How to “Acknowledge” each other’s Soul.

We place the hands together at the heart chakra, close the eyes, and bow the head. It can also be done by placing the hands together in front of the third eye, bowing the head, and then bringing the hands down to the heart. This is an especially deep form of respect.

“ My divine soul recognizes the divine soul in you”

The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra.

The gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another.

#semperleeyoga

#sempernamaste

#peacefulwarrior

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.

How Unity Increases Strength.

“The buddy system is elemental for survival, because it will give the dark forces a different target to aim at.”

I heard the following story during the Integration of a Kundalini Yoga sequence and suddenly, I found myself playing a movie at my mind’s eye of an 18 years military career.

Moreover all the good things I have learned from it. Starting with structure. Not to mention the financial support provided during my college education completion and currently my son’s.

Besides gratitude, there is certainly other important good thing learned across my path: Teamwork and to feel honored by becoming part of both families.

Which are values encouraged within the yoga’s community.

As such is the reason for sharing this story.

When you see geese flying along in “V” formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly that way.

As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following.

By flying in “V” formation, the whole flock adds at least 71 percent greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own. (Someone must have made a PHD) 🤔

People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going more quickly and easily because they are traveling on the trust of one another.

When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front.

If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation with those people who are headed the same way we are.

When the head goose gets tired, it rotates back in the wing and another goose flies point. (Everyone should develop leadership skills)

It is sensible to take turns doing demanding jobs, whether with people or with geese flying south.

Geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.

What messages do we give when we honk from behind?

Finally (and this is important)

When a goose gets sick or is wounded by gunshot, and falls out of formation, two other geese fall out with that goose and follow it down to lend help and protection. (Never leave a fallen comrade behind).

They stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly or until it dies, and only then do they launch out on their own, or with another formation to catch up with their group.

If we have the sense of a goose, we will stand by each other like that.

Last but not least;

Always, always remember that it is a privilege to be part of a community or family…

#military

#yoga

#peacefulwarriorsunite

Team work and the buddy’s system during Acroyoga practice.

“Semper Audietur et altera pars”

(Always listen to the other side or to your buddy)

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.

Releasing The Old and Making Room For The New.

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In astronomy, a new moon marks the first lunar phase.

This is briefly visible when it’s low above the western horizon just after the sun has gone down.

As a new moon represents the start of a new lunar cycle, it symbolises new beginnings.

Human’s behavior has been scientifically related to the phases of the moon.

As such this regenerating lunar energy boosts achievement of goals or start on a new project.

Also a great moment to reflect on our old goals, let go without attachments what no longer supports the journey towards our higher selves ( Energy Vampires as an example) and set the mind towards new goals or intentions.

Here is a brief affirmation to connect with the New Moon by releasing the old and making room for the new.

“ I rest in the knowledge that all is well. Everything happens in the right way, at the right time.”

#semperleemoonchild

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.