How…can you ‘take a stand,’ today?

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Weekly Question: How… can you ‘take a stand,’ today?

Weekly Intention: Resolute

Sunday, 9/28/2014 – Saturday, 10/04/2014

Be resolute…

“You have enemies? Good. It means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
– Winston Churchill

Notes/Thoughts

This week’s question is “How can you ‘take a stand,’ today?”

So, let’s start by defining, ‘take a stand…’

take a stand
/tāk/ā/stand/
idiom

1. To publicly express an opinion or declare a course of action, after careful consideration.

When you take a stand, it is important you stand firmly in your decision. In other words, it is important you believe in your opinion, or course of action and allow others to disagree with it. 

Ex: “I decided to quit my job before I found another one, and I’m o.k. with it.”
Ex: “I decided to report my employer to OSHA even though I liked my boss.”

Be resolute…

resolute
/ˈrezəˌlo͞ot/
adjective

1. 100% accepting of your opinion, decision, or belief.
2. Resolved.

Ex: “I’m o.k with my choice.”

How can you ‘take a stand,’ today?

  • Honor your decision…be at peace.
  • Allow others to have opinions…while standing firm in your decision, or statement.
    *Be respectful…even if it’s difficult.
    *Sometimes it’s better to stay silent, once you’ve made a declaration, or simply say, “I believe in my decision…I can’t foretell the future, but I’ve weighed the pros and cons and I believe in it.”
  • See this post: 
  • Surround yourself with people who support you.
  • Surround yourself with people who believe in you.
  • Surround yourself with people who listen to you.
  • Surround yourself with people who trust you.
  • Journal, every night, about your decision and list why it was the best one for you!
    *This will reaffirm your belief and make it easier to ‘take a stand.’
  • Research other people who’ve’ taken a stand…’
    *Discover how they’ve done it! 
  • Be steadfast!
  • Whatever!

Just keep breathing…

Read this article:
“Be Assertive: How to Stand-Up for Yourself.”
http://www.everydayhealth.com/emotional-health/standing-up-for-yourself.aspx

Click here for some inspiration: https://www.google.com/search?q=taking+a+stand&biw=1366&bih=657&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=BgknVPLfAY-OyASy5IHQBw&ved=0CCQQsAQ

Ask yourself, “How can I take a stand, today?”
Then live from the question and see what unfolds…

Ways to ‘Take a Stand’
Click here: http://www.takeastandforgood.com/ideas/

*As long as you’re not hurtin’ yourself or anyone else. :)

Listen to this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jff-XrAafgA

Play… The Happy & Successful Game!

 

Rules: 

If you notice you’re in the moment, you’re present, you’re paying attention to every detail, savoring the moment, you win. You are a success!

If you notice you’re not in the moment, you’re not present, you’re not paying attention to every detail, not savoring the moment, you loose. 

The End. 

*Ya gotta do somethin’ to play!

Recommended Meditations: 

Click here: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kelly+howell+meditations+peace

Archive of Stories, Articles and Videos – “The Yoga Book” *Articles, books and videos on “peace, healing, being present, expressing yourself, following your dreams, treating yourself, creating your life, enjoying the moment, simplifying your life, getting unstuck, moving forward, having fun, forgiving, pushing yourself, feeling your feelings, following your heart, loving yourself, having a positive body image, laughing, finding flow, being different, possibility, trusting people, grounding yourself, letting go, happiness, finding your calling, creating peace of mind, setting an intention, etc.” Enjoy!

Imagine what could happened if we all focused on the same intention this week!
*The Yoga Book blog is intended to inspire and influence the collective consciousness!

Remember, everyone is on their own path at their own pace, and we all have the same value.

Please practice yoga safely, and pause or stop when you need to pause or stop.  Listen to your body! Also, please consult a doctor before engaging in the practice of yoga. The Yoga Book blog, it’s affiliates, etc. do not take any responsibility for injuries, actions etc. which may occur as a result of doing yoga, focusing on the question/intention, or doing “Today’s Class.” Also, The Yoga Book blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional help. It is simply information based on experience and some research. Remember, you are making your own choices ~ following your own path, your own heart. ‘Tis up to you, what you do, and your sole responsibility. It is also your responsibility, please, to seek the professional help you may need in dealing with the issues that may arise in your life.

…And we all need a little help, sometimes :) 

The Yoga Book

*The Yoga Book itself is a personal journal for your insights and inspirations, after a yoga class! 

It can also help you determine which ‘style of yoga,’ yoga class, or instructor is right for you. 

“The idea for The Yoga Book came to me in a yoga class! I saw it clearly in my mind and I needed somewhere to write it down! Also, I had recently met with a Indian medical doctor, who had said “Different styles of yoga effect people differently, so it is important to know which ‘style of yoga’ is right for you.” So, I decided to create a book, where people could journal about their experiences in a yoga class, write about the different postures – how they felt, get inspired, and write about their insights… Sometimes I would come to class with a problem, any problem, and leave with a solution! And when I did, I’d write it down somewhere, so I decided to create The Yoga Book!” 

- Creator of The Yoga Book

*It has 100 pages for notes, and on each page it has an inspirational quote, a space for the date, class, and instructor’s name, and it will be available on Amazon.com very soon!

Pages

 

How… can you ‘give yourself permission,’ today?

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Weekly Question: How… can you ‘give yourself permission,’ today?

Weekly Intention: Allow

Allow yourself…

“Give yourself permission…”
– Anonymous

Notes/Thoughts

This week’s question is “How can you ‘give yourself permission,’ today?”

So, let’s start by defining, ‘give yourself permission…’

give yourself permission
/giv/yərˈself/pərˈmiSHən/
idiom

1. To allow yourself to be YOU. 

Ex: She gave herself permission to say no, even though she thought her reason was less valid than her friend’s reason, and as a result, her friend was angry.

It’s o.k.! Allow it…

How can you ‘give yourself permission,’ today?

  • Honor your choices…be at peace.
  • Honor your reasons…be at peace.
  • Give up pleasing others, this week and please yourself!
    Ex: Even if you think your reason is ‘less important’ than someone else’s reason, which is only an interpretation, anyway, be at peace.
  • Say “NO!” If you wanna…
    Ex: You can say ‘no’ or ‘yes’ for any reason, or for ‘no clear reason,’ and the person you’re saying no to… may not understand. Irregardless, choose to be at peace.
  • Do your thing…
  • Be imperfect…
  • Ask yourself, “How… can I be comfortable, today?” Then live from the question and see what unfolds! Ex: She stopped what she was doing and made herself comfortable.
  • Feel…
  • Be comfortable…
  • Go slow!
  • Whatever!

If you give yourself permission, you will automatically give others permission!

Be strong!

Click here for some inspiration: https://www.google.com/search?q=give+yourself+permission+quotes&es_sm=93&biw=1112&bih=634&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=0N0dVNGWEsKjyASxmoCQCg&sqi=2&ved=0CCoQsAQ

If you don’t give yourself permission, if you’re hard on yourself, you will be hard on others, which is the opposite of ‘giving yourself permission.’

Are you hard on yourself?
Take the quiz and find out…
Click here: https://psychologies.co.uk/tests/are-you-too-hard-on-yourself.html

So, if you’re hard on yourself, then ‘be a little  easier on yourself,’ today, for the greater good! 

You should feel your feelings and say no, if ya want to say no! Because your feelings, reasons and experiences are VALID. They’re as valid as anyone else’s feelings, reasons and experiences.

Let’s not forget this week’s intention…

allow
/əˈlou/
verb

1. To be o.k. with a decision (in this case); to deem it acceptable.
2. To make time or opportunity for something. 

Read this article:
“Be happy. Give Yourself Permission to be Who You Are”
http://www.liveandlovework.com/2012/02/24/be-happy/

For some other ideas on ‘how to give yourself permission,’ see these posts!

How can you follow your dreams, today?
Weekly Intention: Steadfast
Click here: 

How do you feel, today?
Weekly Intention: Wellness
Click here: 

For more ideas, see The Yoga Book Blog Archive…
Click here: “The Yoga Book” 

Ask yourself, how can I give myself permission, today?
Then live from the question and see what unfolds…

Other Notes

Be at peace, despite rejection or disapproval.
Ex: Someone says, “I think my reason is better than your reason.”

Be at peace and accept your reason as valid, because, it doesn’t matter! Your reason is as valid  as anyone else’s reason and your experience is equally valid, because it is based on your life.

You’re on your own path and everyone’s path is valid.

*We’re gonna get annoyed from time to time when people say NO to us, for instance, and it’s o.k. to be angry. But keep in mind, your reason is equally valid…

Of course, it’s o.k. to fight for what you want, if you think it’s worth the fight.

*As long as you’re not hurting yourself or anyone else!

Of course, if you’re giving yourself permission, already, ask yourself, “How can I give others permission, today?”

Weekly Notes:

Let’s talk about forgiveness…

How can you forgive someone who doesn’t seem to care or have compassion? How can you forgive someone who doesn’t seem to understand and doesn’t want to talk about it?

Well some people in certain situations are like ‘slugs,’ and slugs (real slugs, like the bugs!) are not compassionate. Slugs are just slugs. They can’t really hear you, which means they can’t understand! At worst, when speaking of the human-like slug bug, i.e. the human who doesn’t understand you, it is devastatingly sad and at best, it’s uproariously funny! 

Eventually, you’ll wake up and say, “they’re never gonna get it, they’re never gonna understand.” 

Most people, eventually, will understand you; but nine times out of ten, you won’t be around to hear about it, and they’ll never tell you! So, you’ll never know…

Ahh…the comedy and tragedy life.

Also, when you look at your life and you think it isn’t where it “should be,” and you’re judging yourself, choose to LOVE YOURSELF, in the moment! Say to yourself and others, “I like myself, I’m a good person, I care about others, I’m doing what I need to do, I’m proud of many things I’ve done, I accept (and sometimes understand) the choices I’ve made…” 

Speak in the present tense: “I like myself,” or the present perfect tense: “I’ve made good choices,” and own it!

If you feel good, good will come.

Play… The Happy & Successful Game!
 

Rules: 

If you notice you’re in the moment, you’re present, you’re paying attention to every detail, savoring the moment, you win. You are a success!

If you notice you’re not in the moment, you’re not present, you’re not paying attention to every detail, not savoring the moment, you loose. 

The End. 

*Ya gotta do somethin’ to play!

Recommended Meditations: 

Click here: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kelly+howell+meditations+peace

Archive of Stories, Articles and Videos – “The Yoga Book” *Articles, books and videos on “peace, healing, being present, expressing yourself, following your dreams, treating yourself, creating your life, enjoying the moment, simplifying your life, getting unstuck, moving forward, having fun, forgiving, pushing yourself, feeling your feelings, following your heart, loving yourself, having a positive body image, laughing, finding flow, being different, possibility, trusting people, grounding yourself, letting go, happiness, finding your calling, creating peace of mind, setting an intention, etc.” Enjoy!

Imagine what could happened if we all focused on the same intention this week!
*The Yoga Book blog is intended to inspire and influence the collective consciousness!

Remember, everyone is on their own path at their own pace, and we all have the same value.

Please practice yoga safely, and pause or stop when you need to pause or stop.  Listen to your body! Also, please consult a doctor before engaging in the practice of yoga. The Yoga Book blog, it’s affiliates, etc. do not take any responsibility for injuries, actions etc. which may occur as a result of doing yoga, focusing on the question/intention, or doing “Today’s Class.” Also, The Yoga Book blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional help. It is simply information based on experience and some research. Remember, you are making your own choices ~ following your own path, your own heart. ‘Tis up to you, what you do, and your sole responsibility. It is also your responsibility, please, to seek the professional help you may need in dealing with the issues that may arise in your life.

…And we all need a little help, sometimes :) 

The Yoga Book

*The Yoga Book itself is a personal journal for your insights and inspirations, after a yoga class! 

It can also help you determine which ‘style of yoga,’ yoga class, or instructor is right for you. 

“The idea for The Yoga Book came to me in a yoga class! I saw it clearly in my mind and I needed somewhere to write it down! Also, I had recently met with a Indian medical doctor, who had said “Different styles of yoga effect people differently, so it is important to know which ‘style of yoga’ is right for you.” So, I decided to create a book, where people could journal about their experiences in a yoga class, write about the different postures – how they felt, get inspired, and write about their insights… Sometimes I would come to class with a problem, any problem, and leave with a solution! And when I did, I’d write it down somewhere, so I decided to create The Yoga Book!” 

- Creator of The Yoga Book

*It has 100 pages for notes, and on each page it has an inspirational quote, a space for the date, class, and instructor’s name, and it will be available on Amazon.com very soon!

Pages

 

How… can you acknowledge yourself, today?

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Weekly Question: How can you acknowledge yourself, today?

Weekly Intention: Honor

Acknowledge yourself, today…

“Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.”
- Tiny Fey

Notes/Thoughts

Today’s goal is to acknowledge yourself.

acknowledge
/akˈnälij/
verb

1. To celebrate the quality of something.

Today’s goal is to reward yourself for something specific…with something specific.

It might be difficult, like in this case…

Ex: You get fired.

How can you acknowledge yourself [for getting fired, for instance]? 

First, acknowledge yourself for something you did, like “I did a great project, last year.” 

Then, reward yourself for the project and repeat!  

Keep rewarding yourself!

Ex: “I did a great project, last year, so I’m gonna take myself to dinner at Le Bernardin.”
Ex: “I did a great project, last year, so I’m gonna buy myself a bag.”
Ex: “I did a great project, last year, so I’m gonna watch this interesting movie…fully!”

*The reward can be small or large, but it should be specific, for this exercise. 

Essentially, the goal is to reward yourself for something specific… with something specific and repeat, until you feel acknowledged.

Have fun with this exercise!

Sidenote Exercise: Think of the worst thing anybody’s ever said to you and turn it into a song.

Read this article:
“Tiny Wisdom: Thanking Your Former Self”
http://tinybuddha.com/quotes/tiny-wisdom-thanking-your-former-sel

Honor yourself, too, today!

hon·or
/ˈänər/
verb

1. To revere. To celebrate.

Honor yourself and perhaps someone else, today!

For some ideas, see this post:
How… can you honor yourself, today?
Click here: 

You could say thank you to yourself, or someone else, because let’s face it, in today’s world F*u is more common than thank you. So, say thank you today! And let’s change the world, together.

Play… The Happy & Successful Game!
 

Rules: 

If you notice you’re in the moment, you’re present, you’re paying attention to every detail, savoring the moment, you win. You are a success!

If you notice you’re not in the moment, you’re not present, you’re not paying attention to every detail, not savoring the moment, you loose. 

The End. 

*Ya gotta do somethin’ to play!

Recommended Meditations: 

Click here: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kelly+howell+meditations+peace

Archive of Stories, Articles and Videos – “The Yoga Book” *Articles, books and videos on “peace, healing, being present, expressing yourself, following your dreams, treating yourself, creating your life, enjoying the moment, simplifying your life, getting unstuck, moving forward, having fun, forgiving, pushing yourself, feeling your feelings, following your heart, loving yourself, having a positive body image, laughing, finding flow, being different, possibility, trusting people, grounding yourself, letting go, happiness, finding your calling, creating peace of mind, setting an intention, etc.” Enjoy!

Imagine what could happened if we all focused on the same intention this week!
*The Yoga Book blog is intended to inspire and influence the collective consciousness!

Remember, everyone is on their own path at their own pace, and we all have the same value.

Please practice yoga safely, and pause or stop when you need to pause or stop.  Listen to your body! Also, please consult a doctor before engaging in the practice of yoga. The Yoga Book blog, it’s affiliates, etc. do not take any responsibility for injuries, actions etc. which may occur as a result of doing yoga, focusing on the question/intention, or doing “Today’s Class.” Also, The Yoga Book blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional help. It is simply information based on experience and some research. Remember, you are making your own choices ~ following your own path, your own heart. ‘Tis up to you, what you do, and your sole responsibility. It is also your responsibility, please, to seek the professional help you may need in dealing with the issues that may arise in your life.

…And we all need a little help, sometimes :) 

The Yoga Book

*The Yoga Book itself is a personal journal for your insights and inspirations, after a yoga class! 

It can also help you determine which ‘style of yoga,’ yoga class, or instructor is right for you. 

“The idea for The Yoga Book came to me in a yoga class! I saw it clearly in my mind and I needed somewhere to write it down! Also, I had recently met with a Indian medical doctor, who had said “Different styles of yoga effect people differently, so it is important to know which ‘style of yoga’ is right for you.” So, I decided to create a book, where people could journal about their experiences in a yoga class, write about the different postures – how they felt, get inspired, and write about their insights… Sometimes I would come to class with a problem, any problem, and leave with a solution! And when I did, I’d write it down somewhere, so I decided to create The Yoga Book!” 

- Creator of The Yoga Book

*It has 100 pages for notes, and on each page it has an inspirational quote, a space for the date, class, and instructor’s name, and it will be available on Amazon.com very soon!

Pages

 

 

How… can you change your life, today?

 

The Yoga Book_Blog

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Today’s Class
~ A class to do…
Choose from any of these classes!
Click here: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=yoga+classes

Weekly Question: How can you change your life, today?

Weekly Intention: Deserving

You deserve it!

“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”
– Jim Rohn 

Notes/Thoughts

The weekly question is ‘How can you change your life, today?’ So, let’s start by defining ‘change…’

change
/CHānj/
verb

1. To make different.

Let’s continue by defining ‘deserving…’

deserving
/dəˈzərviNG/
adjective

1. Worthy.

Ex: You are worthy…you deserve it!

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”
– Buddha

Ask yourself, “How can I change my life, today?”

Then live from the question and see what unfolds…

Read this article:
“How to Change Your Life”
http://zenhabits.net/change/

*Maybe, you’re already happy with your life…if this is the case, then enhance it!

enhance
/enˈhans/
verb

1. To improve the quality [in any aspect].

Ex: To improve the quality of relationships, work, free time…whatever!

Play… The Happy & Successful Game! 

 

Rules: 

If you notice you’re in the moment, you’re present, you’re paying attention to every detail, savoring the moment, you win. You are a success!

If you notice you’re not in the moment, you’re not present, you’re not paying attention to every detail, not savoring the moment, you loose. 

The End. 

*Ya gotta do somethin’ to play!

Recommended Meditations: 

Click here: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kelly+howell+meditations+peace

Archive of Stories, Articles and Videos – “The Yoga Book” *Articles, books and videos on “peace, healing, being present, expressing yourself, following your dreams, treating yourself, creating your life, enjoying the moment, simplifying your life, getting unstuck, moving forward, having fun, forgiving, pushing yourself, feeling your feelings, following your heart, loving yourself, having a positive body image, laughing, finding flow, being different, possibility, trusting people, grounding yourself, letting go, happiness, finding your calling, creating peace of mind, setting an intention, etc.” Enjoy!

Imagine what could happened if we all focused on the same intention this week!
*The Yoga Book blog is intended to inspire and influence the collective consciousness!

Remember, everyone is on their own path at their own pace, and we all have the same value.

Please practice yoga safely, and pause or stop when you need to pause or stop.  Listen to your body! Also, please consult a doctor before engaging in the practice of yoga. The Yoga Book blog, it’s affiliates, etc. do not take any responsibility for injuries, actions etc. which may occur as a result of doing yoga, focusing on the question/intention, or doing “Today’s Class.” Also, The Yoga Book blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional help. It is simply information based on experience and some research. Remember, you are making your own choices ~ following your own path, your own heart. ‘Tis up to you, what you do, and your sole responsibility. It is also your responsibility, please, to seek the professional help you may need in dealing with the issues that may arise in your life.

…And we all need a little help, sometimes :) 

The Yoga Book

*The Yoga Book itself is a personal journal for your insights and inspirations, especially after a yoga class!

It can also help you determine which style of yoga, or yoga class is right for you, because different styles of yoga effect people differently. 

It is important to determine which style of yoga is right for you.

*It has 100 pages for notes, and on each page it has a space for the date, class and instructor’s name and it will be available on Amazon.com very soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How… can you ‘let it be,’ today?

 

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Today’s Class
~ A class to do…
Choose from any of these classes!
Click Here: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=yoga+classes

Weekly Question: How… can you ‘let it be,’ today?

Weekly Intention: Grateful To Be Alive

Be grateful, today…

“True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.”
- Oprah Winfrey

Notes/Thoughts

The weekly question is “How can you ‘let it be,’ today?”

So, let’s start by defining ‘let it be…’

let it be
/let/it/bē
phrase of let

1. Observing. Allowing it to be.

Ex: He was angry and he let it be.

For more guidance, see this post: 

Let’s continue by defining ‘grateful…’

grateful
/ˈgrātfəl/
adjective

1. Thankful.

Everyday, think as you wake up, ‘Today I am fortunate to have woken up, I am alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others… I am going to benefit others as much as I can.’

- The Dalai Lama

How can you ‘let it be,’ today?

  • Breathe
  • Feel
  • Be true to yourself…

Focus on the fact that you’re alive and be grateful, if only, for that…

The probability of YOU coming into existence is almost non-existent. 

“Scientists Calculate the Probability of Your Existence…”
It’s 400 Trillion to one.
Read more here: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/787114-scientists-calculate-the-probability-of-your-existence/ 

Read this article…
“How to ‘Let it Be’ When You’re Upset”
Click here: http://zenhabits.net/how-to-let-it-be-when-youre-upset/

Read this article…
“Ten Ways to Show You’re Grateful”

Click here: http://zenhabits.net/10-great-ways-to-show-youre-grateful-today/

Watch this video
“Be Grateful You’re Alive”
*This video is a little different, but it drives the point home.
Click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZO4BRpHSko

If you choose, inspire others to let it be…

Weekly Notes:

Play “Let it Be…” 
Click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d05rcD_hoQo

Play… The Happy & Successful Game! 

 

Rules: 

If you notice you’re in the moment, you’re present, you’re paying attention to every detail, savoring the moment, you win. You are a success!

If you notice you’re not in the moment, you’re not present, you’re not paying attention to every detail, not savoring the moment, you loose. 

The End. 

*Ya gotta do somethin’ to play!

Recommended Meditations: 

Click here: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kelly+howell+meditations+peace

Archive of Stories, Articles and Videos – “The Yoga Book” *Articles, books and videos on “peace, healing, being present, expressing yourself, following your dreams, treating yourself, creating your life, enjoying the moment, simplifying your life, getting unstuck, moving forward, having fun, forgiving, pushing yourself, feeling your feelings, following your heart, loving yourself, having a positive body image, laughing, finding flow, being different, possibility, trusting people, grounding yourself, letting go, happiness, finding your calling, creating peace of mind, setting an intention, etc.” Enjoy!

Imagine what could happened if we all focused on the same intention this week!
*The Yoga Book blog is intended to inspire and influence the collective consciousness!

Remember, everyone is on their own path at their own pace, and we all have the same value.

Please practice yoga safely, and pause or stop when you need to pause or stop.  Listen to your body! Also, please consult a doctor before engaging in the practice of yoga. The Yoga Book blog, it’s affiliates, etc. do not take any responsibility for injuries, actions etc. which may occur as a result of doing yoga, focusing on the question/intention, or doing “Today’s Class.” Also, The Yoga Book blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional help. It is simply information based on experience and some research. Remember, you are making your own choices ~ following your own path, your own heart. ‘Tis up to you, what you do, and your sole responsibility. It is also your responsibility, please, to seek the professional help you may need in dealing with the issues that may arise in your life.

…And we all need a little help, sometimes :) 

The Yoga Book

*The Yoga Book itself is a personal journal for your insights and inspirations, especially after a yoga class!

It can also help you determine which style of yoga, or yoga class is right for you, because different styles of yoga effect people differently. 

It is important to determine which style of yoga is right for you.

*It has 100 pages for notes, and on each page it has a space for the date, class and instructor’s name and it will be available on Amazon.com very soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How can you be ‘blank,’ today?

The Yoga Book_Blog

The Yoga Book

Today’s Class
~ A class to do…
Choose from any of these classes!

Click here: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=yoga+classes

Weekly Question: How… can you be ‘blank,’ today?

Weekly Intention: Peace on Earth

Practice stillness, today…

“Sometimes simply by sitting, the soul collects wisdom.”
- Unknown

Notes/Thoughts

The weekly question is “How can you be ‘blank,’ today?”

So, let’s start by defining blank…

blank
/blaNGk/
noun

1. A space [your mind] to be filled.
2. The absence of obsessive thinking.

What is blank?

‘Blank’ is the opposite of ‘obsessive thinking.’

It is ~ experiencing the moment, fully. 

peace on earth
/pēs/ôn/ərTH/
expression

1. Harmony between people and groups.
2. The absence of war.

“Peace is the only battle worth waging.”
- Albert Camus (1913 – 1960)

“If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.”
- Moshe Dayan (Israeli, 1915 – 1981)

How can you be blank, today?

Being Blank vs. Active Thinking 

‘Active thinking’ is necessary, at times, because it relates to problem-solving. 

In other words, active thinking is problem-solving, or an examination of the pros and cons, etc. of a specific issue. 

Active thinking serves a purpose, which is finding a solution. 

*You can set a time limit, two hours, ten minutes, etc. ~ to find a solution! 

*Active thinking is finite, which means it has a beginning and an end. It is ‘analytical, or critical thinking,’ which is the only worthwhile kind of thinking…

However, it is important to note that you may not find a solution, right away, in which case, it is recommended that you be ‘blank,’ or allow a solution to come to you organically.

One suggestion is to meditate on an issue, then let it go, for now.

*If you don’t ‘have to’ make any decisions this week, then don’t…

It’s a good week to be blank!

*Ask yourself, how can I be blank, today?

Then, live from the question and see what unfolds…

Read this article:
“6 Ways to Clear Your Mind…”
Click here: 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/18/ways-to-clear-your-mind_n_4981108.html

Read this article:
“5 Communication Skills that Open People’s Minds”
Click here: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/clear-organized-and-motivated/201405/5-communication-skills-open-people-s-minds
Here’s an excerpt: 

“We are at a crossroads. We face many important problems in our world, in our country, and in our personal lives. And if we don’t come up with solutions soon, there will be dire consequences.”

If you need more direction, see this post:

Where are you going?
Weekly Intention: Flow ~
Click here: 

Other Notes:

Life is a game and everyone should win.

*Give up your judgments and assessments, today.

*Tread lightly in these difficult times, and have a sense of humor, if you can…

Weekly Notes:

Go with the flow..

Enjoy the choices you’ve made…as long as you can say, “this ain’t so bad.”  :)

Breathe and enjoy…

Play… The Happy & Successful Game! 

 

Rules: 

If you notice you’re in the moment, you’re present, you’re paying attention to every detail, savoring the moment, you win. You are a success!

If you notice you’re not in the moment, you’re not present, you’re not paying attention to every detail, not savoring the moment, you loose. 

The End. 

*Ya gotta do somethin’ to play!

Recommended Meditations: 

Click here: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kelly+howell+meditations+peace

Archive of Stories, Articles and Videos – “The Yoga Book” *Articles, books and videos on “peace, healing, being present, expressing yourself, following your dreams, treating yourself, creating your life, enjoying the moment, simplifying your life, getting unstuck, moving forward, having fun, forgiving, pushing yourself, feeling your feelings, following your heart, loving yourself, having a positive body image, laughing, finding flow, being different, possibility, trusting people, grounding yourself, letting go, happiness, finding your calling, creating peace of mind, setting an intention, etc.” Enjoy!

Imagine what could happened if we all focused on the same intention this week!
*The Yoga Book blog is intended to inspire and influence the collective consciousness!

Remember, everyone is on their own path at their own pace, and we all have the same value.

Please practice yoga safely, and pause or stop when you need to pause or stop.  Listen to your body! Also, please consult a doctor before engaging in the practice of yoga. The Yoga Book blog, it’s affiliates, etc. do not take any responsibility for injuries, actions etc. which may occur as a result of doing yoga, focusing on the question/intention, or doing “Today’s Class.” Also, The Yoga Book blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional help. It is simply information based on experience and some research. Remember, you are making your own choices ~ following your own path, your own heart. ‘Tis up to you, what you do, and your sole responsibility. It is also your responsibility, please, to seek the professional help you may need in dealing with the issues that may arise in your life.

…And we all need a little help, sometimes :) 

The Yoga Book

*The Yoga Book itself is a personal journal for your insights and inspirations!

*It has 100 pages for notes with a space for the date, class, and instructor’s name on each page and it will be available on Amazon.com very soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How… can you honor yourself, today?

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Today’s Class
~ A class to do…
Choose from any of these classes!

Click here: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=yoga+classes

Weekly Question: How… can you honor yourself, today?

Weekly Intention: Embrace it all

Celebrate yourself, today!

“Honoring everyone… contains the promise of possibility.”
– Miroslav Volf

Notes/Thoughts

The weekly question is “How can you honor yourself, today?”

So, let’s start by defining ‘honor…’

honor
/ˈänər/
verb

1. Respect, revere, and celebrate [all peoples].

Let’s continue by defining ‘embrace it all…’

embrace it all
/emˈbrās/it/ôl/
expression

1. Fully accept the past, present, and possible future!

It’s o.k.!

You’re here to have experiences.

- They may have taught you valuable lessons.

- They may have helped you in some way.

- They may have given you a sense of humor.

How can you honor yourself, today?
 
  • Write yourself a thank you note! (For whatever!)
  • Bake yourself a cake and put your name on it!
  • Take a trip!

Click here for some inspiration! http://www.pinterest.com/megunza/honor-yourself/

Ask yourself, how can I honor myself, today?

Then, live from the question and see what unfolds…

*As long as you’re hurting yourself or anyone else… :)

Read this article:
“Honoring Yourself”
Click here: http://simplestepsrealchangemagazine.com/2014/07/15/honoring-yourself/

Here’s an excerpt:

“To honor You, is to become enlightened. Enlightenment is not a goal; it is a remembering of your eternal perfection (and everyone else’s)… just as you were when you emerged from your mother’s womb.”

Read this article:
“15 Quick and Easy Ways to Honor Others…”
http://www.beliefnet.com/Inspiration/Galleries/15-Quick-and-Easy-Ways-to-Honor-Others.aspx#

Ask someone else, how can you honor yourself, today?

Celebrate your life, today!

Weekly Notes:

Just to clarify… there is no honor in killing someone.

Killing someone is, in fact, the opposite of honor…it is dishonorable, no matter the circumstances.

It is dishonorable, especially in the case of  American journalist James Foley.

He was an innocent: a victim of an anger, which had nothing to do with him and now, others are angry and the cycle is in danger of repeating itself.

Please…

Focus on the good ~ in everyone, especially in these difficult times.

We must do this…if humanity is to survive.

Other Notes:

Please know it’s o.k. to be angry!

Feel your feelings!

Get them out!

…in a way where you’re not hurting anyone.

For some ideas, see this post:

How do you feel, today?
Weekly Intention: Wellness
Click here: 

*The idea, in general, is to move forward, toward a place where killing someone is no longer an acceptable option… 

Play… The Happy & Successful Game! 


Rules: 

If you notice you’re in the moment, you’re present, you’re paying attention to every detail, savoring the moment, you win. You are a success!

If you notice you’re not in the moment, you’re not present, you’re not paying attention to every detail, not savoring the moment, you loose. 

The End. 

*Ya gotta do somethin’ to play!

Recommended Meditations: 

Click here: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kelly+howell+meditations+peace

Archive of Stories, Articles and Videos – “The Yoga Book” *Articles, books and videos on “peace, healing, being present, expressing yourself, following your dreams, treating yourself, creating your life, enjoying the moment, simplifying your life, getting unstuck, moving forward, having fun, forgiving, pushing yourself, feeling your feelings, following your heart, loving yourself, having a positive body image, laughing, finding flow, being different, possibility, trusting people, grounding yourself, letting go, happiness, finding your calling, creating peace of mind, setting an intention, etc.” Enjoy!

Imagine what could happened if we all focused on the same intention this week!
*The Yoga Book blog is intended to inspire and influence the collective consciousness!

Remember, everyone is on their own path at their own pace, and we all have the same value.

Please practice yoga safely, and pause or stop when you need to pause or stop.  Listen to your body! Also, please consult a doctor before engaging in the practice of yoga. The Yoga Book blog, it’s affiliates, etc. do not take any responsibility for injuries, actions etc. which may occur as a result of doing yoga, focusing on the question/intention, or doing “Today’s Class.” Also, The Yoga Book blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional help. It is simply information based on experience and some research. Remember, you are making your own choices ~ following your own path, your own heart. ‘Tis up to you, what you do, and your sole responsibility. It is also your responsibility, please, to seek the professional help you may need in dealing with the issues that may arise in your life.

…And we all need a little help, sometimes :) 

The Yoga Book

*The Yoga Book itself is a personal journal for your insights and inspirations!

*It has 100 pages for notes with a space for the date, class, and instructor’s name on each page and it will be available on Amazon.com very soon!