The Garden of Life.{Article in English & Spanish}

Via on Feb 14, 2012

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If we see the path of life as a straight line, then we understand that going forward is evolution, progress and development. However, changing our direction, going backwards or simply deviating from the road that we thought could lead us to our goal, generates in us an often painful feeling of frustration.

By contrast, if we can allow the concept of  the road to expand, grow and transform into an open space, into a big garden of infinite possibilities, then the sense in which we move and the direction we choose to take will always be a discovery. It can be a constant exploration, a movement that brings us closer to the pulsation of consciousness, to the natural flow, to the expansion and contraction that is the dance of creation, of the powerful creation, of the great garden that we are all part. Each one of us is an essential component of this great garden, but at the same time we are part of our own smaller gardens, with fruits, seeds and flowers of all different types and colors.



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Like any garden, ours needs to be cultivated in order to bear its best fruits and to express all its beauty, which then enables us to nurture and fully enjoy their abundance and richness. In this new year, it is worth it to stop, take a pause and feel which is the best way to care for our garden, what we want to grow in it and how can we enjoy it.

The yoga practice offers us a unique space to plant all the seeds that we wish to see growing in our heart throughout the whole year. Seeds of consciousness (chit) and bliss (ananda) are indispensable in the constant co-creation of the garden in which we live.

In my personal case, Anusara Yoga, with its Universal Principles of Alignment, has given me the tools of self-care as much as of joy, aligning and connecting me with the optimal pattern, with that energetic blueprint where bliss is manifested in every petal of that masterful garden of creation.

Article prepared by Jeannie Page.

About Natalia Chaparro

Natalia Chaparro, una Colombiana, empezó practicando el Yoga hace 10 años. Su practica constante e intensa fue mezclado con sus estudios de veterinaria, los que realizó motivada por el amor inmenso que tiene por los animales y el interés en el mágico funcionamiento de un organismo vivo. Al terminar su carrera de veterinaria, conoció a maestra de Yoga B.J. Galvan, quien le introdujo en el mundo del Anusara. Desde entonces el fluir de la gracia ha traído a su camino seres maravillosos que han dejado su huella con enseñanzas poderosas. La oportunidad de aprender y compartir la luz de personas como John Friend, Sianna Sherman, Douglas Brooks, Kelly Haas, BJ Galvan y Tulku Tsori Rinpoche, ha empoderado sus ganas de servir y seguir este camino de aprendizaje. Actualmente Natalie ofrece más o menos 8 clases de Yoga a la semana, y ofrece terapias de sonido con cuencos tibetanos, todo esto con el animo de canalizar y compartir todo eso que sus maestros y el universo han invertido en ella. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Natalia Chaparro, a native Colombian, began practicing yoga 10 years ago. Her consistent and intensive practice was combined with her veterinary studies, both of which left her motivated by her immense love of animals and her fascination with the magic of the living organism. Upon finishing her veterinary career, she met her yoga teacher B.J. Galvan, who introduced her to the world of Anusara Yoga. Since that time the flow of Grace has brought to her path marvelous beings who have left their mark on her with their powerful teachings. The opportunity to learn and share the light with teachers such as John Friend, Sianna Sherman, Douglas Brooks, Kelly Haas, BJ Galvan y Tulku Tsori Rinpoche, has ignited Natalia’s desire to serve and follow this path of learning. Natalia currently teachers on average 8 yoga classes per week and also offers sound therapy with Tibetan singing bowls, all with the purpose of channeling and sharing all that her teachers and the Universe have instilled in her.

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