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Moving Beyond Fear to Creation
September 28, 2017 Joyoga / in Yoga Blogby

Feeling the first rays of spring here in Australia so distinctly, this process of clearing and release is inevitably followed by blooming and growth.

 

Hence, this week’s classes have been themed around CREATION.

 

The act or process of creation is bringing something into existence; starting something for the first time or introducing something new.

 

This, of course, can take various forms – it might be a new work project, creating a new home, preparing your garden for summer, a lifestyle choice or the simple act of introducing a new habit into your life.

 

So, what is at the root of creation?

 

A desire. A strong sense of what we want to invite into our lives.

 

Desire is nature’s way of communicating with us, showing us through intuition, gut feelings and physical reactions where we are moving in the right direction and where we are not. It will offer us a strong sense where and how we want to move (or not).

 

In order to feel this strong sense, rather than trying to figure things out, we need to connect with our true self. This is where the practice of yoga comes into play. As someone who is fairly systematic by nature, I have a tendency to wanting to figure things out, rationalising the hell out of situations or circumstances. Whilst there can be a lot of benefit to that, there is one thing that has not failed me: the practice of finding silence and connection to self (meditation).

 

How does all that lead to creation?

 

Well, we’re always an expression of ourselves, our creativity. We create things, thoughts and situations every day. We are creators. That also means we must accept responsibility – we create the world as we would have it. I know, it’s crazy and scary, because you might say: “No, I don’t. I did not want/ ask for ____ [fill in the blank]”.  The truth is though: It’s still part of your creation. Some might now argue it’s karmabut that’s a different blog post.

 

So, what’s the good news then?

 

If our world and experience is other than as we would like it to be, we may begin to change it.

 

I had a conversation with a student about this today – it doesn’t need to be a major life change. Maybe start with reading about a topic of interest, establishing a new ritual, taking on a new hobby, gaining self-awareness and connection one breath at a time. Set an intention about what you would like to create in your life.

 

From this place of connection, you may find the world you would like to create. From here, nature will always have us move into the right direction.

 

As always, feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or sign up for one of my classes this week.

 

Asana (yoga postures) we work with this week:

  • Heart openers
  • Backbends

 

Breathing practice (pranayama) we work with this week:

  • Sama Vritti Pranayama (Equal Breathing)

 

In Yin:

  • Heart meridian
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