tumblr_mz5t85PBkT1r0vo2ko1_500 By Alana Bray

Now begins your Yoga practice. The world needs more of your intention. Your conscious capacity to open, create mindful connection, hold space and maintain awareness, gives love to this planet. How can you hold yourself up high with soft strength in the face of anything? To not react, but mindfully respond with softness behind your eyes. Land on the earth with steady feet, aware of the connection; receiving sustenance and giving back grace.

Change hate/anger/fear into our greatest teachers. Bowing to them, as they enforce our practice. How can we be our tallest self when we resent rather than learn? Respond beautifully, then let it go. Now begins your Yoga practice. Commit to an internal experience; Breathe and move as you connect to the slow and subtle opening of every level of our being. The world needs more of your attention on this intention. To be with the graceful subtle messages of your ecosystem, and change the neural pathways that move your nervous system to the highest vision of you.

When you change the tone of your nervous system you are alive to respond to the subtle hints of life everywhere. Present as you land your feet wherever you are...you are there. You connect with an open calm in your eyes. Now begins your Yoga practice.

"There will never be a storm

That can wash the path from my feet,

The direction from my heart,

The light from my eyes,

Or the purpose from this life.

I know that I am untouchable to the forces

As long as I have a direction, an aim, a goal:

To serve, to love, and to give.

Strength lies in the magnification of the secret qualities

Of my own personality, my own character

And though I am only a messenger,

I am me. "

---Rod Stryker's Four Desires p51