Hey there Yogis!
In our last edition, we welcomed Spring and we talked about how this season was ideal for blossoming and unfolding. So today we would like to share a few thoughts regarding new begginings and fresh starts.
Leaving behind a lifestyle, a habit, a job, a city or a person is not easy. The mind resists. We stick to what's familiar to us, we hold on, we hold on a little more, until one day we say: enough is enough! It is often the body who sends the signals: it hurts, it suffers, it cries for help.
It is crucial then to listen to these signals and identify when it is time to act, to take the path towards what we want.
After all, we need to remember that, as humans, whether we notice it or not, we are always changing, evolving. We just have to direct the change toward our goals, desires, and dreams. To be conscious. To stay awake. To open the door to the new.
If you find yourself yearning for a big change, a fresh start, or a new direction we hope you can find support, inspiration, and encouragement through what we have prepared for you today! ❤
I. A quote by Yung Pueblo
Attachment is not:
having desires, goals
or personal preferences.
the mental tension you feel
when you do not get exactly what you crave
it is refusing to accept change
or to let go of control.
II. Camel Pose: Ustrasana
Camel Pose (Ustrasana) is an energizing and beneficial backbend—a welcome, heart-opening addition to your sequence that counteracts slouching and relieves lower back pain.
Camel Pose increases flexibility in the spine, stimulates the nervous system, opens the chest and shoulders, improves circulation and digestion, and stimulates the thyroid.
Our minds often follow our bodies, so by increasing the flexibility in your spine and relieving the tension in your neck, back, and shoulders, you increase the flexibility in your mind. Open your body, open your mind.
Camel Pose is also said to increase creativity and problem solving thanks to a change in perspective.
Finally, Camel Pose links directly to your heart chakra, Anahata. It is your energy center of love, and responsible for your sense of caring and compassion. When your heart chakra is open, and energy flows freely, you operate in every action and thought from a place of love.
Source: Do You
III. Unorthodox | Series
Have you ever had the fleeting thought of leaving everything behind? That's what Deborah Feldman did.
Unorthodox, an Emmy-nominated Netflix miniseries, tells the riveting story of 19-year-old Esther Shapiro's (Shira Haas) journey out of her insular, religious community in Brooklyn, toward a secular and independent life in Berlin.
The four-part miniseries is inspired by Deborah Feldman's life. Her bestselling memoir, Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots, was published in 2012, and provided the narrative framework for the show. The character of Esty is based on Feldman.
Unorthodox tries to make watchers understand the struggles that women face in a strict religious group like the Satmar Hasidic community, while still respecting the religion itself. The series exhibits the dilemma that a lot of religious women, such as Shapiro, have when they are given the opportunity to choose between losing their entire self to religion and gaining a sense of personhood that goes against their beliefs. It is certainly not an easy decision to make.
A few quotes by Deborah Feldman:
"I left on faith. I think it's important to say that because where I come from, faith is everything. And when you leave this community, you also leave on faith 'cause that's how you've been trained to take risks".
"I felt that God wasn't punishing me with the car accident, but rather showing me that I could survive anything. And he gave - it gave me the courage to leave the very next day. And because of this, like, him telling me this number nine and, you know, being - dying and being reborn, I ended up reading it as a prediction, that he predicted that I would leave my old life and be reborn into a new one".
We'll get back to you shortly Yogis!
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