I get excited this time of year! Fall is definitely my favorite season.
What about you? How do you feel or what do you notice when we shift gears and change seasons?
I find that when summer turns to fall there seems to be permission to think about dressing warmer, staying inside more, and browsing through my delicious squash soup recipes.
I also thoroughly enjoy the slight shift to cooler days and the colors that pop out at Farmers Market.
How do you embrace the change of the season?
Let's face it, life is full of ups and downs...
This life as we know it ultimately transforms into a different state than the waking one we are living in now.
Our personal paths sometimes bring us to places where we can feel isolated, lonely or even uncertain of what our purpose or reason is for living.
The practice of non-attachment is crucial when it comes to moving forward in life. The second noble truth in Buddhism says that attachment or clinging, ultimately leads to our suffering.
Let’s face it, sometimes life goes our way, but more than not, life goes it’s own way! It’s usually contrary to the way in which we imagined it or desired it to be.
Buddhism also teaches that we do have the opportunity to find Nirvana, that which is a state of joy. This comes from the practice of non-attachment.
In a mindful yoga practice, we can identify where these states of either clinging (tension) or joy (openness) live in our bodies.
How we move through our daily lives MATTERS!
Traveling through India was an amplified opportunity to DROP IN, COME HOME, LET GO, and realize that I cannot hide from who I am.
I was with my yoga students from early morning until late in the evening. Lucky for me, our group had this dynamic contagious laughter simmering in and out of each stressful moment. We used it as a weapon to get through very long days of travel and overwhelm in different situations.
I’m sitting at a coffee shop, still sleepy even though I taught a 6:00 a.m. Hot Yoga Flow class.
It’s been raining here for weeks and I think about my son in Portland and wonder how he deals with the dreary weather. I’m missing the sun, my daughter, and I am also excited to head to India with my yoga students. All of this happening at once.
I’m also aware of the smell of the baked goods here at the coffee shop, which I am not choosing because they have gluten in them! My coffee is nice, I added almond milk and YAY, it’s warming me up.
2/6/2019 0 Comments
In the past I’ve been all about setting up big goals in January, and determined to work hard, to do all the spiritual stuff that aligns me with those intentions.
This year I find myself quieter, gentler on both myself and in life, and understanding the power of NEUTRAL.
I would love to share a spiritual AH HA about NEUTRAL...
With 38 years as a practicing yogini and 20 years as a yoga teacher and intuitive healer, Lisa Marie brings health and life changing experiences to thousands. Her commitment to her students and to the path of yoga guides her to serve others as they find their own divinity and tap into their essential nature.