Tuesday, October 26, 2010

All you need is love

Here is a wonderful meditation for everyone, a gift from my teacher Kenny Graham.

Sit down comfortably, preferably on a cushion.
Hit play.

Close your eyes and start breathing the love in.
You can sing along.
And be grateful to be alive that we have this wonderful gift right now. Gift of being on this world, living in peace, living with family, friends, with ears to hear, eyes to see and even a computer to connect. What a blessing.

inner conversations over tea

After this weekend's yoga workshop, it is clear that my personal work has just started. Sure, I am a nice person. I am kind and loving towards others, especially to people who are also nice to me. That is easy, the real challenge is to have my inner balance throughout any moment, happy or sad, joyful or not... Not only when someone is waiting with a flower in his hand, but when someone cuts my way in a long bank line... What if there is hair in my salad...I'd go crazy-in my mind!!! "how could these people provide such terrible service??" or "i have told the taxi driver to be here at 1:00 and now it is 1:20 and he is not here, how could he do that to me!" My days are filled with these inner conversations, from moment to moment...Me against the world. And sometimes me against me. I just can't get out from bed today...that is just not acceptable, get up and move!!! Who is that saying those things?

I discovered this part of me, through yoga. Yoga practice helps to quiet everything else around, so I can really hear the conversations in my mind. There is a safe place and enough space to tune into what exactly is happening inside. Sometimes it goes like, oh the teacher is adjusting everybody else but not me! Funny little ego waiting for acknowledgement. Underlying this behaviour, I sense an expectation-unmet, not accepting a situation different than what it really is and hence hurt. Even a personal entitlement (I deserve better from the universe!)) I wonder how the relationship of my "kindness" towards others relate to this entitlement. I am questioning what is my authentic kindness, what comes out of fear, what comes out of culture...Can I be loving towards all, unconditionally?

So far, I know that I have a long way to unconditional love. Now, I am questioning myself for integrity and honesty. How do I set boundaries towards people that I don't like, but still be kind and loving towards them...I don't have an answer yet! The only thing I know, I want to speak my truth and I want to keep my integrity of my thoughts, actions and words, towards all. Tough challenge. Oh well, I am a tough girl, as you know!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Superfood Recipe

I enjoy making these little treats of energy bombs called Superfood.
They are perfect as a snack or as a fast breakfast on the go! They
were also a hit at a yoga workshop I went this weekend and got so many
requests for the recipe. So I have it here for you all! Enjoy!


2 cups macadamias
2 cups dried coconut
1/2 cup agave (or honey)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tablespoon maca powder
1 cup goji berries
1 cup cacao

I did an Anusara Yoga workshop, with Yoga Lamat in San Jose. I can't
recommend Anusara Yoga enough to all of you! I was so much in pain
after doing yoga religiously (and obsessively) everyday in the last
three months, with the right alignment and therapeutic work, I feel so
much lighter and free.

It was with Kenny Graham, he is not only the most sweet yoga teacher,
but so humble, so real and so full of life. 6 hours of practice was
gone so fast! Check his website to see if he is coming to your city!


Friday, October 22, 2010

Facing my fears

It is about time......

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel
afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
Nelson Mandela

Isn't that beautiful? I am so much going through fear these days, it
made me happy to find this quote. Like everyone else, me too, I am on
a path, looking for answers, avoid pain (as if it is
possible)...Through acceptance, love and courage, clarity comes like
the sun on a brand new day. What a blessing.

And then there is this inpiring beautiful song. Fly high...
I love it. It has a sweet memory with my friends in Pachamama.

fly high with the koi
touch your arms under the earth
becoming one
connect my heart into yours
and be forever love.

Dream your eyes open
Kiss the skies
Taste the rain
Smell the green
It is all here now
Be here now with me
Angels are.
Are you?