This is an invitation to all of you to join me in the Aishani Yoga Retreat in May (13-20th). Why? Obviously I am passionate about providing a space for everyone who knows they need some time out - but there is more of course.
Recently I thought again of the effects yoga has and so far has had on me and my life. Mostly we ask people what they want to do, where they want to get to. "What do you want to do when you grow up? What do you want to do when you finished studying; where do you want to work? What do you want to do after the kids are out of the house? What do you want to do after a marriage break up?" Never will we be asked who do you want to be in the world? How do you want to feel? Some people ask you about your passions in life, but mostly only when there is a known chance of getting a job with it - otherwise it's best to keep it as a hobby or drop it and grow up.
No matter where you are and what you are doing, try to take a moment and check how you feel. How do you feel reaching your goals at work, how do you feel with your social obligations / activities? Our body can tell us a lot. It tells us if we are in sink with ourselves or if something is very lopsided.
Meditation offers us to get in contact with ourselves, starting to acknowledge sensations in our body, then becoming aware of our breath and the quality of our breath and the interplay between our breath and our emotional state of being as well as our thoughts. - So HOW are you FEELING?
And how are you feeling when carrying heavy bags or a heavy load in general?