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Category: Manifestation

Feed Your Passion and Find Your Purpose

By Silvia Mordini Are you doing things because you love to do them, or because you feel like you have to do them? What percentage of the time would you say? If you are spending more of your time doing stuff because you feel like you have to instead of wanting to, then this is a simple formula for misery. “The purpose of life is a life with purpose.” -The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari. It’s easy to get caught up living life the way other people want you to, thereby losing your purpose for living. When that happens, we also lose our passion. Fundamentally, we are wired to have passion for our purpose. It’s no surprise that what fires us up is aligned with that which fulfills us. JOURNALING:…

What Is Meditation Like?

“My meditation is loud, so my life can be quiet” – Silvia Mordini If you met me you’d guess I’m an extrovert. In fact on the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator, I test out as an ESTJ (extroverted, sensing, thinking, judging). But really I’m an introvert. I like quiet time. I need it and always have. I don’t like loud malls or huge groups of loud people. I enjoy nature. And truth be told I need a good amount of solitude which fortunately has been part of my life whether I wanted it to be or not. The test isn’t wrong. I simply test almost in the middle barely to the “Extroverted” side so introversion is part of my nature too. I also have a inbred appreciation for the “art of…

Morning Mantra: There Is No Need For Struggle

by Silvia Mordini “Through practice, I’ve come to see that the deepest source of my misery is not wanting things to be the way they are. Not wanting myself to be the way I am. Not wanting the world to be the way it is. Not wanting others to be the way they are. Whenever I’m suffering, I find this war with reality to be at the heart of the problem.” ~ Stephen Cope Instant peace and calmness came over me while I practiced reciting this mantra to myself: “There is no need to struggle.” Ask yourself right now, “Can I live with what life is offering me?” When we find neutrality in our mind, we let go of judgment about what is happening. We no longer fight against the…

What You Say Is Who You Are

All day long, 24/7, we make declarative statements. Before we voice any statement externally, we declare the thought to ourselves internally. We believe it first, and then we say it. So in it most distilled form, who we are is what we say. Statements form internally, in our minds. But are you actually aware of what you are saying? Because how you think and speak directly influences both how you see the world and people perceive you. Wayne Dyer states, “As you think so shall you be.” Put another way, What you say you create. As Lao Tzu puts it: “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your…

Alchemy of Balance: Using Chakras and Chanting

Each day, I ask myself “How do I maintain balance in order to live my best day ever?” As much as I try to stay balanced, I have learned that I can easily lose it. Balance may be easy to find, but it is hard to sustain. This is because we are the only ones who can do the inner work of maintaining it. Francis Braceland writes, “We can be sure that the greatest hope for maintaining equilibrium in the face of any situation rests within ourselves.” So how do we find and maintain balance? I have discovered two tools: Chakras & Chant. Chakras The Chakras, which are the seven main energy centers in the body that receive, absorb and distribute life energies are a natural starting place. The Chakras…

How to Manifest Change in Your Life

“CHANGE YOUR EXPECTATIONS FOR YOURSELF: EXPECT THE BEST, EXPECT YOUR FORTUNES TO CHANGE, EXPECT A MIRACLE. REACQUAINT YOURSELF WITH THAT VISION.” Dr. Wayne Dyer  To manifest change, you have to change something yourself. A key change is your perception of yourself, shifting from seeing yourself as someone who sticks to the old and comfortable all the time, to now someone who likes to mix things up. Not all change is created equally. You can choose to mix gradual transformation along with immediate transformation. It can be helpful to think about making these shifts as though you are making them through water, and through fire. Let the alchemical elements inspire your process. Slow transformation is ruled by the Water element, 2ndchakra. Fast transformation is ruled by the Fire element, 3rdchakra. Some…

5 Ways to be More Generous

As a result of practicing yoga, I have changed the way I think about generosity. I have learned to give without expectation and to always remain mindful of the quality of my generosity. Generosity in yoga is an interesting learning based partly on two of the five Yamas. 1. It means the opposite of taking (Asteya) whereby we share freely with a focused quality effort. 2. Generosity implies looking at life through a prism of abundance instead of scarcity. In yoga this is known as Aparigraha: there is more than enough for everyone. “In generosity and helping others: be like the river In compassion and grace: be like the sun.” Rumi‬ teaches us that our generosity and help to others should be like the river, ever flowing. Unconditional generosity, giving,…

7 Tips for New Yoga Teachers

By Silvia Mordini Back when I was a new teacher, none of the social media measurements had existed to pressure competition and comparison with other teachers. The second-guessing, worry and comparison of only adds stress to the very people trying to share this healing art. Anticipating that your next Yelp review will be a dud, or that your performance will be a disappointment is so disheartening. New teachers don’t deserve this pressure. Here are seven psychological and emotional pitfalls that stand in the way of genuine success in teaching yoga and how to overcome them: 1. Competition Stop torturing yourself by comparing yourself to other teachers status updates and fancy asana photos. Put an end to trolling Facebook and Instagram for reasons to be offended. Look to these outlets for…

Top 10 Reasons to Try Yoga

Give yoga try and discover what it can do for body and mind.   A central premise in yoga is “everything is connected.” That’s clear when looking at the health and fitness benefits of yoga that have long been reported by practitioners and are now being confirmed by scientific research. STRESS RELIEF.Yoga reduces the physical effects of stress on the body. By encouraging relaxation, yoga helps to lower the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Related benefits include lowering blood pressure and heart rate, improving digestion and boosting the immune system as well as easing symptoms of conditions such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, asthma and insomnia. PAIN RELIEF.Yoga can ease pain. Studies have demonstrated that practicing yoga asanas (postures), meditation or a combination of the two, reduced pain for people…

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