I interpret samskaras as scars on the heart; wounds that develop as a result of the repetitive self-lacerating behaviors and thoughts that emanate from negative experiences, relationships, ways of being. I have a lot of experience with samskaras and have become more agile through the practice of yoga and meditation at releasing them.

Here are some of my first steps to freedom:

Recognize your core negative beliefs and re-phrase them. This is 99% of the process of letting them go.

6 most common Patterns of negativity and suggested re-phrasing:

  1. I am powerless/I am responsible for creating my life. (Big one for me)
  2. I have to sacrifice what I want due to scarcity/My life is abundant (Another big one for me)
  3. Life is a struggle/It’s okay for me to relax and have fun. (Just started doing this one regularly this year.)
  4. I’m an unworthy person/I love and accept myself. (Better!)
  5. I fear failure, success or power/It’s ok for me to risk being myself. (Unfortunately for me, this one can still be a check!)
  6. I don’t trust myself/I trust the higher power inside of me. (Another one that has improved for me)

I work this process of awareness almost every day with myself and have begun introducing it to my customers as a beginning tool for connecting to the essence of who they truly are and their highest bliss.

It starts with breath, an invitation to ignite from within, an opportunity to let go of suffering and experience expansive freedom.

It ends with the stillness of the exhale; our own essential nature resting in peace with itself. Such access to the spirit of who we truly are is an invitation open to all. Leaning into the light of our hearts can be a daily phenomena.

I open myself to freedom by recognizing the limited self-sabotaging patterns that no longer serve me. And through the practice of yoga, both on and off the mat, I can begin to let them go, and well and truly live.

Big Loving Namaste!

About livebig365

Join me as I dive in to the deep end of the pool and challenge myself to live big and love big. What does that mean? In 2012 , I accepted the invitation to push myself beyond my comfort zone, at least once a day, and engaged and responded to my life, or a given situation in my life, in a way that would normally scare the hell out of me. Why did I do it it? Because it was time time to begin, and I was ready! Each day brought a new revelation, lesson, challenge, encounter, a teaching moment, that revealed to me that living big and loving big are uniquely interconnected. Welcome 2013, the year of lovebig 365. Each post was an expression of love experienced, witnessed, inspired, manifested. It didn't always make sense in the moment, and yet its sheer mystery hopefully evoked a beautiful affirmation of life and all of its shimmery brightness; broken up, lovely to behold, tender and full of purpose. 2014, jagged, bumpy, disjointed posts. 2015, silence, and plenty of growth within that silence. Manifesting 2016: The creation of a gathering place for gratitude. Join in the wavering, audacious, unequivocal fun. 2017: Reflection 2018: POWER, MAGIC, TRANSFORMATION
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