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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Compassion Yoga Flow Workshop @ Bamboomoves Englewood & Online Practice @ Yoga International

Valentine's Day asks us to take a look at what warms our heart in the middle of winter's cold. Looking within our feeling center requires mindful reflection. Compassion Yoga Flow is a special midwinter workshop that is designed to soothe your senses with meditation, breath work and a touch of restorative yoga. It will also stimulate your ability to stretch and strengthen your heart center with back bending and arm balancing posture flow in addition to challenge your physical balance as well as contemplate your ability to equally give to yourself and others. The result is an open, healthy and compassionate heart.

This workshop is excellent for yoga teachers who are interested in teaching thematic classes to raise awareness for any cause their heart has compassion towards plus anyone who is interested in balancing the giving and receiving qualities of their heart. Please visit www.bamboomovesenglewood.com to register for this Sat. Feb. 13th at 2pm 2hr special event.

*Compassion Yoga Flow is featured as an online yoga practice at www.yogainternational.com This practice raises awareness to The Himalayan Institute's One Tribe Project who is building libraries in Cameroon, Africa.

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45-Minute Compassion Yoga Flow | Yoga International

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Releasing New Year's Resolution Obstacles

It has been a week since the new year started. How have your intentions, resolutions or whatever you want to call them held up since the 1st day of the year? Letting go of what wasn't working for you last year and bringing in the new takes awareness of what is standing in your way.

Become still, preferably outside in the cold while gazing at snow and ice or stay inside while looking out a window and noticing winter's stillness. Visualize your New Year's resolutions as you would like to see them play out in your life. Acknowledge any blocks that came up this past week with words and images in your mind. Are these obstacles coming from you and your negative beliefs about your worthiness and your capabilities? Fears of the unknown? Can you be so sensitive to notice where these blocks are sitting in your body?

You have the ability to shift these negative patterns and take a leap of faith forward into the new year by putting your ideas and wishes into the forefront of your consciousness. Freeze any feelings of lack and negativity. Know that by springtime they will thaw and dissolve into nothing and you will be shining in the sweet sunlight of freedom.

Take 3 deep breaths and believe in your success.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Journal Power: bring your New Year's Dreams to life

You hold the treasure.

It's empowering to make a list of your dreams. You can hand write them in a journal or keep a file on a cloud. What's important is that you have your spiritual realizations handy for quick review anytime you need an energetic boost in the year to come.

It is easy when the drinks are being sipped, the kisses, hugs and well wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year are being offered to feel excited for 2016. However the reality is that everyone goes through a roller coaster of emotional cycles. The next time you are feeling really low or just plain bored with everyday's neutral moments, add what you're feeling in the moment to your journal's list of New Year's Dreams. Reread your 2016 dreamy wishes and ask your future self to send your present self a charge of immediate optimistic energy.

To make this work, you need to believe, be consistent, patient and always send compassionate energy to heal your past self.

Happy New Year!