Archive for October, 2010
People are flocking to Yoga Centers across the globe to received the infinite healing benefits of a yoga practice. Yet very few really understand how yoga really works. It’s not just the poses, it’s not just the breathing. In fact, those two aspects account for a small percentage of the practice. Our westernization of the “science” has sadly diluted the maximum benefits people can acheive through a skilled yoga practice. We’ve tried the yoga in a hot room of 108 degrees, “doing” yoga to loud music. Competing with our mat neighbor or our EGO. Basically, we try really hard to, not DO Yoga. I’m sure Master Patanjali is rolling over in his precious grave…..
The foundation of a strong Yoga Practice is rooted in ethical living. Which isn’t a set of rules and regulations designed to make us feel inadequate. And not turning into a “goody-goody”, or a bore. But rooted in “karma”. “What goes around, comes around…” With corporate greed, competition, clever marketing, unethical but legal practices and the fear that there somehow isn’t enough for everyone as the basis of every personal and professional decision we make, it is very difficult to understand that ethical living could be the root of your personal and professional success. Just Behave, what a novel idea…how amazing would it be to fall asleep every night knowing, (not just hoping) that what you did today would shape and change your future for the better, guaranteed.
Stop buying into the belief that we are not Enough. Watching TV, combing the internet, reading newspapers, listening to radio, we are bombarded with the the messages that we aren’t enough. We aren’t shiny enough, tall enough, thin enough, long enough, thick enough, young enough, wrinkle-less enough, tone enough, rich enough, successfull enough, funny enough, dressed enough, stylish enough, fast enough, petite enough, wise enough, calm enough, energized enough, pretty enough, handsome enough, hairy enough, too hairy, too fat, too short, too tall…..My Goodness did God really create a creature so inferior that we have to “Buy” what we lack. That somehow Happiness exists somewhere out there, if only we were clever enough or lucky enough or rich enough to acheive it?
Why not learn how perfect we are, how loving we are, how compassionate we are, how lucky we are, how abundant life is? Why not really create a world that we can be proud of handing down to our children? Why? Because for the last hundred years we’ve been brainwashed into thinking that “It” can be bought. Because we are afraid and because we simply don’t know how. We haven’t been told the truth. We’ve been lied to, manipulated to believe that REAL happiness exists when we acheive it. That it’s packaged in the perfect push-up bra. Funny, cuz our innate nature is happy, loving, content, and calm. But domestication, socialization and the mass production process has stripped us of who we really are.
Rediscover who you really are in a Yoga practice. Heal your cravings, addictions, aversions, inner conflicts, pain both physical and emotional. Come into the Yoga Studio of Shelby let our compassionate, professionally trained teachers with the ”Secret” teachings help re-ignite your love of life. It isn’t expensive or scarey. Just come as you are, barefoot and hopeful that true happiness exists somewhere inside us. It is there, no one is too broken, or too far gone, it can work for you…the great father of yoga, Master Patanjali reveals the peaceful secret to success in everything we do…
And if your life is close to perfect already. Come in and discover how it got that way, how to keep it that way. How to help the loved ones we worry about everyday, so that we can help them, too, discover who they really are. And heal the Earth together. We really have to stop the Chaos, it isn’t too late……
Peace and many blessings,
Lisa Tokarz, Founding Director, ERYT
The Yoga Studio of Shelby