Yoga with Melissa 392, Generosity, Yoga for Emotional Healing

by Melissa West on July 14, 2017

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Yoga on Generosity


If you haven´t done the first classes in this series, go back and start there. This series is cumulative and so you will need to do the classes in order.

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¨Our being is a brilliant pattern of energies, a spectrum of possibilities. At every moment we have the capacity to experience the open dimension of what we are.¨ Ngakpa Chogyam and Khandro Dechen

The emotion that we are going to open to this week in our Yoga for Emotional Healing Series is generosity. This week we are going to be open and present to the energy and emotional experience of generosity. How does the boundless expression, the direct experience, the sensation of generosity feel in your body? Where do you feel it in your body?

Reflect on when you have received the gift of a listening ear, a compliment, time, or just the right words of encouragement from another. Remember how that feels in your body. You can literally feel your body shift, change, soften, let go, open, and blossom.

When you have the gift of time, energy, wisdom, kindness, friendship, unconditional caring, support, and nurturing to give to another, reflect on where you feel that in your body. How does it feel? How does your body shift and change? What opens and blossoms in you as you connect with your inherent generosity?

When you connect with your own innate wisdom, self confidence, dignity, kindness, open-heartedness and internal sense of generosity, what does that feel like in your body? How does the physical sense of your body shift and transform in response to these feelings? Do you feel more spacious and effervescent?

It is not possible to lack generosity, because even if we have very little, we can always connect with our inherent generosity and find something to give. We can give our smile, our full attention, our sympathy, our company, our time, our energy, our wisdom, our reputation, our self-confidence and our kindness. Cultivating the recognition of our inherent generosity we are always able to flow in a generous way.

The sun showers our earth with a warm and radiant glow with warmth and hospitality. The sun shines on everybody and warms us all equally. The more we connect with our inherent generosity the more we see we really do have all we need and that we are secure in the primordial nature of our being.

Yoga Postures/Asanas: Supported Fish Pose or Salambha Matsyasana, Half Happy Baby Pose or Ardha Ananda Balasana, Mini Sun Salutations, Downward Facing Dog of Adho Mukha Svanasana, Sun Salutations or Surya Namaskar, Reclined Twist or jathara parivartanasana, Savasna or Corpse Pose, chaturmukha mudra

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Thank you so much for your donations Hannah from the UK, Peige from Italy, Nickie from West Virginia.

We appreciate your generosity. And I just want to take a moment to express my gratitude to the generosity of our carriers of the teachings and guardians of the community in our membership community. Each and every day they give of themselves selflessly to carry the teachings forward into our community in our Daily Yoga Connection, the Moonstruck section, the devotional section our meditation community, with nourishing recipes and our book club. We all appreciate your support so very much. If you would like to be a part of our awesome community, you can sign up here:

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  • Carla Van de Schoot

    Nice to do sun salutations! I like the not so complicated ones.
    Where I feel generosity? In my throat. This must be odd.
    Of course I also felt warm after sun salutations at 27 degrees Celsius! Nice!

    • I don´t think feeling generosity in your throat is odd, that is the seat of expression after all 🙂 Warm day there 🙂 Looking forward to speaking with you soon 🙂 Namaste, Melissa

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