Santosa now!

Contentment is one of the 10 moral practices that make up the first two limbs of the eight-limbed path of yoga.  Putting it into action in our daily lives requires us to take a look at the reasoning behind why we feel successful one day and like a failure the next. Somedays I go to bed saying to myself “Nailed it.”  I want to fist bump Scott in a gesture of pride and recognition of my achievements. Other days I feel like crawling into bed at noon and pray for a do-over.

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Heather Falkin
Stepping into Stillness

The first three days were entirely focused on the simple task of sitting and focusing the mind on the breath, only in the space between the entrance of the nostrils and bridge of the nose…easy right?? My initial feelings of joy to be sitting in stillness soon wore off after day one and the reality that my nimble yoga body was now a blazing inferno of excruciating pain.

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Heather Falkin
The Road Less Traveled-Heather Falkin's Journey to Becoming a Yoga Enthusiast

I had a revelation one day in my late teens. It would be the first of many awakenings brought on by a quiet and encouraging voice within me that I now call my inner teacher. At age nineteen this voice simply said “Enough is enough. It’s time to move on.” These words were accompanied by a strong feeling in my gut that I was compelled to trust and so the trajectory of my life shifted. The path was wide open. All I needed to do was figure out which way to go first.

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