For the last few weeks, Caroline Cucchiara has been covering the Law of Karma and how it works in regards to your yoga practice.
That’s why on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 when I was taking her All Levels yoga class at Yoga Pura. I was relatively surprised when she told us the following...
“You can’t change or manipulate your karma in order to get what you want.”
While the bigger part of me understands this. The smaller part of me wishes that I had the power to manipulate and control the universe and the world around me in order to get what I want.
And I want you to understand, just understand that we all have the power to influence the karmic seeds that are being created in each and every moment.
Yet, what Caroline was suggesting and inviting us to consider was...
If we wanted to end the cycle of karmic birth, death and rebirth. Then now was the time to step into role of “silent witness” to your life.
Furthermore, she suggested that the way of doing this was by allowing and observing your life to unfold just as it is.
As further proof of this, she read verse 4.7 from Inside the Yoga Sutras as translated by Reverand Jaganath Carrera...
“The karma of the yogi is neither good nor bad; for others there are three kinds (good, bad, and mixed).
Now, as you sit there allowing this information you’ve just received to be implanted in your brain. You’ve probably already begun to realize that this is a lot of information to process and accept.
Believe it or not, this is one of the many reasons why the practice of yoga on your yoga mat is so valuable.
Because, let’s face it. Trying or attempting to live your life in the “real world” completely unattached to the outcome isn’t realistic.
At least, if you’re anything like me and have been living a life fully engaged in the habit of striving and struggling toward achieving or accomplishing something.
However, when you step onto the yoga mat, it’s easier to assimilate and absorb a concept like just Being the “silent witness” by allowing and observing what’s happening to happen.
Having said this, when you realize this now. You know that there is nothing to do, nothing to achieve in the practice of yoga.
And when that begins to happen now.
You will find that you have the space in your yoga practice to experiment with the concept of Being the “silent witness”.
As a consequence, when Caroline invites you to feel the fingertips of your right hand with your palms together above your head. And she then invites you to feel the fingertips of your left hand. You can simply Be the “silent witness”. As you stand there observing the sensations rising and falling at your fingertips, allowing it to be just as it is.
Notice what happens.
Continue and know that the more often you connect with this practice of Being the silent witness. The more empowered you become to shape and create your own life.
Big Love Always,