as the outcome of creative play by the divine absolute. We play this divine game of life. How can we make our reality more divine?



April 26, 2019

Tapping into both of your divine energies and healing the wounds creates a balanced energetic flow.

 

Ways we can balance our energy:

  1. Participate in activities that nurture both energies; Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation, Walking
  2. Put life enhancing energy into your life. Ask yourself is this life enhancing or life diminishing?
  3. Healing with alternative energy guides; Reki, Bodytalk, Somatics, Yoga Therapy, Sound, Breathwork


April 23, 2019

What does patriarchy mean?

Our social organization marked by the supremacy of the father in the clan or family, the legal dependence of wives and children, and the reckoning of descent and inheritance in the male line broadly : control by men of a disproportionately large share of power.

We are currently bearing witness to the falling of the masculine dominated patriarchy.  Opening us up to the divine feminine.



April 22, 2019

Excerpts from Paramahansa Yogananda’s two-volume commentary on the New Testament:

Jesus has been much misinterpreted by the world. Even the most elementary principles of his teachings have been desecrated, and their esoteric depths have been forgotten. They have been crucified at the hands of dogma, prejudice, and cramped understanding. Genocidal wars have been fought, people have been burned as witches and heretics, on the presumed authority of man-made doctrines of Christianity. How to salvage the immortal teachings from the hands of ignorance? We must know Jesus as an Oriental Christ, a supreme yogi who manifested full mastery of the universal science of God-union, and thus could speak and act as a savior with the voice and authority of God. He has been Westernized too much.



April 19, 2019

Vrttayah Panchatayyah Klishta Aklishtah

There are five kinds of fluctuations in the mind and they can be painful or painless.

Pain or pleasure. These fluctuations are stimulus to the body and the brain. These fluctuations of pain and pleasure move deep in our energetic patterns and cause all kinds of suffering.

Sri Swami Sachidananda (yoga master and translator for the Sutras) comments that we can steer the mind away from painful fluctuations by focusing on thoughts that bring us to peace. The mind’s job is to jump from thought to thought. This is how it grows and develops, especially in the early stages (think of the easily-distracted attention of a young child). Quieting the mind takes practice. Before we get adept at emptying the mind, we can take intermediate steps. One such step is avoiding indulgence in selfish thoughts by allowing complete indulgence in selfless ones. Selfish thoughts will usually end in pain. Selfless ones have a stronger potential to bring us peace.



April 18, 2019

vritti sarupyam itaratra

When one is not in Self-realization, the Seer takes on the identity of the fluctuations of mind.

When we are not in present moment state we are engaged in the identity (ego) of our mind. Our thought patterns take over us whirling us into past and future experiences.



April 17, 2019

tada drashtuh svarupe ‘vasthanam

[by quieting the mind] Then the seer abides in its true whole and unchanging essence of itself peacefully.

This sutra speaks to slowing down our mind and the constant chatter that moves through it. When we can practice stillness in our mind it is then when we can see the whole picture. This interconnected web we exist in.