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GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

The only way to create change is by getting OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE. You will not change while sitting idle on the couch,eating too much junk food,smoking,drinking,not working out, watching too much television,too much face book, staying in a bad relationship.remaining over weight because you just don’t know where to begin…..on and on we go…..whatever your comfort zone is,if you want change,GET OUT!

My comfort zone was RELATIONSHIPS. Romantic relationships where I allowed the male to do everything because it felt safe to be taken care of by a strong male. I felt safe, COMFORTABLE, until I realized I was actually being controlled ! ( but that’s an entirely different blog )

I’m not saying that relationships are BAD, just be aware of why you are in one? And with who? And why do you stay if it’s not working anymore? Usually it’s because people are COMFORTABLE and afraid they will not meet someone else.

It’s all about FEAR! Making changes,getting out of your comfort zone can be scary!!!!

What I am  expressing is: we need to get out in to the unknown and get over our fears and face the UNCOMFORTABLE to create change in our lives,our bodies,our minds, our world,our community……GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE.

Do you think Christopher Columbus was comfortable setting sail in to the unknown to go and discover the new world? Do you think Moses was comfortable wandering around in the desert for years seeking “the truth”? People who run marathons? LOsing weight and shedding the parts of yourself to reveal the true you ?

What’s your comfort zone? Begin to challenge yourself with the things in your life that keep you complacent because you are afraid to make changes……..be afraid and do “it” any way……

If you want your life to change,you must be the one to change. Yes,  most the time it is scary,  but when we come out the other side and have reached,whatever goal we wanted to reach,or made the change we wanted to make , there is nothing better than that!!!

 

Get your yogini on! Come out of the dark and into the light! Get your bikini on and jump in to the water…….the sea of possibility!!!

 

 

I AM A BODISATTVA……..

I know the only way to enlightenment is to help others awaken. That is why I teach yoga/meditation/wellness.

The ONLY WAY TO AWAKEN IS IN STILLNESS. SILENCE. MEDITATION.

My vows::

 

 

1. There are numerous sentient beings on the planet. I VOW TO HELP  THEM ALL  AWAKEN.

2. My imperfections are inexhaustible. I VOW TO OVERCOME THEM ALL.

3. The Dharma is unknowable. I VOW TO KNOW IT.

4. The way of awakening is unattainable. I VOW TO ATTAIN IT.

Any one want to join me  ?

GET YOUR YOGINI ON AND LOVE ANOTHER……..

 

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GENERATION IRON: IS IT A FREAK SHOW OR A SPORTING EVENT?

 

photo-17I went to the screening of the documentary: GENERATION IRON. In the above photo I am with Kai Greene one of the main men in the documentary. He was in second place for the Mr. Olympia title. Now,does he look in better shape than me? Me with my yoga body,he with his body builder body?

The documentary  was fantastic!!! It is about body building,the quest for greatness,big muscles, lots of money and particularly focuses on the Mr. Olympia contest, which is the loftiest title one can achieve in the body building world. Mr. Olympia, every body builders dream is to reign for one year,or more, and get the adulation of his peers and the world, mucho money and endorsements of sponsors that give him all that he need, and all that he needs never seems to be enough. When is big too big? How far do these men have to go to prove themselves and others that they are enough? Each year the muscles get bigger. The workouts more extreme. The competition gets greater which means that these competitors will go to any lengths to win…..how far is too far?

One of the questions that comes up in the documentary: is body building a sport or a freak show? Is it just ego and men gone mad becoming obsessed with their muscles and forgetting their health and well being.  Which brings us to another question: Is it healthy to build your body up to such an extreme level?  ( Or shall I say, blow it up, to such a level ) These guys do anything and everything to build their bodies up so they can win the Mr. Olympia title. Is it worth it?

As a health and fitness expert this is my humble opinion: I do not think that body building is a sport. It is a spectacle but then again,most sports today are spectacles……so, it’s more like a beauty pageant, with a little bit freak show thrown in, and the one with all the specific attributes wins.  I am not sure what you would call that but it is definitely not a sporting event.

Is health and wellness being depicted in this pageant of puffed up muscle mass? I must say a big NO on this question. I think it is very unhealthy to push the body to such extremes and using artificial means to do so. When your workout is unnatural and you are going against the natural order of your skeletal, muscle alignment, damage is going to be done and big time damage to the beautiful human heart,which by the way is one of the smallest muscles ( as big as a fist ) in our body. The heart takes on a heavy load when carrying around a body that is too big for its’ own good………..

When is enough,enough? Be balanced in mind and body. Be love. Be peace. Be power………

 

Get your yogini on!!!

 

 

BRING YOUR JOY TO THE WORLD!

The JOY of being, which is the only true happiness, cannot come to you through any form, possession, achievement, person, or event—–through anything that happens. That JOY cannot ” come ” to you——-EVER. It emanates from the formless dimension within you, from consciousness itself and thus is one with who you are. ( Eckhart Tolle )

The JOY is in you!!!! It is part of who we are! It is our birthright and it is just waiting for us to tap in to “it” and bring “it” forth in to the world!
The JOY of the world! JOY to the world!
Bring your JOY to the world and make the world a better place…..
We all have felt that JOY at one time or another. Especially when we were children and young, because we were untainted by the messages of the world that brain wash us about what is suppose to bring us JOY. As Mr. Tolle states: it is NOT possessions, or events or “things” that bring us JOY, it is a feeling within that gets awakened just by being alive and conscious of that life force……being present to the Presence is the
I feel that JOY a lot. Waking up in the early morning with my dogs all around me,the early morning stillness,my time in prayer and meditation,feeling the sun on my skin, sitting in silence and feeling my inner body……
Awaken to your consciousness and feel that JOY and bring it to the world!

photo-6GET YOUR YOGINI ON AND BRING JOY TO THE WORLD!

THANK YOU……….

I went out to my car this morning which was parked on a side street in Hollywood. I saw a piece of paper on my windshield. At first glance I thought it was a parking ticket. I thought: Oh no! Please not a ticket!
I walked closer and saw that it was NOT a ticket but a Thanksgiving note from a stranger. This is the note:
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What a sweet profound gift that made me so happy and grateful for all that I have…….and what a reminder that  IT IS BETTER TO GIVE THEN TO RECEIVE ……..
Whoever wrote that note and left it on my windshield,gave me so much and I hope I do that for all of you with messages of hope,love,faith,courage,empowerment,joy……..
Just a simple note with a positive message written on it,can change someones day and or their entire life………

Blessings to all and may your day be filled with love and giving……
I hope it’s not about your stomach,but about your heart, that you celebrate Thanksgiving…….

AGING IS A PROCESS,NOT A WAY OF LIFE!

We all age. There is a natural order of the body mechanics that breaks down and creates the “aging process ” but it does not mean that we have to GET OLD and buy in to all the myths our society tells us about aging:  Your over the hill after 40. Oh,I can’t ski anymore,I’m too old. I’m too old to go back to school, it’s too late for me to learn French. After 50 I just don’t have the energy. My metabolism is just not the same…..I can’t seem to get the extra pounds off
What else? What is your excuse,if you have one?
Why is it that some people defy the aging process and look great,feel good and are filled with vitally,and others are sluggish,slow,overweight,have no more zest for life and just quietly fall in to their OLD AGE WAY OF LIFE?
Why do some people morph in to a creature that is unrecogniable when they get older…..? I see them every day walking down the street: shoulders rounded forward creating the hump in the back,20 to 30 pounds over weight,short awkward strides in their gait due to lack of strength and flexibility in their muscles,belly fat hanging over their belt,difficult to breathe and on and on we go slowly fading in to black….

They do this because they think that they do not have a choice but THEY DO. How you think about aging is how you will age.
It is NOT necessary and definitely does not have to be the status quo.
Aging is a process,NOT a way of life!
I have a yoga teacher who is 86 years old. What has she got that others don’t? Nothing. We all are made up of the same matter and we can  either turn our life and our will over to getting older or we reverse the aging process,slow it down with diet, exercise and how you THINK about aging.

Don’t focus on the number. Focus on your LIFE! . Enjoy  a long healthy happy vital fun filled life way past 80.
I will be teaching yoga whan I am 100 years old. I will learn a new langiage. I will learn to play a musical instrument. I will always have a beginners mind and open myself to a brand new exciting world every day.

Be ageless,timeless…..eternal……..

Get your yogini on!

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OMG! IT’S GROUNDHOG DAY!

Hello my friends! I have not blogged in a very long time…..please excuse me……it is because I have been STUCK IN GROUNDHOG DAY and now I am unstuck,well,I still have a ways to go but I understand the reason I have to go through what I am going through to create change to get out of my own personal GROUNDHOG DAY.! I have survived the ordeal and am a changed person because of it…..sometimes we have to go through the most difficult challenges,the most painful,emotional,physical,spiritual and or financial situations ( or all of the them ) which is what I have been going through, to kick start ourselves in to changing our ways and thusly our life. Our world changes and a whole new beautiful,bountiful world comes in to play…….just like in the movie: GOUNDHOG DAY……
If you have not seen it,please check it out,it has such a great message,especially if you are stuck in a life that you are NOT HAPPY with! Stuck in patterns that do not serve you and the people around you. Stuck in the sameness of every day and slowly all passion and color are gone from your world and you live in a mundane depressed state and every day is GROUNDHOG DAY,your own personal GROUNDHOG DAY…….
Just like me!
I have been stuck for years in my life with patterns that do not serve me,actually harm me: EXAMPLE: I have abundance,every thing is working out and then I have NOTHING! It’s up and down and all around and I cannot stand IT! Completely out-of-balance. Extreme circunstances that I create with my old operting system ( old ideas of myself and the world around me and the people in it ).
It’s the same thing day in and day out! It’s GROUNDHOG DAY!
In the movie Bill Murray plays Phil Connors an arrogant and egocentric Pittsburgh TV weatherman who is just a vile human being and no one likes him and he really doesn’t like his life or anyone in it. Consequently, he gets stuck in the same day over and over again until he changes the patterns in  how he treats others, and he begins to love life and all that are in it! When he changes,he becomes FREE of the same day over and over. He gets out of GROUNDHOG DAY , his own personal Hell,and in to the wonder of love for the people in his life and the world around him……
It is just another example that when we change ourselves and share that change with the world and all the people in it,EVERYTHING CHANGES and everything is new again………

Namaste!
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