Saturday, December 31, 2011

Adieu 2011

Today's New Year's Eve has a more profound meaning to it than most New Year's Eve I can remember.  It has truly been a year of life transforming decisions, and whether they had any significance to my life path number, my zodiac signs, my chinese horoscopes or my life foretold by several fortune tellers, I know my life this year has been more than mere coincidences.  It's like I could see how my life, and everyone else's life is fully orchestrated by these invincible hands, working to make sure incidences were interwoven carefully so we fulfil our life's balance at the utmost potential.
The beginnings of this year was filled with tears and heartaches, desiring to have a child of my own has been an ongoing desire for years.  Maybe it's something inside that runs like clockwork, maybe it's the hormones that sends you brain signals, ....I have three young nephews, and out of the three, the other two are real handfuls.  But I love them to bits, they are naughty but lovable in every way.  
When my six months of fertility treatment didn't work, it was days of self pity and blaming everything else.  I guess the one thing that pulled me through was believing I've always pulled through difficult times, knowing truly to name Him as God.  I feel his amazing presence in all things I do, and knowing there's a reason to most things in life.  It's just a matter of looking deep within our hearts.
Facing our inner truth is the most scariest things we could ever do.  Having courage to step out of our fears into the unknown is a quality most of us still thirst for.  I don't even know if I'm really and truly in my utmost truth, but I know at least I've faced some of my devilish and scariest parts of my life.
I looked into my relationships with loved ones, and where there were unhappiness, I addressed them with loving kindness and compassion.  I didn't see any reason to be angry or bitter.  I learn to trust the power within, and in heart, to courageously let go of things that were not meant to be in my travels in this life.  I've learnt that if I truly loved myself, I could never hurt another.  I saw myself in them, and I would want them to find as much peace and happiness as I would want them for myself. 

Eckhart Tolle
The most important, the primordial relationship in your life is your relationship with the Now, or rather with whatever form the Now takes, that is to say, what is or what happens.  If your relationship with the Now is dysfunctional, that dysfunction will be reflected in every relationship and every situation you encounter.  The ego could be defined simply in this way: a dysfunctional relationship with the present moment.  It is at this moment that you can decide what kind of relationship you want to have with the present moment.
" Do I want the present moment to be my friend or my enemy?" The present moment is inseparable from life, so you are really deciding what kind of relationship you want to have with life.

The last 6 months, they are my past and will also play more significance part of my future.  The dreams and nightmares all come from a place of illusion that life is what it is, because we are all part of a big play on a stage.  And how we decide to live our destiny is the big question, do I step out of the play and start my own quest of self truth or do I carry on with the tide and let it carry me where it wants to. Sometimes, you just got to throw yourself off the tangent to see what's on the other side.  I definitely like to play.  I definitely like to take risk to see what can be and not stroll along anymore to the what if's, and instead look into possibilities of the many things that can happen.  Why not? We did them when we were kids, why should we stop now. 

I remember these words, never be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.

Two weeks ago, I was told I have polyarthritis.  AND it's not an old person's disease, I just happened to have it.  But it doesn't stop me from living my life the way I want to.  Okay, I might not be able to do certain things but I'm still living freely, I'm still moving, I'm still breathing and I'm so lucky to be where I am, what I am and what I do.  Like dearest Nicole S. always says "Super!!!!"

So, 2011...I bid 'adieu' to you, if I could hug you I would.  You have given me oodles of love, joy, tears, heartaches, sadness, turmoils, adventures, new friends, old friends, old loves, new loves, breathtaking moments, crazy challenges...but I love you still, for teaching me so much.  I greet 2012 with oodles of hope and peace for all to live in light and love. 

"Faith allows us to trust in the present moment as we observe our part in the Divine plan" (N.J Devi)

Friday, December 30, 2011

Tango Workshops With Ogie Mendoza

Dates : 3rd, 4th & 5th February 2012
Venue: Yogi Bliss Health Studio
Beginners Workshops -Introduction To Basic Argentine Tango Steps
                                 BND $350 for 6 Total Hours
                                 Per Workshop $116
                                 Scheduled From 4 to 6pm

Intermediate/Adv Workshops BND $450 for 6 Total Hours
                                                    Per Workshop $150
                                                    Scheduled From 1 to 3pm

Private Classes Can Be Scheduled Between 9am and 12.30pm.
Fees at $150 per hr.

If you further enquiries, please contact Elaine at 8846848

Thursday, December 29, 2011

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Merry Christmas !


              Christmas Bazaar at Yogi Bliss Health Studio
                        Join us on the 18th December from 2pm onwards!
    * Part of the proceeds from the sale will go towards the Bali Orphanage.*

And these are the things you'll get to see and buy.....Accessories, Crystals, Handmade Crafts and Books, Party Dresses, Scarves, Bags, Mince Pies, Cakes and Much More!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Cancer Patients Experience Benefits of Yoga

Yoga, as I’m sure you know, provides many benefits for an extremely diverse assortment of physical issues from back and joint pain to stress management and overall well-being. The success millions of people have had with yoga prompted the medical community to take notice of the benefits. Today, many doctors’ (including the Mayo Clinic) recommend a yoga practice to cancer patients. And while yoga does not cure cancer, it does provide several important benefits to cancer patients.

Yoga primarily is beneficial because it relieves many of the symptoms related to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Cancer patients often must undergo these painful treatments, and suffer fatigue and nausea after. However, a mild yoga program relieves the nausea, which is unbearable for many patients and helps maintain patients’ energy. While many still feel fatigued it is to a much, much lesser degree. For cancer patients this is often a very welcome relief.

Yoga has also been shown to increase the number of red blood cells which is particularly important for cancer patients. Regular yoga practice increases the circulation of oxygen carrying blood cells and adequate oxygen supplies are undeniably important in healing the a cancerous body. The improved circulation and increased red blood cells helps the body to heal and keeps the immune system in working shape.

Attitude is also an important aspect of fighting cancer and one many cancer patients struggle with. Because cancer is a devastating disease is often fatal if not treated early it can be difficult for cancer patients to stay positive. Yoga, however, is proven to increase a person's sense of well being and can help patients maintain a positive attitude.

Another of the amazing benefits of yoga is that it can help people sleep better. Sleep is essential to maintaining health during cancer treatments. Furthermore, for cancer patients sleep deprivation can cause emotional and physical breakdowns but yoga can help patients get a restful sleep and feel better throughout the day. 

By Trevor Bradshaw