Eight Steps Into Yoga

Find a few minutes to sit in stillness and silence every day. Follow these eight simple steps into the deeper consciousness of yoga, and notice how it makes you feel.

Deep Yoga Mastery of Life1. Close Your Eyes

This simple act is a transition from externalized to internal awareness. Notice what it feels like inside of you.

2. Connect With Your Breath

Breathe more deeply and fully as you cultivate a sense of awe at the miracle of your breath. See every in-breath as an empowerment and affirmation, every out-breath as a healing release.

3. Feel Your Body

Experience your body as the temple of your spirit, a sacred vessel always seeking to support you. Send your breath to all the outer edges, and flood all the inner space of you.

4. Notice Mother Earth

Notice how Mother Earth fully supports you as you sit in this meditation. Feel her in every cell of your body. Have profound gratitude for all the abundance she brings into your life.

5. Still Your Mind

Begin to silently chant the mantra I AM. This is like a yoga pose for the busy mind. Allow it to still the turbid waters of your thoughts. I AM.

Deep Yoga Pranam6. Enter Your Heart

Visualize your awareness flowing down from the mind to your heart center, as if there is a golden flame there that illuminates you. Breath into that light, feeling more radiant in every breath.

7. Be Fully Present

Slip fully into the present moment: In your body, in your breath, in the palms of Mother Earth, in the light of your heart. I AM.

8. Remember Who You Are

Remember that you are fully connected, indigenous wherever you go, and that you always have been—and always will be—one with all that is. I AM.

Go to this place of inner awareness whenever you feel the need. Ask your deeper self for guidance in facing challenges and making decisions. Listen to your inner guru as you own your power and live your truth. I AM.

About Bhava Ram

Bhava Ram (bhavaram.com) is a former NBC Foreign Correspondent who healed from a broken back and diagnosis of terminal cancer through the sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda. His memoir, Warrior Pose, How Yoga Literally Saved My Life, details this healing journey and is scheduled to be a feature film in 2016. Bhava is the co-founder of the Deep Yoga School of Healing Arts (deepyoga.com) and is an author, teacher, lecturer, musician and spiritual counselor. He and his wife, Laura Plumb, lead trainings and retreats in California, Europe and India.
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