Blog Archives - Inner Revolution Yoga Studio


November 12, 2019

Inner Yoga is a class designed to take you deeper into the true path of yoga. This class will teach more then just asana (postures). This class will guide you through the 8 limbs of yoga. Helping you connect your physical body to the deeper meaning and path of yoga. Yoga means to unite. To bring together the body, the mind and the soul. Each Inner Yoga class will offer up deeper practices to take you beyond the postures.



November 11, 2019

Remembering is about waking up to our truth. When we remember who we really are the rest falls into place. When we remember what we never want to repeat we sharpe our souls. Remember to live in peace. Remember to be kind to others. Remember to be your best version of yourself.



November 6, 2019

When we experience abuse or neglect what tends to happen is we learn unhealthy boundaries. Boundaries help us feel safe and give us a voice. We can have physical, emotional and mental boundaries and these help us separate who we are apart from others. This sense of self helps empowers our true nature and creates a safe space to say no or yes. When we learn to set up healthy boundaries we are setting ourselves and our youth up for a strong sense of agency.

Here are some ways you can set up healthy boundaries;

  1. Set limits: Know where your limits are
  2. Tune into your feelings: Know that discomfort and resentment are 2 red flags and that you boundaries are being pushed
  3. Be direct: Ask and say what you need. Do not expect the other person to know what you need.
  4. Give yourself permission: Feeling bad for saying no is ok. Give yourself permission to feel that. Once you have clear boundaries this will pass.
  5. Practice self awareness: When you notice yourself slipping away from your healthy boundaries…ask yourself what changed? what can you change or control?


November 5, 2019

Parenting is not an easy task these days. There is so much pressure on families. Both parents working, sports and extra curricular, homework, meal planning, grocery shopping, housework and the list can go on. How can we parent with purpose and presence? How can we be there for our youth to hear their needs and help them develop strategies and tools to grow into connected loving adults. I have asked myself this question many times and here are some of the answers that I get.

Our role as parents is to support nature in growing our children by providing them with certain forms of nourishment just like we would a seed in a garden. To provide this nourishment so that our children become self-disciplined there are 5 essential ingredients we need.

5 Essential Ingredients for Mindful Discipline;

  1. Unconditional love
  2. Space to make missed..takes
  3. Mentorship ( They learn what they see)
  4. Healthy Boundaries
  5. Mistakes Or like I like to say Missed Takes…..

 

Reference Mindful Discipline by Shauna Shapiro, PHD/ Chris White, MD



November 4, 2019

Many of you have been asking what I drink every day. Here is my green smoothie recipe;

1.5 cups of Organic Frozen Strawberries

1.5 cups of coconut water

2 cups of spinach

1 banana

2 tbsp of hemp seeds

2 teaspoon of Spirulina (blue green algae) This give the green color!

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend unit smooth. Drink right away. This smoothie does not last. It is meant to drink within a few hours.

 



November 1, 2019
This month we take a deep dive and look at clearing our vision.

What is Clarity?

Clarity is the ability to see through and have a unblocked view of what is. When the picture is clear we can see all sides and all details with our truth. Mental clarity helps our mind open to all the endless possibles that exists.

Here are 3 ways you can find more clarity in your yoga practice;
1) Set a clear intention each practice; remember an intention is the energy not the result
2) Practice the 8 limbs of yoga not just postures
3) Find time each day to cultivate a meditation practice



October 31, 2019

This is a micro mediation that you can practice as little or as long as you wish.

Sky Gazing

Find a patch of earth to lie or sit down. Look up at the sky and find a blue patch. Look at the blue sky until you dissolve completely into its space. Allow the eyes to relax and look past what you see. Allow your complete absorption into your gaze. Become one with the sky.



October 30, 2019

These past few days my thinking mind has been overbearing. On at all times and my practice is going back over and over to the present moment. My thinking mind brings loops of anxiety into my body making it hard to breath, making my body ache and a nervous feeling at all times.  I notice when I am still. In these moments I set an intention to come back to my senses. I notice the air on my skin. I notice the smells. I notice the colors. I notice the sounds. For when we come back to the moment we leave this thinking mind behind. We break the loop. Then we notice more.



October 29, 2019

This is a picture from my son’s cross country run. What a great learning experience for kids. This event teaches so much about disappointment, build up, expectations, helping others, training, encouragement and empowerment. There were over 9 elementary schools from grade 3-6 running in this event. The students have to commit to training twice a week at the school to participate. They learn how to train, they take responsibility for using their recess to practice. Then on game day they show up and feel all the energy as the are corralled. They take the starting line and then they are off. They now find themselves in a hurd racing for the finish line. As they cross the finish line they feel a relief and then are handed a number. They are now a number from 1-150. They move through the emotions of what that number means and how they measure up against the others in their class. So much we can teach our children about this energy build up, about being seen and heard, about how to treat others. About how to win and how to loose.

Every time we have obstacles we have a lesson to teach. Every time we make a mistake…..we can look at it like a MISSED TAKE. Where we missed the mark and that is ok to miss the mark this is how we learn and grow. These are all part of mindful discipline.



October 23, 2019

What NYC has taught me?

We have communities of love everywhere.

We need to heal on a mass level by targeting these larger cities.

We need more conscious marketing and media to show people how to heal.

People are ready for healing.

We need to look at addiction differently and media needs to stop using addictions and emotions to sell more addiction.

We need to support the mental health of those who have never had support.

Time does not matter. Getting upset or anxious or worried over time is life demising.

A breakthrough, a transformation, a rebirth are all movements of energy up through the mind.

Judgement and life demising.

Acceptance is life enhancing.

Buddhism is an accessible way to our world.