Founders Muse for December 2013

Happy month to you all and welcome to the first day of summer and the last month of the year!  Congratulations to those who have finished another 30 day challenge with us throughout the month of November, so awesome to see so many of you dedicate time every day for your practice….we look forward to sharing another 30 day challenge throughout the month of January to kick start the New Year and start the year as you mean to go on.

This month we will look at the concept of Synchronicity.  For those of you who receive our Moksha Yoga Facebook posts, you would have noticed that lately, I have been reading a lot about Ritam Bhara Pragya.  It is a concept in Yoga relating to our true intention that becomes the foundation of any choice, decision, or act; this may be verbal or otherwise.  Yoga Philosophy is something I love, partly because for me these ancient teachings have just a significant place in our growth and development today as they did thousands of years ago!   What these teachings suggest is that it is essential to know and understand where our intention is truly coming from. When our intention comes from a much deeper, more meaningful place, our intention becomes ever more powerful and it is only then that we start to see life as a series of synchronistic experiences.  What does this really mean?  Synchronicity is the concept that everything is interconnected and interrelated and not separate including the way in which you experience our inner and outer worlds!  As a result, we become more aligned with our true purpose and the essential meaning of why we are born, and if you are reading this it means that you too have a significant purpose that is unique to you and only you!  Martha Graham expresses this unique gift to the world quite beautifully:-

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. … No artist is pleased.  There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others”

Some people use the terminology of synchronicity as good luck, chance encounters or even coincidences.  The word coincidence in fact comes from the mathematical meaning ‘to coincide’ where two right angles perfectly meet with one another, is there then any basis for coincidence being nothing short of perfect alignment, in that moment specifically at that time?

So are you in alignment with your true purpose and how can you align with that more deeply?  This has been the theme in my classes over the last few weeks and will continue to be our Sankalpa towards the end of the year.  Moksha will be hosting a complimentary event on the 6th December from 6.30-8pm as a way to support you to pave the way for your true purpose; we look forward to sharing this amazing night with you.  I believe there are only a few spots available, so call us on (03) 9557-5885 if you are yet to book your place or to simply find out more.

Thank you to all our amazing students who practice with us every day each week, who share their stories, their lives, their hopes and dreams, without you Moksha would not be possible.  Thank you to all our amazing Teachers at Moksha who, every week, share their love and passion for with you all and to our Lecturers, who spend so much of their time giving all our YTT’s nothing short of the best in Yoga education and training.  All the team at Moksha hope you all have an amazing festive season with your loved ones and we look forward to continuing to support you in all things Yoga, health and wellness in 2014.

With love and Namaste

Emma Palmer, E-RYT-500

Principal Teacher/Director of Studies

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I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes, in some area, an athlete of God. Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.
-Martha Graham