Shifting Gears

Yes, you can guess, I did receive a yoga book n' dvd for Christmas. I am open to trying anything that will help with self doubt and fear.

I received this book that i have picked up and glanced at for awhile, "The 8 Human Talents".
This book discusses our aura as the 8th human talent, there are 7 chakras. Chakras are like gears/wheels of energy. When you aren't in balance, having negative thoughts usually more than 1 chakra is off. What is neat is how color and emotion is part of this and certain exercises help keep your energy up. There are a lot of quotes and positive messages thorough the book.
The basics are that the fields stimulate and aid you in your emotions: Acceptance, Creatitivity,
Commitment, Compassion, Truth, Intuition, Boundlessness and Radiance.

"Words are not a small things. Words are the real power. The whole universe is a magnetic field. If we create positive words, we feel love. If we create negative words, we feel hatred."
~Yogi Bhajan

If you glance at the book, you'll see that the message is positive, so i am going to walk this path and see if it helps me,
kick that devil off my shoulder the devil of self doubt. My angel is tired of the barbs and arrows of angst.


Becky Shander said…
I never get tired of reading positive messages. Doing so regularly helps to maintain a cheerful attitude. I'm glad that you've decided to embrace this path.
Ellie said…
Thanks Becky, you helped with that!

It is too easy to be negative; It is something I have to work on. I have to remember that negative thoughts, are just like a cloud, let it pass, there will be other thoughts ,good n' bad, but I do not have to choose to listen to them.

When I can't let them pass, I know my thyroid levels are off and I need my meds adjusted.
Just a simple fact and part of the disease.

It is being aware that is key!
Knowledge here=Peace of Mind (for me)
Pixie said…
I love yoga! I'm not totally into all the mental aspects but I am crazy about the physical aspect. I feel wonderful after an hour of yoga and let me tell you, my legs and arms hurt the next day and I'm sweating and my heart rate's really IS exercise.

I have found that I'm a much more positive person since starting yoga and I don't know if it's because even though it's a workout, it relaxes me. Also, at the end of each class we lie on the floor in the corpse pose (sounds icky but it's just lying there relaxing) and I use that time to be thankful for everything in my life, the good AND the bad...and to pray that I learn whatever lesson I'm suppose to from that bad.

I've also foudn that since starting yoga, I'm more aware of my posture, my eating and my surroundings in general.

lol...don't mean to be trying to "sell" yoga, but can you tell I love it?
Ellie said…
Hi Pixie,

I wasn't into the mental aspects, til i glanced at this book. I am trying Kundalini, it is suppose to help the thyroid gland. It has helped me with anxiety and a better sense of well-being. There are so many types..something for everyone! Sounds like it is working great for you! Are you taking a class or using dvds at home?