Light Being Yoga with Erika Steller

Light Being Yoga is about helping people to connect more with just ‘being’, without needing to always engage in the ‘doing’ of life. It is about being ‘light’, lighthearted, playful and ready to laugh and find fun with a positive and sunny outlook on life. It is about tapping into the enormous insights and benefits of the ancient yoga tradition to increase heath, vitality and well-being on all levels.

There are many complexities and layers within each of us that are ready to be explored and discovered. We can find our strength within an openness to ‘be’ in life, to be present, to accept, to learn to go with the flow of life rather than against it. Love, joy, peace and stillness reside within each of us, along with the bright light of our very being. Though we need to be still, and present long enough to experience this. Often we have many layers of stress, worry or anxiety that fluctuate, and are triggered by our life experiences, and these may limit our well-being (physical, mental and emotional) and our potential in life. Yoga, breathing, meditation and personal development tools give us access to these layers, and enable us to move beyond our limitations over time and with practice.

The meaning of yoga is union of body, mind and spirit. These three levels of our being are intrinsically connected. Our physical body and environment, our mind – the way we think and what we believe, and our connection with ‘spirit’- the universal consciousness that connects all living things. Our emotions – how we feel about ourselves, others, what we do and who we believe ourselves to be, play a huge part in our ability to experience the love, joy and peace that are within us all as an inherent part of our nature. We can learn to ‘be’ in the present moment, to accept our emotions, let go of attachment to desired outcomes and expectations, and trust that whatever happens is okay, or will be okay even if it doesn’t feel like it at the time. Sometimes we experience major life events or trauma that leave us feeling lost, confused or depressed, but there is a way out of the pain. We can focus on the things we are grateful for in our life, and know that ‘what we do’ and ‘who we are’ are already enough. We can begin to understand ourselves, to trust our own strength and abilities, to be kind and gentle with ourselves, to give to ourselves and learn to simply ‘be ourselves’.

We live in a sometimes hectic and often hurried world and it is easy to be swept up in the rushing, or to be focussed on the things that are not as we would like them to be. Yet it is often the simple things in life that give us the greatest joy, and in focussing on the simple things and the joy within them, we create this reality. Yoga helps to bring the simple things in life into focus, and nourishes our whole being – body, mind and spirit.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kat
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 01:40:52

    Good work setting up the blog – looks lovely. I will make sure to check in every now and then. See you on Wednesday for some relaxation…

    Reply

  2. fo
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 02:57:13

    What a lovely blog! It looks beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing your wisdom and experience as a yoga teacher. I’ve certainly always relished your mums and bubs yoga class as a time that I can connect with my body while knowing that my baby is nearby and looked after. Your sensitivity and compassion as a teacher allows me to release and feel safe in the beautiful space you provide.
    Keep up the good work!

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    • Erika Steller
      Nov 01, 2011 @ 03:23:10

      Thank you so much for your wonderful support and encouragement, and for sharing that with others and recommending my classes! I’m glad you like the blog šŸ™‚ In gratitude, Erika

      Reply

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