We live in our second bloom:)
We live in our second bloom:)
Really looking forward to re-learning to use my brain and refresh my mind to flush out the stangnancy from this immobilized summer. Like everyone else, so many plans of meetupas and meetings cancelled but just glad to be here breathing and connecting in new ways.
I am surrounded by man and women young and old with various discomforts, some, in pain. There’s a young man in his twenties complaining of unexplained wrist and ankle pains; remoto worker with stiff neck, shoulders and migraine; a teenager with eye fatigue and he too, a headache at the end of a long day, a young lady complaining of sudden weight gain; a woman suffering from insomnia … then shooting pain down lower back and hips… never experienced. It seems like sheltering at home has brought on different set of health issues. Not acute enough to run into the hospital (which many avoids), but discomforts persists and compromises their energy and quality of life.
This is the time when old ways of work-out and diet is no longer helpful but perhaps maybe even harmful. It’s time for self-reflection through mindfulness practices and taking stock of all the turmoil around us and …within us … then, making a change. Mindfulness followed by Action.
I was indirectly introduced to Arurvedic teaching during my 200 hrs. TT 10 years ago and always wanted to take a course but this particular teacher’s classes were so FAR & EARLY on weekdays, I just could not drive for miles to get there BUT wow … irony during challenging times … while we are sick and tired of zoom (sorry – nothing beats in-person in same space learning), it’s also a life-saver and a tool for new connections and learning.
Now, finally able to take his class both yoga and aryuveda course. It’s tough crazy times but it’s also time for new learning and growing. Not fall into the trap of stagnancy and regression.
My intention for this Fall: Let us welcome the Harvest season by re-setting our intention to Never stop learning and growing:)
It’s the only way to stay sane during these unpredictable times where we are constantly tested in various anxiety range of fright, flight, freeze. Sometimes our health takes the back-seat but no longer.
Hunker down, anchor while remaining flexible to meet the needs of given moment.
“If you live to be a hundred, I hope I live to be a hundred minus one day, so that I never have to live a day without you.” -Winnie the Pooh
“Great Death-conquering Mantra”), also known as the Tryambakam Mantra, is a verse of the Rigveda (RV 7.59.12) – wikipedia – is one of the oldest texts from the Vedas.
Om Try-Ambakam Yajaamahe
1: Om (primodial HUM of the Creation of Consciousness), We Worship the Tryambaka (the Three-Eyed One, referring to Goddess and Mother),
2: Who is Fragrant (giver of Life, a Spiritual Essence), Increasing the Nourishment (of our Spiritual Core);
3: From these many Bondages (of Samsara- cycle of death and re-birth- fear of death) similar to Cucumbers (tied by creepers and vines to describe being enslaved to bondages and servitude),
4: May I be Liberted from Death (Attachment to Perishable Things), So that I am not separated from the perception of Immortality.
Clearing the mind and focusing on what’s most important to you in this lifetime … meditation practice as well as mindful (vs. mindless) movement drills are so helpful.