In yoga lingo, guru means:
gu=dark + ru=light
A guru is someone who leads herself others from darkness (out of the gu) into light.
You can start ru-ing your way out of the gu by simply recognizing what keeps you stuck….
- In a pose
- A relationship
- Or a job
Underneath, there’s often fear. Fear of uncertainty, change, failure, consequences, you name it. When the mind sees fear, it kicks into protection mode—protection from the worst possible outcome—death.
But the reality is that fear is often a signal that we are on the brink of massive transformation. In fact, fear is often the fuel that rockets us into transformation!
Yet while our hearts may be calling us to a strike out in a new way, our minds find every reason to quiet the very ideas that excite us, and our fear.
That’s called playing it safe. Or not playing at all. If a born musician doesn’t play music because he’s afraid of failure, is it any wonder that he’s battling depression? No pill can take that away.
Want to play large instead? Join me for the 4 Day Light Up Your Yoga Practice February 26 – March 1st. You’ll live with a skip in your step and a smile on your face—and of course, you’ll get your Gu back.
I hope to see you there!
I couldn’t believe it. Driving home the other night from a friend’s house, my husband and I pulled up behind a car with a license plate that said, Woe is me.
Seriously? I can’t imagine being so attached to my negative self-talk that I’d put it on a license plate!
In the yoga teacher training, we learn from the ancient yoga teachings how thoughts, known as vrittis, create reality. The more we think a thought, the more we attract the energy of that thought. Change Your Story, Change Your Life.
Try noticing your thoughts before you believe them lock, stock and barrel. Patanjali, the author of the Yoga Sutras, a landmark yoga text tells us that we should practice seeing our thoughts without reacting to them. By doing this, we put a little space between our Self and our thought, and this buys us the time to respond, rather than re-act.
Keep a journal of your thought patterns for a week. Notice any common thoughts or thought trends? How do you think this affects you and your ability to live your most purposeful, wildly successful life?
Enjoying learning these tips?
If so, it may be time to consider enrolling in my Yoga Teacher Training Program. In it, you’ll learn mat skill secrets to advance your practice and much more. Our next program starts soon and applications are being accepted now.
Love and brilliance,