Balancing Your Life by Living Simply With Yoga
Celebrating National Yoga Awareness Month
“I have only 3 things to teach: simplicity, patience and compassion – and with these 3 you can go a long way.”
-Lao Tzu, 7th Century Chinese philosopher and the father of Tao
BySusan Ni Rahilly The words of Lao Tzu have been lovingly treasured for centuries, coming down to us today to guide us. As a teacher, I think I too have only 3 things to teach: meditate, exercise the body-mind, live simply and with these 3 our health will go a long way.
Living Simply with Yoga is about simple living, a simple daily routine, living in the moment with awareness.
Simple Living is about living consciously and in the moment. Consciousness is about awareness and this “Simple Living” process helps you to raise your awareness of how you’re living your life – and teaches you to live in the magic of life unfolding. And here are the steps:
Meditate: give yourself time for deep inner nurturing and nourishing.
Go to the “sweetspot” regularly: listen to meditative music. The Yogis believed we have a little sac of “Amber Nectar” (the nectar of the Gods) deep within our brains. The way to connect with our “sweetspot” is through relaxation and music, raising our vibrations.
Practice Right Diet: dietary control is very important in living with Yoga in your life. We eat those foods which contain the most life force energy and which feed our bodymind emotions and spirits. Traditionally vegetarianism suits the Yoga bodymind – but books such as “Eat Right 4 Your Type” have taught us that not everyone can be vegetarian or eat raw food diets. Understanding a little about the Ayurvedic Doshas can also be very illuminating! Learn what you can about your body and what foods are going to bring you optimum health. Eating little and often suits the Yoga body.