The Yoga of Awareness

Self Observation Part Three:   In August 2012, we continued our Yoga of Awareness practice and explored the more subtle aspects of self observation. Our yoga practice continues as we aspire to be ‘yogic’ in daily life.     1. Boundaries ~ Promoting harmony or chaos? Certain boundaries promote harmony and limit chaos ~ like, the dividing line down the middle of the road indicating which side to drive on - though not necessarily true in India. Notice the boundaries we set or don't set ~ do they promote harmony or discord? 2. Self Critical vs. Self Acceptance When we look at ourselves in the mirror and in life's situations, what do we see? Is our self perception influenced by being overly self critical? Notice if/when we are too self critical and mentally repeat, "I accept myself in this moment." Shift self criticism to self acceptance. When we gracefully acknowledge and accept ourselves in those moments of being overly self critical, we open ourselves towards a healthier way [...]

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Our Logo – the Lotus Flower

The lotus flower has a strong spiritual significance. Just as regular yoga practice can transform the body, mind and emotions, the lotus flower represents both the struggles of transformation and the realized goal of the process. For this reason, it is the chosen logo of All Elements Yoga. The lotus grows from stagnant water and from the mud and muck. Using energy, it slowly grows up towards the water's surface, continually moving towards the light. Once it reaches the surface of the water, the lotus flower begins its transformation into a beautiful blossom. The lotus is a symbol for awakening our true nature through yoga. Often in life, we have to transcend difficult situations, deal with challenging relationships and thrive in environments that may not support our higher evolutionary growth. The journey of the lotus flower represents these struggles, while simultaneously inspiring us to remain aware of our higher potential. The colors of the logo are also symbolic. Red/pink: strength, confidence Yellow: wisdom, joy Blue: peace, inner truth, highest potential. © [...]

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