When people tell you who they are; believe them. When people tell you who you are, don't believe them...don't let people who misunderstand you define you...you are the only custodian of your own integrity
Maria Popova, 7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing & Living
YouTube Credit: Dissolve
I've been following the extremely talented Maria Popova now for a few years, and when I came across this gorgeous clip summarising her first seven years at Brain Pickings it resonated so much with me that I just had to share it (it is a few years old now but still well worth a look).
...yoga has several facets, and though the aim and culmination of yoga is the sight of the soul, it has lots of beneficial side effects... among which are health, happiness, peace and poise
We are all drawn to practice yoga for a wide variety of reasons, whether it be for exercise, or connecting with yourself on a deeper level, increasing flexibility, addressing an injury or assisting with anxiety or simply to maintain peace of mind. One interesting yoga article cites 38 specific health benefits of yoga, and I believe this number is really just scratching the surface of possible benefits physically and physiologically that can be attained through a regular yoga practice. Although it is by no means the ultimate goal of yoga, a healthy body and mind is vital preparation for reaching these higher states of awareness.
The latest edition of Australian Yoga Life features an article I wrote recently about the 'nadis', which are fascinating energy channels within our body similar in concept to the Chinese acupuncture meridians.
'Respond to every call that excites your spirit' ~Rumi~
I've been teaching yoga now for a couple of years and earlier this year I felt really compelled to reach out and offer something a little more than a 60-90 minute class. I felt that everything I was doing in my days; whether it be writing, yoga, reading, parenting, bush walking, journaling; all of it was intricately linked to my yoga practice in some shape or form.
A short 5 minute extract from 'Yoga - The Essence of Life' on an interpretation of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and the 8 Limbs of Yoga - Enjoy! Tehla xx
When Xavier Rudd took the stage at Marrickville's Factory Theatre last night to a sell out crowd, his insane beats and vocals sent vibrations through to the very core of every being in attendance.
His incredible musical talent, notably his arcane ability to simultaneously play guitar, harmonica, drums AND didgeridoo (with pauses to sing!), is matched only by his equally talented adeptness at delivering powerful political messages about indigenous Australia in his unrelenting rich undertones of LOVE and CONNECTEDNESS.
There was a time in my life when I used to think that if I could ever possibly release my hips enough to achieve Lotus Pose I would know all I need to know about yoga.
Boy how wrong I was!
~There's more to this ancient volcano than meets the eye ~
I grew up near this majestic mountain and yet it's taken me over thirty years to actually climb it! As a child my Dad would recount many stories of the steep ascent (and descent!) that he would take with the schoolkids he taught at one of the local High Schools in the area. At the time I had no real inclination to do the climb myself, however in recent months I felt so drawn to this mountain from my childhood that I was even dreaming about it! Then it appeared in a major feature article in National Geographic magazine and I learned so much more about it's spiritual significance to the local Aboriginal Yuin people, and I felt so incredibly ignorant that it had taken me this long to notice its vital value to the local area. So, over the Christmas break I strapped on my boots, packed my backpack and reserved a full day to immerse myself in a mountain of discovery.
Hi there and thanks for dropping by! I'm Tehla Jane and I'm a self-confessed word nerd, bookworm and yoga devotee from Wollongong, Australia. I love to wonder and wander, and especially love spending time with my two little girls and hubby Glen. My blog is inspired by my daily musings in my trusty journal, where I scribble out endless pages in almost illegible handwriting and occasionally convert this into a typed format! Welcome!