How to bloom into hope and action…

Do not be afraid to pursue your own mysteries.

Believe in yourself. Do not lose hope. Keep into perspective that running away from what you do not understand about yourself will not enhance your blooming process by finding that higher version of yourself.

I know that it is not easy as it sounds, or as pretty as you may read it. However is a reality we must embrace and graduate from, during this long term university called “Life.”

Keep in mind that it is a part of yourself that will not go away or evaporate, just because you do not want to see it.

Be mindful and ask yourself?

Do I want to invest energy towards blooming?

Do I want to waste energy with a blindfolded attitude and allow that part of myself to nurture an ego towards empowering a shadow, hence an ascending powerful struggle for me to eventually overcome?

Focus towards the grace of understanding to see yourself clearly, so that you can serve others with the same grace.

That is called empathy my friend.

Last but not least;

“Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness.” – K.H

Author:

Glenda Lee Santos; Humble Military and Yoga Warrior; RYT-200 hrs; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; CAI; CAHP; CCR; CCHP; CACR; SGC; MRT.

Nurture the Heart with Yoga, Crystals and Affirmations

Benefits of Anahatasana (Heart Melting Pose) Anahatasana expand the chest and give a soothing effect on the Anahata chakra is associated with feelings and emotions. It can release any blocked emotions and we can feel free of the burdens of the heart.

Deeply opens the shoulders, pectoral muscles of the chest, thoracic spine, neck and lower back. Heart and lung meridians receive a fresh burst of prana.

From hands and knees position, melt your heart towards the Earth to the degree that feels appropriate. Ultimately your chest can lay on the ground, with the chin tilting up. This will compress and massage the back on the neck and must only be done if comfortable. Hold for 3-5 minutes, breathing deeply into the shoulders, neck, spine, chest and lower back. Always remember where your attention goes, energy flows and it is important in these type of challenging Yin yoga poses to remain focused inwards.

Observe the emotions rising in this yoga pose. Melting heart is particularly effective in releasing heavy or sad feelings, so you may have a need to cry which will create profound healing. By the end of the pose, you will feel joy and lightness.

(Always approach your physician if currently undergoing medical treatment on the cervical area of the spine)

#anahatachakrayoga

#nurturingtheheart

#nurturingthesoul

Last but not least;

“What if I fall?”

Oh, but my darling…

What if you 🕊 fly? -Rumi

Author:

Glenda Lee Santos; Humble Military and Yoga Warrior; RYT-200 hrs; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; CAI; CAHP; CCR; CCHP; CACR; SGC; MRT.

Are you like the Fisherman?

Mathew 4:18-22

Jesus Calls Four Fishermen

As Jesus walked along the shore of Lake Galilee, he saw two brothers who were fishermen, Simon (called Peter) and his brother Andrew, catching fish in the lake with a net.

Jesus said to them, “Come with me, and I will teach you to catch people.” At once they left their nets and went with him.

He went on and saw two other brothers, James and John, the sons of Zebedee.

They were in their boat with their father Zebedee, getting their nets ready.

Jesus called them, and at once they left the boat and their father, and went with him.

It was an invitation to follow, that they might be instructed by hearing his teaching and beholding his work.

Jesus called them from a lower to a similar but higher labor.

He calls all honest tradesmen in this manner.

He invites carpenters to build his temple, servants to serve the great King, physicians to heal immortal souls, merchants to invest in pearls of great price, etc.

The fisherman found many points of resemblance between the old and new calling, such as:

1. Daily hardships and dangers; 2. Earnest desires for the objects sought.

3. Skill and wisdom in the use of means, etc. (and this is important). Disciples are fishers, human souls are fish, the world is the sea, the gospel is the net, and eternal life is the shore whither the catch is drawn.

The synthesis here is that “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” As such reciprocal development should continue based on respect, empowerment, moreover humility.

Hence, there should not be ground for development of unhealthy cords, based on ego imbalance that could wrongly nurture emotional vulnerability.

Resilience is based on inner cellular self-activation. It is within our DNA. We are born to survive.

The skills are within our tissues, it’s just a matter of making the choice towards bouncing (through adversity), instead of breaking and surrender.

That’s why teaching must flow in reciprocity, and non-stop learning.

Namaste

Author:

Glenda Lee Santos; Humble Military and Yoga Warrior; RYT-200 hrs; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; CAI; CAHP; CCR; CCHP; CACR; SGC; MRT.