When everything don’t happen the way you want, When all of the effort you invest in that project doesn’t ‘exhale’ any soothing outcome, And when it looks like the whole world don’t pay any tiny ‘drop’ of attention to what you’re trying to contribute, Errr… […]
Have you ever heard a story that completely changed your approach to any relationship?
A story that’s forever stuck with you
A story that left you so emotional
A story that stirred your guts
A story that woke you up to a better version of yourself.
7 years ago, a Story like that hit my entire being.
I heard it from Dr. Way Dyer’s talk.
How Babemba tribe forgive
In the Babemba tribe of South Africa, when a person acts irresponsibly or unjustly, he is placed in the centre of the village, alone and unfettered. All work ceases, and every man, woman, and child in the village gathers in a large circle around the accused individual.
Then each person in the tribe speaks to the accused, one at a time, each recalling the good things the person in the centre of the circle has done in his lifetime. Every incident, every experience that can be recalled with any detail and accuracy, is recounted. All his positive attributes, good deeds, strengths, and kindnesses are recited carefully and at length. This tribal ceremony often lasts for several days.
At the end, the tribal circle is broken, a joyous celebration takes place, and the person is symbolically and literally welcomed back into the tribe.”
Isn’t it a wonderful way to ‘punish’ someone?
“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”
With love, acceptance and appreciation, that is how we initiate transformation.
Now let’s up the game. When your faults or someone’s faults bombard your head with toxic thoughts and negative emotions, just pause, take a deep breath, recall the story and count your or others’ blessings!
‘Gratitude is one of the most powerful tools that can transform your life’ You might hear it somewhere. Or maybe you’re practicing it seriously on a daily basis. You’re always super generous with your ‘Thank You’ currency. You have your own gratitude journal. Here’s the […]
”Each soul has a role to play. Each human has something to say. May consciousness prevail so we can come through the veil of arrogance and ignorance to the joy and happiness of life. May we count our blessings to be beautiful, bountiful and blissful”
– Yogi Bhajan
“How did you find yoga?”
I’ve been asked this question so many times. And I always have the same answer.
‘I didn’t find you yoga. It found me.’
My mom died of cancer when I was in my early twenties. It’s a huge loss and an awakening for me.
I believe there’s a message for me in this painful experience.
It’s extremely hard for me to see your beloved mom struggling in her dead bed. What made it harder was the fact that I could do nothing to help.
I was powerless.
And I also got very obssessed with what I’d witnessed at the hospital.
So much suffering.
Cancers are growing as fast as mushrooms in Vietnam.
It stirred my heart.
So, at a very young age, I started to ask myself:
“How can I help?”
“How can I best serve?”
“How can I help people live a healthier & happier life?”
Even as a student, I began instensive study on health and holistic healing.
Starting with nutrition.
I almost completely changed my diet.
Shifting to mostly raw food.
I did yoga and a tiny bit meditation on my own with what I’d learned from youtube.
And something inside kept asking for more.
Until I decided to quit my job as a Bee Farm tour guide.
Luckily, my teacher – the owner of the farm didn’t let me go easily.
He challenged me to learn yoga as a professional teacher so that we can turn Bee Farm into wonderland of transformation & healing.
I spent 28 days studying with my neighbor. She’s a certified Hatha yoga trainer. Before leaving for Holland, she wanted somebody to take over her yoga studio on the island.
I really enjoyed this private teacher training course. I learned & grew a lot.
Thanks to serious study, I was able to teach Hatha yoga after more than a month.
But I never thought I’d become a yoga teacher. I took the training just to deepen my personal practice and I was curious too.
I didn’t know this’s gonna be one of the major turning-points of my life.
It feels SOOO GOOD every I teach & share my practice.
Something was not quite right.
I was not sure if this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
I was hugry for more.
I got a ‘mental war’ and an ’emotional crisis’. After breaking up with the man that I loved and respected deeply, I could realize how weak and small I was.
My mind kept driving me crazy by generating thousands of thoughts of that broken relationship.
I was unfocused and depressed.
My energy level fell down dramatically.
I couldn’t get anything done.
And deep down inside I knew it’s not the way that I wanted to live, ever for a second.
I needed help.
I needed a miracle.
I needed a powerful tools to pull me out of this dead spiral.
And Kundalini Yoga showed up to do just that.
I still remember the first time I tried it, it thought it’s too weird and intense that I’d not do this type of yoga again.
However, during that day I could smile and sing again. My heart was open and free.
And I was called to do Kundalini yoga more and more, again and again.
It’s been nearly more than one and a half years since I started ‘dating’ with this practice.
I never skip a day.
It’s changed my life in so many level.
The most beautiful thing is that it sets me free from my monkey mind and my limiting beliefs.
I now can become more of who I really am and move forward with love to do all the things that I was born to do.
And I can’t help sharing my Kundalini yoga practive with YOU!
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I was officially trained to become a Hatha Yoga Teacher. But my own personal journey of healing and freeing myself of self-limiting thought patterns and emotional crisis thanks to Kundalini Yoga inspired me to deepen my practice. I’ve been practicing and teaching this beautiful […]