Yoga is the new popular craze that has spread from the East to the West throughout the century. The most fashionable types of yoga these days are Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Bikram Yoga, Yin Yoga, Power Yoga, etc. Everyday a new type of yoga is popping up on the radar like Acro Yoga, Hot Yoga, Partner Yoga, Naked Yoga, and dare I say even Jesus Yoga. Yes, even Jesus Yoga.
Back in the day before I started meditating I was an expert at medicating myself. I had been doing it my whole life without even realizing it.
I used to medicate myself with food, shopping and sleep. Sleep was my favorite drug of choice. When I was asleep I was in the utmost unconscious state and I did not have to feel my pain or much less face it. When everything became all too much I would just go to sleep. I did this for years until I learned how to meditate.
Yoga is a space–it is not an action.
It is not limited to an asana (pose) or a fancy arm balance, it’s a state of being—a lifestyle.
It is a way of thinking, breathing, sitting, eating, speaking, sleeping and doing.
Enlightenment is like winning the Cosmic lottery and everyone can partake in this grand celebration. It is not biased or limited for only a few fortunate individuals - it is for all us because we contain it already inside of each and every one of us. The best way to describe enlightenment is being in the highest space of our optimum potential and utilizing it in all areas of our every day life. The good news is it’s available to all of us there is no special membership requirements or dues that need to be paid.
I love writing and I want to do more of it but I find myself constantly battling procrastination and resistance. So I have set out to embark on creating the right atmosphere for my writing to take place, grow and evolve. Writing is like any other practice in our life whether it is yoga, meditation, healthy living or mindfulness. It all involves practice, so why should writing be any different?