Saturday, May 02, 2020

#YOGA Today – a Crisis ~ may bring you #liberation

Sit quiet close your eyes breathe deep and listen:

Fear of the unknown is the greatest fear of all. We all want certainty and yet uncertainty is the one constant variable in the world. You never know with any certainty when a crisis will hit. Just remember what might be meaningful today may be meaningless tomorrow. Also remember with every loss there is a gain. The problem we face as humans is that we don’t appreciate something until it is gone.

Life will never return to pre-covid-19 just like life never returned to pre 9-11. We can bemoan the loss or embrace the gain. We have all had to endure isolation but with this the air is now cleaner and life has slowed down a bit. We can take the time to breathe clean fresh air! But still we fear illness, losing our jobs and money, and death. But remember:

To live you must be willing to die. No one escapes life without dying.  Everything in the universe must die. That does not mean we do stupid things to put ourselves in harm’s way, but as I said recently to someone who ask me if I thought about dying, “if I spend my time thinking about dying I will forget how to live.”

In this time of uncertainty fear of the unknown has paralyzed the world. But if we can accept and make peace with the fact that things happen, things go up and go down, things come and go and that life is an ever renewing source of energy ,than we can let go of fear, find liberation and not let corona virus beat us, but let it unite us.  In the worst of a crisis the compassion and kindness of humanity always springs worth reminding us that at the heart of humanity there is goodness.

Let’s do a few poses:

On your back relax and let’s move into bridge to connect the body and the mind with strength.  Roll over and move into Down dog reminding us to hold fast to our values while surrendering to the ever changing nature of life.  Plank – the strength to endure means holding to your center; and now sitting Zen.

On your back – close your eyes and relax taking deep long breathes – listen…

To the one who has found liberation and is master of his or her true self, the universe shall be dissolved into a deep realization of the true nature of life; life becomes what life does; one can influence the universe with subtle vibration such as compassionate thoughts, and thus remain unaffected by the ebb and flow of life. 


Come to sitting position

Humans can be brilliant but sometimes not very smart. We think we are in control when in fact something like the corona virus can throw us off track; something we can’t even see can humble us.

 An antibody means opposition -Everywhere in nature there are antibodies – otherwise life could not exist and we could not evolve. Opposition is a part of human nature; however, it often shows itself through the ego


Extend out your hand with the palm s up. Fold in your fingers and extend out your index finger; the symbol of your ego. The ego is sometimes argumentative, foolish and righteous –surrendering it to your higher power   reminds us to be kind, considerate and compassionate – these are more important than being right for they will bring you peace. Draw your finger in and place your thumb on top; the symbol of your soul. Surrender to it and you will be wise.


The greatest fear of all is fear itself.  It takes balance or coming back to the razors edge to remind us that every time we embrace fear we slip from the edge and risk hurting ourselves. Stay strong and grounded like the tree and don’t let the crisis of life uproot you.  Corona Virus -this too will pass.

Namaste ~ may you go with health, happiness and peace

Doctor Lynn

Doctor Lynn’s Yoga for Natural living ~it’s a way of life


 This is a unique yoga class that combines yoga with yoga therapy and the science of natural living (Naturopathy); because yoga is more than simply the poses (asana); it’s a way of life. Healthy tips to improve your overall health; body, mind and soul while taking you on a journey towards productive change and prosperity.

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