Monday, October 24, 2016

Monday Morning Rambles: Zombies & Gunas...

"Good" Morning my loves...I put the word good in quotation marks because after watching last night's episode of The Walking Dead...I am not sure how good it actually is haha.

I won't give away any spoilers but let's just say that I had a good cry this morning and of course I had to celebrate the season premier with my Sox Box "Zombie Killer" knee highs


This weekend was my Yoga Teacher Training midterm and I am happy to say that I did pretty good and even got "Well Done" written on it which made my day.

During philosophy on Sunday we spoke about the three Gunas which are Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas.   

Sattva (goodness, constructive, harmonious) occurs during the morning and this is the best time to meditate and calm your mind before the day takes over. During Sattva one should do one or more of these; meditate, read, study, play an instrument, write poetry, create a gratitude list...do something that brings you closer to your higher self. 

Rajas (passion, activity, change) happens during the day and this is the time when we work and perform our daily activities. When in Rajas we should focus on our tasks for the day...work, school, etc so we can transition to the last guna with little residual. 

Last but not least is Tamas (darkness, immobile, steady) which is when we wind down and relax for the day. This is when we press pause and let our body rest and heal.

All three Gunas are interactive and it is truly important to find balance with each of them. Here is a scenario that we do not want:

Alarm goes off and you hit snooze one too many times and boom you overslept. Now you are running around your house trying to get ready for work and before you know it, you are driving like a maniac to only arrive late to your office and now you have to stay late to make up for the time. NOW you get home even later in the evening and since you have been playing "catch up" all day, now you have to stay up until midnight and you repeat the whole cycle the next day?  

Who wants to live their life in such chaos?

Many people laugh at the fact that I wake up early to perform my morning routine but I wouldn't have it any other way because it sets the tone for my day. However, I do need to find more balance between Rajas and Tamas..these two have basically merged into one for me which is no bueno. 


Namaste...
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