Yoga Expression Spirit – Tools for Authentic Living
Discover a process for de-stressing, quieting your mind and doing what you love. Through Elizabeth’s writing discover a simple process to reclaim your authentic self and a companion for your journey.
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…the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
As she handed me the book, my mind whooshed back to the moment it all began….
When I began, I did not know how I would get here but I knew I was embarking on a quest to reclaim my authentic self. I could not have foreseen all I would learn, how much I would grow, the people I would meet, the challenges I would have to overcome or the changes to my inner landscape. I simply took the first step. Then, with the help of many, took each individual step thereafter. Yoga Expression Spirit – Tools for Authentic Living is the result.
As I felt the weight of the book, twenty months and many experiences played on the screen of my mind. I am not the person I was when I began. This is a good thing for which I am grateful.
In the weeks to come, I will be sharing more about Yoga Expression Spirit – Tools for Authentic Living, which will be available on Amazon November 22nd. Many of you have asked me to speak at your book club events, Friends of the Library events, Women’s group meetings, yoga studios, church groups and the like. I can’t wait to meet you and I am grateful for the invitations. Hearing your stories is what makes me tick. While the calendar is filling, I would love to hear from you and will work hard to accommodate each request.
What about your dreams? Are you ready to begin? Take one step today and see where it takes you.
Yoga Expression Spirit – Tools for Authentic Living available on Amazon November 22nd, 2016 in print and on Kindle.
Yoga Expression Spirit – Tools for Authentic Living by Elizabeth Cabalka.
“Elizabeth Cabalka has created a process so needed in these distracted and fractured times. These words offer wholeness and healing and a sense of a companion for the ups and downs of life’s journey.”
– Sally Howell Johnson, author of The Practicing Life: Simple Acts, Sacred Living, and Barefoot Zone: Walking the Sacred Path
Available in Print and Kindle.
‘Become fluent in your body’s language. Listen and learn to discern the subtleties of its tone and the meaning of its phrases. If you must speak, speak kindly or speak not at all. Let your conversation be that of a close friend – intimate, honest, encouraging and playful. But listen more than talk, observe and know. ‘ – Yoga Expression Spirit – Tools for Authentic Living.
In my last post, Yoga: Listening Deeply and Responding Kindly, I wrote about the pressing need for reconnecting with the body and aligning our mental activities with our physical being. As an anecdote to the wildly destructive ‘gerbil-on-a-wheel’ mental chatter, yoga breathing and postures, called asanas, can be powerful and readily accessible tools for quieting both body and mind, bringing them together in this moment for a collaborative relationship. Continue reading “Five Steps to a Healthy Mind-Body Relationship”
My dogs are barking.
My back is singing.
My belly is grumbling.
The body is always talking, rarely at a loss for something to say. Even the language we use to describe our physical sensations are verbal in nature. We have an innate understanding that the body is communicating all the time. And the body, like a child, is always trying to get our attention. It sends signals, both subtle and loud, whether we are awake or asleep, in an attempt to tell us about our well-being. Continue reading “Yoga: Listening Deeply and Responding Kindly”
“Just who on earth do you think you are, little miss-know-it-all?!” barked my harsh, deeply unkind, inner critic.
“Yoga Expression Spirit, my foot! What are you THINKING, taking on not just one but THREE broad and grand topics?! Don’t you know you can fill a library (or two or three or more) with all the books and wisdom on any one of these mammoth subjects? What on earth do YOU think you can possibly add?” Continue reading “YES – The Pieces”
Calm. Focus. Attention. Listening. Self-awareness.
I am concerned that these skills are falling away just when they are needed most desperately. So, the question that naturally follows is where do we learn the vanishing art of simply being present?
Let’s look the realities of the word in which we live.
It is a nearly a radical act of civil disobedience these days to ‘power down’ and unplug for a time period each day. Distraction is rampant. Digital overload is epidemic. People are disconnected from their body, from their breath and from their own unique creative energy. How odd that all this connection causes so much disconnection. Continue reading “Why YES?”