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Yippee Ki Yay Namaste

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Want to build your positive mind?

Feel bright in every which way?

Breathe in BIG and stretch real wiiiiiiiiide

Exhale a Yippee Ki Yay!

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To activate Positive Mind

Release worries that stick like glue

Mooooove inside your rib cage

Let out a Yabba Dabba Doo!

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The negative mind is protective

fearing, “it’s just not possible”,

The positive mind takes risks

Makes the impossible, possible

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Go from Negative Mind clenching

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To stomping…

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To Jumping…

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To Laughing…

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To  quite Positive consequencing

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Let’s head toward the Neutral Mind

~the balance that hears both sides

Make choices from a centered space.

So our Trust gets… Magnified!

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Positive mind is calm, contained

and inspires expansion and boldness,

We don’t get rid of the Negative Mind,

It protect us from dangers, like coldness..

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   May we brighten ourselves  from the inside

So we easily Yippee Ki Yay

May we see each other’s goodness

Namaste Namaste Namaste

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Sat Nam

Thank you Yogi Bhajan for the teachings

Jenni Miller for the Yippee Ki Yay when I really needed it

and Rachel Schattle for capturing the children’s radiance

 

 

Treasure-Map

Roadmap to Lucidity

inspired by Yoga Sutra 1.33 which reads: “maitri karuna mudita upeksanam sukha duhkha punya apunya visayanam bhavanatah cittaprasadanam”

The map to LUCIDITY?Treasure-Map

YES! Have you heard?

Takes four states to get there~
Not that absurd.

The first is of FRIENDSHIP
toward those who are happy.
Even when you feel distant,
resistance and slappy.

The second is of COMPASSION
toward those in distress.
Tough when annoyed,
imposed on and stressed.

The third is of JOY
toward those who are good
through roadblocks of useless
and misunderstood.

The fourth is of EQUANIMITY
toward those who are foul
who are lacking in virtue,
and react with a growl.

Here in our mapping
Four residents are mentioned.
How we perceive them
Is our fierce contention.

Our attitudes we go for
From composure to kind~
Get us closer to LUCIDITY
Where we STABILIZE our mind.

Memorize these four~
And observe in daily life.
During times of quiet,
Noise, and even strife.

So buckle up~
And prepare for a ride~
To align your attitude,
And try the untried.

Close your eyes~
Feel the state you are in~
Soften your heart~
your throat, and your skin.

Drop your breath
right into your heart~
It’s made up of LOVE~
And that’s where you start.

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Inhale with the thought~
May I be friendly~
Exhale with the thought~
May I give friendship.
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May I be COMPASSIONATE
with your next inhale
May I give COMPASSION
with your next exhale.

Inhale with the thought~
May I have JOY~
Exhale with the thought~
May I give JOY.

May I have EQUANIMITY
with your inhale.
May I give CALMNESS
with your exhale.

When someone comes to mind
Offer these prayers
No matter their issues,
Their stains, or their stares.

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May you be LOVED ~
May you be PEACEFUL~
May you give PEACE~

Your states of envy and mean
Get smaller each time~
Intolerance is removed
You get closer to SUBLIME.

Once your mind is CLEAR,
And you’re CENTERED and FREE
Skillfulness in ACTION
Will be … Will be~

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Shames, Shames, Go Away! And Don’t Come Back Another Day!

Inspired by Yoga Sutra 2.16 Heyam dukham anagatam

 

Avoidable is the sufferingshames regrets doubts
that has not yet to come~
That feeling of shame
That sticks like chewed gum.

How do we get through places
That are stuck deep inside?
Where the holdings, the collections
The patterns reside?

The patterns of feeding
Our suction cupped shames~
With secrets and silence
And judgements and blames.

Attract the energy of movement~
And comfort with movement~
Comfort with change~
Comfort with improvement.

Create space between impulseZI60-Hands-Button
And action that binds~
The stuck feelings that resists
Our meetings of minds.

Space is the experience
Of minds open and bright
The Wisdom of Grace
Is filled up with light.

Grace is the knowing
Our mistakes serve an aim~
Instead of allowing
Our mistakes to serve shame.

So to prevent future suffering~
And the feeding of shames~
Create a steady practice
Of breath work and aims.

Here’s a mantra for you
To embody and embed~
Press thumb into each finger
And say in your head~

{I inhale to prepare~shames 2
I exhale to share~
I inhale to release blame~
I exhale to transform shame~*}

{Repeat 11 times}~

Keep your sitting bones rooted.
Slowly rotate your core ~
Counterclockwise 3 rounds
Your breath? Don’t ignore!

Inhale going backwards,
Exhale going forward .
Your movements ride on your
breath~

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It’s pretty straight forward.

Pause and move clockwise.
Repeat 11 times.
Close eyes and listen.
To your heart beat like chimes.

Find someone you know,
You love and you trust
Show them your shames
And watch your blames turn to dust.

May we have what it takes
To transform all our shames~
To allow our mistakes
To serve our Great Aim~

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How to Bliss Bomb the World

PIC-2So you finish your practice~
You feel loving and calm.
There is nothing you dismiss~
You are full of BLISS bombs.

You rejoin your family~’
And what do you hear?
Shouts of anxieties~
Blames, Shames, doubts and fears!

Does loving-kindness deflate
As you join the contention?
Or will your blissed state
Transmit without tension?

Each time you experience
The delight of {I AM}
Your bliss will flow forth~
Like a hydraulic ram.

Embody the KNOWING~
Of your inner LOVE state.
So you can keep it safe~
And INTERRELATE.

YOGA says your relationship
between you and your SELF~
can not be diminished,
or put upon a shelf.

You take your SELF
everywhere you GO!
Then everything is spiritual
from Grumps to Sloppy Joes!

Lokanandah Samadhi-Sukham
Shiva Sutra One.Eighteen~
PIC-1Your inner bliss continues
Like you won the slot machines.

So how do we GROW
In our capacity for such LOVE?
Without mermaids and unicorns~
Blue moons and white doves?

We create an INNER space
Direct love toward KNOWERSHIP~
Call forth our virtues,
Our patience, our grit.

We bridge the gap of difference
SERVE in a profound way~
Not cold duty or bargain~
LOVE is the order of each day.

Become capable with powers
Of WILL, KNOWING, and ACTING
By practicing {I AM}
Without useless distracting.

Place your hand over your HEART~
Feel right beneath your palm~
Towards your back body~
Where this is endless peace and calm.

Allow your attention
To be with your BREATH~
To flow in and flow out
Softly in your chest.

Welcome the BREATH~
Right into your HEART.
Feel a soft golden sun
That is bright, warm and smart.

With each breath IN~
make that SUN glow.
With Each breath OUT~
Expand the warmth to and fro.

As you welcome the breath in
To the vast INNER world~
Invite the HEART to reveal
It’s largeness, depth, and swirl.

Flow in with the thought {I AM}
The mantra of the inner self~
(Not I am Sam~
Or I am a silly elf)

The heart receives the breath
With the recognition {I AM}
The exhalation feels space,
The experience of BLISS BAM.

Practice with eyes open
Practice with eyes closed
Practice often
And LOVE will be exposed.

As you greet those outside~
Amongst the chaotic and mundane~
Stay tuned into your heart
And send LOVE to their pain.

You’ll get glimpses of KNOWING
Your yoga is working~
When outer frustrations
Are shirking, not lurking.

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Sun vs. Moon….YOU Decide!

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Election! Election!
Left Versus Right
Moon Versus Sun
Both shining bright!

What serves, what honors
the United States of YOU?
Tune into your breath~
Tune into your view~

Do you need more strength?
more power? more fire?
Then, Sun is your canidate
you most admire~

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Or more sweetness?
More flow? More balance
and wisdom?
Moon is the vote to
cast for your system~

Sun represents your right,
and Moon, your left~
Both equally qualified
to heal and heft~

Each one has a Salutation~
a platform of poses
Practice each one
No need for opposes!

Decide on your term;
May be minutes or years!
and what gets to vote!
Chakras or Ears?

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Who has a voice
in the United States of YOU?
Muscles or bones~
Organs or goo?

And where is the
capital of your nation?
Your Heart? Your head?
Third Chakra vibration?

Choose what qualities
serve your union as a whole~
What is right for your body,
your mind and your soul?

Fernbank Yoga Club voted today. 43 unions saluted the Moon. 27 unions saluted the sun. The rest are undecided. 

“It was interesting to watch the grounded students take their time in each posture of the sun and moon salutations. This fact-finding process took longer for some than others, and a few students needed to revisit certain postures to see what their body thought. The votes were taken, first internally, and then announced to the group. I look forward to hearing how the first days of each parties term goes. Term lengths varied from one week to one year. The excitement was palpable as the students began to brainstorm their new nations flags and colors.”

Mary Quinn Templeton, Elevated Grounded Teacher

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