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In this class we will explore.... - How emotions affect your happiness and control your eating. - How you can improve your health through emotional awareness and understanding - How you can prevent Dis-ease before it manifests in your body
Don Miguel Ruiz
Spirituality
Recorded: Jan 07, 2016 at 10:00 pm EST
Join this live and interactive class to meet New York Times bestselling author of The Four Agreements and beloved teacher, don Miguel Ruiz, and co-author Barbara Emrys who will be discussing their latest book, The Toltec Art of Life and Death. After suffering a heart attack, Don Miguel Ruiz fell into a coma that left him trapped between the world of the living and the dead. The Toltec Art of Life and Death is the story of this dream state - rediscovering his past, unlocking his future, and modeling for all of us how we can start anew. In the live session you'll be able to ask questions of Don Miguel and Barbara about this book, the profound teachings within it, and the Toltec art of mastering death and living fully in life. You will also get access to the recorded session after the fact.
A series of 3 meditations to assist you through the holiday season to keep your focus and gratitude in place. The first meditation is Be the Observer, gearing up for the holiday season brings up issues around many subjects. This meditation is designed to allow yourself to be in the position of the observer in your own mind, allowing your thoughts to pass through your mind without judging them. The second meditation is Keep Your Focus. The closer the holidays get the harder it can be to allow the running around and planning to get to your inner peace and gratitude. Take a moment to re-align. The third meditation is, Stress Relief. The holidays are upon us. Use this moment for yourself and release the stress of the holidays. Enjoy your family time and go into this busy time re-charged and in alignment with your inner peace and gratitude.
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The first time I remember it happening was when I broke my femur. Yep, I managed to break the hardest bone to break in your body by skiing into a tree. A few hours later, as my leg was taped to a cardboard brace, my whole body started to shake uncontrollably. I couldn't stop my body from moving my broken leg because of all the shaking. Not only had I lost all control of my body, but the pain was excruciating and I didn't know how to make it stop. This was my first taste of a panic attack and I was 14. As the years went on, the panic returned often, most notably when I was feeling ill or I was around someone else who was. I suffered from an extreme phobia of throwing up, not surprisingly because it represents a total loss of bodily control. You know how some people like to just throw up and feel better and others fight it until the end? I'm one of the fighters. And I'll let my body shake uncontrollably for what seems like hours to avoid the experience. Yes, I would rather go through agony for hours, then agony for a minute or so. The shaking is always the worst in my thigh. College was an interesting time for me because there are a lot of people who throw up in college. I avoided parties like the plague and buried myself in schoolwork instead. Always an overachiever, I got involved so I didn't have to remind myself that I had nowhere to go on a Friday night. My overachievement, naturally, caused me a lot of stress. I turned to yoga to help calm me down and keep me in shape after completing P90X. I'd always wanted to be a writer when I was growing up. As I was getting ready to apply to college it was evident (for some reason) that I couldn't just graduate from college and be a "writer" so I chose to pursue journalism instead. I soon found out journalism wasn't for me, and switched to the public relations/marketing side of things. The year was 2010 and I was getting ready to graduate from college in an extremely poor job market. I had convinced myself that I would be an epic failure if I didn't find myself a job before I graduated, so I went on tons of informational interviews and upped my networking to make it happen. I was also working 10-20 hours a week, was the President of a co-ed Honors Fraternity, and was taking the hardest class I've ever taken in my life (it was a PR class). Needless to say, my stress levels were out of control. One night, as I was going to sleep, I started to feel extreme pain in my left chest. It hurt to breathe. I thought I was having a heart attack. I took a risk and waited until the morning to go to the campus health center. After seeing 3 or 4 different doctors and undergoing every electrical heart health test known to man, I got my diagnosis: there was nothing wrong with me. This infuriated me because I was constantly in pain every time I laughed, every time I breathed - I couldn't even practice yoga, the one thing I knew how to do that would calm me down. On my 21st birthday I went to the bar with my friends clutching my ribcage and reminding everyone not to make me laugh because I was in so much pain. There was definitely something wrong with me. And I had to heal my Self. I got on my mat anyway. I distinctly remember wincing in pain as I tried to power through my poses. It wasn't working. Yoga taught me how to calm down, and then when breathing and movement couldn't help me anymore, yoga taught me how to slow down and honor my body to give it the space it needed to heal. I showed up and did what I could. Sometimes I didn't show up at the studio at all, but I got rid of things in my life that were causing too much stress. I got involved in the community and found support. Incidentally, that solved my job problem, because I ended up getting a marketing job with the yoga studio. I started a cleanse program and dove into learning more about yoga philosophy and the yoga lifestyle. I changed my life, and my pain went away without a single prescription medication. A few years later, a big decision loomed. My boyfriend of 6 years was starting some extensive military training in a small town in Texas and he wanted me to go with him. Leaving Boulder, CO, would mean leaving my job, my community, my studio and everything I knew - especially my lifestyle. But there was something inside me that knew I needed to go. Over the course of 3 years, we moved from Boulder to Texas to Arizona to Washington DC and yoga helped me gain control of my life when it seemed like everything was out of my control. It helped me stay consistent, stick to a routine, and have faith. It helped me find a supportive community no matter where I went. And it helped me find myself in the places where I least expected it (ahem, Wichita Falls, TX). I started practicing yoga to stay in shape and release some stress. What I learned was how to love my life. How to have faith. How to find your community of people who support you and love you unconditionally. How to get back control. If it weren't for yoga, I'd still be hopelessly in pain. Today, it is my mission to help busy Type-A overachiever women like me gain back control of their lives, live pain-free, and love the life they want to live through yoga lifestyle practices.
Don Miguel Ruiz is the international bestselling author of The Four Agreements, The Mastery of Love, The Voice of Knowledge, and co-author of The Fifth Agreement. He has dedicated his life to sharing the wisdom of the ancient Toltec through his books, lectures, and journeys to sacred sites around the world. He lives in San Diego, California. Barbara Emrys is a spiritual teacher and the author of The Red Clay of Burundi: Finding God, the Music, and Me.
Kelly Sanders is a student of the earth. She is passionate about helping people connect to their inner truth, and creating balance within all aspects of their life. Her purpose is to teach others how to love unconditionally with acceptance and peace Kelly has spent twenty years following her food passion, working in a team who were voted No. 7 best restaurant in the world. She has spent the last ten years becoming certified as a psychosomatic therapist, reiki worker, money coach, coauthor in Sprout the life you love (to name a few) and is continuing her own spiritual journey to reach out and connect to people
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