”Bring your gaze to your fingertips, and recall your intention.”

One week into my yoga challenge, 5 days after a breakup, 45 minutes into my class, and I was feeling more lost and confused than ever before. I forced myself to go to this class so that I could feel good, only to spend every single second wishing it would just end already, so that I could curl up in my bed and snuggle intimately with my fearful thoughts, in the privacy of my own home.

Just when I thought I couldn’t stand another second of it, my teacher spoke these words: ”Bring your gaze to your fingertips, and recall your intention.” I was brought to my knees, back to my center and into my body so quickly, it felt like magic, and it was.  The magic was and always is me! Universal wisdom is being spoken around us, to us and through us, all day, every day. What becomes of this wisdom is up to you! I decided to let it change everything for me.

I had forgotten my intention; this is why I was suffering. I think I’m finally getting it. Nothing feels right when I’m not in my center. Instead of allowing negative thoughts and emotions to take me down, I can use them as a tool, a reminder that I am not in my center. Abraham-Hicks refers to this practice as the emotional guidance system. Our only job is to observe and reach for better feeling thoughts.

Today I am simply overwhelmed with gratitude for the endless well of universal wisdom and guidance that is available to us whenever we want it.

Namaste,

L

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Four days into my cleanse–my new chapter, and I have decided that it deserves a title: Taking My Power Back, Trusting the Process, and Loving Myself Into the Magic of Life.

The truth: I’ve been struggling. It was as if all of my hard work, self discoveries and copious amounts of downloaded universal wisdom went out the window for a while. I found myself completely overwhelmed by life’s challenges. My body was tense, my mind was turning into a monster, and my heart felt weak and afraid to move forward. I fell asleep!

One night last week I decided to stay in and surf Netflix for a dramatic show or film– something to help me relax and maybe even forget the madness in my mind for a while. Well the universe had a different plan for me–I followed my intuition all the way over to the documentary page and discovered ‘Yoga Is’.

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I have been practicing yoga for over ten years. Once a week, sometimes more, sometimes less, but never have I fully committed to a daily yoga practice. This film reminded me of the magic of yoga, and my own ability to transform anything, especially suffering, into love, power and strength.

I have a thing for words–sometimes it’s a sentence or a quote of some kind that sticks with me after a film or a really good conversation. The word I took from the film is DEVOTION. I came across many definitions but this is my favorite: the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action. 😉

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The image above is an example of lizard pose–my new favorite! Breathe into the tension, embrace the stillness, open up to your own magic! I’m madly in love with yoga in a completely different way than ever before. I deeply appreciate these poses and the guidance and support provided by my teachers.

I know that my answers are within me. I trust that they are patiently waiting for me to find them in the quiet corners of my spirit. I believe with my entire being that yoga will take me there over and over and over again, but it is up to me. My mat is always ready.

The timing could not be more perfect for a 30 day yoga challenge. I’m so excited, I could cry. I will be sharing random updates throughout my journey. Please feel free to share insight, inspiration or questions along the way.

Let the transformation begin…..

“I honor the place in you where Spirit lives
I honor the place in you which is
of Love, of Truth, of Light, of Peace,
when you are in that place in you,
and I am in that place in me, 
then we are One.”

Namaste,

L