image description

Posts Tagged ‘meditation’

Women ~ Health ~ Inspired Eco Living: Meditation Focus for the Week

Women ~ Health ~ Inspired Eco Living: Meditation Focus for the Week

Tapas or Self-Discipline

Tapas is the day to day choice to burn non-supportive habits of the body and mind, choosing to forsake momentary pleasures for future rewards.”

From: ‘The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice’
By Deborah Adele

Women ~ Health ~ Inspired Eco Living: Book Review

Book Review

I am re-reading “A Thousand Names For Joy:Living in Harmony With The Way Things Are by Byron Katie with Stephen Mitchell.

When I am feeling “all tangled up emotionally”, reading this book (based on the Tao de Ching), never fails to soothe.

Every time I read this book, I feel I go deeper with the concepts and with my own learning.

I can understand how someone may have a problem with the content too, as it causes one to challenge what we think to be true.

I highly recommend this book for anyone on a journey of personal growth and inquiry.

In mindfulness,

zoey

20130724-055439.jpg

Topaz Lotus Inspired Eco Living: The Beauty of Meditation

The Beauty of Meditation

Meditation creates ‘pure space’ between thoughts and feelings.

It allows one to detach from strongly held beliefs that no longer serve.

Meditation is ‘spring cleaning’ for the mind.

namaste,

zoey

Topaz Lotus Inspired Living: A Great Quote of the Day

Topaz Lotus Inspired Living: A Great Quote of the Day

 

~ from the 13 Moon Natural Time Calendar, painting by Marti Fenton White Deer Song

 

“My heartbeat is the holy carpet I set upon to meditate and pray.  Breath is the universal religion. Humility is the key for unlocking all doors.”

 

Just breathe.

 

namaste

 

zoey

Topaz Lotus Living: Evening Prayers

Topaz Lotus Living: Evening Prayers

‘Good night moon

Goodnight cows jumping over the moon …

Goodnight stars

Goodnight air

Goodnight noises everywhere’

20130707-210908.jpg

Topaz Lotus Living: Evening Prayers

Topaz Lotus Living: Evening Prayers

May all be filled with lovingkindness

May all be well

May all be peaceful and at ease

May all be happy

20130707-122745.jpg

Topaz Lotus Living: Evening Prayers

Evening Prayers

For the joy of a summer day, we give thanks.

The the sound of the wind and the waves, we give thanks.

For the love of family and friends, we give thanks.

For the honor of being alive, we give thanks.

And so it is.

20130707-122814.jpg

Topaz Lotus Living: Evening Prayers

Topaz Lotus Living: Evening Prayer

May we be protected together.
May we be nourished together.
May we work together with great vigor.
May our study be enlightening.
May there be no hatred between us.
Om peace, peace, peace.

20130707-122847.jpg

Topaz Lotus Inspired Living: Vancouver Yoga Teacher Training at Open Door Yoga

Vancouver Yoga Teacher Training: Open Door Yoga Vancouver

 

I recently completed my 200 hour hatha yoga teacher training at Open Door Yoga in Vancouver and I highly recommend this intense and incredibly well designed program!

With a conveniently designed program of meeting once per week on either a Saturday or Sunday, this course can easily fit into most schedules.

The quality of the instruction, I found to be exceptional.  As a adult learner, I often find myself bored to tears in many seminars and courses.  Not so, with the Open Door Yoga Teacher Training.  With a range of instructors and subjects, and utilizing a variety of multi-sensorial teaching methodologies, the program was transformational.

I started the program with the intention to deepen my personal practice and to add to my skills as a yoga instructor.  I finished the program with these goals met and as a somewhat different person.  I’m unable to find words to describe the difference, I just ‘feel’ deeper and broader and with real concrete something – the practice of yoga, to ground me daily.

For my next training, I plan to do the “Restorative Yoga” teacher training at Yogacara in August.

in peace & mindfulness,

zoey

health coach for wise women

yoga &  healthy life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul!

Topaz Lotus Living: An Evening Prayer

Topaz Lotus Living: An Evening Prayer

‘Thank you for this day, and also this night. You established the moon and the sun. You fixed all the boundaries of the earth; you made the seasons and the stars and we say thank you.’

– adapted from Psalm 74: 15, 16

Follow Me On The Web!