8 Powerful Steps To Positive Thinking. “The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.” ~ Unknown It’s so much easier to be pessimistic than to be optimistic, isn’t it?
To look at the half empty glass instead of the half full glass, to criticize and complain instead of expressing our appreciation and gratitude for everything that happens to us and all around us. Well, not anymore. Today I want to present you 8 steps toward a more healthy and positive thinking and hopefully you will realize that it’s a lot easier to be positive than to be negative, and it’s a lot easier and healthier to be optimistic rather than pessimistic. 1.
The mistake that most of us make when having a problem is to talk about it over and over again instead of focusing on the end result, instead of focusing on what we want to achieve. 2. 3. 4. Choose to express your gratitude for everything that happens to you, whether good or bad, and also for every person you interact with. 5. 6. 7. 8. With all my love, Passport To Prana. The Bhaktishop Yoga Center - Portland Oregon - yogaschool-200. The Yoga Space - Portland, Oregon. Portland Yoga Studio - The Movement Center - 503-231-0383. Ira Israel: The Future of Yoga in America. Last Saturday on the adjacent mat was a pleasant Norwegian woman.
After class she asked me if I liked the class and I responded affirmatively. I asked her if she liked the class and she replied, "I like this teacher because she always adds some spiritual stuff at the end. " I laughed. In my mind I thought, that's like someone saying, "I've always eaten salads at McDonald's -- I didn't even know they served hamburgers! " Recently I've partaken in quite a few exercise classes sprinkled with "spiritual stuff" and I wondered how this became known as yoga in America? To reduce thousands of years of ornate yet uncertain history to a fortune cookie is unadvisable, but let's sketch a brief outline of the evolution of yoga: during the Vedic period yoga consisted of a group of men screaming primordial sounds (generating tapas) around a fire trying to unite with the divine.
Yoga was introduced to America in 1893 by Swami Vivekananda who spoke at the Parliament of Religions. Et voila! Ed and Deb Shapiro: Why Your Intellect Is an Obstacle In Yoga. When Ed trained in yoga he lived in silence, practice and service. He soon became aware that yoga is far more than just a series of postures or mental exercises, but rather is a way of life that leads to self-realization. He trained at the Bihar School of Yoga in India during the late 1960s, where he became a swami -- a yoga expert. But only when he came back to the west and began to live as a yogi did he see how inclusive and far-reaching yoga really is.
Although it has its roots in Hinduism, yoga transcends the limitations of religion; it stands alone. Yoga means union; it is waking up to the beauty both within ourselves and realizing the sacredness of all life. In this way we see that true yoga -- the very essence of what yoga means -- is when we find our freedom, when we open our hearts and love beyond ourselves, when we serve and awaken. In the western world we worship the intellect -- if we have a degree we are highly respected, if we don't we are considered uneducated. Yoga, Free Yoga Classes, Yoga Classes, Free Yoga, Yoga Fitness, Free Yoga Videos, Meditation, Beginners Yoga, Practice Yoga, Yoga Poses. Free Online Yoga Classes. The Big Book of Yoga: The Yoga Family Treehouse (page 1 of 4) Yoga has been around for a long, long time.
The earliest reliable evidence we have of Yoga being practiced in ancient India is a carving from the early Indus Valley settlement, Mohenjo-Daro, possibly dating back to 3300 BCE1. By way of comparison, Lao Tze, Socrates, and Buddha wouldn't be born until almost 3,000 years later. So in order to provide a truly comprehensive history of Yoga would entail the work of a lifetime (or lifetimes!).
What follows instead is a brief timeline and "genealogy" of the major influences in Yoga going as far back as we have reliable documentation, which is a bit more than 2,000 years or so. (Much beyond that and we have to rely mostly on speculation based on archaeological evidence.) Yoga in Ancient Times Although there were many early writings on Yoga, over time the main text that most scholars and practitioners have come to see as the "Bible" of Yoga is the Yoga Sutra, written by the sage Patanjali.