“Happiness”, as my teacher Max Strom defines, “is the daily experience of a meaningful life.” For the yogis out there: self study. Consider that the mind of your heart is your emotional intelligence. The part that asks questions- moral, ethical questions which you display through your actions. Consider happiness and peace being more in balance. I define peace here as the ability to feel without threat during smooth and rough experiences.
If you are to consider your own happiness, consider all possibilities. Ask questions to your nearest and dearest about how they define happiness and ask happy people in your life their perspective. Then give yourself a clear picture to fly.
“The peace we are looking for is not peace that crumbles as soon as there is difficulty or chaos. Whether we’re seeking inner peace or global peace or a combination of the two, the way to experience it is to build on the foundation of unconditional openness to all that arises. Peace isn’t an experience free of challenges, free of rough and smooth, it’s an experience that’s expansive enough to include all that arises without feeling threatened.” -Pema Chodron
Mudra Practice: Hand gestures:method of Citta Bhavana- Cultivating a specific state of mind
VAJRAPRADAMA MUDRA: Buddhist mudra vajra- thunderbolt, powerfully focused energy, unshakable confidence and inner strength
Vajra also means lightening bolt and diamond suggesting something powerful, indestructible and luminous.
Vajra alternate meaning- “true self”, Pradama meaning “trust” or “confidence”
Interlace fingers in front of your heart while seated or in standing yoga practice, creating a web of both strength, but softness, as if you are tying a safe web over something precious.
Close eyes and center your attention into your breathing, feeling breath in the chest, solar plexus and side ribs
“I come in peace because I am peace”
Yoga is about balance and connection. Watch this video explaining what happens in Family Yoga done recently by Wanderlust and Yoganonymous and find even a few minutes to connect and breathe with the people who you love the most in your world.
Family Yoga , September 19, 1-2 PM at Oasis Yoga Spa, Solon, OH
Family Yoga incorporates yoga games, story-telling, partner poses and relaxation techniques so that you may bond with your family and receive new and inviting ways to connect with each other. Through yoga and mindfulness it is possible for anyone to increase focus, build self-esteem and harness a more positive & peaceful outlook on life. Registration @ Oasis Yoga Spa
Weekly Kids Class: Sundays at 1:45-2:45 PM- Little Yogis at Yoga Roots in Cleveland Heights