How to make it a December to remember this holiday season?

How to make it a December to remember this holiday season?

How to make it a December to remember this holiday season?

And just like that, we are again facing the end of another year. December is a magical time when the intensity of the energy vibrations across the globe is really high.

In order to focus on the positive, pleasant and creative experiences, as well as to feel the joy and the euphoria of the upcoming happy moments, we should prepare ourselves. The end of the month is a perfect time to clean our home, our body and our mind. This is the season to spread the love around you and to give to others that are in need.

How to do that?

In order to give around positive energy, you must clean yourself first. Get rid of the old and unnecessary items and things that you haven’t used for a long time. This will clear a place for the new and the fresh thing that is on your way. All the holidays that are celebrated around the world during December are focused on the good deeds, love, family and friends which can be done by supporting and helping the people around us. So allows yourself at this moment to helps others give back to charity all the thing that are no longer serves you. Now is the best time to be generous. Get rid of the chaos and the mess by arranging everything at your place. Harmony at home brings harmony and balance to your thoughts and deeds.

Your body, your mind and your spirit are in constant connection with your home. As you clean and arrange your home, do not neglect your true self. Get rid of old financial obligations; unpleasant and unnecessary emotions and thoughts; refresh your body and mind by directing your attention to beautiful and pleasant thoughts, feelings and experiences.

The joy of giving

Whatever you do to others, you do to yourself, many spiritual traditions preach that, especially at this time of the year. As we give to others, we are creating conditions to receive. Аs you give to those in need, you are planting seeds for your own nourishment. Additionally, when we do something for someone else, the heart center becomes activated. The important thing during this last period of this year is to understand that we are part of a bigger story. And as yogis, our mission is to uplift everyone and try to make the world a better place.  We can’t do that without loving-kindness, generosity, and giving to others.

The practice of giving, or dana in Pali, has a preeminent place in the teachings of the Buddha.

Dana refers to the act of giving and to the donation itself. The Buddha used the word cage to refer to the inner virtue of generosity that ensures that dana is connected to the Path. This use of cage is particularly significant because it also means “relinquishment” or “renunciation.”

In the teaching of the Buddha, the practice of giving claims a place of special eminence, one which singles it out as being in a sense the foundation and seed of spiritual development.

The Buddha understood giving to be a powerful source of merit with long-term benefits both in this life and in lives to come

Different types of giving

For Hindus, dana (giving) is an important part of one’s dharma (religious duty). Dharma has a wide variety of meanings such as eternal law, duty, conduct, behaviour, morality and righteousness. Each person has a dharma towards family, society, the world and all living things. Any giving that is motivated by selfish considerations loses its value from the spiritual point of view.

All kinds of holidays are upon us, the whole world is celebrating. Be mindfulness, be generous to all people around you, and don’t forget that the most needed thing from all is simply LOVE.

Healing the mind, body and the spirit with yoga

Healing the mind, body and the spirit with yoga

Healing the mind, body and the spirit with yoga

The world is energy, all kinds of energy that affect our lives and wellbeing.  From the beginning of our lives till the end we stored our emotions, fears, feelings, problems, strength, and weakness and so on in our bodies. They are the source of our health or illness. The energy can make our bodies sick or can health it.

Sri Ramana Maharshi once said, that “Fixing the mind on psychic centres such as the sahasrara (the thousand-petalled lotus chakra), yogis remain any length of time without awareness of their bodies.  As long as this state continues they appear to be immersed in some kind of joy.  But when the mind which has become tranquil emerges and becomes active again it resumes its worldly thoughts.  It is, therefore, necessary to train it. With it becomes externalised.  It will then attain a state in which there is neither subsidence nor emergence.”

As we said at the beginning, we are all made of energy and we can heal through it. The mind controls everting. We can tuning our body energy and switch our emotions with our intention we can truly change our lives physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. By diving into our heart and mind, and unite with our true self.

Our two bodies

Let’s say that we have two bodies that we live in.  We have the physical body and also we have an energy body. This energy body is connected to our physical body. By healing the energy body, you are healing the physical body. When you are not feeling well physically, it is probably due to one or more of your chakras being discharged or blocked. This basically means that there is either too much or not enough energy in the chakras. We need to have the right amount of energy for our physical body to function correctly.

The body can look like a series of vibrations ranging in increasing density from “true self” to the physical body. Yoga teaches us that the mind affects the body as much as the body affects the mind, while spirit interacts with both. Yoga seeks a balance between the mind, body and spirit. And it works mainly through the body to achieve this balance. All types of yoga will enhance the energy flow in our body.

Yoga can unite our mind and our body

Practising yoga we can release physical and emotional knots held in the body through a process of gentle stretching of muscles and fascia. Yoga can teach the mind and body to release tension and to let go. If we observe how we and our bodies react to the different asanas this can tell us so much about our blockages, problems, fears or where our strength is. Look carefully your reactions when you performer the defriend asanas. How they make you feel, comfortable or the opposite? Do you can fully relax in the position, can you let go? Through yoga, we can understand and find out if our mind and body are united. Yoga practice can work to enhance the energy systems of the body. We can combine different poses to draw energy from the root chakra up and into the crown with music and mantras. In this way, we work on the physical level and mind-spirit level. Breathing exercises or pranayama helps the circulation of energy through the breath. Meditation at the end of most of the practice can help on re-training the mind and body to relax.

As we energized the body through yoga and other means, the physical and emotional attributes corresponding to that frequency are also energized, as is our consciousness. The body holds our emotions. When we have a blocked emotion, the chakra that corresponds to the part of the body holding that emotion is also blocked. When the energy starts flowing through the practice of yoga and other means, the blocks dissolve and the emotions open. It takes deep trust to release these blockages, but it can be done by getting the prana moving through yoga and other spiritual practices. Yoga is the only practice that concentrates on the physical and mental.

How to practice mindfulness with your yoga practice?

How to practice mindfulness with your yoga practice?

How to practice mindfulness with your yoga practice?

Have you ever caught yourself drifting away? Your mind takes you away from the present moment, like a little escape from the reality. This happens during your yoga practice too, isn’t it? Like your brain doesn’t allow you to release all the pressure of your day? Don’t worry we will help you to catch the beauty of the moment and to be present.

Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, aware of where you are and what you’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around you. The state of being conscious and aware of the moment and the feeling it gives you right now. Having good control over your attention is the key to mindfulness. Bringing this to your yoga practice will help you to feel your body, to underspent and realise all the feelings that your practice is trying to teach you.

Yoga teaches us to be in the moment to empty our mind and focus on us. That difference between yoga practice and gymnastic is mindfulness.

Yoga is everything between the gym and the monastery. In yoga we are presently focusing on our breathing, our mind is centred on the sensation that every pose brings to our body. Releasing all the pressure and stress. Enjoying absolute present.

Absorb the moment

The moment you set foot in your yoga studio left behind everything that you have on your mind. Set an intention to become more mindful at the beginning of your yoga practice. Before the beginning, set up your mat, feel it and arrange it with a deep focus. The next hour this will be your personal place, your zone of comfort. Taking several deep breaths can increase oxygen supply and refresh up the brain. Slowly and gently begin to tap into your own experience. Feel the room, the air, the fabric of your clothes touching your body.

Let go of any agenda

Resist the urge to compete with others. This is your practice, your experience to focus on yourself. Do your best to stay connected to what makes the most sense for you in every pose. You are not there to prove anything to anyone. You are here for you, to get in touch in your deepest self, to relax and feel free in your thoughts.

Be kind to yourself

Practise mindfulness by bringing awareness to your emotions and staying in the ‘present’ with them. Chose to pay attention with curiosity, kindness and acceptance to your emotions and movements in each pose. Notice when you need to rest or modify and do it. Don’t try to catch up with everyone’s temp, find your perfect speed in each pose, so you can become aware of it. Don’t push yourself if you can’t do the pose perfectly. Stay connected to your breath and notice when you need to stop and take a break. Yoga is love to the body and accepting who you really are.

Sink into the Savasana

Allow your body to totally relax and let the mind do what it does.  The idea of Savasana is to let your body to physically relax. Savasana is perhaps the most important part of yoga practice. It is also considered the most difficult pose, because of the deep focus of yourself and letting go of every thought and just enjoying the sensation of the moment.

When you do your yoga practice you so focus on your breathing, you have a sensation of an absolute present. That is so satisfying. Listening to your thought, enjoying your moments of you and your body, enjoying the absolute present.