Replace old patterns that aren't serving you!

Replace old patterns that aren't serving you!

“Replace old patterns that aren’t serving you with new patterns that will lead you in a more positive direction” — Krishnamacharya 

What are your patterns? What are the ways you distract yourself when you are trying to concentrate? Stay present. Look at the “yogic mirror”. What is your practice revealing to you? By becoming aware of your patterns — you start the process of undoing them. Each time you try to concentrate, your mind tries to distract you. An inner battle takes place. If you win the battle, you increase your will power. If you lose the battle, the pattern gets stronger.

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Lose Yourself In the Moment

Lose Yourself In the Moment

Lose Yourself in the Moment!

One of the greatest things that yoga can give us is the ability to be more present in our lives. Ram Dass said it so clearly and so simply -- Be Here Now. Everything else is in your mind. All there is is this moment, right here, right now.

One of my teachers used to speak about breathing into every moment of your life because if you don't then you won't really be ready to let it go at the end.
That's the trick! That's what we are doing on our mat. That's what we are doing in meditation. How do we let go and get to the stillness? It's by fully engaging and concentrating on one object with such intensity that our concentration turns into meditation and we lose ourselves in the moment. Boom! Samadhi.

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