Thursday, January 14, 2016

12 Months, 12 Affirmations, 12 Reasons to Practice

See the Sun, he is a friend of the whole world.  He shines on all and brings life to all.  May the sun shine brightly in our hearts and keep us warm in 2016.

2015 brought many beautiful moments and many challenges, my husband and I decided to move on from Nepal the country where we had been living for four years and search for a new horizon, finding a new job for my husband was very challenging.  We lived through two major earthquakes that shook us to the bones and over 300 aftershocks, we started to rebuild structurally and emotionally.  We left the continent of Asia - my home for so many years and a place I feel great connection with.  We arrived to a new home in Africa, I fractured my wrist in two places and we have gone through a flooded house twice.  Through all this I have stayed calm and strong and was able to keep sharing this beautiful thing called yoga with whom I could and who surrounded me.  I have been truly blessed with those that have put themselves on the mat with me, whom have chanted with me, felt emotion with me, and worked through it with me.  It is Yoga that has kept me going and pulled me through, because when we start to see our potential, when we join the path and journey back to our true selves there is nothing to grieve or fear.  Everything becomes an opportunity and I am grateful for every breath.  Without my practice where would I be?  Now I am suffering a little feeling unsettled and slightly lost in a new place where I am not quite sure of my place, the challenges in front of me seem great, but I know home is in Yoga.  I have great faith in that beautiful sun shinning upon us that he will illuminate everything that is in its place and where it should be.  I trust the strength, courage and love of the universe that I connect with in Yoga.  I am not a fan of new years resolutions, every day we should encourage ourselves and make positive choices.  Every day is a new beginning.  So I guess here are 12 positive choices for each month of the year and each new position of the sun in a year.
JANUARY – My body is rested, my mind is calm, my heart is at peace, my spirit sours.   Yoga brings me Gratefulness.
FEBUARY – I can accomplish anything I put my mind to.  Yoga brings me courage.
MARCH – I am balanced and focused.  Yoga brings me concentration.
APRIL – I am That That I am.  Yoga brings me harmony.
MAY – I open my heart to give and receive love. Yoga brings me compassion.
JUNE – I am strong and grounded as I move forward in life.  Yoga brings me strength.
JULY – My awareness soars to boundless heights.  Yoga brings me joy.
AUGUST – I release all obstacles to a full and free expression.  Yoga brings me energy.
SEPTEMBER – I enjoy freedom of movement and I accommodate to my surroundings.  Yoga brings me balance.
OCTOBER – I bow to the divine wisdom of the Universe.  Yoga brings me Faith.
NOVEMBER – I view my life from a new perspective and realize its potential.  Yoga brings me light and illumination.
DECEMBER – I let go into the eternal moment of Now.  Yoga brings me peace.
Letting the air become our breath and the light become our sight all year through.  May the long time Sun shine upon you and all love surround you -
Wishing everyone a very beautiful 2016.
Mangala / Nicky.

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