A Musing with Bhaskar #2 | The Great Pause
A reflection on delusions of grandeur...
Thank you for the many request for musings on various themes! Coming up whenever inspiration and opportunity meet :)
This practice is dynamic and still accessible to most that are in generally good health. It is designed to improve circulation, vitality, strength and movement.
For previous classes: bhaskargoswami.com/bvlog
In service and appreciation of your healthy body, peaceful mind and compassionate heart.
Muse (intransitive verb) : To become absorbed in thought. Especially : to think about something carefully and thoroughly.
... And thus begins a new journey of musing with you! Today's theme is a reading an reflection of the beautiful poem, As I Began to Love Myself, a poem often accredited to the late great Charile Chaplin.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or themes that you'd like me to explore and we all can look at it together. You can either mention it in the comments below or send me a personal message (I won't mention names!).
Our lives are so unique in context, yet often very similar in content. By exploring questions and themes together, we may be of benefit to each other, or at the very least, amuse each other :)
#onefamily #keepitsimple #togetherathome
If you are open to joining in for any of these practices at all, this is the one… The big finish to our 12-day series! Here we cover the fundamental movements that virtually everyone can (and highly recommend, should) do. This is the ‘do-re-me-fa-so-la-ti’ of movements.
The principle is simple: Use it, or loose it. As a bare minimum, it is very valuable to do these simple movements every day to keep the body comfortable and pain free. Especially good for the most vulnerable in our society, so please share with all those that you feel would benefit.
There are also a couple of new breathing exercises that are tremendously beneficial for boosting the vitality in the body and for creating a thought-free, peaceful mind.
It has been a treat to serve you in this way. My gratefulness to so many of you for your kind and inspiring messages of appreciation. <3
Enjoy and in-joy the practice!
#onefamily #stayintheplay #giftitforward #meditation #mindfulness #yoga #healthy #covid19 #coronavirus #togetherathome #daana
Today we slow it down once again with a special class on hip openers and back strengthening.
Please share will all who may find this to be of benefit.
Wishing us all an easeful body and a peaceful mind.
My intention with this series is to gradually increase the level of intensity of these practices. This is done to offer a practice for virtually all levels of experience. This will also allow for those new to yoga to gradually deepen their practice in terms of strength, balance and flexibility. Today's practice is more for experienced yoga practitioners.
What is most important is that you never compromise your smooth, steady and deep breath, and the calmness of your face. As in yoga, so in life!
Deep breath in appreciation of you,
I am surprised and grateful to so many of you who have offered to remunerate me for these videos. This was not my intention. If you feel so moved, you can make a contribution to the non-profit daana that makes generosity, wellness and community accessible to all (globaldaana.org/page/contribute).
We also have the opportunity to look at things perhaps a little differently. For example, here is a possibility…
In these videos I am offering ways to alleviate stagnation and stress in these intense times. It is something that I have cultivated after years of study and practice. What is the gift that you wish to share? Perhaps you can teach me or anyone else how to play the guitar, how to cook or manage finances. We have a chance nowadays to gift it forward!
Many of you already are. Thank you 🙏
Here is a message that I received yesterday from Professor Serena Lecce, from the University of Pavia, Italy
Dear Bhaskar, my name is Serena Lecce. I am writing from Italy to thank you and express my sincere gratitude to you for the B/Vblog. I have been told about your blog by Floris van Vught which is a good friend (and also a colleague) of mine.
I have never practiced yoga and meditation before; I was a bit worried at the beginning of not being able to follow you. However, I was surprised to find your practice SO inspiring and beneficial to my body and my mind. It was so moving and insightful for me that I realized that yoga and meditation are probably the things I was looking for, not only for now that we are experiencing a very difficult situation (lockdown and isolation) here in Italy, but also more generally in my life.
As the days pass, I became more able to follow my breath and feel the sensations that you mention. And the more I can do it, the more I can benefit from the practice. Your exercises make me feel calmer, more focussed and more powerful.
I must say that the 30 minutes I spend following you are the more relaxing of my entire day and that they have become a very precious and unique time (and space) for me.
Thank you very much
Thank you Floris and to all for sharing these videos. Your kind gesture makes experiences like this possible.
#meditation #mindfulness #yoga #healthy #covid19 #coronavirus #coronavirusupdates
We are past the half-way point of our 12-day ‘Lock-down Love’ yoga series, so we are upping the intensity slightly, moving from the chair to the floor. These times are calling for a paradigm shift best expressed through these practices:
From hustle to flow
From seeking to appreciating
From ambition to meaning
Enjoy and in-joy this offering to the precious gift called ‘my body’, and all that comes with it!
I am delighted to hear stories from people all around the world who are practicing along… Japan, Dubai, India, Egypt, Australia and right here in Canada. Parents practicing with grandparents, couples practicing together, parents and their children, and all those that are helping each other though this crisis. These times are really showing us, for better and for worse, we are all connected.
If you feel so moved, I’d love to see a picture of you practicing! You could post it here or PM me.
Today's practice is a gentle yet dynamic standing full body warm up, and then some breath work and guided meditation. The previous five days of practice can be found here: bhaskargoswami.com/bvlog
The meditation is taken form a cyber meditation and dialogue circle that I guide every Wednesday at 7:30pm EST. Wherever you are in the world, you are welcome to join us!
For more information: https://www.globaldaana.org/class/204
Peace in, love out
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