"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.
Tibetan Buddhism is an ancient tradition that has spanned the centuries helping its practitioners to overcome suffering, increase compassion and find true, lasting happiness within.
The Dalai Lama (world-renowned leader of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddism), has won hearts around the globe for his warmth, down- to- earth wisdom and gentle social and political activism. Today I would love to share a few techniques he mentions in his book- The Art of Happiness (co-written with psychologist Howard Cutler), as well as to share with you a form of yoga that is alleged to have originated in Tibet over 2500 years ago.
1. Re-train your brain for happiness... “A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.” ― Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness In Buddism, it is common to reflect upon the causes of the good and bad circumstances in one's life and thus to take full responsibility for ones own thoughts and actions. If someone wants to avoid a particu…
I remember the awkward, anxious feeling in my body as I climbed the stairs to the yoga studio. I sat at the back of a room full of ‘grown-ups’ wondering what on earth I had let myself in for. I left that same room an hour later feeling as though I was floating on a cloud.
Yoga worked its magic on me that very first day and it has been a mainstay of my life ever since- through good times and bad, through health and injury, through times of celebration and deep inner work, yoga has always been there for me. It is my honour and great pleasure to be a yoga teacher.
So today I would love to share with you a few of the things yoga has taught me that have brought me the most benefit in my life.
1. Your body (really is) your temple…
You only get one vehicle to take you through life and it can be a source of great pleasure or great suffering.
Look after your body with great food, yoga, walking, swimming and dance and there is really no end to the joy it can bring …