“Do not allow past experiences to be imprinted on your mind. Perform asanas each time with a fresh mind and a fresh approach.
The Fourth Klesha in the tree Avidya (misperception)
(Aversion or Rejection)
Dvesa expresses itself by rejecting or avoiding things. we believe will cause us pain. We have a difficult experience and are afraid of repeating it, so we reject the people, the thoughts, and the settings that relate to that experience, assuming they will bring us pain again. Dvesa also causes us to fear the unknown, which can be as obvious as the future or as subtle as our daily decision making. Here is an except from my teacher, Rolf Gates’ Year of Meditation blog in which he describes the attributes of fear which is the underlying aspect of Dvesa.
Year of meditation day 133: Using a “fear the mind killer” meditation while surfing. by Rolf Gates
Fear of the size of the wave, fear of missing the wave, fear of being in the wrong place, fear of being in the right place, fear of being to tired or not ready.
Becoming empty of all of the fears that I see instead of the moment I am in.
I was breathing into the space created by letting go of fear when a wave came to me. Then sun hit it from behind and I could see two dolphins surfing inside the wave.I turned and caught the wave.
Fear the life killer
“Aversion, dvesa, after all, is the flip side of the same coin as attachment. When we resist or resent something, it is because of a remembrance that this thing caused us pain in the past.” Edwin Bryan “Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.”
Classes this Week
Monday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation
Thursday Evening at 730pm
No Friday Class this Week or Monday Class next Week
Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed – Classes are beginning to fill up with new year energy…
February 11th Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture is all filled and accounted for! If you would like to be on a the list for the next session and as soon as we get enough responses we will add another session!!
February 13th Thursday Evening at 730pm will be a Special Partner Yoga Class – Please reserve your spot – Regular class fees/cards honored.
Partner yoga is a fun way to connect, deepen your poses and have fun! It can be deeply rewarding. Feel free to bring a partner of your choice or come on your own, we will work it out!!
February 15th is the Have a Heart Kirtan at the Mastics Moriches Shirley Community Library! 1:30pm to 3:30pm in the afternoon!
Open your heart with live music, and experience a kirtan with ShaktiPath. A kirtan is an ancient participatory music experience that originated in India and involves call-and-response chanting. The performance is being held in conjunction with the Community Library’s Have a Heart Food Drive. Come and allow your shakti to flow with the joyful, transformative power of chant as you connect to your community, open your hearts, and help feed the hungry.
Please bring a non-perishable food item.
Light refreshments will be served.
Open to all!
To insure that as many adults as possible are able to attend our programs, spots are guaranteed for those who are registered and arrive promptly. A waiting list is used to fill cancellations before a program begins or for no-shows the day of a program. This does not apply to fee based programs.
Shanti, shanti, shanti! Oooommmmm