Peace Within and Around You
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Tips on Yoga
Yoga and Spirituality


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Bring Peace Within and Around
  March 2009
Dear Reader,

I am in a NEW familiar territory!

In my June 2008 newsletter   I wrote about how much I liked the Yoga classes I had been taking.  I enjoy Yoga; it combines spirituality with physicality.  I also love being in comfortable clothing and moving barefoot on the wood floors. So I decided that it is time to add this modality into my professional life. I am currently participating in a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training program.

It might seem like I am going from one thing to another on the surface. Beneath the surface however; everything I do completes and compliments each other. It is all about getting better spiritually, mentally and physically. As a result, I  get better at whatever I do in my personal and professional life.

With Feng Shui, EFT and EmoTrance I address emotional, energetic, and spiritual bodies. While Organizing and Setting Up systems work with the mind (mental body) in one level; letting go through decluttering goes to another level. Now with Yoga, I also integrate the physical body. In addition, Yoga extremely enhances the spirituality.

I am exploring, learning, practicing and remembering.

I am doing what I love; and loving what I do!

How about YOU?

Tips on Yoga


  • If you want to get flexible, you need to learn to stretch properly. You might hurt yourself if you are just pushing and pulling.The best way to get flexible is by using Gravity.

  • Learn about the poses in depth  or ask the instructor the correct way to do the Asanas (Poses). If you teach your body the wrong way to do things, that's exactly what it will learn.

  • You can use EFT to get out of your comfort zone, to overcome anxiety about certain poses, and to help teach your mind new limits.

  • Yoga is a safe practice, however, you can hurt yourself if you try to move too quickly into a posture you are not ready for.

  • Listen to your body, and flow with it. Enjoy its wisdom.

Yoga and Spirituality

                     bhagavad gita
Two of  our text books at the Yoga teacher Training Course are Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras of Patanjali . These are two amazing ancient scriptures you can extremely benefit from if you would like to deepen your spiritual understanding.

The Bhagavad Gita explains that the world is ever-changing and unstable so it cannot be considered real. The external world is based upon impermanence and it cannot be relied on. Thus; one cannot base one's purpose of existence upon such an unstable phenomenon and if one does, one is bound to suffer.  Engaging in desperate actions to retain unstable possessions will create constant anxiety, anger, fear and envy.(Look at what's happening all around us right now)

Yoga Sutra is an ancient text which has been collated by the Indian sage Patanjali about 2,000 years ago. The Sutra is a collection of 195 statements that serves as a philosophical guidebook for most of the yoga that is practiced today.

It also outlines eight limbs of yoga: the yamas (restraints), niyamas (observances), asana (postures), pranayama (breathing), pratyahara (withdrawal of senses), dharana (concentration), dhyani (meditation), and samadhi (deep absorption). As we explore these eight limbs, we begin refining our behavior in the outer world while we learn to turn inward for the answers, we focus inwardly until we reach samadhi (liberation, enlightenment).

The interesting thing is Letting Go and Practicing are at the core of all these teachings; and all my work is based on helping others Let GO in every level! So I am on the right track.

If you would like to share your thoughts, email me.

                                            Be flexible!

                   Figen Genco
Figen Genco
Love The Way You Live