I am focused
I am productive
I am cooperative
I am flexible
I am empowered
I am confident” —Solar plexus chakra affirmation (via littlewhiteelephant)
Your life has an inner purpose and an outer purpose. Inner purpose concerns being and is primary. Outer purpose concerns doing and is secondary.
yogagurl 30 DAY YOGA JOURNEY
30 days of setting the groundwork for 2012
DAY 1 ”Letting Go”
WEEK 1 Theme: Clearing Clutter & Detoxing the Body, Mind & Spirit
Where you create space to enable your vision
Sometimes you have to let go of something to see if it was worth holding onto…
Welcome, today we focus on “Clearing our inner space”
I suggest you sing the words “Let it go” outloud… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHVVZCzlkEI
Consider setting aside an 1/2 hour (though even 5-10 mins will do!)
Set aside a time when you first wake up or go to bed.
As you breathe in and out deeply, sit in silence and listen to the space between
each breath. As you do, hold this question in your heart:
“How can I clear away internal & external clutter to make space for my intention?”
Another version might be:
“What rocks & weeds need clearing, and what nutrients need to be introduced in order to create the right environment for my vision to grow?”
“What is my intention for this 30 day journey and how does it lead to my bigger vision?”
Before any garden can be seeded you have to clear the clutter from your life, internally and externally. You have to create the right environment to be able to grow your vision.
These questions are one way to begin the journey, a jumping off point, so to speak. You may already have a specific question or intention for this 30 Day journey — grow with that.
However you choose to begin is perfect for YOU. Do just one little part of what I send you and make just a little time each day and you will feel the difference at the end of the 30 days!
If a list of things come to mind you are ready to let go of list them now … (they could be habits that no longer serve your highest self, they could be objects, people or situations. Hint: dig deep & be creative)
Now, as you enter the silence of meditation and reflection, imagine your question, or intention, is activating and awakening an intention or more creatively said: A Dream Seed held at your center.
So, What is this Intention or Dream Seed?
A Dream Seed is a time-capsule, designed to activate and grow more deeply into
your unique ‘Ability’ in this world. Carried forward, for this moment in time, it is now activating, sparking and coming to Life!
LET GO and MAKE SPACE to let your Dream Seed grow … peacefully allowing visions and sensations to flow; inspiration and revelations to rise; clarity and joy to BLOOM and grow inside.
Allow space for integration and contemplation.
When complete with the meditation session, give
yourself a few deep breaths ( in and out through the nose) with Appreciation.
Record what you observe, preferably in a Journal dedicated to the 30 Day Journey experience. Share, with me & us as you feel inspired.
Remember, you are joined on this 30 Day journey by others. Our unified focus creates the ground for transformation.
Just imagine what will happen as they activate their Dream Seeds, too:
A Garden of Intentions will grow. Who knows what will sprout and grow.
Remember, whatever visions, ideas, insights or feelings come … is perfect for you. Be gentle with the Self. Trust and allow the process to unfold. A seed does not become a Tree overnight, it grows, blooms, and fruits in alignment with cyclic time. True to its own nature, there is no hurry or worry … rather a daily journey revealing itself bit by bit.
Reflection for Body:
What could you let go of today or cut back on?
Could you cut back on caffeine, pop, or sweets? Downsize your portion size over the next 30 days…from large to small and your body will feel the difference!
For this space of 30 days, I am here to provide a daily dose of breathing, keep you on track with your yoga practice & provide lifestyle inspirations as you clear,
tend, bloom & harvest the Intention ready and waiting.
We’ve also set up a Facebook page to connect, share your intention for wellness,
growth and record the journey. Please join us here:
Thank you for making the profound choice to begin. We look
forward to the journey ahead …
Lead With your Heart,
Alex & Yogagurl Team
How do I receive more of these inspiring daily messages?
You have received this because you have joined the journey, are on the fence or I think you are a great person to join us! It’s not too late to join us for the 30 day January Journey! If you have not registered or paid for the Online Journey Program, but like what you see here…and would like to receive daily emails for 30 days to participate remotely from around the world; you can do so ONLINE HERE. If you are a student at our studio in Toronto or would like to be, you can register this week for the Online portion at the Spa Reception when you purchase your Yoga Class Package for an additional $97.00.
Note: The in class 30 day Yoga Challenge is complimentary with class package registration and the themes will be touched on weekly. The online class (sample here goes more in depth).
INVITE A FRIEND TO JOIN YOU. Do you know a friend who would benefit from the 30 Day Online Journey? We would love to have them join us as well!
Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. - Alfred, Lord Tennyson