Libra New Moon – Find Peace

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Sorry Folks for the late blog post but I really needed time to find my balance again. I took my time to do some self-care, so please forgive me that this Libra New Moon just comes with a short summary.

It’s all about Balance and Inner Peace

This Libra New Moon is all about harmony and balance. Where in your relationships you need to cultivate more balance and be open making compromises? Balance could also be restored by stopping to give yourself away too much and set clear boundaries. Evaluate your relationships with the outside world and also the relationship with yourself.

Work on embracing every part of yourself. During this new moon, patterns from our past concerning our behaviour in relationships could arise. Pay attention to these patterns: Do they bring a peaceful outcome or do they make you suffer? Adjust correctly and restore the balance.

Lush Life is coming

As Libra is an air sign, the beautiful sides of life want to be discovered now. Being in peace with yourself is the first step to take life not too seriously and just go with the flow. We want to enjoy life but it’s possible to step through the darkness one more time before we come to the sunny side. Learn your lessons, break old patterns and create a new you, be that person you always wanted to be.

New Moon on and off the Mat

So there is this little summary. Think about the topics mentioned in the picture, do some journaling, meditate on them. Just work with them in the way you prefer. For your practice on the mat, I’d recommend a literally balanced practice.  Combine a gentle flow withLibra New Moon balancing postures like virabhadrasana 3, ardha chandrasana, tree pose or standing figure four and also some smooth backbends. Cool down with very gentle restorative poses like seated forward folds and side bends and a long reclined twist. Set an intention for your practice, create some new affirmations that help grow the seeds you planted. Practice alternate nostril breath for pranayama and include some minutes of meditation.

 

Hope you all enjoy the clean libra energy and the fall season.

Happy New Moon & Namaste

Love & Laugh

Namaste-No-Background

Laura Jane

Coming back to Writing.

It’s been a few months since I’ve been actively posting something here. It’s not that I had no ideas, my focus was just elsewhere. Some of you may know that I am attending a vinyasa yoga teacher training since September 2017. And it’s such a beautiful but also an intense time in my life. Intense on so many levels. My practices changes and deepens, I get more details on different aspects and also learn new things like anatomy. My fellow teacher trainees are a bunch of wonderful people who support each other and we all learn also new things about ourselves. Everyone has their ups and downs.

When it comes to writing, I do write about things that I’ve experienced myself or about things that changed my perspectives or touched me in a certain kind of way. It’s not that I just write so I can post here and maybe someone reads it. I want to share content with a meaning that maybe resonates with things you like or maybe make you change your perspectives or give you a good mood or whatever. Something positive. Things to try by yourself.

Being totally immersed in this teacher training and all it’s up and downs, my focus over the last weeks was to be a good student, learn all the things so I become a super good teacher that can do good to the people. But I had like a script what to learn. I’m thankful for that opportunity, but on the other hand when you are “told what to do”, there’s little free space in our thoughts. If something like this occurs, we focus on what the outside gives us and don’t listen how our hearts respond to it. Don’t get me wrong, in my case, it’s not that dramatic because while studying I personally grew and came across a hundred things I could write about, I just didn’t feel like I wanted to put them into an article right that moment. I was focused on the exams and so on. But right now, the theoretical part is done, and I feel like it’s okay to sit here for a couple of hours to think about this post and write it down.

What I want you to maybe think about is: Where in your life you are told to do certain things? What are those things? Who tells it to you (yourself, your family, media, society…) How do you feel about it? Does it feel good or does it stress you out? Does it feel like it helps you grow or does it block your creativity, your ideas and dreams? One of my goals in 2018 is to live life more according to my feelings. I wanna listen more to my intuition and live authentically. I just don’t wanna do things because somebody wants me to or because everybody else is excited about it. If I don’t truly resonate with it, I simply do not do it, say it, feel it, eat it. It’s a process of work, but a worthy one. Life gets easier, you’ll maybe be happier.

So right now like I said I feel like I have lots of ideas and time and space to think more about it and maybe write them down and be more active here. I also noticed the past weeks in which situations I try to step out of being responsible for what amount of time I have for “me-time”. Now I learned if I really truly wanna do something just for myself like having a relaxing bath or because I wanna share positive content, that nothing stops me from it. The “but first I have to clean the room and then I have to do grocery shopping and then I have to study blablabla…..” it’s just thoughts. You decide what you do. Pick a few things from your to-do-list but make sure there’s space every day for something you really would love to do with compassion. Write that book, go learn how to cook, meditate, create a painting, learn a language….whatever makes you feel excited and happy.

I hope you find things that make you happy this year. Always remember you are the one in control. You are in charge of yourself. Do no harm, but take no shit. According to this mantra, let this year be the goddamn best year. Every single day.

Peace & Love

namaste

Jane

Practice Yoga – Change the World

Introduction – The human rights

To begin this blog, I first would like to take you on a quick journey to the human rights, as they are given by the UN.

If you click on that link above and have a look at this “universal declaration”, as it is called, there are 30 points that should ensure that every “member of the human family” can live in freedom and peace. I will just show you some examples, but most of those rights are not given in this very moment. This doesn’t mean they’re not applying at any place in this world, but most of those rights are unfulfilled for a lot of people in our human family. The universal declaration somehow gets ignored.

Article 1.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Now I could write a thousands words, about where and where not people are born free and equal in dignity, or starting to question if everyone is equipped with reason and conscience. But just let me say that often we do not act in a spirit of brotherhood with people around us. So in other words, Article 1 of the human rights is violated again and again and again and nobody bats an eye.

Article 12.

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

Data kraken in apps, data kraken everywhere in the internet and anywhere else too. Collecting data, sometimes even without your permission. And what about the attacks upon ones honour? Downtalk, mobbing, slut shaming, body shaming, just a few topics to name here.

I could do a whole list just with every single one of those 30 points and underline the conditions that proof, that those rights are not given for everyone like they should. Take a look at it and you will see that this declaration isn’t universal at all. I don’t blame the UN for it. I blame humankind for it. To understand this, you should continue to read.

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