by Floraine Carlot | Jan 20, 2019 | Articles
LIVING IN INDIA
By Luísa Geraldes | November 4, 2018
Living in India, particularly in Rishikesh is beautiful. It’s a simple life fully dedicated to practice and learning. We have a holy river to contemplate and a powerful teacher to guide us.
But it is not all so easy going as it might look. It implies a lot of efforts, a lot of adaptations. There’s many comforts we leave behind. Many months without family. Long time with no earnings.
The experience of dealing with such a cultural difference is even harder for women.
The classes are strong. The practice is deep. For many days and weeks. All the experience is strong and can be exhausting. It’s a full commitment to Yoga, practice, and to my Teacher who gives me so much. There’s a sense of duty, commitment, retribution that must be honored.
The biggest challenge is in these days learn how to manage my energy levels and accept as well, that there’s limits, specially as woman.
I’m tired. But transformation is not painless. It demands a lot if we want to grow as humans. Following our dharma requires courage and jumps into the unknown, decisions that often are not rational but come from a deepest feeling that they’re right.
by Luísa Geraldes | Dec 31, 2018 | Articles
By Luísa Geraldes | December 31, 2018
What a year, what times… It has been intense, sometimes exhausting for the next moment to become restorative and rewarding.
Making of the place where I am my place and home; opening the doors of that home… to live the instant and simple love; to conclude that love should be simple… Sharing with friends who become brothers and sisters knowing that distance does not drive us away. To realize that I’m living my dream of dedicating my life to yoga and therefore I must do for being worthy of it. Exploring new possibilities in my practice and continuing to deal with the old and known limitations… Facing the obvious: that life is leading me to places I did not expect and that I will probably spend more time away from my mom and from the place I was raised. Opening more and more windows of possibilities. Looking for a quiet and peaceful place inside me.
At the same time, worried about the strange place to where humanity is walking… without understanding how can we be so self destructive and able to do such horrible things to each others…. trying to watch it like a movie, as part of a bigger Order that my human mind is not able to understand.
Grateful to Yoga that brought where I am now, considering myself happier than I was when I started. And it’s for that we are here. To be happy.
And I’m super happy… Happy new Year!!!