Thursday, July 1, 2021

YAMAS

Yoga is the science of the self.
Yoga seeks to help us understand our inner world through various techniques that include YAMAS, NIYAMAS, ASANA, MANTRA, MEDITATION, PRANAYAMA; all who will little by little one breath at the time become a lifestyle.

By the time we find yoga some of us are broken (health, bones, joints, relationships, state of mind) and have the desire for a change.

This is where the Yamas and Niyamas will play a role.
 Understanding "What the rules are?" the philosophical meaning and emotional work to me are the MOST EXCITING PART of being a yogi, a human being.

I will talk here about the Yamas, the next blog and social media posts will be about Niyamas and we will follow with the "Yoga Sutras" written by a BRAHMIN sage called PATANJALI.

LET'S GET TO THE NIDDY GREDDY.

The Yamas are five ethical practices in which every yogi (fulfilled human being) will behave.

*IF READ NOTHING FURTHER, JUST REMEMBER THIS: EVERYTHING YOU DO HAS TO BE FROM THE STANDPOINT OF AHIMSA DO NO HARM!



AHIMASA NON-violence; It is the foundation of everything WHEN IN DOUBT comes back to AHIMSA.
It is a stance for right relationships with others and with self that is neither self-sacrifice nor self-aggrandizement. This tender guides us to live together, share goods and do what we want without causing harm to others and ourselves.








SATYA TRUTHFULNESS    The partner of AHIMSA.
We will know this marriage when we learn to become aware of what "speaking our truth without causing harm to others" means.
As partners, SATYA keeps AHIMSA (TRUTH and NON VIOLENCE) from being a brutal weapon.
SATYA (truthfulness) bows to AHIMSA (non-violence) First and foremost DO NO HARM.





ASTEYA NON-STEALING Our inner dissatisfaction leads us to outward gaze, with a tendency to steal what is not ours.
We steal from the earth, from others, from ourselves; The opportunity to grow into the right to the life we want. We steal from our Dharma.





BRAHMACHARYA CELIBACY  Every yoga, esoteric, magic, and Agnostic class and book I have taken and read states that our sexual energy is limited and that has the power of creation, not only for another human being but to create something out of nothing.
Celibacy is about restraining ourselves from having sex, It is also about discipline; HOWEVER Yoga books also state that that is not a realistic contemplation if you are in a relationship.
It is however about understanding that your sexual energy is sacred.
BRAHMACHARYA MEANS "Walk with God" This implies awareness of sacredness in all of our actions (When in doubt go back to AHIMSA-Non violence)
The boundary also implies leaving excess behind and taking only what is enough (When in doubt, practice ASTEYA- Non-stealing)




APARIGRAHA NON-POSSESSIVNESS Remind us that clinging to people, situations, material objects, and feelings only weighs us down and make our life experience heavy and a big disappointment at every step.
It liberates us from greed. (when in doubt, practice BRAHMACHARYA- Non-excess)










If you live in Memphis, join us Saturday, July 10th at 5 pm for a special 2 hr class YIN and SOUND VIBRATION bath.
Tickets available for the event at DELTA GROOVE YOGA

IF YOU LIKE TO JOIN THE CONVERSATION, HAVE QUESTIONS, CONCERNS, OR LOOKING FOR A PRIVATE YOGA INSTRUCTOR, PLEASE CONTACT ME.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

CLEANSING OIL BLEND

 There are times when we are working on clearing out the energy of the body, maybe we moved to another home, clear our closets, or want to start from a clean new place.

THIS BLEND IS FOR YOU.

It cleanses the aura and helps any other blends and poisons to work deeper. I suggest using it in a bath and making mothballs for the closets.

Citronella, cilantro, maleluca,pine, lemon, and lime.







Monday, June 21, 2021

Essential oil recipes for meditation, baths and everything in between.

Muladhara Chakra, Root chakra, to bring the feeling of balance and stability.
 If your lifestyle is stressful, you are always on the go, you love physical activities; This blend is for you.

 I suggest the use of a diffuser at night or during a bath or shower. 
 Other uses are for focus (ADD/ADHD) 
The blend is made by mixing a drop of each oil in a diffuser, spray water bottle or candlelight lamp. Spruce, frankincense, and vetiver. 



Svadhistana Chakra, Creativity and Relationship Chakra to bring a feeling of emotional balance.
If you are working on feeling safe, stable, protected and your relationship to sex; if you are a creative feeling stuck this blend is for you.

I suggest the use of a diffuser in your creative and/or romantic space.
Other uses are as antioxidant and cleansing. 
The blend is made by mixing at least one drop of each oil in a diffuser.
Clarity sage, bergamot, and vanilla.



Manipura chakra, the point of discipline and willpower Chakra to bring emotional strength to transform our wants and needs.
If you are working on anything you may have already discovered that what you may need is discipline.

I suggest having this blend near the place where you eat, study, and meditate.
Other uses are for any digestive issues and sinus.
Cinnamon, ginger, and anise.




Anahata chakra, The space of unconditional love that begins with you.
If you are working on softening your emotions, accepting of yourself, letting go of judgment, and comparison this blend is for you.

I suggest using this blend in your car, use cotton balls, or on a car diffuser.
Other uses are to relieve anxiety and stress.
Eucaliptus, maleluca and geranium.




Ajna Chakra, the space of your voice and power of communication.
If you are working on your ability to keep secrets, and knowing how to be discrete,  talk about your feelings, stating boundaries, talk with confidence in you and what you believe, this blend is for you.

I suggest wear it lightly as a scent at the front of your throat.
Other uses are for hormonal balance.
Jasmine, sandalwood and rose.



Vishuddha Chakra, the space of intuition, perception, and psychic abilities.
If you are working on having a better perception of the world and yourself, and having the power to connect with your intuition, this blend is for you.

I suggest taking on the habit of meditation, as your practice develops, for the first 20 minutes that the breathing part will take, have the blend on a candle-lit water diffuser.
Other uses are for insomnia.
Sweet marjoram, roman chamomille, and jasmine.




Sahasrara Chakra, the place where you know your spirit, your connection to the universe, and all that you can not see but know.
If you are working on your spirituality and letting go of attachments this blend is for you.

I suggest to start cleaning out the closets, start with the physical attachments, take on the habit of meditation, place the blend in a candle-lit diffuser and use it before prayer if that is part of your beliefs.
Lavandin, melissa, and myrrh.




In my opinion, all you need is one oil and take time to meditate, what I have seen in my lifestyle is that one little change is the building block for everything else.
Take one step at the time, little baby steps are all you need.




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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Considerations and BACK POCKET INFORMATION for your yoga practice

 When I teach yoga I like to encourage my students to FEEL THEIR BODY, to really use the time to connect with the breath and their senses (that is what the practice is about).

This is the list of things I have learned and practice in my daily life, my practice, and WHEN I TEACH.


*You are responsible for your body

This is the biggest thing to understand as a human being and one of the biggest lessons to learn, YOU are responsible for yourself. When it comes to your yoga practice NO matter what the teacher says you are not being forced to be in any asana.

This is the BIG reminder to connect with your body. It will never lie to you.





*EVERY yoga pose CAN be practiced standing, sitting, and laying down.

Every action of your daily life can be turned into a yoga practice, If you sit with awareness, your core should be engaged, the spine should be neutral, the shoulders are relaxed, you are breathing fully; This is the power of understanding what yoga is about.

It is also about understanding you could be at a yoga studio tired and practice laying down, you could be on a wheelchair and you can practice yoga.

If you don't believe me TRY IT!


*Engage your core to protect your spine

Any time when you are awake and active your core must be engaged.

 Would you like to strengthen your core? Be aware of it, The spine is not solely responsible for the load of the torso, it is the core.

The core doesn't get strong by just doing crunches, it is all about awareness!

Like I said before IF we are sitting down with awareness, the core is engaged!



*Bend the knees to protect your spine

Most of us have a little or a lot of hyperflexion of the knees happening in our bodies, this causes knee and back pain.

When you are folding forward bend the knees a little.

If you have low back pain when folding forward bend the knees as much as you need, feel up to what amount of bending the knees the pain goes away.

When you stand, feel, really feel the back of your knees. If there is discomfort, bend the knees a little.


*Yoga is NOT pain in your joints or injury.

This is my personal vendetta with everyone that goes to the doctor and says, "I was doing Yoga and I hurt my ..." NO! YOU WERE NOT DOING YOGA.

Yoga is about awareness, yoga is about understanding the feelings in the body and the quality of the breath, yoga is about understanding "when the ego takes over, what is lost"


*If your eyes can see it your body will follow

Your spine moves in the direction of your eyes, this is about understanding "What are we trying to do to the spine and the muscles of the body"

The first few many years of the practice we are trying to lengthen the spine, we are trying to learn "how to take the load of weight from the spine. 

It is about understanding how the eyes can lighten the effort if we "look up" or sink the weight of the body when we "look down", how we can twist deeper when we "look towards the corners of the eyes" 


*Keep your eyes focused

This is about taking the last step deeper, are you "looking at what everyone else is doing in the room? YOUR eyes are not focused.

This is about learning to steady the eyes to rest them, this is about learning NOT to be bothered by the outside world, It is also deeply connected to our cultivation of discipline.

Eyes focused on one point in the direction you want the body and the energy to go.




*Slow controlled breath

The breath is connected to the soul, the subtle body, the energy that tells us in a subtle feeling if we are getting sick, tired, hungry, or when something is not right.

The breath is the base of the practice, IT IS NOT ABOUT THE POSE, It is about the conversation of the breath and the movement.

It is about being able to easily and freely breathe and move, the balance of the inhale and exhale, and the understanding of "what happens in the body when we inhale and exhale".

How deep can we go into a pose with the strength and relaxation of the breath?


*Inhale on your way UP and backbends

Upward and backbend movements are expansive and so the inhales. the inhale propels us forward, gives us strength and length.

The inhale is related to the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) AKA  active state of mind, alertness.

Inhale to lengthen


*Exhale on your way down and rounding the spine

Forward folds and any movement down is an opportunity to rest and relax, during the yoga practice we are bringing those two movements and energies (the inhale and exhale) into the movement and the asana (pose)

The exhale is related to the parasympathetic nervous response; Rest, and digest. 

During the exhale, Moola bandha should be activated.

Exhale to relax.


*Don't EVER let what you CAN'T do stop you from doing what you CAN do

This is what most of us struggle to understand.

 Where the real mind game and self-awareness work will happen.

What do we do when a pose is cued and the body is tight or weak?

What is the conversation that the ego starts to have when feelings start to arise? 

Do you come back or not to a class because it was too hard or too easy?

Do you use props?

Are you fully aware of the breath and the reactions of the mind?


*Rest when you need to rest

As above so below! How you breathe is a reflection of how you practice, how you practice is a reflection of how you live!

Do you give yourself time to rest in your daily life?

What do you call REST?


*Do what is best for you even if it is not cued

This is where injuries will happen or not, this is where the real understanding of the practice will happen, the connection between body, mind, and spirit. Are we all going through the movements just because that is what we are told?

I am going to dare to say this, "every yoga teacher is cueing from the experience of their own practice and the place of where we are right now and the books we read"

Here is where the awareness of breath, feeling of shoulders, core, joints, and mind will meet OR NOT.

Do you use props?


*I am not going to tell you that what you are doing is "wrong" because I do not know your body

As a teacher, with everything I have stated above, here, is where I have learned to let go of wanting to correct students and let go of control, This is where as teachers and humans beings we will learn to let people DO WHAT IS BEST FOR THEM without doubting THAT THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY WANT.

This is the place that has given me a little struggle and maybe also other teachers when from the perspective of our eyes we think the student is trying too hard, too little, too uncomfortable, or injuring themselves. 

I can tell you this, from the front of the room we can see if you are breathing or not, we can see if your face is tight, we can see if the joints are collapsing, we will cue to remind you and make you aware of all of this but remember what I said at the beginning? YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOURSELF.


*I believe that everything you do is correct

As a teacher, I will approach you ONLY  if I think you may be injuring yourself or if you have been a student that I have no doubt I can help go a little deeper into a stretch and I am allowed to touch you.


*I am going to keep reminding you

Breathe through your nose

Close your mouth

Protect your joints

Moola bandha

Uddiyana Bandha

Relax your face

Shoulders softly toward the waist.


If you live in Memphis join us every Monday at 7:30 pm and Wednesday at 4:00 pm for YIN at Delta Groove Yoga.

Look at the schedule at Delta Groove Yoga Memphis

I offer personalized ZOOM classes.

You can contact me:

Jatziry Greenfiled

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Monday, May 17, 2021

Finding a Mantra Encontrándo tu Mantra




During the physical part of practicing yoga, there are many aspects to consider that help us concentrate on cultivating the magic of the practice.

One of them is the internal repetition of a MANTRA.

Mantra is a word of power that helps us stay centered and concentrate the mind.


I am going to explain it this way, The Jatziry way.

Think of it as a "Safe Word" that will help you direct your attention away from anything that drains your energy and intention.

Some of my students have found a Mantra in their dreams, some students found their Mantra as a child, some students have changed their mantra as they aged, for others hasn't changed.

HOW TO FIND A MANTRA?

Your Mantra will find you. When I was a kid, my dad and grandmother said to me, "IT can be a regular word with no specific meaning," A word that will not TRIGGER wandering of the mind.

It can be YES, NO, ONG, DOS, FLOR any of the letters of any alphabet.

As a yogini, the mantras I practice are in Sanskrit.

ONG NAMO GURUDEV NAMO
SAT NAM
SO HAM
BRYME (my personal, I am not sure if it is a Sanskrit word)

Start by cultivating self-awareness; Every time when you find that your thoughts have taken you for a ride, come back to your breath and repeat your mantra.

If you like to learn about the technique to find it, send me a note to jatyogatraings@gmail.com or on social media, you can also leave me a comment.


Mantra means anything that makes the mind steady. Whatever vibration makes the mind one-pointed and creates a sort of receptivity is a Mantra.

                             Sri Swami Satchidananda




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Durante la práctica física de las asanas (poses) de Yoga, hay muchos aspectos (de meditación y concentración) que nos ayudan a cultivar el arte de la concentración y la magia de la yoga.

Uno de ellos se llama MANTRA.

El Mantra es una frase o palabra que se repite constantemente sin interrupción y nos ayuda a concentrarnos.

Piénsalo de esta manera, un mantra en una palabra o frase u oración que puedes repetir cuando tengas algún pensamiento que drene tu enrgía y te saque de tu centro y que te quita o desvía de tu intención. 

Cómo encuentras un MANTRA?

Tu MANTRA te váa encontrar. Cuando yo era niña mi abuelaita y mi papá me explicaron que es el sonido de una letra de cualquier alfabeto de cualquier idioma o una palabra que te ayude a concentrarte.

Puede ser, SI, NO, ONG, FLOR, UNION, A, E, I, O, U.

Como practicante de yoga algunos de los MANTRAS que me han ayudado son:

ONG NAMO GURUDEV NAMO
SAT MAN
SO HAM


En el libro titulado "DICCIONARIO MANTRICO" Samuel Aun Weor menciona más de cien mantras.

Te recomiendo que comiences la práctica de la auto-observación y CADA VEZ que te des cuenta que tus pensamientos te llevan de paseo, regresate a tu respiración y repite tu MANTRA.

Si te gustaría aprender la técnica para encontrar tu MANTRA, escríbeme

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Friday, February 19, 2021

OPCIONES PARA COMER UNA DIETA SANA SIN CARBOHIDRATOS

 Te quiero compartir una lista útil de alimentos que creo puedes encontrar fácil en cualquier mercado o supermercado.

Esta lista es de alimentos que te ayudan a tener una alimentacion sana, sin sacrificar sabor, usa tu creatividad para cocinar.



*Ten en cuenta la cantidad de fibra! Tienes que aprender a restar los carbohidratos menos fibra, mientras más fibra tiene un alimento con carbohidratos, menos carbohidratos absorve tu cuerpo.

Lo que te estoy queriendo decir es TU ALIMANTACION DEBE SER RICA EN FIBRA! (VERDURAS)

Alimentos SIN caloriasESTAS SON LAS COMIDAS QUE PUEDES CONSUMIR TODO LO QUE QUIERAS.


LOS ULTIMOS TRES ESTAN NOMBRADOS EN LA CANTIDAD DE PROPORCION DE CAFEINA.


RECUERDA

LA CAFEÍNA HACE QUE TU CUERPO SE SIENTA ESTRESADO, CUANDO TU CUERPO ESTA ESTRESADO TU CUERPO NO QUEMA GRASA.


Agua

Vinagre de mazana

Té herbal (si son de fruta, pueden tener el azúcar de la fruta)


*Té verde

*Té negro

*Café


*Stivia (Puede incrementar la indulina si lo consumes en exeso)


SI ESTÁS TRATANDO DE CONTROLAR INSULINA TOMA EN CONSIDERACIÓN QUE DEBES CONSUMIR POCA CANTIDAD DE PROTEÍNAS Y NO CARBOHIDRATOS. (PUEDES COMER GRASAS, EL TRUCO ES NO MEZCLAR GRASA CON CARBOHIDRATOS Y AZÚCAR)


Una cucharadita de limón en el agua o como aderezo contiene .4g de cerbohidratos.

Agua de infusión de fruta, pepino o menta.

Pollo, carne y pescado contienen 0G de carbohidratos y 20G de proteina por cada 100g. (En realidad no necesitamos consumir más de 100G de proteína por cada comida) También estamos aprendiendo a vivir sin exesos.


aceite de oliva

aceite de coco

manteca SI MANTECA

ghee (si eres lactosa intolerante)

aceite de aguacate

mayonesa


Alimentos BAJOS en carbohidratos Altos en grasa


huevos

queso

aguacate

macademias

nueces

*moringa

*chia (se deben remojar en agua antes de consumir)

*pepitas

*linaza

espinacas

kale

lechuga

aceitunas


*Para licuados SIEMPRE EN MODERACION


Alimentos BAJOS en carbohidratos


calabaza

brocoli

pimiento morron

col (fermentada proporciona pro baioticos)

colifor

apio

pepino

berenjena

champiñones

nopal

calabacitas

jitomate



Alimentos ALTOS en grasa (consumelos con moderacion) Evitalos si la etiqueta dice que continen azucar!


leche

mostaza

catsup

cacahuates (busca la crema de cacahuate que NO contiene azúcar)

nueces de la india

leche de coco


Condimentos


levadura nutricional

ajo (contiene almidon)

albahaca

cilantro

eneldo

perejil

sabio

romero

tomillo

canela

cucurma

cardamon


Frutas


fresas

arandanos

moras negras


cuando hagas recetas que necesiten una salsa espeza puedes usar el metamucil.


Con esta lista tienes la oprtunidad de cocinar una dieta variada sin carbohidratos!

RECUERDA, ESTAR ENFERMO Y ESTAR SANO, REQUIERE EL MISMO TRABAJO Y LA MISMA DIETA, LA DIFERENCIA SIEMPRE ES QUE CUANDO ESTAS SANO TE PUEDES DAR GUSTITOS, CUANDO NO ESTAS SANO TU CALIAD DE VIDA BAJA.


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Monday, November 30, 2020

El trabajo interior es lo único que sostiene la belleza permanente. SAHASRARA, EL CHAKRA DEL PODER DE LA AUTOREALIZACION.

 Localizada en la coronilla, por encima de la cabeza.

SAHASRARA significa "Lugar de residencia sin apoyo" El lugar del gurú (maestro)

Físicamente conectada con la glándula pineal, situada en el techo del diencefalo (fosa pineal)



Sahasrara chakra tiene que ver con nuestro poder de entender que "Somos todo y todos" que estamos conectados más allá de las palabras, religion y lenguage.

Nuestros antepasados pedían permiso a la tierra antes de sembrar, cantaban a la tierra, la dejaban descansar después de la temporada de siembra, cuando se mataba a un animal para comer, se le rezaba y se pedía que su espíritu fuera a un lugar mejor, se le pedía permiso a las plantas y árboles para cortarlos y cuando llovia se salía a cantar.

Ellos entendían la INTENCION de sus actos.


Para mantener la salud de la glándula Pineal y para cultivar nuestra coneccion con el universo debemos tener en consideracion el cuidado de el cerebro.
El hipofisis
El hipotalamo e hipofisis trabajan juntos.
El cortex cerebral.




Como ya mencioné anteriormente, VISHUDHA, AJNA Y SAHASRARA  son la puerta a  nuestra conexión espiritual.

Para cultivar la salud de las tres necesitamos silencio, obscuridad y meditacion. 

La glándula pineal nos ayuda a conciliar el sueño pero para su buen funcionamiento y desarrollo necesitamos dormir en completa obscuridad. La hormona que se produce en la gláandula pineal se llama MELATONINA a travéz de la serotonina.

Esta mágica hormona, llamada también HORMONA DE LA OBSCURIDAD, se estimula de noche, se inhibe con la luz, su acción influye al hipófisis, hipotálamo, la retina y  el sisteme inmunilógico.



Las enfermedades de el CHAKRA SAHASRARA son:

depresión, envejecimiento prematuro, enfermedades cerebrales, migrañas, insomnio, psicosis, esquizofrenia, bipolaridad, cancer de mama y/o próstata, alcoholismo, adicciones.


Lo que observo en mis alumnos es esceptisismo, control y arrogancia, son personas inflexibles de cuerpo y de mente, controlan en el trabajo, familia y por tal no tienen amigos, están desconectados de la realidad. 

Lo que he visto  es abuso de poder espiritual, estas son las personas que en los casos más extremos, abusan sexual, espiritual y mentalmente y el casos ligeros controlan de otras maneras más sutiles.






Aquí la clave es meditar en la idea "Soy un ser espiritual teniendo una experiencia física"
Dárte tiempo para meditar.
Estás enojado con dios?
Estás resentido con la vida y todos?
Cuál es tu propósito en la vida?
Cómo tratas a los animales, plantas, personas y a tí?
QUE CREES QUE ES LO MEJOR PARA TI?






En mi experiencia personal lo que me ha ayudado mucho es meditar sobre todas estas preguntas.
Lo más interesante fué dárme cuenta que lo que yo pensaba que era lo mejor para mí era egoísta, y comenzar el trabajo de alineación con lo que pienso que es mejor para mí y LO QUE HAGO! 
La clave para mí como yoguini es entender el principio número uno de las reglas de los yoguis:
NO HACER DAÑO, comienza contigo.

Explora la idea de traer a tu vida estos principios:
No violencia, aceptacion, tolerancia, equanimidad.


Los alimentos de SAHASRARA son:
Meditación, silencio, obscuridad, té de lavanda, viajes astrales.

Aceites:
Sándalo, mirra, copal. usalos para meditar)

Piedras:
diamante, obsidiana, alejandrina, amatista, turmalina citrino.


Las piedras, los aceites el agüita mágica, las intenciones con fines de dañar a otros y a tí mismo NO curan, la meditación, el trabajo de auto-observación, la intención sólida de sanar es el trabajo de la CHAKRA SAHASRARA.

Para continar la charla, déja tu comentario.
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Te recomiendo el libro de Marian de LLaca CHAKRAS.

Este es el libro que a mí me ha ayudado mucho con mi trabajo espiritual.