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Dear Yogis,

In spite of a lack of attendance, we had a great class here.  Subject: DEATH AND DYING.  But it was fun as inappropriate as that seems.  I have dealt with a few deaths over the past couple of weeks, so the subject was correct, and was asking to be addressed.

I have a few pre-loved YOGA DVD sets to sell.  Not individuals… just buy the set, otherwise the postage makes it silly.  When I bought them they were quite expensive, and will be again as they go out of circulation.  Vinyl records are now $80 each! Who knew!

This is a “YOGA BELLY DANCE” set $50 for the set of two + $10 postage..     I used it for a few classes and it was hysterically wonderful…  I think I have a figure more suitable to the Lebanese version now.

If you have a younger (than me) class who are into music and movement, then they will love having a fun yoga class with this.  I imagine a zoom yoga belly dance class would appeal.  You could award prizes of sparkly things for the navel for the best “yoga dancer”.

 A SET OF PREGNANCY YOGA DVD’S.  $65 for the set of three,  plus $10 postage.   1.” YOGA YIN presents PREGNANCY”  2. “BALLET BABY” with Mary Helen Bowers who taught Natalie Portman her ballet for the movie BLACK SWAN and 3. “RAJASHAREE’S PREGNANCY YOGA”.  A wonderful set that covers all body types, and all movement levels.  If you want to teach some would-be mums, then this is for you.  I keep on looking at Zoom and imagining what great (different) yoga classes these would be.

THIS SET HAS A BARRE (Ballet) FOCUS. $75 for the set plus $10 postage  The Barre method integrates the fat burning format of interval training, the muscle shaping of isometrics and the science of physical therapy plus dance…1. “PREGNANCY WORKOUT” (no bar needed)  2. “QUICK RESULT WORK OUT” (no bar needed) and 3. “BEGINNERS WORKOUT” (arms, flat abs, lifted seat and long firm thighs – no bar needed

If you are interested in getting any of the sets (no, I won’t split the up into individual unit sales).  Please email me at yogafirst@netcon.net.au and let me know so that I can put them aside.  I can send you a PAY PAL invoice (if you have a Pay Pal account), or you can pay via direct debit.  

I am learning Zoom!!! I had my first interactive session yesterday prior to the Teacher Training (thanks Jen and her Team) and have another class this afternoon at 4pm.  When I have these sitting easily, I will start planning more classes.  I know it is the way to go, but I am not comfortable yet with the tech.  But, I will get there.  It makes so much sense

I also learned how to send you PAY PAL INVOICES, so, if you want to buy any oil (new shipment in, a little more expensive sorry to say), DVD’s,  or pay for the zoom trainings I can now give you some options -you can Direct Debit, or PAY PAL.  How good is that! I am quite proud of myself for getting this far.

I hope you had a great weekend, have found lots of fruitful things to do if you are in lock down.. or like me, are picking up new technologies.  It is the time to learn.

 

NAMASTE.  JAHNE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Yogis,

It may be in this time of covid you have asked again (and had more time to think) what is the point and purpose of my life?

There is an answer and I have suggested it to you many times.  The point and purpose of your life is to decide AND TO BE Who you Really Are.  It is not just a thought.  Even if you don’t realise you are asking the question,  you are making the decision about your life by moving forward with every action, every thought and every word.

Paramahansa Yogananda could be called an example of a person who had a very clear idea of who he was, and wanted to know himself in his own reality.  Not many people live at this level,  and the level of his consciousness was reflected in his thoughts his words and his deeds.  He of course has moved on to his next incarnation and gets to decide what he would next like to re-create in ever more beautiful versions of himself.  As I understand it, he probably will not choose to be a rock or a stick-insect,  as creation goes upwards and forwards, not backwards.

The soul crossing over may choose not to be a human being as we know this state.  But that is up to them.  They might like to play a while, then go back to “school” because they understand that.  In this school they may learn THAT THERE IS NOTHING THAT THEY HAVE TO LEARN.  All they have to do (all that WE have to do) is remember WHO AND WHAT WE REALLY ARE, by being it.  Some souls have this realisation before they move to the next place.

The knowing that the soul never dies in fact it never sleeps, never forgets.    That no experience is visited upon any soul against their will.  Yes, the soul leaves the body, and if you have sat with the dying you may have seen or felt this. The soul will change its bodily form when it sees no purpose in remaining in that form.

Don’t get caught up in the process – it is just a process.  Even if you asked God to help you understand the process would it make a difference?  Like Krishna and Arjuna in the ‘Gita.  Krishna (God) revealed himself.  It changed Arjuna in so far as he was scared, but then had trouble believing it was not his imagination.  However he was more open to instruction.  Are you open to instruction, are you ready to learn, move forward?

Would this information matter in the long term.  Will it change how you act? (this of course is the big test of understanding). Will it help you to help your neighbour, celebrate the wonderfulness around you and see the “Glory” in everything.

Will remembering who you are and what you really are allow you to change the mind of others?Or will you slide back to the soft and  comfortable place? Live in the smallness of who you imagined yourself to be before this lesson?

It is your choice.

You can choose for death to be a glorious moment. A chance for the soul to return to its natural state. Limitless.  If you have a clear set of beliefs that support a beautiful after death experience and a reconnection with God, then you never need be afraid of the wonderful gift we call death.

NOTHING IS PAINFUL WHICH YOU UNDERSTAND IS NOT REAL. The Buddha and the Dharma, the Dharma and the Buddha – The Lesson and the Master, The teacher and the student, the object and the observer – all part of the one.  Even permanence is impermanent.

Have a wonderful Sunday (the “day of rest”).

NAMASTE .JAHNE

Dear Yogis,

This morning my mind is on the TAROT.  The card I drew that has the message for everyone today is THE SUN – card number 19.  When we pull this card, we are filled with the life giving force of the sun.

No matter how things look, there is joy everywhere in your life.  Everything will be right no matter what is being played out around you.  This does not mean life is without care or responsibility, but it does mean that if we live our lives in a yogic way and look for the good,  for life in all things, we will find it.  The light of the sun will bring clarity to any situation.  Drawing this card means a renewal of energy. Click on “SUN”  to see the card from our REVELATION TAROT DECK (available on www.myyogabooks.etsy.com).

sun

For the artists, this card asks you to explore new avenues of creativity… maybe a project you have had on the back burner.  Always facing a new canvas or a new work takes confidence and a certain amount of recklessness and risk.  Do it!  You have the power.  Reach in and claim it.

This card asks us to reveal the inner child.  To have fun.  The sun asks you to accept you are a unique and beautiful being.

Show your gratitude through good works and prayer; remember your obligations to others.   Follow this and things will begin to go your way even though it may not look that way this minute.  Do not expect great wealth, this card is not about that.

Questions you may like to ask:

Who/what is blocking my power?

What/who is helping and healing me?

How do I express my uniqueness?

How can I develop my creativity?

Who am I in the world? (this is a good general meditation – drill down into the question until there is only one thing left… this may take some days of meditation practice but is a useful even though it is hard).

REFLECTIONS:  Sometimes the most wondrous things happen without an apparent reason.  They are a sign of Grace. Gifts from heaven, a blessing.  Don’t try and work out why or how these things have come into being… just be thankful.  It is hard for us to believe but you do not have to EARN everything.  Some things arrive unbidden, gifts, the bounty of heaven.

Have a lovely day.

NAMASTE – JAHNE