Finding “Better Air”

This is from an email that my husband, Kartar, sent to his yoga students.  He is a very special Kundalini Yoga teacher, and we are fortunate to have him as a lead teacher in Radiant Child Family Yoga Certification.  You can find him at his site.

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The other day I was on a bumpy flight.  After a while the captain came on the PA to say “we’re trying to find some better air”.

It occurred to me—aren’t we all trying to find some “better air”—better circumstances, nicer companions, more of what we want and less of what we don’t want?

And how often do we turn attention to the outside—to circumstances, the energetic of “getting things”, or believing we’ll be happier when others have changed?

The “rules of happiness”, if you want to say it that way, are really not like that.  And neither is it like that in yoga.

In yoga, it is the choice to move away from the belief in, the attachment to, thoughts that pulls one out of alignment from the stillpoint, the zero point, where all the universe and synchronicity is waiting.

So working on the inside to make that transition from being in thought to being in stillness, emptiness, is the way in.  It is the portal.

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About the Author:

Shakta is an AMS certified Montessori teacher, and the author of five well-known Yoga books, CDs and DVDs. Her latest book, The Yoga Way to Radiance: How to Follow Your Inner Guidance and Nurture Children to do the Same, is scheduled for release in summer of 2016, (Llewellyn Worldwide)   Visit Shakta's Writing and Poetry Site

2 Comments

  1. yogamadre1 March 13, 2015 at 3:54 am - Reply

    I love this! Thank you!

  2. Gerri April 23, 2017 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Nice stuff! I love my free weights. I only use my medicine ball occasionally. But I really want one of? those stability balls! I used one at the gym for crunches and I really felt it more and had less back pain than if I did it on the floor. Thanks for the remdcmenoations – solid!

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