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Tuning Inside to Steady Us

Tuning Inside to Steady Us

Fall can be a dicey time of year.

Nature pulls on us to slow down; quiet down.

Yet, holidays are coming around the corner. So how can we remain calm with enough energy to help see us through the next few weeks?

We are told that true strength and stability lies within. 

Creating the conditions inside ourselves to provide the strength and resilience we need is always an inside job. My teachers have taught me that if I remain committed to my daily practice, the rest of my day will unfold in its own way and will take care of itself. I have found this to be true.

A simple daily practice that includes moving energy and our spines,  attention to our breathing, and connecting to the truth of who we are can help us remain steady and strong through the daily ups and downs.

Helping support people on their own journey through life is one of the areas I focus on in all of my offerings. This includes suggestions for creating simple practices that are easy to incorporate into your daily lives.

Just five minutes a day can go a long way to shoring us up.

COMING UP!

Monthly Reset:
Slowing Down, Tuning In ~Coming back into balance

this Friday, November 1, 6:30-8:30am

Tea is served. $25.Please e-mail to register ayuyoga@fairpoint.net (Minimum of 6 people needed to hold this offering) 

Women’s Full Moon Gathering

Tuesday, – November 12th 6-8:00pm

The full moon is a powerful time – our practices and discussions will be dedicated to our radiance.

“Like a woman who has found her authenticity, November’s beauty radiates from within.” –Sarah Ban Breathnach 

Tea is served. $25. Please e-mail to register ayuyoga@fairpoint.net (Minimum of 6 women needed to hold this offering)

Also, Weekly classes:

  • Tuesday, Vibrant Living  9-10:15am
  • Wednesday, All Levels Yoga  8:30-10am
  • Thursday, Kundalini Yoga for Anyone  6-7:15pm

Individual Ayurvedic Wellness Consultations – by appt.

 

Here’s to our well-being and peace of mind.

Women — Access Your Deep Strength and Radiance

Women — Access Your Deep Strength and Radiance

Connect to the source of your personal power

I have a weeklong Women’s Camp starting this coming Monday, August 26  and one spot just opened up.

This program is based upon the Women’s teachings of Kundalini Yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda.

I have been guided to develop this program because of the profound impact these teachings and practices have had on me, my life, and my service in the world.

“Woman has the power to beam out energy in any way and send a message in any form. She can totally fix things the way she wants.”  
Yogi Bhajan

A woman’s basic problem arises from not knowing her essence as a woman and from not having a strong connection to her Soul.

Women haven’t been taught about what it means to be a woman. We are often not connected to the “power of a woman’s radiance”.

We fill ourselves up with outside forces that pull us away from our own center and our deep feminine strength: our Shakti. 

We compete with and compare ourselves to other women, forgetting that we each have our own special gifts and unique creative powers. We become disempowered and weakened by our insecurities and fears.  We become needy and develop self-defeating habits and behaviors.

“Women are either fueling their duality or feeding their divinity.”

A woman needs to be awakened to the truth of who she is. 
We need to understand at a very deep level that the divine feminine nature of a woman and the inherent powers we hold have the capacity to change our own lives and the lives of others. We need to understand that we are highly intuitive beings by nature and train ourselves in developing this deep inner knowing so that we can be guided by our own highest authority on a daily basis.

A woman must have her security come from within herself. 
We cannot do this by thinking our way through things and self-analyzing.

We need to create the conditions inside ourselves so that we develop the pranic power necessary to clear the energetic blocks and outdated thought patterns and raise our vibrations to uplift ourselves and all those around us.  Our vibration and consciousness determines the quality of our lives and what we attract into it.

“Women need to address external problems by addressing internal issues.  Every woman has the power to change her own psyche.  She is the only one that can do it.”  

This is the only way to inner peace, true lasting happiness, and the ability to love deeply.

 My teachers have taught me that women are needed more than ever.  There is a call for us to claim our rightful place within ourselves and in the world. We need to claim our divine feminine creative power – our Shakti – so that we can sit deeply within ourselves and our inner knowing and live from that place.

“When women come into their power, the men will line up and the violence will stop.” 
Yogi Bhajan

It is in this spirit that I offer Women’s Camp.

We will gather daily to study and practice together. A momentum builds with daily practice;  there is nothing that can replace that.

For any deep, lasting, transformative change, a daily sadhana is required.

We will recalibrate and build a strong container through powerful yogic practices, meditations, and chanting.

We will:

  • Awaken and connect to our deep inner strength – our Shakti – our divine feminine creative power
  • Connect more deeply to our soul so that we are guided from within.
  • Re-pattern behaviors and habits that are self-defeating
  • Increase our inner and outer radiance
  • Begin to develop a solid daily practice

This program has taken me a good long while to develop. It is born from my own life experiences, the teachings and practices that have been at the heart of my studies for many years now, and my deep love and commitment to helping other women connect to their own internal strength and intuitive powers. I am deeply passionate about sharing these Women’s teachings, this science and technology.

If you feel called to this offering,  please e-mail to hold your spot ayuyoga@fairpoint.net.  I will respond to let you know whether it’s been filled or not.

Women’s Camp 
August 26th – 30th
6:30-8:30am
Monday thru Friday

$140. Please make check payable to:  Deborah Keene

No prior experience necessary: for any level and any age.

Please see here for more info:  https://ayurvedayogacenter.com/womens-programs/

My love to everyone, Deb

“Have you ever seen that there is nothing more Divine than you? You have become what a mirror tells you and you do not know where your soul is! You do not know where your grace is! You do not know where you are. You have to find it.” 
Yogi Bhajan

It’s Fall Now: Time to Reflect

It’s Fall Now: Time to Reflect

Here’s some of my reflections.
The truth is:
I spent a lot of my life not feeling good about who I was.
I held myself back time and again from doing what I really wanted to do because of it.
I lived with shame which is different from guilt.
And guilt, too.
Guilt is where we feel badly about something we did.
Shame is where we feel badly about who we are. Period.
I’ve had a ton of sleepless nights.
I’ve known anxiety really well.

I’m 62 now. I hardly struggle with those things I just wrote about.
I’m not saying I don’t get tripped up from time to time.
It’s just that when troubles do come they don’t hang around for very long.
I feel happy and healthy a good part of the time.
I sleep pretty good, too.
When I don’t sleep, at least I know why and what to do about it.
I know what was causing my anxiety and what part I was playing in making it worse.
(See Tips For Anxiety handout on my resource page)

I’ve learned that we are all made from the same elemental forces, that we are all one, and that the natural world provides law and order. I’ve learned that we need to know about our unique selves and that what we eat and how we live matters greatly.
I understand how energy moves in the body and the necessity to tend to the pranic flows.
I understand the importance of clearing and balancing the subtle body, the chakra system.
I know that stress and trauma needs to be released from the nervous system.

And…. this is the most important piece of all….
Divinity exists in all living things including each one of us.
I get that the Divine lives in me as me.
I know my worth because of it.
I live in a way that honors my divinity.
I take a stand on my behalf when it’s called for.

I got here by spending the last 47 years of my life studying, teaching, and practicing all things Yoga and Ayurveda. I got down and dirty. I self- reflected. Still do. Always will. I faced up to the truth of who I was in all of my goodness and my short comings. Just so you know, I still have plenty of shortcomings! The difference now is that I just don’t beat myself up about them.
I’ve cleared out a lot of gunk and now feel free.
I’ll never go back to the way I was.

I weave what I’ve learned and continue to learn into everything I teach. I share the teachings and my experiences in down-home practical ways. I’m me; a cowgirl at heart. My delivery is simple and earthy.

I know you have been on your own journey and had your fair share of ups and downs. You have your own story to tell.
If you are drawn to anything I’ve written and you have the slightest urge to reach out, please do. If you need help, you’ll have my support. And if you come to the studio here in Liberty you’ll have the support of others too. Not to mention what you will bring to this community. We all learn from and support each other here.

My phone number – 207-589-4254
E-mail ayuyoga@fairpoint.net
If you are simply curious about my work or this place
you can poke around my website.
Ayurvedayogacenter
The info is all there.
I’ve got some fun programs coming up.
And weekly classes too.

In closing, I want to thank you for reading this.
It feels important to me to write it.
Namaste everybody
Deb

Sweet September

Sweet September

The seasons give way to one another. Each one beckons us to turn with them and make the gentle shift in our focus and intentions. September marks the turning towards “going in.”

September has been viewed by the elders from long ago as the beginning of a new year; differing in sentiment than January’s new year’s resolutions. I recently read a quote written by Katharine Elizabeth Fite that appeared in the 1949 Good Housekeeping,

“What we need in autumn is an emotional or spiritual shot in the arm.”  

September offers us the opportunity to harvest all that we have sown during the rich growing season and now redirect our energies. Summer’s expansive, outward yang focus slowly yields to autumn’s more inward, quieter yin. Slow and gentle are key, especially this year as summer’s hold remains strong.

If we heed nature’s callings we can reflect quietly upon what needs our attentions, what it is we long for and what is our spirit’s call.

“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” -Buddha

Get to know yourself deeply…..

If we know what our life’s purpose, our Dharma, is and we are not honoring our spirit’s call then ask why not. What is getting in our way? Is it fear of failing or fear of change or limiting beliefs?
If we do not know what our higher purpose is then now is a great time to sit with that question.
We can ride on Mother Nature’s back to help draw our attention back into ourselves.
When we are truly connected to the center of ourselves we are able to tap into and trust our own deep wisdom and experience the ease and joy that is our birthright.
From that place we will be guided by our bright light and live our lives to the fullest.
So, Know thyself:   the teachings of Yoga and Ayurveda show us the way…..

The month of September begins that call for us to “come back home”.
Let’s celebrate the journey!!!

Autumn Equinox ~September 23

Honor this day of equal light and dark
Balance your energies with stillness and movement;   silence and sound

Rise before the sun comes up
Sit in the dim with a lighted candle
Burn a sage leaf or incense

Drop into your own sweet soul
Feel the physical body and what it is making contact with; your cushion, chair seat, couch, floor….
Feel a broad, heavy base and lengthen upward thru the spine from that grounding place
Breathe in and breathe out, quietly and gently; breathe into the low belly; that deep place of knowing

Rise up and move the body; sway gently, let the movement build

Say a prayer of gratitude while you watch the day come
And….remember….

“Always be aware that you have the power to create the naturally stress-free and tranquil life you deserve.”  -Wayne Dyer

Namaste

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