YOGA: a personal view / una visión personal.

So here’s the thing…I’ve been doing Yoga for what… 3 years now? Wow… 3 years! That’s a lot right? I mean… 3 years “practicing” yoga and I can’t do a perfect hand stand without a wall support? Or a perfect Warrior 3? Or a perfect x,y,z asana? I mean come on… 3 YEARS dude!

Well, is true, 3 years seems to be a lot… there’s training courses of ~1 year to get certified as a Yoga teacher/trainer no? And all Yoga teachers (at least all the ones I know) do all Asanas almost to perfection… so, should I be doing all Asanas perfectly? The answer is NO! And THAT IS OK!. And you know what? Because 1) I’m not practicing Yoga to become a teacher,  2) I do it because I just like it, I enjoy it, and 3) I do it to bring balance to my body, mind and soul, to be a better person, to understand more about myself.

The beauty of practicing Yoga is that there is no competition against anyone else but with yourself, is how you look at yourself trying all these Asanas, how you feel about (what emotions arise from within) and how you improve from time to time… there is no perfection required here, the only thing that is required is to be able to recognize yourself, your limits and boundaries, your openness and freedom, your willingness and effort to be present, your own will to even try to go beyond what you think your limits are.

Have you ever seen yourself doing an Asana that you never imagined you could achieve? How did you feel about it? Wasn’t it great? Well… simple things like this will help to understand more about yourself, understand how you hold back sometimes without a reason, understand why you feel like you feel and how to change low vibration into a balanced vibration, understand more about yourself!

I enjoy watching people in social media (Instagram) doing all these amazing Asanas, is impressive and my respect to them, but should feel sad if I can’t achieve doing some of them at the same level of “perfection”? No, and neither you should, again, is not a competition, is just a way of life!

Also… another thing to consider, there is a lot of people that were born with all these incredible aptitudes so there are people that without even practicing Yoga at all they can do, with a very high level of accuracy, a lot of different Asanas, so, don’t be jealous about them, they have other challenges in their lifes to understand and overcome… worry about yours.

I love doing Yoga… but how much time I’ve been doing it is just irrelevant; the important thing here is that I look myself where I am and I can tell the difference, big time… how I’ve become more flexible but not only of my body but also with my mind, my thoughts, my way of live my life and that’s what matters.

So yes, 3 years and hey, you know what? I still have a lot to learn, to improve, to maintain, to change… and… that IS OK!!


Bueno pues… así está la cosa … He estado practicando yoga durante cuánto … ¿3 años?  Osea … ¡3 años!  Eso es mucho, ¿verdad?  Quiero decir … ¿3 años “practicando” yoga y no puedo hacer un parado de manos perfecto sin un soporte de pared?  ¿O un perfecto Guerrero 3?  ¿O una asana x, y, z perfecta?  Quiero decir, osea … ¡3 AÑOS… no maaa!!

Bueno, es cierto, 3 años parece ser mucho … hay cursos de formación de ~ 1 año para certificarse como maestro / entrenador de Yoga, ¿no?  Y todos los maestros de Yoga (al menos todos los que conozco) hacen todas las Asanas casi a la perfección … entonces, ¿debería hacer todas las Asanas a la perfección?  ¡La respuesta es no!  ¡Y ESO ESTÁ BIEN !.  ¿Y sabes qué?  Porque 1) No estoy practicando Yoga para convertirme en profesor, 2) Lo hago porque simplemente me gusta, lo disfruto y 3) Lo hago para traer equilibrio a mi cuerpo, mente y alma, para ser un mejor  persona, para entender más sobre mí.

La belleza de practicar Yoga es que no hay competencia contra nadie más que contigo mismo, es cómo te miras probando todas estas Asanas, cómo te sientes (qué emociones surgen desde dentro) y cómo mejoras de vez en cuando …  .Aquí no se requiere perfección, lo único que se requiere es ser capaz de reconocerse a sí mismo, sus límites y fronteras, su apertura y libertad, su disposición y esfuerzo para estar presente, su propia voluntad para incluso intentar ir más allá de lo que  crees que tus límites son.

¿Alguna vez te has visto haciendo una Asana que nunca imaginaste que podrías lograr?  ¿Cómo te sentiste al respecto?  ¿No fue genial?  Bueno … cosas simples como esta te ayudarán a entender más sobre ti mismo, entender cómo te reprimes a veces sin una razón, entender por qué sientes que te sientes y cómo cambiar la vibración baja a una vibración equilibrada, ¡entender más sobre ti mismo!

Disfruto ver a la gente en las redes sociales (Instagram) haciendo todas estas Asanas increíbles, es impresionante y mi respeto por ellos, pero debería sentirme triste si no puedo lograr hacer algunas de ellas al mismo nivel de “perfección”?  No, y tampoco deberías, de nuevo, no es una competencia, ¡es solo una forma de vida!

Además … otra cosa a considerar, hay muchas personas que nacieron con todas estas increíbles aptitudes así que hay personas que sin siquiera practicar Yoga en absoluto pueden hacer, con un altísimo nivel de precisión, muchas Asanas diferentes, entonces, no tengas celos de ellos, tienen otros desafíos en sus vidas que entender y superar … preocúpate por los tuyos.

Me encanta hacer yoga … pero el tiempo que lo he estado haciendo es irrelevante;  lo importante aquí es que me miro donde estoy y puedo notar la diferencia, a lo grande … cómo me he vuelto más flexible pero no solo de mi cuerpo sino también de mi mente, mis pensamientos, la forma de vivir mi vida y eso es lo que realmente importa.

Entonces sí, 3 años…. y ¿sabes qué?  Aún me queda mucho por aprender, por mejorar, por mantener, por cambiar … y … eso ESTÁ BIEN !!


Namasté 🙌🙏

So you know what you want?… First, try to Recognize yourself

So here’s the thing… we think we know what we want right? Well, if we don’t know who we are then we don’t know what we want… or even worse, we are unable to know what we NEED.

We suppose to know who we are around high school, when we are teenagers… between 12 and 17… that’s the theory right? Because then when we are about to make big decisions such as what carrier to choose we suppose to know what we want in life right? Well how can we know what we want if we don’t WHO we are? Or even worse… what we NEED???

We are used to a system that tells us what to do and when to do it regardless if we are ready or not, but that doesn’t matter at all… we can study 1, 2, 3 careers and a bunch of Master Degrees, travel the world, have multiple couples, be here and there… and guess what? That won’t tell us what we want, are and need.

We need to look deep into our heart, mind and soul, start FIRST by knowing yourself, by RECOGNIZING yourself and really understand what we need and guess what? Then what we “want” is irrelevant because that is our Ego talking.

But then you will ask: how the f!:#;-@! can I do that? Well, is very easy… try first by identifying what you think you are NOT and what you DON’T need in your life then everything will start making sense.

Here’s a quote I came up with today:

Recognize yourself!!! That is the starting point!!! And you know what? Is never too late… I’m saying this by my own experience.

Be conscious…

Be mindful…

Be your TRUE SELF…

Namasté.

Our Ego… can we talk about it?

Today, I had the stupidest fight ever just because my ego…

Have you ever been so egocentric that after a fight or discussion you end up feel really stupid? Well… Congratulations! You have recognized (although very late…) that you let your ego manage you.

I was so “right” I said to myself…. but guess what? I WAS SOOO WRONG!

It is important to recognize when we did wrong, but it does not end up there… we need to go deep… to dig deeper… and once you think you got it then you need to think again.

Is not easy to understand this… and more when you have wounds from the past.

Practicing #mindfulness and being honest to ourselves help TONS to deal with this.

I invite you all to be more conscious, see your actions… are you acting from your ego? Or are you being mindful?

Take care… chill out…

– SWL –

Mindfulness… is not meditation

If you think being Mindful is being in meditation then you got it all wrong!

Meditation is only a TOOL for you to recognize yourself, to be present, to identify what you are thinking and feeling

Yes, meditation will help you but is not the only way, by identifying how we feel and think about external factors: comments from people, situations, discussions, anything around you. How you React w/o judging is the most important part.

Be mindful…

Be conscious…

Namaste

– SWL –


Si crees que estar “Mindful” es estar meditando entonces lo entendiste todo mal!

La meditación es solo una HERRAMIENTA para reconocerte, para estar presente, para identificar qué estás pensando y sintiendo

Si… la meditación te va a ayudar pero eso no es el único camino sino identificando como te sientes y que piensas de los factores externos: comentarios de gente, situaciones, discusiones, todo a tu alrededor.

Cómo reaccionas SIN juzgar es lo más importante de todo.

Se mindful…

Se consciente…

Namaste

– SWL –