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Articles tagged with: inner peace

Love This Life Festival Kzn

on Wednesday, 12 November 2014. Posted in General

Feedback from our recent festival
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Love This Life Festival Kzn

Namaste, Hari Om and IKosi Nathi. As I sigh into my couch and settle down with my laptop to write this article I feel huge gratitude for my never ending high energy levels ! Putting this event together really did take its toll and I opened the festival with a short meditation for peace on saturday with dark marks under my eyes and not nearly as much mental clarity as I am used to. The day proceeded to unfold in an orderly and well attended fashion, despite my fears and sense of responsibility to one and all. I take out of this a very good lesson as I move forward on my yogic journey. Have faith ! Have a plan, work hard to achieve it, and then have the faith to allow things to unfold without attachment to the outcome. I guess its a good example of the word "equanimity" that I first heard while on the hardest 10 day Vipassana retreat of my life to date ! Equanimity, is a state of psychological stability and composure which is undisturbed by experience of or exposure to emotions, pain, or other phenomena that may cause others to lose the balance of their mind. While it sounds wonderful, in reality its not so easy.I think we need to bring this word into the upcoming festive season in order to try and maintain our inner balance throughout. Despite our well meant decisions to take this year easy and NOT fall into the trap of silly season madness, it is difficult maintaining our equalibrium when the pressures of celebrating being happy and jovial surround us. Maybe the key to keeping this equanimity throughout is to keep it simple. Why not go back to basics and remember that its the gift of life we are celebrating here, so  avoid celebrating this by causing pain and suffering in the lives of others (animals included). To help the environment as well as avoid unnecessary over spending, I will be gifting tokens of my energy to friends and family. Time and energy are the most precious gifts of all, so this is what I will be offering. My "specialities" to my loved ones and in doing so I remove the angst and fever pitched shopping from weeks to come ! I do hope you are all able to find your own equanimity in the midst of it all. Deep gratitude for this ever challenging life of ours, take it out the studio and into your lives. Ahimsa

Cheryl

Peeling back the layers

on Thursday, 04 July 2013. Posted in General

The Source
4.5/5 rating (8 votes)

Peeling back the layers

These last few weeks have been an emotional roller coaster ride for myself and many of my friends and clients ! Yes, we know the astrological explanations for most of this, yet knowing doesn't make it any easier when you are wearing your soul on your sleeve for all to see. Whenever I do some soul searching, some emotional spring cleaning, I think to myself " well, thats now done 'n dusted,  eternal peace will surely follow." Mmn, well the different layers of our complex selves have different ideas. Just when we think we have worked through all of our emotional "issues", something else rises to the surface. This can either be daunting, or we can feel honored by the complexities of our selves and embrace the journey home to our "true" selves. Knowing this journey can never be truly over, so long as we are in this physical body, there will be a certain amount of cellular work to be done. I believe the main reason for this is due to the very lifestyles we lead and the things we are exposed to on a daily basis. My saviours to date are my children, my partner, my teachers and actually above all, my YOGA. If it wasn't for my yoga, which takes me to my Source, my essence each time I go onto the mat, I know I would still be trapped in "survival" mode. As we all know this survival mode is so very basic and not very evolved at all. So today, and every moment of every day, I am deeply grateful to ALL of my teachers, my family, my friends, my students and my environment for all you have provided me with. It is thanks to all of the above that I finally feel that I am on my journey back home, to finally finding that inner quiet, that eternal peace. I now understand more fully the light hearted quote " Let go, or be dragged." I  realise that it's exactly what I need to do in order to move forward and evolve one step closer to my own essence. In order to embrace fully the glory of who we truly are, we need to abandon the fear of the unknown and step forward in true faith. "We cannot discover new shores until we have the courage to lose sight of the one we on..."

I am truly on my Yogic safari...

So with love, light and faith in the process or journey of our lives, keep living in " ahimsa'

Cheryl

Yoga and Mental health

on Tuesday, 12 February 2013.

Self management
4.5/5 rating (4 votes)

Yoga and Mental health

 

A very warm welcome to all our new subscribers, I sure hope we get to meet in person during the course of this year ! Having said that, I am rather perturbed by the reality of today’s  date!  Unbelievably  it’s almost midway in the second month of 2013. Phew, time sure moves by fast. It brings to mind a comment made by someone I knew a while back . it was :  “He has one foot on a banana  skin,    the other foot in the grave !” At the time it was directed at an elderly farmer , which I did think was inappropriate, but have never forgotten it anyway. Sometimes it feels that way. That is why I am eternally grateful to yoga and all it has taught me. While in the ashram now I found myself to be frustrated at times, mainly because I felt we could be moving along with this course at a better pace. I sat myself down to investigate this emotion, queried why it came up, then asked myself what was the hurry ? Where was I so impatient to get to ? After giving that some thought, I settled into the pace which was set for us, not only tolerating it, but actually being “ in “ it fully. We all have our moments of being either impatient, intolerant, irritable, moody and even inexplicably angry. Most  often  we don’t take the time necessary to analyse where these feelings are coming from. Once we do, there is firstly an understanding and secondly a solution and they are less likely to interrupt our lives as often. The very word “YOGA” literally means “integration” at all levels of one’s existence. Yoga is both “state” and “process”. As a process it is a means to integration. As a state, it is a psycho-physiological balance, signifying a holistic personality integration. ( as explained by Dr. R S Bhogal in yoga and mental health) The answer then is to make time to sit quietly, still both the body and the mind, let the inner peace find you. While in a lecture with Dr Bhogal, we had a practical session of meditation, he commented on what “ meditation” actually is. He said that meditation cannot be done, it just happens. You set the stage for it, make the necessary preparations, then just sit . Do not anticipate anything. Just be right there, right then. His techniques were most effective and everyone in the session had a unique experience.

So if I am able to offer any words of advice for the year ahead, in which it seems the only certainty is uncertainty, make time to meditate. It will prove to be your savior, your sanity and your health !

Dr Bhogal signed my book and wrote the following in the cover :      “ The path of spirituality is ever fresh and exciting if we simply continue with it. “

With these words in mind I am hosting 2 upcoming retreats with yoga asanas, pranayamas and meditation being the focus for finding our inner strength that will lead us to our Peace. The dates for these are :

26-28th Feb   Elands Bay, West Coast Cape Town

8-10th March  Ballito, Kzn

Looking forward to meeting you and sharing some time and energy !

With love and compassion

Cheryl


The Path of Grace

on Saturday, 29 December 2012. Posted in Quotes and Lessons

the labyrinth of life
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The Path of Grace

 

Compliments of the Season to each and every one of you !  As the year 2012 winds down I find myself experiencing similar feelings to when I have walked the labyrinth. As you probably all know, when walking the path inwards, it is symbolic of the path towards self realization. It takes us out of the ego and to that which is within.The number of times the path takes you close to the centre and then leads you all the way out again, repeatedly, is just as it happens in our daily lives. So often we think we have discovered  the answers, only to find they have led to even deeper and more unanswerable questions. This is in fact, the journey inward. Towards  our Self . On our way inward (in the Labyrinth of life) we should work on sorting out the “stuff” that’s weighing us down. Consciously letting go of these things, ideas and fears that are holding us back from achieving all that is ours. Just as when we walk into the centre of the labyrinth, we sit and meditate, we should take stock here of how we feel, do we feel lighter, are we a cleaner page to fill with positive energy ? Once we feel this lightness of body, mind and spirit, we are empowered to boldly walk back out towards our “physical” lives and better equipped to manage them. As with the winding road inwards, so is it on the way outwards. Each time you think you are ready to embrace the world, as you touch on the outer  path, so you wind back inwards with more time to reflect, strengthen your focus until eventually you exit feeling ready, grounded and balanced. Follow this link to read more about the history of Labyrinths http://www.unitync.net/Labyrinth.html

 

I wish you all  the time to cleanse, reflect,let go, prepare for the new and enabled to walk boldly and confidently into 2013. May it be filled with much light, love, adventure and much yoga !

And of course AHIMSA

Cheryl

Yoga Safaris

on Wednesday, 26 September 2012. Posted in General

reason for the word Safari
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Yoga Safaris

The word "safari" means "journey" in the old African Swahili language. Nowadays wherever you look you see the words relating to "life's journey" or "our journey of life is not about the destination, more about the trip,"  etc. I recently returned some library books and a certain book caught my eye at the counter. It is a book titled " the Journey" by  Brandon Bays. It is a most intriguing read and i believe it to be most helpful for the average person wishing to heal or be free. Half way through this book I had the realisation about the technique being referred to, as being exactly what the Vipassana meditation courses are also teaching. While attending the 10 day silent meditation retreat in Worcester, i experienced many life changing sensations. By sinking down into the "source" or the "vital energy" or connecting basically with yourself on a very deep level, so many things become clear. It's this Clarity that then takes you along the "journey" of experiences, with full faith and peace. It is this clarity that helps keep us mindful and present, thereby helping to maintain the inner peace on a day to day basis. This does not come without constant practice, if you skip your Ballet class, a few times in a row, your skills will deteriorate. So too with meditation and breathwork. I highly recommend daily sittings with mindful breathing techniques and then some quiet time in meditation. This helps keep the connection with your "self" and we then more readily keep the inner and outer balance throughout the day. It then becomes easier to stick with the saying " Dont sweat the little stuff !"

Try it and let me have some feedback as to your experiences.

With lots of love and Ahimsa

Cheryl

Cheryl Lancellas / Fully-qualified Yoga Teacher
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