Now that I am an empty nester there is far less demands on my time. I have moved to this new city called Charlotte, and my life has become by circumstances much simpler. This in and of itself is not enough to keep me from the temptations to fill my schedule, and fall back into habits that leave me wondering where did the day go, the week, the month the year!
I feel the pull to be busy, the illusion and misplaced idea that busy = productivity. That doing something has extra value and reward, and that doing nothing is wrong. It is just not so.
It’s about slowing down, putting systems in place so you can carve out the appropriate amount of time for contributing, playing and resting. Even science supports the benefits of slowing down and learning how to rest.
As a yoga teacher, owner of a yoga studio and therapist I gradually discuss over time with my clients that how they are in their bodies is not dissimilar to how they are in their lives. This discussion can have great impact on their...
One day the Buddha was sitting in the wood with thirty or forty monks. They had an excellent lunch and they were enjoying the company of each other. There was a farmer passing by and the farmer was very unhappy. He asked the Buddha and the monks whether they had seen his cows passing by. The Buddha said they had not seen any cows passing by.
The farmer said, "Monks, I'm so unhappy. I have twelve cows and I don't know why they all ran away. I have also a few acres of a sesame seed plantation and the insects have eaten up everything. I suffer so much I think I am going to kill myself.
The Buddha said, "My friend, we have not seen any cows passing by here. You might like to look for them in the other direction."
So the farmer thanked him and ran away, and the Buddha turned to his monks and said, "My dear friends, you are the happiest people in the world. You don't have any cows to lose. If you have too many cows to take care of, you will be very busy.
Yoga has become the workout craze not just in Charlotte, NC but in every city. While yoga in any form is great for the mind and body let us not forget the basics. How often do we forget the basics in everything in life? We take things in their most simple state and juice them up, race to get them done, and lose the purpose behind them.
Many people relate basics to a slower pace .Allowing ourselves to bring basics back can provide many benefits. Basic movements in yoga done slowly with skill and proper breaths can have a profound effect on your yoga practice. While outside of your yoga mat the world is spinning. People everywhere are in commute, running from place to place, rushing to get tasks done, and often times losing purpose. Sukha Yoga Therapy & Retreats holds tight to the principles of slow pace providing fast results. Results are both physical and mental accomplishments.
Do you know your purpose while on the yoga mat?...