Archive for May 13, 2011


the Dalai Lama

Notes from His Holiness, the Dalai Lama
Visiting University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

  1. Be harmonizers.
  2. Our enemies are our greatest teachers. We may have to confront others if they are doing harm. It is the quality of our response that matters – – either in hatred & anger, or in compassion for them.
  3. Hate and anger are not good for the health of the body.
  4. Warm heartedness and kindness are good for the health of the body.
  5. It takes intelligence to practice these things.
  6. We are to be honest, have transparency.
  7. Censorship is immoral. It can produce incorrect thinking.)
  8. The planet belongs to humanity and not to the governments.
  9. He stepped down as political leader because there needs to be a separation between state and religion.
  10. He is committed to the unification of all religions.
  11. The Dalai Lama said he is an ecologist.
  12. Secularism in society does not mean intolerance. Secularism means “becoming tolerant”, accepting other others beliefs & religions.

It will soon be time to teach others what you know. You’ve been hiding information away until the right time and now is that time. You cannot do what you’ve been doing alone anymore for any length of time. Offer all that you have to others as you ask them for help. You have many resources to offer. You’re entering a most spiritual time. Revelations appear, guiding your every day.

yoga

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/06/10/enjoying-a-brief-moment-in-gorakshasana-cowherd-pose/

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/10/26/full-strength-in-urdhva-prasarita-padasana-upward-extended-feet-pose/

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/09/08/paying-attention-in-parsvaika-pada-sarvangasana-side-one-legged-shoulderstand/ – this was done with dupatta in class and to the wall

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/07/26/sensing-each-side-of-parsvaika-pada-sirsasana-sideways-one-legged-headstand/

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/07/26/sensing-each-side-of-parsvaika-pada-sirsasana-sideways-one-legged-headstand/

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/06/15/small-adjustments-for-a-sweeter-side-stretch-in-janu-sirsasana-head-to-knee-pose/ – did this today

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/06/03/parvatasana-mountain-lotus-pose/

Enjoy Parvatasana from where you are, not from where you think you should be-  likedTHIS QUOTE – my interpretation :-

-APPLIED TO LIFE – ENJOY LIFE FROM WHERE U ARE NOT FROM WHERE YOU SHUD BE. – MEANING  LIVE  IN  THE  PRESENT AND ENJOY IT FULLY , NOT BY IMAGINING USELF IN DISTANT FULFILLED DAYDREAM CALLED FUTURE  – THE PRESENT HOWEVER UNFULFILLED WILL ONLY GIVE U FULL ENJOYMENT – WHERE U SHUD BE- DAY DREAMING -FRUSTRATION  SO,        ENJOY LIFE FROM WHERE U ARE NOT FROM WHERE YOU SHUD BE.

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/06/01/focusing-on-kundalini-in-padmasana-lotus-pose/

http://www.a2zyoga.com/yoga-poses/parvatasana.php

how to do padmasana  http://www.a2zyoga.com/yoga-poses/parvatasana.php

http://yogaforbeginnersnow.com/yoga-posture-pavanamuktasana-wind-releasing-posture/

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/05/22/what-your-knees-need-in-virasana-heros-pose/

http://www.abc-of-yoga.com/yogapractice/heropose.asp

http://www.abc-of-yoga.com/yogapractice/thebow.asp

http://www.abc-of-yoga.com/yogapractice/thecobra.asp

On a day when I felt venomous, Bhujangasana felt like an elixir. The basic beauty of expanding my chest and my breath transformed the sharp edges of my mind into free space. I tilted my heart up to the sky as an offering to the innate perfection of the present moment, as a testament to my deepest knowledge that only the now counts and that the past 15 hours were just that: past.

“Every conscious step we make, a flower blooms under our feet. We can do this only if we linger not in the past or future, but know that life can be found only in the present moment.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/05/09/stringing-the-bow-in-dhanurasana-bow-pose/

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/05/07/inch-by-inch-salabhasana-locust-pose/   according to the  practitioner,   ” I like to take an extra step between lying on my belly and lifting my chest and legs. Before I lift into Salabhasana, I gently raise my right leg off the floor, point my right toes, reach my right foot back as far as I can, then replace the leg. Then, I make the same adjustment on my left leg. This small stretch only creates about an inch more of space between my ribs and my hip points. But, as with so many asanas, every inch counts. An extra inch of space in my torso helps me lift my chest and legs completely off of the ground and fly up into the pose.      ”

Often, it is the small adjustments in life that create the space and freedom to fly.

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/04/20/invoking-the-warrior-spirit-virabhadrasana-ii-warrior-ii/

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/04/14/extended-emphasis-on-extension-uttihita-trikonasana/

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/04/13/stand-up-and-take-note-tadasana/

‘I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door – or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.’  Rabindranath Tagore