After dealing with a brain tumor surgery, rehab, radiation and chemo my self-confidence got somewhat down, despite the positive attitude throughout the entire path of recovery. But after I went to a wonderful rock climbing trip provided by First Descents I opened up, felt much stronger and empowered! Now I would like to pay forward: Please, help me send other cancer fighters/survivors on a life-enhancing adventure! (for more details see my fundraiser page) As a part of First Descents fundraising program I pledged to teach monthly donation based yoga classes until I reach my…read more
Learn to be gentle with yourself. Respect your body with its strengths and its limitations. Be here and now. Don’t push into anything that doesn’t feel good at this particular moment. Be patient. Always test your limits but don’t go beyond your range of movement. Listen inwards. Your body is wiser than your superficial mind. Keep coming into your Deep Mind, your True Self. You can reach there through your practice. Just listen inwards, listen attentively.
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
This weekend I took a restorative workshop with an amazing teacher Lisa Sandquist and this time we explored gratitude. In Lisa’s invitation newsletter she quoted M.J. Ryan who in her book Attitudes of Gratitude says that “Gratitude is one of the only totally free, unbelievably simple ways to experience a sense of well-being and contentment on an ongoing basis… and… because it’s so simple…we believe it won’t work”. By measuring the brainwaves, scientists proved that practicing gratitude reduces stress, improves sleep, and builds energy. Grateful thoughts shift the brain activity from beta pattern to alpha…read more
Joy is the simplest form of gratitude
This weekend I went to a restorative workshop with an amazing teacher Lisa Sandquist, who inspired me to write a post about gratitude (which was the topic of the workshop). Way too often we don’t take time to enjoy ourselves, we are in a constant rush, we are annoyed and stressed out but it doesn’t have to be that way! I’m still working on a bigger post but meanwhile I would like to express gratitude towards my friend Jim Cogan, the owner of The Yoga Shop, for taking some time…read more
If you have love you will do all things well
Thank you everybody for your contribution, support, good wishes, love, and kind thoughts! I don’t have enough words to express my gratitude to all the people around me who genuinely want to help… Here is the link to the fundraiser: life.indiegogo.com/fundraisers/olinka-s-treatment–3/x/122755 Any help spreading this message will be highly appreciated. Thank you! PS To claim your incentive please e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org $15 or more you get one of my crocheted toys (an uki or an ochopod) $25 or more you get another crocheted toy (sneal, baby penguin, papa penguin or…read more