June 11, 2011 Weekly Message

“Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises?  If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drumer.  Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away”
                                      Henry D. Thoreau
 
 Greetngs dearest yoga students,How often do we try to keep pace with our companions?  Pushing forward towards an ideal when we’re not even sure we connect to its truth.  Our society, families, friends all have ideas of how we should live our life.  It is time now to find your own truth.  Listen closely to your heart as you approach a decision.  What truly resonates for you may be quite different from those around you. Do something because you understand why you are doing it deep down in your core and it makes sense for you and those around you.  Give yourself space to feel into the question, check in with your physical, mental and emotional energies, they are the guides to your intuitive nature which always knows what is right.  Take a breath, get yourself in a calm state and have the patience and faith to listen to what your higher self is telling you. Trust yourself enough to be guided from within, not because you feel you need to adhere to some arbitrary code that others have laid out for you.  We live and let live which means we also honor that others have their own path, we niether judge or retaliate; we honor their decision and go our own way to decide for ourselves.

You cannot discover new oceans until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Anon 

Most importatnly,  don’t be afraid to fail.  It is in taking risks, trying out new ways of being that we find ourselves and create the life we were meant to live.  Nothing would get done if we all waited untill we did it perfectly.  Encourage yourself with compassion, focus, vision and a little light hearted humor.   It is in the falls we take that we learn how to endure, create and make this world a better place for ourselves and others. 

 

Classes for this Week

Monday and Thursday Evening at 7:30-9pm

Tuesday Morning 930am with 11am Meditation to follow class

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930-11am

(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)

Thanks to all who showed up for the Relay for Life on Friday,  It was HOT but lot of fun to see people of all ages enjoying their yoga and their community.  It is amazing to see Karma Yoga at its best when a community comes together in selfless service for such an important cause.  Photos to come on my facebook page.  Much thanks also to all of you for congratulating me on my 500 Hour Graduation.  As the journey continues, my hope is to bring all I learn and have learned to you all.

Dates for the Karma Beach Yoga Fundraisers coming soon…..and remember:

“By your stumbling, the world is perfected.”

Sri Aurobindo

Namaste

Amy

Amy Perri
Registered Yoga Teacher
631-839-0644
Yogawithamy@optonline.net

Greetings Dearest Yoga Students

“The Pali (an early language of Inda) word ‘Metta’ is commonly translated in English as ‘loving-kindness.’  Metta signifies friendship and non-violence as well as “a strong wish for the happiness of others.”  Metta is a very specific form of love — a caring for another independent of all self-interest — and thus is likened to one’s love for one’s child or parent. Understandably, this energy is often difficult to describe with words; however, in the practice of Metta meditation, one recites specific words and phrases in order to evoke this “boundless warm-hearted feeling.”  The strength of this feeling is not limited to or by family, religion, or social class.  Indeed, Metta is a tool that permits one’s generosity and kindness to be applied to all beings and, as a consequence, one finds true happiness in another person’s happiness, no matter who the individual is.”

Greetings Dearest Yoga Students

If you were in class this past week, you undoubtedly felt the power of the Metta Meditation in your practice and possibly in your life.  When we recite metta, we create that energy of loving kindness towards ourselves and others.  In fact, whatever we focus our minds on manifests itself in an energy that moves inside of us and releases towards others.  If we focus on fear, pain or hopelessness, we genergate a negative energy which ultimately ends up releasing on others around us.  If we focus on happiness, joy and acceptance, that too will radiate through us to others.  The art of loving kindness is a practice.  Metta is a formal, simple way to practice cultivating loving kindness.  You may want to try reciting the following phrases in a specific order.

May you be safe and protected.
May you be peaceful and happy.
May you be healthy and strong.
May you walk in this world with ease.
Ater metta flows easily to yourself, try to incorporate sending metta in the following  order or pick one to focus on at each sitting.

A loved one or dear friend
A neutral person (someone you neither like nor dislike)
A difficult person (no need to start with the most difficult person, but someone whom you have a distaste for)
All beings, individuals, personalities, creatures (or break it  up further by saying: All beings who are suffering,  All children, All teachers, etc.)
The power of metta is one that has to be experienced.  Look to this day with unconditional love and spread metta as far and wide as your heart can open.

Classes for this Week
Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning at 930a with Metitation at 11am
Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am
Please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have changed.
Hope to see you in class.
Namaste and much metta to you all

Amy

Schedule

Monday & Thursday Evenings
7:30 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday Morning
9:30 to 11 a.m. Yoga with 11a.m. – Free Meditation following class

Friday Morning
9:30 to 11 a.m. – Healing Yoga

BEACH YOGA
Cedar Beach Fundraisers throughout the summer months
Sundays
8 a.m.
Check back for dates…

Yoga, Meditation & Healing Studio in Rocky Point NY… 631-839-0644