Why Yogis Are More Attractive

By: Silvia Mordini, Featured on DoYouYoga.com

Here is a super simple fact about energy: it is attracted to the same kind of energy. Like energy attracts like energy.  When we breathe, feel, and live from our heart energy we attract more of the same. And science can prove it. This is otherwise known as the Law of Attraction. And interesting enough, when you feel good, you are more attractive.  Yoga teaches us that our natural state is one of happiness. We are born that way and meant to live that way. There is nothing wrong with enjoying life!   Here are 3 ways yogis are more attractive:

1. Confident AttitudeDevelyn Steele says, “Smiling changes your attitude, raises your confidence, and makes you more attractive.”

Whether you believe it or not, smiling changes how you feel. If you doubt this, then start smiling and thinking positive thoughts and see what develops. You will find that you can’t help but have a more…

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Bali Vinyasa Yoga for Green Tara by Silvia Mordini

Compassion in Action: Green Tara is usually depicted as a compassionate being (Mother Buddha) ready to step down from her lotus throne to offer comfort and protection from all of the sufferings we experience in the world.

This was filmed with the mantra om tare tuttare sure swaha in mind.

Mantra Meaning: From your heart of compassion, please help me to let go and release all blockages so I may have peace, clarity and happiness.

In the teachings of the Dalai Lama he reminds us “that when we chant the Green Tara mantra, we are not simply asking for Tara’s blessings and help with our lives and our “real world” problems. Actually, we are also asking to be liberated from the misery of the mental delusions and negative emotions that blind us to true freedom, and to achieve the same enlightened body, speech and mind that Tara represents, not only for our own benefit, but for the benefit of all sentient beings.”

For me being near the water always promotes the feminine, lunar energy of nurturance. I need that in my life and I know you do too. Jim’s sound vibration makes this mantra even more powerful. I appreciate how he adds in English lyrics as well, “the secret of feeling alive is to love.”

All of the quotes within the video are from Rumi whose writings to me exemplify universal LOVE.

Join Jim Beckwith and me on the Island of Love, Bali, March 27 – April 3, 2015
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Music by http://www.jimbeckwithmusic.com
His new album River of Song out now.

16 Quotes to Inspire Kindness, by Silvia Mordini

Being a good person matters. It’s easy to take how to be kind for granted. It seems like a sort of “background” thing we’re supposed to do that is always there.

However, kindness is an active choice. And the more conditioned we are to respond with kindness, the more natural it becomes. There are no obstacles to feeling kindness towards others.

May these 16 quotes to inspire kindness work for you!

See all 16 Quotes in www.doyouyoga.com

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How to Make Yoga Teacher Training Accessible to Everyone

ALCHEMY OF YOGA SCHOLARSHIPS + FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Alchemy of Yoga is whole-heartedly devoted to the art of self-study. When a yogi feels called to step into the deeper world of self-study, we never wish for finances to impede this path.

A 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training requires a significant investment on several levels — not only the financial consideration, but also the commitment of time + resources.

The investment is in yourself and it yields transformation on the physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual planes.

Alchemy of Yoga is unique from other teacher training programs in that it goes way beyond mastering yoga poses. While you will learn a great deal about asana, it is truly a journey in self-discovery. The role of Silvia Mordini and the rest of the Alchemy team is to provide the inspiration into this self-inquiry and hold space for your growth in a way that is true to your authenticity.

In the spirit of inclusivity + accessibility, we are proud to offer:

Additional ideas that our past trainees have used:

  • Create a fund where family/friends can contribute to teacher training as a gift
  • Develop a Go Fund Me campaign
  • Use Pay Pal’s Bill Me Later program, which offers no payments + no interest if paid in full in 6 months
  • Receive college credit by providing us with paperwork to qualify the course
  • Ask your employer to use “continuing education” budget + hours toward the program in exchange for teaching yoga on-site. We can help you be prepared to offer yoga in the workplace
  • We are always open to collaboration + work exchange — let us know if you have a skill or trade to offer

If teacher training is on your list of 2016 intentions and Alchemy of Yoga resonates with you, let us help you realize this vision.

The first step? Say hello by reaching out to Silvia (silvia@alchemytours.com) and Sarah (sarah@alchemytours.com). We are looking forward to hearing from you and learning more about the heart of your yoga.

Namaste,

The Alchemy of Yoga Team

www.alchemyofyoga.com

Say Yes to Life: The Power of Words, by Silvia Mordini

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The power of ritual and ceremony should not be overlooked—especially for the modern yogi. Much of our lives these days are spent running around, and as a result it’s critical to set aside time to slow down and connect to your self and your spirit with intention.

A Sacred Ritual

A daily journaling ritual where one spends 10 minutes in reflection is potent. This provides time to listen, recalibrate, remember, and honor yourself. It offers a deep source of nourishment and an opportunity to bring greater depth to your life practice.

 

Read the whole article in Wanderlust

Yoga Teacher Sustainability 101: Stay Inspired & Thrive, by Silvia Mordini

Inspiration is key to sustaining your passion, technique and enthusiasm for teaching yoga. We all have the same pulls upon us as spiritually ordinary yogis – things like family, friendships and students to name a few. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been teaching for two years or twenty years, the challenges of sustainability in teaching yoga as a profession remain the same.

See more at: Yoganonymous

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5 Reasons Why Yoga Studios are Important

By Silvia Mordini

Yoga studios are essential for both the student and the teacher. In this digital, social, media-energized virtual world, it is evident to me that people still crave human connection.    The most important contribution studios offer is community. Community defined simply is a place for gathering. A place where hearts can connect. A place where interaction and relationships develop in personal face-to-face relationships.

What Yoga Studios Can Provide

Yoga studios provide that space where we can connect, learn, support, and celebrate each other. For students, this is critical in fostering personal growth and highest self-study, or svadhyaya. As students, we need teachers who can actually be with us.

For the teacher, it provides a consistent platform to offer their special gifts and unique styles. It fosters deeper, more intimate, and long-lasting relationships with the student. It also offers a place to call home… Read the full article here!

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The Link Between Yoga Economics and Happiness

In class recently, I was sharing the story of what things were like when I opened my first yoga studio, Chicagoland Total Body Yoga. Without apology, I begged my neighbors and friends to be in class for free so it would look like we had students, but really we didn’t have any money coming in for months. I was working two full-time jobs clocking in a ridiculous number of hours each week, and almost every waking moment was poured into fanning the flame of the studio to keep it alive another day, week, let alone month or year. Well, that was 13 years ago.  To say I often thought about giving up would be an understatement…. Read the full article on DoYouYoga.com! 

4 Common Yoga Mistakes & How to Avoid them

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The most common yoga mistakes we make have nothing to do with our physical alignment. It’s all about our attitude towards our teachers, our expectations, and ourselves. These do not apply to any one subset of yogis, new or experienced–they can impact all of us.

I hope these tips are helpful so we can more quickly avoid the pitfalls and get on with the truest benefits of yoga.

Read the full article by Silvia Mordini on Do You Yoga here

Your Happiness Return On Investment (HROI) by Silvia Mordini

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Just like we have different bank accounts, so do we also have various spiritual accounts. One of the most important spiritual accounts we have is our Happiness Account. The account with the most deposits of your energy will grow—think of this as your Happiness Return on Investment (HROI).

What often happens, however, is that instead of making deposits into our Happiness Account, we squander away the currency of our energy into stress, worry, and comparison.

Read the full article here by Silvia Mordini on DoYouYoga