How… can you acknowledge yourself, today?

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Sunday, 9/14/2014 – Saturday, 9/20/2014

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 the cover clearly in my mind and after class, I needed somewhere to sketch it! Also, I had recently met with a compassionate 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 feel, 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?

 

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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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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?

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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?

The Yoga Book_Blog

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How… can you ‘be comfortable,’ today?

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Today’s Class
~ A class to do…
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Weekly Question: How… can you ‘be comfortable,’ today?

Weekly Intention: Peace

Be comfortable…

“It is possible to live in peace.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

Notes/Thoughts

The weekly question is “How can you be comfortable, today?”

So, let’s start by defining ‘comfortable…’

comfortable
/ˈkəmftərbəl/
adjective

1. A state of mental and physical ease.

Ex: She stopped what she was doing and made herself comfortable.

Let’s continue by defining ‘peace…’

peace
/pēs/
noun

1. Tranquility.

How can you be comfortable, today?
  • Breathe…
  • Figure out exactly what you need and go get it!
  • Make yourself comfortable…

You may have to simplify your life, first…

See this blog post: How can you simplify your life, today?
Click here: 

Ask yourself, how can I be comfortable, today?

Then live from the question and see what unfolds…

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

Read this article:

“How to Get Comfortable in Uncomfortable Situations”
Click Here: http://life.gaiam.com/article/how-get-comfortable-uncomfortable-situations

If you’re already comfortable, ask someone else…

“What do you need to be comfortable…?”

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, a space for the date, class, and instructor’s name and it will be available on Amazon.com very soon!

How can you ‘be cool,’ today?

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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 cool,’ today?

Weekly Intention: Accepting

Accept everything that happens…simply notice it, for now.

“For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Notes/Thoughts

The weekly question is “How can you be cool, today?”

So, let’s start by defining cool…

cool
/ko͞ol/
noun

1. The state of being calm and accepting.

Ex: She noticed herself getting annoyed by the situation and simply decided to be cool. 

Let’s continue by defining accepting…

accepting
/akˈseptiNG/
verb

1. To endure with patience.

Ex: It was different than he imagined, so he decided to simply accept it…

How can you be cool, today?
  • Breathe…
  • Nod your head…accept it.
  • Say to yourself, “it’s cool…”

If you were [Will Smith], for instance, how would you handle the situation?

He seems cool!

…Think of someone you admire!

Read this article:
“Cool Zen”
http://onlyhereonlynow.com/2012/05/08/cool-zen/

Essentially…

Ask yourself, “If I were cool, how would I be today? What would I do…?”

Then live from the question and see what unfolds…

Weekly Notes:

  • Do things slowly…
  • Do things in your own way…
  • Whatever you do – and however you do it is o.k…it’s cool!

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

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

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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, a space for the date, class, and instructor’s name and it will be available on Amazon.com very soon!