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The word Vairagyam saved my mind yesterday

Boy, this week has been one of those weeks where a cave to hide in would have been greatly welcomed. While I was looking for a good place to physically escape I opened up a book and there is it was, Vairagyam, the word sitting in front of my eyes.

At that moment I realized I was so driven by avidya (yes, all balled into one big lurching emotional mess: ego, fear, attachment, refusal, all leading to  total misunderstanding of the situation/conditionOpeness). The breath that came when I saw that word was almost, well, load lifting from my heart and mind. In a moment I was able to set so much down and for the first time in 5 days, sit in a meditation practice that brought a calm mind & heart. Just seeing the word reminded me of the yoga journey I am on and to get back on the road. One foot in front of me at a time. Not always perfect, but unrelenting in practice: Abhyasa (effort, practice, seat of the pants stick-tuidenss) and Vairagya (acceptance, letting go, not being driven by external forces).

Its good to be back on track.

Martha

 

Though introduced to yoga over 30 years ago, Martha has been teaching yoga since 2001. She received her 200 hour yoga training in 2003 and is now an E-RYT 500. Additional education: M.S. in Health Psychology, Integrative Health Coach and Mindful Awareness Meditation instructor (Duke Integrative Medicine), and over 800 hours of Yoga Therapy training. She has a school for 200 hour and beginning in the winter of 2014, a 300 hour advanced yoga certification which will award a cumulative 500 hour teacher training in compliance with Yoga Alliance. Martha's envisions yoga as a form of health, healing and well being for all people. Her students range from health professionals to yoga practitioners seeking a deeper understanding of the benefits of yoga. See all of our yoga classes.

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