At Snowdonia Mountain Lodge we have just celebrated the 24th anniversary of the lighting of the World Peace Flame and my heart and mind go back 20 years to one of my early connections with the World Peace Flame Foundation. It was during one of my visits to Europe from the States. Gijs, a well-established member of the Dru team in The Netherlands, very kindly invited me to stay with him in his chalet.
Just before I started yoga teacher training, I was at cross-roads in my life.
It was September 2016 and I had just re-prioritised my life and moved cities to be close to loved ones. I remember one particular day so well. I’d arrived in a rush from the office job that I was doing at the time. I sat myself down and took a deep breath. It was visiting time at the hospice where my mum was being cared for, and you never knew quite what to expect. There were tears, sometimes roaring laughter and usually frank words.
Do you ever feel that you are fraying at the edges? Do you just want to scream or cry or both because you feel so tired? If your answer is yes to any of these questions – I know where you’re coming from. I have been there too!
“Change only happens in the present moment. The past is already done.
The future is just energy and intention.” ― Kino MacGregor
Understanding our habits and the functioning of our brain
Did you know there's such a thing as waking up at the perfect time each morning for your unique constitution (dosha)?
Ayurveda and Yoga both believe that how you wake up, as well as when, is crucial to experiencing a vibrant, stress-free, energised and purposeful day.
So tomorrow morning, before you jump out of bed and dive in to your day (or reach for your phone!), maybe take just 5 minutes to focus yourself.