Happy New Year! I hope your first week of 2012 is off to a great start.
Personally, I am feeling very optimistic about this year. Yes, it’s true, our world is not in the best shape and these next several months will determine a lot about where we are headed. While this is scary, I see it as a great opportunity. I am optimistic because in my world I see people everywhere waking up. Great beings are consciously deciding to live in greater alignment with spirit, whatever that may mean to them. The old ways of being simply will not work in our current times.
Inspired by the awakening I am seeing around me, and remembering that we need new ways of being, my theme for the year is LIVE VIBRANTLY!. Your nature is vibrant. The life force energy pulsing within you is vibrant. The question is: do you have a means to access your vibrancy?
Yes, our asana practice is one of the ways to access that vibrancy, but asana alone is not enough anymore. As your awareness increases – which is one of the fruits of the physical practice – you must make choices in all areas of your life that serve and support you. Vibrancy must be lived. When your entire being is radiant, your every word, your every action reflects and offers that radiance. We must consider how we are showing up in our relationships, in our jobs, and the way we treat the planet. You are an extension of the earth and all beings that live here. When you tend to yourself, you tend to the collective.
As yogis we can be a bridge to all of humanity. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. It’s up to us to step into living vibrantly: for ourselves, for our community, and for our planet!
In the spirit of this year’s theme to LIVE VIBRANTLY, I’ll be posting more tips over the upcoming weeks and months on how to live our yoga and access the vibrancy that is our true nature.