It's amazing how much time is gained from not having a TV! My TV gave up the ghost and since then I suddenly discovered I have the time at night to read, something I have been dreaming about doing for a long time ...
Be aware of your actions as they are happening. Reflect on them later!
And here an opportunity presented itself out of the blue. I find myself reading more than one book at a time, which allows me to reflect before returning to it again. One of the books I am reading at the moment is The Hormone Shift by Dawn M Cutillo.
This is especially close to the hearts of many women throughout their lives and in this book the impact of stress on hormones and the impact of hormones on weight, mood, sleep and female health are discussed in detail.
"She includes advice on how to identify if you have a problem and what to do about it!"
I certainly would recommend this book to all women, but this is not the reason why this is my topic for this blog post. Every week, I look for inspiration to help me live with an awareness and awakened senses of what is happening around me. This week, something she wrote on page 135 really resonated with me and I would like to share this here.
"As I age, I wish to become more translucent to the light that is in me ... not to thicken and harden up with a callused soul, but to be free-flowing, flexible and transparent to the power inside me ... to let others see it and marvel ... to be a link in connecting collective souls not a wedge between people just taking up space."
I always say that yoga is a journey and everyone's journey is not the same so we may all be at different stages of this journey. There is no right or wrong, but what is good is to be attuned to the self with an awareness of who you are and to listen to that inner voice so that your light can shine through, bringing joy to the self, those around you and the world at large.
I am writing in the third person, but I really am speaking about myself and how I aim to live my life. This was not always the case. The pressures of life, work, family and ambition took me away from this awareness for many years and it is only through yoga that this changed in recent years as I continue on my personal yoga journey.
"I close with one of the yoga principles!"
It is an explanation borrowed from Core Power Yoga: Svadhyaya (Self Study) "Be aware of your actions as they are happening. Reflect on them later. Use your reflections to make positive changes to your actions in the future. Taking time to reflect quietly on your day through journaling or contemplation is a wonderful way to practice svadhyaya".
If anything I've written in this blog post resonates with you and you'd like to discover how yoga can help you become more true to yourself, do call me on 07768 314962 and let's see how I can help you.
Anne Marie completed an 18-month yoga teacher training through Yoga Campus in London in February 2020 to share the magical benefits of yoga with others.
She also recently completed a PTSD and Yoga4Health certifications through The Minded Institute to help people dealing with trauma and those who want to start a healthier lifestyle through yoga.
Helping business owners to create a supportive working environment that will have a positive impact on their business. The benefits, that flow from the holistic and systemic approach from yoga, will have a rippling effect on the health of all employees, their families, their communities and all stakeholders from the bottom up and equally from the top down.
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