I dont know why anyone contracts the illness they contract. Is it the mind, a function of or mis-function, holding on to some false belief? Is it wounds from the past that have never been healed? Needs for love that were never fulfilled? Is it genetics – environment- destiny? I for one am not privy to that information. However I have confidence that through the practices of yoga, developing inner awareness, self-awareness, a desire to know, and surrender to the Truth, the highest power we can conceive, will lead us to the peace of transformation.
The three steps, Tapas – desire and practice, svadhyaya – self study and wisdom studies, Ishvara-pranidyana – surrendering the fruits of our actions/thoughts to the Divine. That thru the practices one can kindle their inner light, fan the fire of truth, and find their answers by finding their connection to their true self. My life experience and study has led me to know this to be true.
Blessings upon All Beings who suffer. May we all find peace.
Ps: You are invited to attend the 500 Hr Transformation Yoga Therapy Training I offer in 2013. You will be eligible for dual credentialing with Yoga Alliance and IAYT, International Association of Yoga Therapy.
Watch this video for an overview from Aadil, then join Aadil and myself at One Center Yoga March 22-24, 2013 for an insightful weekend in the practice and teaching of yoga! Clear out the cobwebs just in time for Spring! We have several spaces left available, the cap is at 50 students so everyone will get lots of personal attention!
“Yoga is the attainment of freedom, and freedom begins with our own thoughts. When our Read More…
In yoga we speak of the five functions of mind…deep memory being one. Elephants are known for their memory… Here is a courageous story of one man and the elephants who loved him. Lawrence Anthony, conservationist and author passed March 7, 2012.
“… For 12 hours, two herds of wild South African elephants slowly made their way through the Zululand bush until they reached the house of late author Lawrence Anthony, the conservationist who saved their lives.
The formerly violent, rogue elephants, destined to be shot a few years ago as pests, were rescued and rehabilitated by Anthony, who had grown up in the bush and was known as the “Elephant Whisperer.”
“A good man died suddenly,” says Rabbi Leila Gal Berner, Ph.D., “and from miles and miles away, two herds of elephants, sensing that they had lost a beloved human friend, moved in a solemn, almost ‘funereal’ procession to make a call on the bereaved family at the deceased man’s home.”
“If there ever were a time, when we can truly sense the wondrous ‘interconnectedness of all beings,’ it is when we reflect on the elephants of Thula Thula. A man’s heart’s stops, and hundreds of elephants’ hearts are grieving. This man’s oh-so-abundantly loving heart offered healing to these elephants, and now, they came to pay loving homage to their friend.” …..”
We are all connected, may we all awaken to that…. Namaste, Lillah
Read more: http://www.beliefnet.com/Inspiration/Home-Page-News-and-Views/Wild-Elephants-Mourn-Death-of-famed-Elephant-Whisperer.aspx?p=4#ixzz1z7Je0Oli
Greetings Friends, I came across this you tube clip inspiring to watch. The first five minutes includes the bulk of it. Each generation has its own thrust…. may we see the Light soon! Read More…
Becoming a good yoga teacher begins with our practice. While on our yoga mats, we want to build awareness and learn to clear the channels, or Nadis. Using alignment and subtle action, we can create an experience of inner space and stability. Read More…
Here is part 4 of this morning warm up series.
When you co-ordinate your mental intention, your breathe with the physical action, then you have real power.
So remember to breath correctly while doing all your yoga poses.
This video teaches a great way to practice synchronizing your breath with movement.
Knowing how to make your back feel good is great.
Try these two poses and see what happens.
In these exercises we are toning the whole front body to observe the release of the back body.
Pay careful attention to what she says about the knee in the beginning of the video. Our goal is to make the body feel better and eliminate any pain, not cause pain. Careful attention to proper instruction is important in yoga.
Here is a better way to tone up the abs.
It beats doing a bunch of sit ups.
This exercise was actually taught in a class called, Yoga for Back Pain. So this movement may be of help to people suffering from back pain issues.
Lillah is an experienced yoga teacher and does a great job of teaching this exercise.
Dear Blue Ridge Commission Members,
I am distressed by the prospect of the shipping of nuclear waist from Germany to Tennessee for processing. Asheville is one of the proposed routes from Virginia Beach. Not only that , Our “new energy future ” proposed by Obama’s administration includes starting up the building of more nuclear power plants after a 30 year nuclear freeze.
In light of the continued meltdown of the Japanese nuclear plant after the tsunami, the almost same scenario after the mississippi flooded this past spring, and the “cracks” discovered and not yet discovered in the Virginia nuclear plant after the recent east coast earth quake, It is time we pay attention. Nuclear Power is not safe and remains a risk to civilization as we know it.
Have our elected officials been blinded by the nuclear industry? Are you blinded? It is a ‘no win’ situation, as not only does the cost of producing the uranium for a plant greater than the power the plant produces, there is still no way to satisfactorily handle the waste. The percentage that nuclear power contributes to our energy needs is I believe below 20%. Solar energy can easily make up that small percentage from daytime usage even with out storage. I know this as I have solar panels on my house that reduced our consumption by 33%!
Also, I am not interested in a tax surcharge on my electric bill to cover the costs of production and “clean up” as if satisfactory clean up was possible. If the people of Germany can choose to close down their nuclear plants, so can we. It is time for all of us to make our voices heard. Why have these meetings not been better publicized?
And we need alternative power options now.
No nuclear waste in WNC!
Local non-profit creating awareness about nuclear waste and WNC
Did you know infant mortality rates were up by 35% in 5 major west coast cities 4 months after the nuclear accident started? Go ahead Google it. Fukushima – worst nuclear accident in history.
For great understandable information visit: Nuclear Information and Resource Service
For opportunities to give public input two links:
Blue Ribbon Commission on Americas Nuclear future – many meetings in October – Make a comment Please! You can also simple copy and email my letter to them directly here: CommissionDFO@nuclear.energy.gov.
Send your Representatives an email through http://www.house.gov/ ’Find your Representative’ , type in email , click go.
Thank you! – May all Beings be Happy… Safe and Healthy. Namaste, Lillah
The American composer Eric Whitacre seems to be one of those forces of nature that comes along every now and then, threatening to turn things on their heads. When I first came across his work on You Tube, my jaw dropped. When I watched the TED talk with Eric I have posted below, I wept. May you be so moved and may your heart be uplifted by the possibilities of beauty. Read more about Eric in this months OM times. Namaste, Lillah