Aug 31st, 2015
ALL ABOUT PEACE
As you know, I grew up in California, the land of hippies and peace signs. I was a lucky kid, as my main day to day concern with peace was how well I could draw the sign on my notebook or make it with my fingers.
Yet as I grew older I started to realize how sacred peace was, and is, in the world around us – wars, poverty, divorces, domestic violence (big problem in spain). And as I got busier and busier in school, then university, then my first wall street career, now this, not to mention family and modern life, I have truly come to realize the essence of the deepest, most challenging peace.. that within ourselves.
Yoga is a practice of making peace with, for, from and within ourselves. It is not about those peace signs, big hugs and singing kumbaya in the name of peace and global humanitarian rights. It is actually far more profound, and challenging. The peace yoga aims to create is the most subtle, yet more complex… it is about the peace of the inner you.
I am the first to admit that there is many a time when my me is not at peace. I catch myself having an endless internal dialogue that quite resembles a multinational debate, silently buy fiercely in my mind. Should I eat that? Should I not? What if I answer this email now? Is that the right business move? Is my husband going to be happy? How is my mom? I need to sweat. I should rest. I want a croissant. You should have eggs instead. Are people going to like this? What if they don’t like this?
This internal clacking is said to represent a disconnect between the various inner channels and energies of your subtle intangible body, the one we cannot feel or touch but know is there. It is our internal world not at peace. The aim of yoga is to create harmony between all the energies that create you, and move it all into the central line of the body. We use the poses to manually force the energy into the center, the breathe to guide it, and the dedication and music to keep it headed in the right direction.
When your energy is in the central line, in Tibetan called the uma, not only your body, but more importantly your mind, and from there your entire life, will always be at peace, with you, yourself, itself, and everything around you.
It is up to us to connect in one unified effort – to surrender to and create the peace that is already inside us, and from there, and only there, create and share peace to, for, from and with those around us, and the globe. Actually very I.AM.YOU..
I invite you to create your own peace from the inside out, and our community peace from the outside in with me. One practice, one job. Create our peace.
Ready to rock out peace-full?