"Sometimes just become aware of your ears, as if you are just the ears and nothing else, as if your whole body has become the ears. Just be ears, and you will be surprised that you become aware of such subtle noises, such subtle happenings around you that you have never been aware of. You may start hearing your own breathing, your own heartbeat. You may start hearing many things – and you have lived always amongst these things, but you were never aware; you were so occupied into yourself."
Over the past few months I have been trying to remind myself to listen.
To do as OSHO suggests, and "Just be ears".
Some days that is the intention that I set.
Talk Less & Listen More
If you hadn't noticed, these posts of mine- are rather long.
I have ended up using this forum as kind of a journal, and before I know it I have spewed out A LOT of words - a lot of talking.
Perhaps some of you like that and perhaps some of you are thinking, holy shit, she's still going on - words are still appearing on the screen.
So, for today I am going to make it short and sweet - and direct some attention to LISTENING.
I want to hear from all the people I know are reading this post.
I didn't think too many people were reading until the past few weeks when I've been made aware that that is not the case. You are reading this right now- Cool :)
Don't be shy, let's turn this into more of a conversation and less of me writing in my journal!
Last week I took part in an Instagram challenge called "AimTrue". The challenge was hosted by Kathryn Budig (one of my fave yogis), Amy Ippoliti, TJ hark, Laura Sykora and Rachel Brathen.
Each day the challenge was set up by these yogis posting the new posture theme -
for example, a pose that empowers you, comforts you, etc.
Here are my contributions and the themes for each day:
A pose that represents "empowerment"
Eight Limb Pose -"Astavakrasana"
A pose that represents "Challenge":
Headstand -"Sirasana" from Wide legged forward bend- "Prasarita Padottanasana"
"Baddha Konasana" - any variation
A pose with someone else, or that represents "Community":
Laura (fellow YTT) and I with our facing Wheels - "Urdhva Dhanurasana"
I was attempting some "eagle- Garudasana"
(Which by the way is very difficult with rubber boots on) - out in our animal pen with my babe.
p.s. my Pig Saucy looks pretty comfy in her pose too!
(one that you thought WTF?!?! I will never be able to - and now you are sooooo able)
"Matsyendrasana Arm Balance"
NOW - its YOUR TURN ...please? :)
1- Choose one of these themes (or a few if you want!) and post which posture falls under the category for yo (and maybe a little back story as to why the posture is representative of the theme for you - if you feel so inclined)
Maybe you are empowered by Crow or Warrior II, maybe you are comforted by Childs Pose
I don't know! So you have to share
2- Choose one or a few of these posture themes and SEND ME A PICTURE! I will post a bunch of them in my next blog
Send the pictures to email@example.com
Come on all you twisted fishies out there
If I can post that terrifyingly embarrassing picture of me doing lions breath...
you can do something much less embarrassing!
Share what you've go - because I know you've got it
Ok - Im shushing now.
Here's to talking less and listening more.
Happy Sunday All
I look very much forward to receiving some pictures and seeing some comments!
Unit Next Time,
Sending out Peace
P.S. Were you in the Gentle Class I taught last Tuesday at Twisted?
If you didn't leave any feedback and had any positive or negative and you wish to e-mail it to me, that would be cool too
I'll never get better if I don't know where to improve!