"Everything relies on everything else in the cosmos in order to manifest—whether a star, a cloud, a flower, a tree, or you and me."
-Thich Nhat Hanh
Hello my friend,
How are you?
For me, time seems to be flying by despite the lockdown, and this week has felt a little different... Somewhere deep inside me is a real feeling of hope. Afeeling that none of our upheaval, change, grief and/or disruption has been for nothing. A feeling that the whole world can take many lessons from this time; and perhaps we can come out of this with new priorities, new visions and the chance to birth a whole new world based upon what is really important to all of us.
I feel connected :) Connected to all of you who bother to read my weekly ramblings(!!!), to those of you who practice yoga and sing mantras with me and to the many, amazing friends old and new that I am blessed to speak with via emails and messages. This time continues to show me that love is such an incredible force and that no-thing can keep us from the boundaryless, limitless power of love... apart from our own minds!
So this week's video is the mantra Lokah Samasta Sukino Bhavantu- May all the beings in all the worlds be happy and be free. Sing along if you wish and send a prayer out for the happiness and the freedom of all of us- I think we all could use a bit more love and light right now! Mantra Video Link Here
And I also have a very special offer for you... and perhaps you have one for me!?!
I have uploaded all the special, private content I have ever created:
2x Hatha Yoga Courses
1 x Meditation Course
Kirtan Mantra Album Links
1x NEW Yin Yoga course with deeply restorative hour-long class
A private kirtan mantra meditation Livestream next Weds 6pm UK time
...and I will continue to update all other courses, live streams and longer content I make to my Patreon platform- monthly(ish).from now on :)
This all adds up to over 22 videos of exclusive content, normally only accessible for people who buy my offerings individually.... and it is my intension that this library of special content will grow every single month :)
You canbecome a patron to access all the above upon the donation of your choice- startingfrom just £2 , and you can know that while you enjoy all the goodies I can think of to share with you, to support your yoga, meditation or mantra practice, that you are also doing me, Ben and Rafael the great service of helping us ride out these strange times! Click the link below to get involved: https://www.patreon.com/yogawithsacha
I hope you enjoy this week's offerings and send you love from my heart to yours.
This week I wanted to take a look at a theme that comes up time and time again in yoga classes and in life: Letting go.
Having the ability to let go of things can make a huge difference to the quality of our lives and its benefits are (at least) three fold:
1. Change is the only constant so no matter how much we hope certain things won't change- eventually they will! So practising the ability to let go allows us to gracefully adapt to necessary change.
2. Most of us acquire habits, thought patterns, and behaviours that do not really serve us. Learning to let go of these traits can dramatically reduce our internal sense of suffering.
3. Even good things can become a burden when we have too much of them in our lives. For example, our possessions can be a wonderful attribute to our lives, but if we have too many of them our homes become cluttered and disorganised and at a certain point the downsides outweigh the benefits. Learning to let go of what we don…
Hello Beautiful People,
We have just headed through Spring Equinox and so we are officially on route for more sunshine, more warmth, and more opportunities for cleaning up house both within us and in our outside lives.
This is a great time of year to set intentions and to detoxify your body with healthy eating, cleanses, and of course yoga!
Today I would love to share my free Yoga For Spring Time video featuring lots of lovely poses to aid your transition into Spring. Yoga for Spring Video - Click Here
Hello Beautiful People, How are you? ....No really- How are you?
There is no question that these last few days have been unsettling.
Everybody is being affected by the impact of Corona, and the measures that are being taken to control it. Many people are afraid, many people are deeply stressed.
My heart goes out to every single person affected by this (including myself!), and in my heart I feel deep surrender that everything- even this is part of the flow.Everything is an opportunity to surrender, to trust Life, and to define who each of us want to be in relation to all the things happening.
Do I want to be kind? / Do I want to be selfish? Do I want to be afraid? / Do I want to trust? How can I be of most service? How can I learn to let go of fear about the things that I cannot control.
The external world seems to be going crazy, so for myself I am finding deep refuge in attending to my daily needs, looking after those who cross my path as best I can, and then ret…