I AM PEACE. Meditation.

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“Peace…. it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or handwork. It means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart”source unknown

Yoga opens her vastness to us and
with hand to heart
lays a path to follow

Meditation can often seem like an impossible task and I usually hear people saying that there’s no way they can just sit still for very long. Well, that’s pretty true to form for all of us. It takes a long time of empowering the body through strength and flexibility before the body will be happy to just sit still for any length of time. If we look to the philosophy as outlined by Patanjali he lists a very practical and manageable list of how to facilitate the benefits of yoga. Patanjali tells us that yoga is about developing a state of mind that is capable of seeing itself. A quest for peace is very achievable. The path of yoga is not a quick fix short course of ever lasting healing. This path is about discipline and devotion to no one else but your self. Movement is an excellent start to begin conditioning the body into a state of balance. However, there are many more ‘bodies’ of the soul that need to be touched and moved before stillness and ultimately ‘peace’ can be deeply felt.

Patanjali’s list of ‘how to achieve’ a pure state of yoga put simply is: be good to yourself, be of service to those that are in need and recognize that which is greater than yourself, move and condition your body, breathe with awareness, focus, concentrate and just maybe you might have cleared all your ‘baggage’ out of the way to be able to be super clear… and in this state of clarity the capacity to open up is VAST (more on that another time).

I invite you to submerge yourself into a deeper layer of YOU.

Yoga opens her vastness to us and with hand to heart lays a path to follow:
Yama (How we conduct ourselves in life)
Niyama
(Self-discipline and spiritual observances)
Asana
(Movement. Poses. Liberty),
Pranayama (Breath. Deep and Expansive)
Pratyahara (Let go of what is not serving you)
Dharana & Dhyana (focused concentration)
Samadhi (Bliss. Peace. You, in your true form)

You may grow,
You may find healing.
and possibly be gripped by solid guidance back to your place of equilibrium.

Please book directly with Odonata!
I look forward to sharing this time with you!

The new course “I AM PEACE” starts  Thursday 11 February 2016. Not to be missed!

A beautiful students shares her insights of class…under your gentle guidance and intuitive wisdom you have taught us the true meaning of yoga, of self-awakening and the union of body, mind, spirit and the universe. We are all one. I loved it so much I joined your meditation class ‘I am Peace’. You sense what we need at every session and bring us back to the divine within. I have not missed a session since and always look forward to the next. I have met the most gorgeous people through you and I have never laughed so much…. Barb

 

Three hours of Bliss…

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Calling all spiritual folks: I need help!

Who in the world do you consider is a spiritual person. Maybe the Dalai Lama? or is it Amma… I would love to hear from you with a list of your most esteemed spiritual ‘living’ idols. I’m looking for a wide and diverse list. For my Aussie followers… I would be grateful for any local suggestions.

Big Gratitude!

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“We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight.” ― John Lennon

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A wise woman, who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. She reverently placed the gem in her bag. The next day, she met another traveler, who was hungry. The wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone in the wise woman’s bag, admired it, and asked the wise woman to give it to him. The wise woman did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the jewel was worth enough to give him security for the rest of his life. But a few days later he came back, searching for the wise woman. when he found her he returned the stone and said, “I have been thinking. I know how valuable the stone is but I would like to exchange it in the hope that you can give me something much more precious. If you can, teach me the power you have within you, the power that enabled you to, without hesitation, give me this precious stone”

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