Element #2- Love

Element #2- Love

Yoga has served my life and my family by providing a vehicle that transports all parts of me to the highest. When I attend yoga regularly I am more pleasant to be around, quicker to laughter, and my body vibrates with joy of being served.  Tired muscles get soothed, my hesitant heart gets strengthened, my dreams are realized and my spirit awakens!

The story’s of Hanuman are all about “Service”. Tales of having one foot in Sri Lanka and one in India. By so doing he brings two different lands together, As well as the past and future. His service also shows unending love to those around him. One story that displays this is when Hanuman is sent out into the forest to gather a specific herb to help save a friend from death. Since he must gather the herb before the sunrise, his task is hurried. When the sun nears the top of the mountain Hanuman grows larger than life to block the sun from shinning. Because he can’t find the herb, he then lifts the entire mountain where the herb was to be found and carries it to his friends aid.

Our relationships must first require courage but then and unending love to fuel the action needed to show our devotion. “Lifted Yoga” in the coming weeks, will pry open our hearts and build the love on top of our foundations of courage.

One important Niyama to remember in this action is ahimsa (non-harming). When we harm ourselves or others we get set back. When we serve ourselves and others we want to first do no harm. Watching our transition from pose to pose, task to task, or day to day. Feeling our poses from the inside out. Listening for unproductive thoughts or choices. Blending our heart, mind and spirit in an orchestra of integration.

I am so grateful for yoga and the opportunity it gives me to recognize what truly helps me grow and feel healthy. Now thats worth celebrating!!!

How has YOGA served you ?

6 Comments
  • Heather
    Posted at 22:38h, 29 October Reply

    I attended my first yoga class about 5 years ago not really knowing the impact it would have on my life. At first I felt a difference in some practical ways. I was able to breathe freely like I never thought I could. It changed the way I ran, slept, and relaxed. I didn’t realize that I had been taking shallow breaths for decades. As I continued practicing yoga, I felt a release of stress, tension, and anxiety I didn’t know I was carrying in my body. After releasing all of that heaviness, I found more room for relaxation and joy. Thanks for adding to my experience.

  • Kyle Clouse
    Posted at 10:53h, 02 November Reply

    Yoga serves me in teaching me to be still, meditate, and let go. We all need to meditate and let go.

  • Cheri
    Posted at 13:07h, 06 November Reply

    I have been a student of Lifted Life and the previously named Alpine Yoga for several years now. Yoga is a great part of my life. These teachers are wonderful ! Thank You

  • Debbie Barney
    Posted at 13:56h, 06 November Reply

    Lifted Life Yoga Center has been a wonderful addition to the Alpine community, offering services and products that benefit the mind, body and spirit. The intention is stated in it’s name, helping it’s friends and patrons to achieve a higher consciousness and space in our lives. Thank you for all you offer to us.

  • Trisha Walker
    Posted at 14:15h, 06 November Reply

    I love yoga and I just came to the open house and it is wonderful. A place where you can have complete healing. Energy work, massage, chiropractic, and yoga. Thanks for being here in Alpine.

  • Paulette Lott
    Posted at 17:56h, 23 December Reply

    Yoga serves me in teaching me to be still, meditate, and let go. We all need to meditate and let go.

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