Growth actually has discomfort to it. The deeper you go, the more uncomfortable it gets in some ways, and yet in other ways, the more fulfilling it gets.
We tend to prefer the comfort of the known...even if it's not helpful...even if it's somewhat painful, than the discomfort of the unknown...even if the unknown is inspired, unique and totally breaking out of our shell...breaking out of our old state, our old self. Often times as we practice, we start feeling a new part of us emerging and coming forward, and we may actually feel a recoiling of sorts...a recoiling back into the known. And here is where we stand at a "Choice Point."
Am I going to courageously face the unknown so that I will continue to grow and evolve? Will I continue to follow inspiration and allow positive changes to happen? Or am I going to step back into what's more familiar...the old, no longer constructive state?
#choicepoint #choosegrowth #keepevolving #growthisuncomfortable #fulfillment #practice #meditation #parayoga #parayogis #TFD #thefourdesires #icaniwillimust #resolve
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I was introduced to Yoga Nidra more than 30 years ago, and have continued to study a variety of the ancient approaches to it. Recent clinical studies of Yoga Nidra are proving it to be remarkably effective for the treatment of various afflictions, ranging from sleep disorders, chronic pain, chemical dependency, anxiety, low self-esteem, and even multiple sclerosis. It is a complete and holistic approach that renews and restores both body and mind in the most subtle realms of being.
I'm thrilled to be bringing the wisdom of my 30+ years of personal Yoga Nidra practice and study to you in a brand new 5-day Yoga Nidra Intensive this August 20-24, 2016 - Carbondale, CO. I invite you to go deeper into your understanding and experience of this profound practice and all that is has to offer.
Just 12 spots remain for this training.
#yoganidra #yoga #nidra #parayoga #events #rest #renewal #relaxation #yogateacher #training
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Create self-reliance. Fill your own cup. Your cup isn’t filled from your kids' accomplishments or your spouse giving you a pat on the back or more affection. Don’t wait for a promotion, or the calendar to turn another year to be happier. Find happiness in yourself. It’s a constant. It’s a given. It’s innately who you are. You just have to slow down your mind long enough to be able to re-experience it. Start from this place every day. Ideally, fill your own cup. Then take that happiness and contentment, and creativity that abounds from it, and share it with the world.
Take responsibility for your own happiness. Don’t wait for life to bring it to you. Become as self-reliant as possible. Practice is the key to this.
#selfreliance #fillyourowncup #happiness #contentment #slowdown #selfresponsibility #practice #meditation #parayoga #parayogis #yogarupa #rodstryker
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Sometimes the more we relax, the closer we will come to our goal. Life affords us endless opportunities to let go. Applying this wisdom is a giant step toward greater freedom and possibility, one that allows us to see that sometimes the only things holding us back are the things we are holding on to.
#relax #lifelessons #letgo #vairagya #freedom #possibility #stopholdingon #loosenyourgrip
Dear Friends and ParaYogis,
Next month marks the culmination of four years of working on the biggest project I've ever undertaken for ParaYoga. I am thrilled to announce that today we have officially launched the first of four ParaYoga Online Master Trainings...now on YogaGlo.com!
I could not be more pleased and excited to share all the elements that comprise the ParaYoga online curriculum. The platform is truly state of the art, and includes: an entirely rewritten and redesigned 150-plus page manual for Vinyasa Krama that follows the newly formatted and organized lectures point by point; more than 150 different videos with separate asana, pranayama and meditation practices, along with a new yoga nidra practice, quizzes and assignments; monthly video chats with me and online forums moderated by myself and senior ParaYoga certified teachers. There's also the ability to create your own notes for each lecture and store them in the platform, while viewing the content. Everything has been meticulously designed, integrating all these components, bringing the course to life in a way that it has never been before.
We're putting the same kind of work, complimentary tools and approaches to online learning into the next three trainings as well..."Tantra Shakti: The Radiant Soul of Yoga", "Secrets of the Sutras: Light on Self-Mastery" and "Prana Shakti: the Power and Path of Yoga", which will all be released in the coming months.
I hope you will join myself and this truly global community of students, all of whom are diving deep into the power and wisdom of these ancient teachings.
With deepest love and gratitude to all who have been a part of bringing this great undertaking into fruition...
Access Vinyasa Krama Online now at:
*NOTE: If you have taken Vinyasa Krama previously, you should have already received an email from the ParaYoga office with information on how to take advantage of a special 50% discount being offered to Vinyasa Krama Alumni ONLY...now through July 31, 2016! If you believe you qualify for this discount and did not receive the email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
#vinyasakrama #pymt #parayoga #parayogis #yogaglo #yoga #teachertraining #advancedyogastudies
The practices of yoga ultimately lead you to, an experience in which you recognize the fullest, most essential part of yourself.