Category: balance

Do you adore yourself?

Your Daily #HappinessRx: Please bring your palms together in namaste and with an inward focus toward our own hearts breath deeply. As you close your eyes you turn into the darkness to see that inner light within the untouched place known as maja. It is a place unblemished by sadness or meanness or anger. It is the seat of wisdom known as our spiritual heart. The yogis believe that each of us replicates the world at large, embodying “rivers, seas, mountains, fields…stars and planets…the sun and moon” (Shiva Samhita, II.1-3). The outer sun, they asserted, is in reality a token of our own “inner sun,” which corresponds to our subtle, or spiritual, heart. So, when we practice Surya Namaskar, which is a humble adoration of the insight of the self…

Why I’m Quitting (and You Should, Too)

“Don’t settle. Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.” – Chris Brogan I was raised with the immigrant mentality of work harder—and then work much harder—and above all else never quit. I associated shame with quitting, and quitting with being ashamed. But while you certainly aren’t going to get A’s and B’s by quitting, or get into the college of your dreams by quitting, or let alone land your dream job—is it possible that you could live your happiest life by selective quitting? What if we aren’t quitting enough—and not the other way around? Maybe instead of reading articles titled “Why You Should Stay in Your Job” or “How to Know If You Should…

Upcoming Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training in Bali!

Alchemy of Yoga is leading a Yoga Teacher Training RYT-200 at Kubu Bali Baik, September 3-24, 2017! $600 off the first 6 trainees who sign up! Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training is wholeheartedly dedicated to the art of self-study through SELF-exploration.Consider this the ultimate adventure! A Hero’s Journey that will both challenge and encourage you to embrace your potential and awaken your inner power. This training will transform your doubts and ignite your passion for life. Happiness becomes your natural alchemy. Upon completion, you will be prepared to design and confidently lead intelligent alignment driven Vinyasa, Hatha, and Restorative classes, all with your own signature style. You will also have the skill to adapt to varied fitness and experience levels of your students. You will graduate as a Happiness Ambassador ready to…

Life is Full of Setbacks – How to Remove the Roadblocks to Your Happiness

Written by Silvia Mordini Dukha, the bad stuff, happens to everyone. We must stop feeding our stress phobia thinking we are trying to eradicate the bad stuff (fear, distrust, suffering, armoring, rigidity, contraction, defensiveness, aggressiveness, resentment.) The real obstacle to spiritual practice is thinking that to be happy we must be stress-free. Obstacles are not the problem. Life is full of setbacks, traffic jams, heartbreaks and roadblocks. It is our reaction and hostaging of energy that is the real block to our happiness. Learning how to stress successfully is the answer to staying Zen. Dukha impacts us on all levels: 1. Physiologically – arises from overtaxing our nervous systems, constant fight or flight response. 2. Psychologically –this comes from a feeling of separateness. We withdraw to a point where we…

Growth is Uneven by Design

Written by Silvia Mordini Feeling the #newmoon in Taurus in #Bali. Lovingly embracing growth in ways that will be sustainable physically and emotionally. Allowing for growth to be uneven so I remain gentle with my heart. Throughout my life the spiritual truth that has resonated with me was one of unevenness, the concept that we do not grow at the same rate in all areas of our lives. Our growth is uneven by design. Take your life and visually divide it into four major sectors: finances, work, health and relationships. Which piece dominates your daily existence? I share Anais Nin’s belief that: “We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another, unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one…

The Practice of Ho’oponopono

Begin by simply repeating the four phrases together: I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. Repeat them as you walk, as you drive, as you go about your daily tasks. Let them become the default state of mind for you, replacing the random rambling of your ordinary thoughts. Play with them over the span of a month; make the mantra your grand obsession. Watch how it opens you and frees you as you put it into play. “I’m Sorry. Please Forgive Me.” If your goal is to focus on the positive—on those things that produce satisfaction, meaning, serenity, and joy—and you notice that you have been lost in replaying an argument you had with someone, or that…

What Does Alchemy of Yoga Offer Students?

Alchemy of Yoga is unique from other teacher training programs. While you will learn a great deal about intelligent alignment and how to teach asana safely, our self-development program is first and foremost a journey in self-discovery. You will learn how to unblock the obstacles to your happiness by tapping into your greatest potential and living from your highest self. The role of Silvia Mordini and the rest of the Alchemy of Yoga team is to inspire you and provide loving support into self-inquiry. We kindly hold space for your growth in a way that stays true to your authenticity both during and after teacher training. We enthusiastically believe it is a privilege to serve you as soulful and sensitive mentors today and always. In completing Alchemy of Yoga’s 200-Hour…

Spiritual Immersions of Self-Discovery, Sun, & Soul

Spiritual Immersions – Ask yourself if this is your Motivation:   -Do you want to learn more about yourself? -Do you want to learn more about yoga asana and/or philosophy? -Do you want a soulful luxury vacation with private pool?   The answer isn’t Yoga Teacher Training necessarily. Just because you want more authentic Dharma Studies doesn’t mean you have to do a full 200 hour yoga teacher training.   Instead, immerse yourself: Fall in love with yourself as you are. Be free. Attract your best life!   Take a deep soul plunge with me in Bali through my 13 year old Alchemy of Yoga School. I’m here in Bali already waiting for you 🙂   MODULE 1 – 50 Hours (any week can be done stand alone) April 15-22, 2017 Triple…

Why Fake Your Practice and Yoga Teaching?

By Silvia Mordini, featured on DoYouYoga.com In school, you can try to fake knowing more than you do but when it comes time for the test the truth comes out by way of your grade. In bed you can try to fake feeling more than you do, even orgasm, but when it comes down to it you’re only fooling yourself if you think your partner can’t tell. In teaching yoga, you can show up, pretending to be “ultra spiritual” a la JP Sears and act the part of a yoga teacher, even faking happiness and serenity, but eventually one of two things will happen to you: You’ll fall apart or give up from the exhaustion of pretending. Your students will call you out as being a Poser. You can’t keep…