Ten Best Yoga Tips

best yoga tips

What’s so special about these tips?

Have you been in a situation, and suddenly a song plays in the radio and it lifts you up? I truly believe that some of these occasions are guidance and signs from the Universe.  The Universe is constantly sending us messages and signs for us to get through our human experience. These signs can be through songs, but also through tips that you hear or read. Our job is to interpret and understand what the message is. So here are some tips that might filled by angel guidance. If it feels like it makes your heart skip beat, this usually is a sign. Don’t forget to thank them! If you don’t believe in angels, the quotes are still great to get through some challenging time!

The Tips

  1. The mind is everything. What you think, you become. Buddha
    Watch out with our thoughts, they manifest!
  2. Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Eckhart Tolle
    This is the core of mindfulness. To be fully present in this moment.
  3. The quieter you become, the more you can hear. Ram Dass
    When we hear, we want to hear our higher Self. We hear it better when we quiet the mind.
  4. It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity. B.K.S Iyengar
    So this means that the yoga poses that we do, is actually to access the realization of that spark of divinity.
  5. There is always a light within us that is free from all sorrow and grief, no matter how much we maybe experiencing suffering. Patanjali
    Consequently, Patanjali told us already that it is our ego who suffers and have all sorrow and grief. The light, our spark, is free from all these.
  6. When ego is lost, limit is lost. Yogi Bhajan
    Without ego, we are the limitless Self.
  7. All problems are illusions of the mind. Eckhart Tolle
    In other words, quiet the mind and we quiet the illusional problems!
  8. The wound is the place where the Light enters you. Rumi
    Hence, be brave with all the lessons.
  9. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. Lao Tzu
    Therefore, try to be grateful of everything we have
  10. The cause of suffering is that the unbounded Self is overshadowed by the world. Patanjali
    So amazing how Patanjali got it right ages ago!

Enjoy the Divine motivations!
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Yoga, what is it?

definition of yoga

The moment of contemplation..

started this morning with my coffee. I read a thread about a girl who asked what is a yogi. Apparently someone has told her that she is not a real yogi. I was intrigued by the question. What is a yogi? Because a yogi is typically a nickname for someone who practice yoga, to answer this question, we need to know what is yoga.

What is yoga to you?

In the Instagram world, it seems like a yogi is those who has thousands of followers and posts amazing circus-like poses each day. Some of them will make a monthly competition for their followers to win. Furthermore, most of the people in this group are wearing fancy pants, some poses in bikinis and those who poses sexy yoga in bedroom gets lots of likes. This group calls it yoga. On the other hands, I noticed a few people who strongly say that this is not yoga. Because yoga is a spiritual practice, the people in this group believes that you have to be spiritual. Consequently, it is a constant discussion – to put the arguments lightly.

The term yoga originally comes from yuj which means to yoke, to connect. It is connecting out true Self with the Divine. So yes, it is a spiritual practice. But how can we judge each other of who are really connecting and through what means? As Gandhi said, we don’t even know what our karma is, let alone judging others’? How can we say those who do Downward Facing Dog is not a true yogi? How can we say those who are sitting down are better yogi? What is the device to measure “connectedness”?

But, if we cannot ever be sure if someone is doing yoga or not, how could we ever be sure how to judge if someone is a real yogi or not?

So I think the real answer is: “It is not your business to judge others’ connection to the Divine”.

It is just between you and the Divine. You are where you’re at. If it is through your body that you connect to the divine, so be it. Remember that we each have our own path that we have to pursue fearlessly. If you are sitting in meditation, then be it. If you take one big breath and dive deep into the ocean just with one breath – yep -, then be it. That’s YOUR yoga. It is important to steer away from judgement. It is not your business what others are doing with their soul connection, and it is not others’ business of how connected you are. You are not better or worse than others in front of the Divine.

So yes. I am a yogi. You are a yogi. The guy who helps dogs but never done a western yoga class is a yogi too. We are all walking on our path to that “oneness”. We try to find the path and do what our soul is meant to do. Our journey is different although we brush and crash into this life together. Judgement screws up our journey and feed our ego.

Hence, next time someone ask you the question. Just smile. 🙂

xoxo

 

 

 

 

Be here now

quote be here now eckhart tolle

In common sense, people talk about the past, the present and the future as a linear time line.

I have always been fascinated by the idea, that it might not be as linear as we thought it is. I remember I watch the series Quantum Leap with much excitement in the 80s. Imagine if indeed, it is not linear. How much freedom we actually have? There is no past nor future to worry about, there is just now!

At that age, I did not realize that that very concept is what people are talking about years later. Be in the Now, be in the Now! But what is it with the Present? Aren’t we paying what we did, now? Isn’t that what karma is? We are where we’re at today, because of what we did previously, or in the past life?

Aren’t we here attached on our karma?

After much thoughts, I grasped the concept of karma in a way that might be different than how most people see it. Karma is indeed the law of cause and effect. It is common that people would say: “Karma will get you!”, when they are not happy with what someone did. What people misunderstood is, it is not about punishment or reward.

It is about creation.

Therefore, karma is an active action, you can’t just sit back and hope all the good karma will come to you. By doing something amazing now, we create amazing future.  Suddenly our life is back on our hands. We can’t play victim anymore in our life by saying, “It’s just my karma”. No. We are in charge of our life.  If we are fearless now in pursuing what our soul supposed to do, we are going to be in our right path, and life is just a happy moment.

Now, let’s dig it deeper.

We can change our life, now. How?

What about this: what we do now, will change our past? Not possible? Think again. Imagine yourself, in the “past” that you are crying about. Then change your perception of that situation. Let go off any negative thoughts. Fill that memory with positive thoughts, no matter how difficult it is. There is no mistake in life, you know. Everything that happens is an experience that is needed by our soul. It was a lesson. No regrets. No mistake. If we are fearless now in accepting who we are, where we are; Life is again – a happy moment.

Moving Forward…

No one ever promise that being mindful is easy. But the only reason it is difficult, is because we complicate ourselves with all that the ego wants, and those needs are not necessary. Truly, we only need this time. We need to fulfil this time to create beautiful life, to experience life fully.  Right here, right now.

So, the present is all we have, darling. Let’s stay here. There is no need to wait, because we can be alive now. Today, do what puts your soul on fire.

xoxo