Blink, The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
I have been living in Athens, Greece, for almost 3 years. I remember when I just moved to Toronto Canada ages ago, a close friend told me this:
''During the first year of relocation, you are overwhelmed by homesickness and you want to go back. After two years, you are getting settled in, feeling more comfortable, at home. After the third year, you feel you belong and there is no rush for going anywhere.''
Either way, a relocation takes time. Emotionally, mentally, socially & financially. I find it to be a never-ending journey. A bittersweet adventure, especially when done with kids.
I relocated a few times in my life to know that. But the main challenge is, to my opinion, that we keep thinking that the neighbors’ grass is always greener. I guess it could be true for many aspects of our lives: the way we compare our personal lives with others.
My Mantra for complex situations is this : ‘’Become friends with the present moment and leave your mind alone’’
Try it when a turmoil event is flooding your mind and heart, repeat it silently or out loud and notice the internal sift.
This week I started a new chapter in my Greek life and I began teaching yoga in person outside of my home yoga studio. And an immediate craving for my own studio popped out in my heart. But then doubts, fears, and uncertainty appeared.
When I go through a process like this or similar others I tend to listen to my intuition, to my belly brain, the gut. It works. The universe guides us all the time, but we lose the ability to tune in. All you need to do is to listen carefully and don't let external or internal 'noise' and judgment interfere. I am reading now this fascinating book, Blink, that explains exactly that. It's a must-read!
Today I am sharing with you some tips for loving practicing Navasana, boat pose. May it help you to enjoy it and stop skipping it: Fall in Love with Navasana Who loves Navasana? I do! Honestly, but I hated it for a long time until I changed how I practice it. We are most likely to practice poses we like than those we don't. Would you agree? A full tutorial on how you can fall in love with your boat pose, Fall in Love with Navasana and get your abs stronger is now released on my YouTube channel. May it be of service to you.
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Studio Naim, Herzliya, Israel
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Perspective doesn’t shape your life, it is your life!
Yours in Yoga,