Yoga this Week – December 3, 2011
“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. ….”Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit. “Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.” “Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
— by Margery Williams, from The Velveteen Rabbit
Greetings Dear yoga students,
Becoming “real” and “living in your truth” is not painless or pretty, but a necessary step towards wholeness and healing. It takes courage, stamina and faith to arise each day, stand in your truth and face your life in all of its reality; turning away from nothing that you see. This process of becoming real involves the art of clear seeing, compassion and a willingness to be used for a higher purpose. Whether you are being faced with a challenging yoga posture, extreme life difficulites, mundane repitition, contentment or joy; stand firm with confidence that living side by side with reality is the only true path to Samadhi, enlightenment, (or becoming real) which is the eighth limb of hatha yoga.
Samadhi is the eighth limb in the eight limb path of Hatha Yoga: In attaining a state of complete union, equilibrium and undistracted inner contemplation we gain the ability to stand within our true selves (samadhi); bringing into wholeness that which the ego driven self dismantles. It is the reintegration of a human as a whole. In becoming real, you can’t become ugly, you ultimately become the beautiful, spiritual, loving being you always were meant to be.
Classes for this Week
Monday & Thursday Evening at 730p
Tuesday Morning at 930am with 11am Meditation to follow
Healing Yoga Friday Morning at 930am
(please researve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
Events Coming Up
WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION
Wednesday, December 21st 7-9pm
Chanting with ShaktiPath-Gentle Yoga-Meditation-Refreshments!
Hope to see you all in class soon!
Peace & Love