My sister-in-law was diagnose with ALS after having it for over a year. The doctors wanted to rule out all other illness before giving her the “label” of ALS. We worked all summer long on Yoga, breath-work and meditation. She tried hard and worked hard to maintain some control over her body. ALS, it robs you of the ability to move, your brain knows what it wants to do, but the nerves wont respond. The life span is 2-5 years, that’s what the doctors tell you and instead of physical therapy, all they want to do is to show you how to live in a wheelchair and use the machines to help you speak. She’s currently out of the country trying a new treatment, I hope the Universe chooses to cure her, I know for sure that if it does, the cure will not be wasted on her.
I never paid ALS much attention till this last year, I just knew it was that disease some baseball player had. It’s becoming more and more popular in our lives, and not for the ice bucket challenge, which I think has brought GREAT awareness to our world, but due to the water shortage in CA, I wont be doing. I see and hear more and more people being diagnosed with it. To do something, to make some kind of change, my yoga friends and I are teaching free Friday night yoga for donations to go to ALS. We’re also walking in the Irvine walk to bring awareness. I know awareness is out there right now, but it’s our way of doing something. Our way of honoring those who cant move. In yoga, you set an intention, and our Friday night intentions are to send healing to those in need. So, if you out there read this, can also send some healing thoughts to those who are battling this disease, it would be much appreciated. And I would love to challenge my fellow Yogies to share the journey of yoga with loving kind donations to their charity of choice.
If you want to know more about the walk or the challenge, go here
and If you wish to donate, feel free to 🙂
Peace, joy and good health to you!
A wonderful documentary for all to see. Set back, settle in and grab a notebook and some take notes, wonderful words of wisdom. Great life lessons and a truly wonderful documentary to watch. This could be the movie that your hearts been waiting for.
Sit in Quiet and just be. Don’t fight your thoughts. Don’t control the situation, just sit…….and………..breathe….Start by sitting in any position that is comfortable, as long as you don’t collapse your heart. Try to keep your shoulder’s back and your heart open. If you need to sit against a wall at first to keep your back straight and your heart open, do it… make yourself comfortable. Sit, close your eyes and breathe slowly in-an-out. Try to pause between each breath. As you breathe see with your MIND’S eye, follow that breath, as if making a figure 8 inside your body, in-an-out…become one with the movement of your breath as it slowly goes in-and-out of your body in it’s figure 8 pattern.
It’s Called meditation and you just did it. Meditation does not need to be complicated. You do not need to twist yourself into a knot to reach clarity of mind. You just need to do it. Try a few minutes each day and as you get better, then you can try different sitting styles and maybe someday you’ll even want to tie yourself into that beautiful knot position. And if the word meditation scares you, then don’t call it that. Just sit in quiet and breathe…
Dandelions the weed we love in their last phase of life, we just can’t resist them. To some there just weeds that get spread by the wind to others there endless wishes and possibilities, like blowing out a flame on a candle and wishing for our dreams to come true, these little wishers with there many seed pods carry our thoughts, hopes, and dreams, our wishes out into the world to be planted and to grow.
Yes our thoughts do matter, positive or negative they carry a vibration that like the dandelion seed pod gets planted and spread. The Universe is a magical place and it listens to our thoughts, sees our actions and mimics our vibrations, so next time you see a wisher, blow seeds of positive and you will help have a positive effect on us and our universe.
Close your eyes open your heart and send that love out to the world. Every seed pod is caring that love, and what you send out… you bless yourself with also.
Wishing you a dandelion to pick to day