If we live with presence, dropping our attachment to a specific outcome and truly allow the moments in our life to unfold organically, we can find joy. Joy is always there! The teachings of the wisdom traditions are always available to us. It is up to us to access joy with our breath, body and mind. We need to have the right attitude and use techniques to enable the unfolding to happen. How? When listening to someone, we put 100% of our attention to the person. Not just the words, but the eyes, the facial expressions, emotions of the person we are speaking with. Slowly, we will truly experience the communication of the person in front of us.
How do we attain this true presence? One way that worked for me is through a dedicated yoga practice. We wake up every morning with all the energies from our sleep, our current moods, worries, concerns and environment. We can either roll along with all these or we can choose to live from our highest calling. This daily personal practice enables us to hone our focus, center ourselves, and build strength and flexibility! Practicing at our edge and allowing our body and breath to find new openings! Then every day has a guiding intention. We can then spontaneously respond to the day-to-day events that unfold. Be it traffic, delayed subways, situations that do not work as planned, someone giving us a hard time, etc. It does not come easy. We all have so much garbage that leaks away our energy; distractions, addictions, habits that hold us back from being happy!
I found joy by practicing Radiant Body Yoga. Our body is designed to fit together and our breath and posture influence how we feel. By altering our pose and how we breathe, we influence how we feel. Using the Katonah Yoga method as a roadmap to technically integrate the body, mind and breath we can access that rhythm in our vibration to connect to ourselves. Little by little, when we practice daily, we train our minds, our disposition and our bodies to actively potentiate our wellbeing. Then joy in our daily lives becomes readily available to us. Work becomes more focused and we find that we actually have more time to do that, which really matter. And find more satisfaction with our day-to-day life!