Full Moon Fri 23Nov18 – we are all Cyclical Beings

 

It’s a Full Moon today, Fri 23Nov18!

The Full Moon harnesses a very Special Power for us – it amplifies the Energy of the Moment. It also signifies a New Beginning – putting into action the steps we prepared at the First Quarter Moon last Thu, 15Nov18.

  • There is a natural cycle of life, moving through beginning, sustaining and letting go. By attuning to the rhythms of natural cycles, we are attempting to tap into the intelligence from which the cycle originates.
  • The rhythms and cycles of nature teach us how things are connected, and how to align with the natural flow.
  • So we are drawing our attention us being cyclical beings and every month going through seasonal changes whether we are male or female. Naturally this is particularly pronounced if you are female and menstruating! The day you start menstruating, is the first day of your Cycle!
  • If you are female and menopausal than the first day of your Cycle starts on the Full Moon, so today!
  • Yet I would like to encourage all of us, whether we are male or female to observe our emotional changes throughout the month. Once we discover patterns, we can stay in tune with ourselves and make the most of our “seasonal power” of the month! – You might discover that the low feeling that you have been feeling is actually perfectly normal, as you find yourself in the midst of your winter! Being authentic is the way to discover your true nature and reaching your Full Potential!
  • Winter – stirs in us the need to be more reclusive, more in our shell
  • Spring – we are coming out of our shell, becoming more sociable – just like Spring, starting to blossom and grow
  • Summer – we are in full bloom, we feel social, we feel beautiful, we feel sexy (ovulation)
  • Autumn – we are becoming more reflective, drawing back in – a fabulous time for clearing out stuff!
  • …and then we are drawing back into Winter – even 1 or 2 hours before your period is due, if you are menstruating, the characteristics of Winter can be massively amplified!

Discovery yourself through the monthly seasons and use your seasonal powers wisely & creatively!

Om Jyoti

Silvia 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

The 6 Keys to Success in Living Yoga!

1 VEERYA – Enthusiasm

2 TITIKSHA –  Perseverance

3 VIVEKA – Discrimination

4 SHRADDHA – Unshakable Faith

5 PARAKRAMA – Courage

6 SANGHA – Inspiring Company

Here are the 6 Keys of Success in Living Yoga that we reflected on in our Sol Yoga Living Yoga Classes over the last 6 weeks – Keys to Success in our Sadhana (Practice) as well as in Life!

Om Jyoti (Light)

Silvia 🙂

The Yamas & Niyamas – Universal & Timeless Principles for Life!

The first 2 steps: The Yamas & Niyamas – Universal & Timeless Principles for Life!

THE YAMAS – The Five Yogic Secrets to a Fulfilled Life:

AHIMSA – Non Violence – Be natural and live in line with Nature!
                 Siddhi (Superpower)- Any conflict that comes into your proximity will love its                                                       power!

SATYA-  Truth – Live your Truth!
Siddhi – One who is living & talking truthfully will therefore truthfully manifest!

ASTEYA- Non Stealing – Be yourself! Be authentic!
                Siddhi – You are going to discover you have everything you need – in fact
more than you need!

BRAHMACHARYA- Celebacy – Use your Energy wisely and put it in everything you do!
                                Siddhi – OJAS – Energy of Sexual Life, which has been absorbed
in System – it manifests as Radiance, Lustre, Vitality &
Supreme Confidence!

APARIGRAHA- Non Possessiveness – not hanging on to things and people!
Siddhi – You find the true meaning of your Existence – why you are here
and what you are here to do!

THE NIYAMAS – The 5 Yogic Principles to a Harmonious Inner Life:

SAUCHA – Purification – The wish to live cleaner & cleaner!
                  Siddhi – Clarity to be able to see will become enhanced – it reveals Samadhi!

SANTOSHA- Contentment – To be perfectly content & yet aspire to be all you can be!
                     Siddhi – You find supreme Happiness & End to seeking! 

TAPASYA- Austerity, Challenge – Burn always comes when I am facing myself on a
                                                     new Level!
Siddhi – 1 Impurities will be burned off!
2 Great Energy, Strength & Power will come to you!
It is out of the Fire that you will acquire your realisation of your Own
Self!

SVADYAYA- Self-observation, Self-study – What you can see about yourself – you can
change!
Siddhi – You become that which you worship!

ISHVARA PRANIDHANA- Surrendering to Bigger Energy/Source – Surrendering into
                                                                                                          Life & letting go
of yourself!
Siddhi – Samadhi!

We have been taking a Journey with the Yamas & Niyamas over the last 10 weeks of our Summer Term 2018 – they are Universal Timeless Principles that will be with us for the rest of our Life! They make our Life fulfilled and joyful and makes us into joyful & fulfilled Beings!

Wishing you all a joyful Summer and looking forward to seeing you in September!

Silvia

 

Our Sol Yoga Sangha Facebook Group

Happy Autumn Time to you all!

It’s that time of year, when we draw in, become more reflective. The time of change, change of season, change of colours…beautiful warm colours…

So you might like to join us at our Sol Yoga Sangha Facebook Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SolYogaSangha/

It’s a wonderful way of exchanging thoughts, feelings, pieces of wisdom or just some funny postings with one another!

Looking forward to seeing you there as well as at our lovely Sol Yoga Living Yoga Sessions every week!

autumn leaves

 

Tina Turner – Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu

A Merry Christmas to you all!

We would love to share this with you….

Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu is the Universal Peace (Shanti) Mantra…and so beautiful for this magical time of year…

With our warmest Christmas Wishes to you all!

Silvia & Max XX

 

This is from our lovely Yoga Friend Chris in response to our Satsang last Thu 22Nov12:

10 Things to Give Up

1.  Letting the opinions of others control your life.  What others think of you is none of your business.  It’s what you think that counts.  What others say about you is their reality – not yours.  Always do what’s best for you.

2.  Shame of failures and what happened in the past.  The past doesn’t equal the future.  Right now is all that matters.  Learning to make peace with your past helps create a better future.

3.  Being indecisive about what you want.  Make a decision to figure out exactly what it is you want and go for it.  Dream BIG – reach for the sky. 

4.  Procrastination.  Either accept life and circumstances as they are or accept responsibility for changing them.  The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago.  The second best time is now.

5.  Choosing to do nothing.  Even doing nothing is a choice.

6.  Your need to be right.  Getting things wrong is one of the ways we learn new things. Sometimes graciously giving someone else the ‘victory’ can be a very healing experience.  When something needs fixing  face up to it – communicate – appreciate – forgive.

7.  Making excuses rather than taking action.  Let’s face it all those ‘reasons’ are really only dressed up excuses anyway.

8.  Overlooking what’s positive in your life.  Remember – we see things as WE are not necessarily how they are.

9.  Not appreciating the present moment and little things that happen in our daily lives.  Little steps acknowledged and celebrated accumulate to create the big shifts.

10. Don’t compare yourself with others.   You have no idea what their journey is all about.

 

Namaste Chris!!!

Om Prema Silvia

Our Asana Mandalas

 

Mandala from the heart 2

This beautiful picture capturing all our wonderful Asana Mandalas was designed by my fellow Yogi Friend Benjamin Sady

Here are all the Asana Mandalas we are covering in our Yoga Fundamentals:

Mukti Mandala – Mukti (Freedom) contained in every single Mandala

Chandra Mandala – Chandra (Moon) – Moon Flow – Base: on both feet (hip width)

Shakti Mandala – Shakti (Universal Life Force) – Base: hands & knees

Bhoomi Mandala – Bhoomi (Earth, Sacred Ground) – Base: lunge

Devi Mandala – Devi (Goddess) –  Base: feet wide & parallel

Virabhadra – Warrior –  Base: wide legs, front foot 90°, back foot 45° 

Surya Namastar – Surya (Sun) – Sun Flow – Base: on both feet (hip width)

Naaga Mandala – Divine Serpent, Snake – Base: Lying on front

Haamsa Mandala – Swan – BaseCobra with one knee forward

Vajra Mandala – Diamond, Thunderbolt – Base: Kneeling

Siddah Mandala – Accomplished, Adept – Base: Half Forward Bend, 1 bent leg 1 stretched

Lila Mandala – Divine Play, Play of Consciousness – Base: Half Fwd Bend. bent leg behind

Supta Mandala – Reclined – Base: Reclined – legs lifted

Tandaava Mandala – Dance of Life Energy, Dancing Shiva – Base: standing on one leg