PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND YOGA TEACHERS

Almost everybody in some moments of their lifes are looking for answer or a meaning in their life.

Maybe in that moment the yoga path arrived into your life and in this way you could find a way how to development yourself.

Sometimes the searching is almost a desesperated act of trying to resolve some issue or issues in your life or find that meaningfull life.

In another hand sometimes this looking for appears in quite moments where you need to be alone maybe in the middle of nowhere.

Teachers, gurus appearing in your life for a reason, maybe sometimes you cant understand why or what reason they are over there or how the life did it for crossing paths.

Whatever they are in front of you, they are for a reason, maybe at the beginning you didnt realize why …but with the time everything will be settle down.

It is important working in the UNATTACHMENT between the relationship between teacher and student.

I have to work into this, during  a couple of times, sometimes we put so much into the hands of the other, so much expectation and this is not good.

Everyone has to run his own path, and there is noone who can do it for you.

So for that enjoy the life and continue going on further.

Feel free and discover your personnal yoga path.

About my teachers, they have show me so much, in the best and bad way. And in some moment maybe I have to realize that they are also humans with their own failures, where it is the limit betwen the master role and the human being role,with is the small border where it´s appear the human person and the teacher is starting being away…sometimes the line could be very thick.

About the GURUs, there are some many, in different mystic currents from the perspective of the Yoga and Meditation, some of the most famous are;

Krishnamacharya (Born; November 18, 1888, Mysore, India; Died; February 28, 1989 Chennai, India), reference as the “Father of the modern yoga” he revival the hatha yoga.

Paramahansa Yogananda (Born; January 5, 1893, Gorakhpur, India, Died; March 7, 1952 Los Angeles, United States) known about teaching meditation and Kriya Yoga, through his book, Autobiography of a Yogi.                                                             

 Sri Krisha Pattabhi Jois (Asthanga yoga founder)  (26th July  1915  Hassan – 18 May 2009 Mysore India) Multifaceted Yoga preachers of India and known worldwide about his Ashtanga Yoga. He established Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore. He was the disciple of S.T. Krishnamacharya and his Yogic philosophy revolves around his Guru.

K. S. Iyengar (Aligment yoga) (December 14, 1918 Bellur, India- August 20, 2014 Pune, India) known as Guruji who genuinely explains the meaning of Yoga sutras. Iyengar  has written many books on Yoga Philosophy such as ‘Light on Yoga’, ‘Light on Pranayama’, ‘Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali’, ‘Patanjali Yoga Sutra Paricay’, etc. He is the recipient of Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan. 

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In the next post I will write more about the main yoga GURU´s from the traditional schools in India.

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Creating yoga events

I will like to share with all of you this article, according my experience about creating yoga events, I´m not an expert but I can say that I have done some of them.

In one part have the same things in common with the rest of the events that you can create, for instance.;

  • Necessary time for preparation and organization.
  • Management and associated bureaucracy.
  • Meetings and transportation or infrastructure.
  • Employee loyalty.
  • Uncertainty of success.
  • Trustfulness

What it has different compared with another events not yoguis “are”:

You are working more things about.

  • Feeling
  • Energy
  • Connexion between the different parts.
  • Healing your self and the others.

So create a yoga event has more a romantic and healing part in order to help to the others, also according what you have learned (as teacher) you want to spread this knowledge with another people or student to improve their lifes and also yours.

So creating these events should be a act of conscience about how another people should be conscious.

When the event it is happenes as always it is so quickly compared with all the preparation, it is the same feeling when you prepare a long food cooking during hours and later you will eat between 10 to 20 minutes….sometimes so much preparations and works but in the most of the cases it is worthy.

In another times you see that you give like a lot of work and effort to your job and later maybe you didnt receive a reward.

Also appears sometimes your fears, it will be posible, because you think you are not able to achieve the goal or you dont feel so prepare for the activity, anyway the path only is appeared walking.

Anyway you should be focused in creating something beautiful and different  which has your own personality and utenticy is coming from you.

With the best wishes and putting your heart in the activity everything will be so great.

Here you can see some examples…

 

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Ashtanga, pain, modifications and limits…

A few months ago I received this message from whatssapp from my dear asthang yoga teacher Manu Navarro from  Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, I asked him if he could share it, and he said yes for sure, well here you have it, for me it is a very deep message and impressive that deserves to be read from time to time and helps you and invites you to think over…
THANK YOU MANU FOR YOUR WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE.. ENCHANTED TO HELP WITH THE OTHER … AND SHARE …

Here you have…
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As we talked last week I leave you a series of reflections on ashtanga, pain, modifications and limits.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is reputed to induce pain. Postures cause stress patterns in our bodies, and when we force against them, we “squeeze the nerves.” The form of practice, with its linear sequence progression, leaves no escape route. The postures that made us tremble today should be practiced tomorrow. Most people soon leave the Ashtanga for this reason and look for a more “kind” way.
The postures of the Ashtanga system, when practiced with proper alignment, are not painful at all. On the contrary, they are stimulants. However, proper alignment is not the kind of thing one achieves only through the use of creative accessories or modifications or the application of a sound anatomical technique. Instead, proper alignment is the result of an internal, mental readjustment. It requires that we put down the ideas, attitudes, expectations and prejudices that interfere with our ability to settle in the postures and take deep and complete breaths.
We can not undo our tensions by force. The more we resist them, the stronger they become, and when they become strong enough, they constrict and deform us. This is a lesson we should all learn, and the Ashtanga Vinyasa system makes us learn it in a rather vivid way – with pain.

Manu

THE LIMIT

Pain is an adaptive defense mechanism, whose purpose is to protect us from danger. Pain warns us of danger, and urges us to turn back. Based on this truth, many Yoga teachers remind their students to listen to their pain. Pain is “the limit,” and when we respect “the limit,” we avoid damaging our bodies.
This is a crucial and urgent lesson for those rajasic spirits who would injure themselves by ambition. Often, however, this idea is abused. Both students and teachers use it as an excuse to escape from deeper inner work. You can not progress in yoga without having to directly confront your psychic patterns. Many students avoid the postures that provoke their habitual tensions, or pass them over with supports and modifications, hoping that their tensions will be solved magically in some way.
This approach rarely takes anyone anywhere. It allows one to practice without getting hurt, but it also prevents progress. The postures that cause us pain are also the postures that expose our tensions, and invite us to resolve those tensions with our own internal intelligence. They give us the opportunity to observe our tension patterns directly, to breathe through them, and to release them into the ether. This is the simple psycho-physical cleansing process that we can perform with Ashtanga yoga.
It is not a complete article yet, but I hope to invite you to reflect …
Manu
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If you want to contact him … you can write to me privately …
Small introduction in spanish:

https://grancanariayogaconference.com/index.php/programa?id=56

NAMASTÉ, Manu

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SANTORINI. The other side of a RETREATMENT … SENSATIONS OF A TEACHER

I was always on the other side, as student of what is a yoga retreat or holistic activities, from the relaxed part and from enjoyment.

I do not say that working in a retreat has its good things, but of course, although you are in the best place in the world, you are still working as well, although I enjoyed a lot about the swimming pool, the food and the amazing places for discover.
During this year in May,  I had my first yoga retreats in Santorini, thank God, I did not have to prepare them because managing and preparing an event of this kind requires a lot of extra work behind in the background, accommodation, meals, logistics of all kinds of things.

And if there is two groups between between 15 and 25 people with different needs, tastes, etc … much more work. So thank you Alejandro Estornel  @pilatesman for creating so awesome event.

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The really  truth that I have to be THANKFUL, every day I thank life for all that it offers me, that my first yoga retreat is in SANTORINI … guaauuuuuu, there is always a moment to learn and to start and above all to thank .
They were two different groups, the first of about 13 people, where I still do not know very well the dynamics of how to do it, it takes a time to addapt to the rhythms and the needs of people is to be more flexible and flow more with change.  That week I was made slower, since I am a person very outside and inside at other times, yoga gives me peace, tranquility and silence, connection with myself.  Being in a retreat you are really working more than the hours of classes, because in the end all are interactions with the student who at times becomes a friend, so but it is a funny and nice job.
These retreatesn about  yoga & pilates so it is not the same as the students who would go only to a yoga retreat that is what I am more get used to, it is also interesting to interact with different profiles and see how you are at ease with each of them.
For more information about this wonderful retreat where you can find the best professionals and the best place to stay in Gran Canaria and Santorini.

                           https://skypilatesandyoga.com/
I know that my strength is to work in short distances, that is to say by one-to-one relationship is where I find myself most comfortable and where I can create an interconnection and approach to the person.
I have moments also to include myself in the group and to be extroverted and to be on the crest of the wave but really are the few moments, and perhaps also Santorini with that light, that sea and those things inspired me more to be in connection with myself.

Being in a landscape constantly like Santorini is a constant meditation, so if you miss those moments of solitude and reflection.
In the second week I had more time for myself and maybe I also felt inside the group, maybe this group vibrated more in the world of yoga, or at least I felt that way.
On the other hand each class is different depending on how much the teacher connects with the students and the students with the teacher, so flow it.
I allowed myself to be more myself, to laugh, to make jokes during the class, and even to encourage the students to perform some more complex asanas, formed a good group and I think there was a pretty connection.
For my third retreat, as the path of yoga, as the way of life is a way of learning, I take another series of experiences with me and learnings, 3 months have passed since the previous, I know I will feel more comfortable and above all I will  be me 100% as authentic and genuine as possible. But this will be another post…!!!
                                                           I  ♥ SANTORINI.

If you want to realize an idea about the retreat you can take a look in the next video:

Sky Pilates And Yoga Retreats Santorini 2017

See you around the world, continue moving…ohhh yeahhh

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What happen in the INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY?

On June 21st was the international day of yoga.

An important day to awaken consciousness about what yoga is.
More than a physical class of postures (asanas), more than breaths, more than a philosophy, there is much to investigate behind all that … I have been in the world of yoga for more than 10 years ago and as far as I realize everything I have to learn and practice, from the asanas perspective (everything that I have to work with each one of them, how and why, what parts of the body are involved and what are their benefits and contraindications)
On the other hand if we analyze from the Raja yoga principles we have the Yamas and Niyamas, the pranayamas, pratyahara, dharana, dhayana and finally the samadhi, a life dedicated to the search of the supra conscience.
In the end, however, the initiatives of the International Yoga Day were two, on the one hand my personal initiative to create a video with different people, practitioners and teachers who participated and gave their opinion and point of view on what is yoga for them.

People from different parts of the world but united for the same purpose.

You can see in the following link:

What is for you YOGA?
On the other hand almost emerged from nothing and pushing from a friend I said;

“Hiii, contained with me for the initiative of a Open day free, to commemorate the International Yoga Day”.

The truth that was a superbeautiful event, where in a full yoga class each of us we teaching 15 minutes so different teacher we share our passion during the classes.

I left the previous savasana because I was going out for the other class and I was in a total relaxation state, but it is true that perhaps if I had been more conscious maybe I would have become much more nervous, in case I started my class after Sara and at first was quiet, but there were a moment where the panic took over me.

This was because I saw that the people did not follow the rhythm  of the class, maybe because the sound wasnt good, or because I could not show him in surya namaskar or because he did not understand me or I did not explain myself quite well, whatever happen … and I said “OMG what I´m doing over here “… as soon as I saw myself at that moment, I took a deep breathing and I said do not worry Gema everything will be fine … and I went back to breathe and continue…so I let´it go the though so in that exactly moment the whole world gradually rejoined in the flow of the rhythm of Surya Namaskar .

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With these two initiatives of “un-interested” forms I collaborated with my grain of sand in the world of yoga and to make people more aware and consistent with their world and with those around them.
Great moments and intense moments.

Thank you Universe for those opportunities for personal growth.

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The rocket yoga dummie

 

There is always one time to start in any thing or area of ​​your life, even in the world of yoga, my world … after more than 1000 sun saludations, and so many thousands of different asanas, some of which I still do not know the  sankrits names, I do not know if for lack of time to sit down to memorize them, laziness or whatever … the case that life was gradually bringing me to begin with rocket yoga.
Rocket comes from the hand of the ashtanga and let’s say it would be his gifted or developed son, it´s coming from America and compared with asthanga have more flexibility and creativity in the sequences both you are a student or teacher.
“Larry Schultz”  the Rocket´s father, developed this methodology to advance further in the asanas and jump on the other side those that are more complex for the body of each, in my case my achilles tendon (one of the most difficult asanas for me)  is “Urdhva Dhanurasana” or the wheel, it will be for my lack of mobility in the right shoulder, my little strength in the arm, and my rigidity in my spine or other endless circumstances in which my body and my mind resist, is for me one of the most challenging asanas … However, I return to it over and over again in my practice of asthanga … although sometimes I have the feeling that I do not advance and I am totally stucked… but well that would be another topic conversation.

I decided to start my 50-hour rocket yoga teacher training with David Kyle @MulabandhaKing, after meeting him in May 2016 at the Yoga Conference in Gran Canaria, and for the Amaryyo @amaryyoyoga yoga School opportunity that brought him this July, for training,

He has been a teacher for over 50 hours, David was one of the direct students of Larry (and so teaches in his classes the word and the legacy of Larry from the respect and closeness that Larry conveyed or at least that is what has arrived during the training) in these 5 intensive days, where we performed physical practice tomorrow and late afternoon, my body was resisting and overcrowded, still continue and gave the best of me in each moment … what I had or what That I could … my EGO appeared in many moments since the level of practice was very high and I felt at the tail (we are one of the weakest in practice) … but still continued and said: well Gema, dont give up…you did it the best … continue in your way..

Master class, David Kyle

Master class, David Kyle Chest opened and forearm balance.

So I finished the course, I turned the inside out, where the physical and emotional part was shaked… and maybe also the emotional part, so much energy was powered  in a intense way, and I  got used to an intense practice but with a more relaxed rhythm, the rhythm of the rocket took me along a few strained and even though  …  I think faster for me but still I´m dealing up with this.

I ´ve just decided that I will continue my path of rocket in a more calm and progressive and I will see how far I can go with this … I have all my life to continue learning, on the other hand for me never my goal has been to advance quickly, also perhaps because my body has his own limits (from the perspective of flexibility and strength).  I’ve never been a girl who could do this kind of thing, and now I´m near of 40 I’m walking on the way…..

This is a very gratifying path because I am giving to my body and my mind challenges into the mats, words such as CONFIDENCE, FLEXIBILITY, CONSTANCE, PERSEVERANCE, ENERGY, TIREDNESS, EGO, DEFEAT, CONTINUITY, PRESENT MOMENT, CONTINUE JUDGING.

These ideas appears again and again on the mat … when I realize that, I observed them and I watched going through them…  this is a way for discovering yourself, from a physical and mental way…from this perspective we can observe my mood and another differents topics.
Anyway everything is fine, everything flows and works and it is where it has to be what it ´s happened , everythins is the the correct place and I accept it from the compression and the love my way … without comparing myself with others and thanking me for already walking and enjoying the moment ….
This is my path and there is noone who can walk or perform for me, so it is my turn to continue … walking …
Thank you to the rocket yoga, thanks you Amaryyo school, thanks David Kyle and thanks to Larry for giving me the opportunity to discover a new way of understanding yoga nowadays as student, maybe in the future who knows as teacher.

Thank you David for your teaching

Thank you David for your teaching

FDO. The rocket rookie

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Why the yoga makes you feel for happy?

 

This was a beautiful interview that I had in October 2016 meantime I was working giving classes in the Hotel Jardín Tecina.

This only a short part of the full video…if you want to see all complete there are the urls :

https://www.facebook.com/deva.setu

Or let me know it and I can send you more information.

Life give you opportunities to express yourself about your passion.

Thank you Wolfram and Dania, I will keep these moments in my heart.

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Learn to RELEASE …. the path of yoga …

What kind of yoga do you choose and why?

 

Because each style of yoga teaches us and gives different routines and we work different physical aspects  in the different styles  asthanga, rocket, other more fluids like vinyasa and hatha and other more spiritual like the kundalini, all are just as valid and the most important is that you find yours.

That will be which most connects with you and also the teacher and the teachings that fill in you.

As a teacher and student I am of those who think that it is important to experiment and try different styles and choose the one that goes with you … the one that fills you and connects you with the deepest, will be that you need a more physical or a more spiritual practice , or maybe is the teacher who connects with you in a special way.

As a teacher and student you have to learn to let go and  flow … to let the students come and go, to stop going to classes to go to other … in short to do what you feel … and the most important is to accept that process that each one has paths to walk together as long as it is and then to release, to change, to leave, to return …

This is one of the teachings that has given me and continues giving the yoga path day by day, all these variables are I like to see myself in this double environment … student for many times and teacher for a few (I really think I will always be learning and more on the side of the student) and as I am learning I see I need more and more hours of study, but the most important is the way of knowledge and learning to RELEASE

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“Associate with people who are likely to improve you.”

SENECA

 

 

 

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17 mejores libros de dietas y comida sana — Blog de Jack Moreno

En este post he seleccionado los mejores libros de dietas y comida sana. Se trata de libros para adelgazar comiendo bien con un método muy eficaz para perder peso de forma saludable. Se trata de libros escritos por nutricionistas para robustecerse, tener bienestar y una vida sana.

a través de 17 mejores libros de dietas y comida sana — Blog de Jack Moreno

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A más Consumismo más desbalance With more Consumerism comes a more unbalanced

Muy interesante este pensamiento, en los momentos donde vivimos hoy en dia.
Very interesting this though, in the momentes where we are living nowadays.

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