When we chant Om Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu it means May *All* Beings Be Free of Suffering. We vow to do our best. Got fruit flies? Here's the solution. Here's a pic of my nifty fruit fly catch and release system:
Sidestepping our normal patterns tells ourselves at many levels that we are open to change, really, and that we are making room for it.
John Philp was kind enough to send me a copy of his documentary Yoga, INC. to review for you all. John's film addresses the sideshow that our national Yoga scene has become, Yoga (asana) competitions, lawsuits, franchises, infideliity and sexual misconduct. Here's a short clip:
In our culture, Kirtan has come to mean songs of devotion called out in Sanskrit by a leader, and responded to in chorus, along with some instruments. You hear some of these songs in Yoga class. The voices unite, and you feel really good after You can come, 'hide' in the chorus until you find your range, and join in.... Everyone can sing kirtan.
Studies have shown that happiness is contagious. By choosing to be happy, you are helping others to be happy.
GURU BRAHMA, GURU VISHNU, GURU DEVO MAHESHWARAH GURU SAKSHAT PARA-BRAHMA, TASMAI SHRI GURUVE NAMAH.
Come practice with us and be one of 'those' people who smile in the rain!
Recently, I read where a seasoned Yoga teacher, with 'impressive' credentials was asked "What does Yoga mean to you?. Her answer surprised me...
Just when I had thought I'd heard all the reasons not to practice, A regular and committed student told me: "My Dog ate my mala." Didn't we all try that in grade school with our homework?
The next time you find yourself wanting, sit with the desire. This is the practice of Aparigraha, non-grasping, one of the five