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The book includes four sections with practical instructions for slowing down, sparking joy, creating more conscious and meaningful connections, and remembering that when we live in service to others, life feels not only more rewarding but more fulfilling and whole.
From the Publisher
Written with a whole heart, Life in Flow is intended to be a useful, sincere and contemporary guide to living your yoga on and off the mat: to embracing joy, creating more meaningful relationships and discovering your true life’s calling.
This book is for the yoga and mindfulness curious as well as for those who have already begun their spiritual journey and are craving real-world tools and everyday rituals for living in an aligned way off the mat.
How to Use This Book
I wanted this book to be both beautiful and truly useful.
As such, I recommend reading Life in Flow in its entirety. Choose a chapter a week, repeating the Moving Meditation three to four times during the week and exploring the concepts and philosophies of the chapter, then move on to the next chapter.
After completing the book, let the universal life force or flow do its magic. Pick up the book any time you feel the urge and randomly choose a page. No doubt something will ‘hit’ you in just the right way on that exact day. Or choose the Moving Meditation that appeals most to your mood at that time.
Sip. Savour. Slow down and thoroughly enjoy.
Grounding: the art of slow
Grounded. It’s a term used often by yoga teachers and meditation teachers alike. And… it can sound downright clichéd and trite when over-used and under-explained. So what is it? And why is grounding so integral to our health, productivity and fulfilment? In the simplest of terms, it’s a felt sense of slowing down and being ‘in your body’, or inhabiting the whole space that is your physical body. It teaches us to savour the moment and live it fully. And when we live at this pace and in that state, we’re less reactive, more clear-headed, calm and creative.
Joy Riding: remembering what makes you happy
Joy was the very secret ingredient to that feeling of expansion and lightness. But why has it become such a secret? Perhaps it’s because we try so hard to find it when really, it’s always there. Maybe we just cover it up. The Buddhists would say so. They believe that joy is our nature and they simply call it ‘Buddha Nature’. They believe that we are born this way. And I believe it to be so.
Connection: leaning in. to you, to others.
Connection. It’s why we’re here. It’s what warms the heart. It’s the foundation of family, loyalty and togetherness. It challenges you and makes you a better human. It’s what scares you, lights you up and totally pulls you down. Real connection. Deep-down, authentic spirit-to-spirit connection is what teaches us that there is no separation between you and me. That we’re all made up of the same stuff.
Devotion: being of service
What we give, we get back. Only always. It’s a universal law. A universal truth and a guiding principle for anyone striving to live a purpose-FULL, productive and potent life. Some of us are devoted to Gods or Goddesses. Some devote themselves to a worldly cause while others are devoted to the tiny humans they’ve brought into this world. I’m surrounded by people who devote their life to a career that lights them up and makes them feel connected and fully alive.