May all beings be healthy.
May all beings experience abundance.
May all beings be peaceful.
May all beings be happy.
om shanti, shanti, shanti
It’s time to become more consciously aware of the quantity of electro-magnetic energy that you live with inside your home. Unfortunately our insatiable desire for convenience has overtaken our common sense. Take a look at how many electrical appliances are in your bedroom for starters. Lights, radios, tv’s, computers…….what else is in there? Did you know that all of these items emit electromagnetic energy even if they are turned off? Did you know that electro-magnetic energy weakens your immune system? Do you realize that when you are sleeping (or tossing around from insomnia) your body is more vulnerable to electro-magnetic energy? Do you think there might be a connection between your insomnia and your health to the amount of electro-magnetic energy in your bedroom? I certainly do.
Wanna sleep better? Wanna strengthen your immune system?
Create a bedroom space that’s free of electrical appliances……….especially TV’s!
………………..and don’t even get me started on cells, wireless, & microwaves……………………………
Yesterday, 5/10/2007, the NY Times published an article on yoga therapy. You can read it for yourself at this site: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/10/fashion/10Fitness.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
Wow. Much of what is written there is what I have been teaching (or preaching?) for years. It’s nice to be validated by the media.
Establishing a working relationship with main-stream medicine is easier said than done though. For one thing, few doctors have had any personal experience with yoga or yoga therapy. Many are mis-informed about yoga is, believing it to be a form of ‘exercise’ that helps people relax. I suppose that is true on some level, however it’s so much more than that.
Regardless, it’s nice to be on the cutting edge of something and helping to establish the standards. What frightens me though is the idea that at some point we, yoga teachers & therapists alike, will be regulated by some anonymous body of ‘professionals’ who will try to standardize our practices. Although I do recognize the need for some sort of credential that lets the public know that we have learned something, standardization will also seriously diminish the creative and intuitive spark that fuels our abilities. Yoga, as we know, is a body/mind/spiritual approach to health. How do you measure Spirit?
Time to meditate……………………………..
The average human breathes 13-15 times a minute or 21,000-21600 times in a 24 hour day.
21,600 breaths per day = 7,884,000 breaths per year
7,884,000 breaths per year = 946,080,000 breaths in 120 years or the life span of a healthy human according to yogic texts.
The yogi measures a life not by years but rather by the number of breaths one is allotted to each lifetime.Logic suggests then to slow it down, and make each breath longer if one wants to live longer. In this way we actually conserve energy and increase our vitality and increase our chances of experiencing bliss.
“Breath is mind in action……
The implication of this technology is that we are not helpless victims of a given emotional state.
By altering the flow of nasal breath, the body chemistry gradually changes and unwanted emotional and physiological states slowly disappear”
Harish Johari, author of Breath, Mind and Consciousness.
Greetings to all!
I’ve been wanting to begin a blog and it seems like today is the day. The time is 1:38pm on Sunday, February 18 and it’s Chinese New Year…..an auspicious time for beginnings.
I am calling this blog, The Teacher’s Diary and it’s my intention to share with you some of what I’ve learned (and continue to learn) as a yoga teacher. There’s a fine line between being a teacher and a student and more often than not I learn more from my students than they learn from me. More on that in the weeks to come.
For now, it’s enough for me to learn how to set up this blog!
Enjoy & Happy New Year!