Freedom Yoga is about growing into your own personal, authentic expression of Yoga. Continue reading
Erich Schiffmann’s unique Freedom Yoga offers an intuitive approach to Yoga as the Art Of Living. Practicing in this way connects us more closely to living in this way. Daring to teach in this way will spread the message of following our magnificent internal guidance.
Our time together will focus on Freedom Yoga: how to practice and live in a creative manner, emphasizing creative sequencing, intuitive alignment, and moving into stillness while being guided from within, and will be a combination of: Discussion, Meditation, Guided Asana Practice, Freeform Asana Practice, Breath Work, Deep Relaxation, and Homework. Continue reading
Question: What should I do with my life?
Erich: Basically, the way I would put it is THINK LESS and PAY ATTENTION MORE. Listen more. Shut up. Listen. Shut up. Relax. Listen. Because when you do YOU WILL FEEL NEW INSPIRATION THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CONJURE UP.
It is nice that you do not have to conjure up new inspiration. Otherwise, you would wipe yourself out having to conjure up inspiration all the time. Whereas the insight is, wow, the fact that you exist is because Inspiration Itself is being Itself as you.
This is a crucial, big, fundamental point.
Yogis should be tapping into the inspired state, so as to live an inspired life. What you do will be more meaningful for others, and it will be more meaningful for you. If you are NOT living an inspired life, then you ARE living a less than inspired life. There are gradations of that — low energy, depression, bummer- hood. Yet, any state could only be what it is because it is happening within the Infinity of Mind. If you can train yourself to quiet-mind it a little more than usual, then the wisdom of the Infinity of Mind — which is Life, which is Inspiration Itself — will register with you as being your common sense and your life will come alive. That is so huge.
The simple idea is BE ONLINE as you live your life. That is the easy way of thinking about what Yoga is. Yoga is consciously being Online. That is a significant little point that took me a while to get clear on.
At first, it is about you “getting Online” — as though you were not already Online, and you are doing practices to “get Online.” This is a smart thing to do because when you ARE Online, you have access to wisdom, information, and a different perspective than when you are NOT Online. It is to your advantage to BE ONLINE.
But, the more you get Online — suddenly or gradually, it doesn’t matter — at a certain point, you realize, “Wow, I’ve been Online the whole time!” In other words, if you are conscious — and you are — then you ARE CONNECTED to the Conscious Internet of Infinite Mind.
The idea is to then consciously avail yourself of what is available. That is the easy, fundamental, awesome idea.
Do the practices, as though you were not already Online. Get Online. Then realize, “Oh! I am already Online. I’ve been connected the whole time.” And then live your life.
I am really looking forward to this. Five days of Freedom Yoga, 4 hours per day. This will be a training, a practicum, and an exploration. I hope you can be here.
This Freedom Yoga Immersion & Teacher Training
will focus on the art of channeling your own yoga. This requires training, discipline and practice. In easy words, it’s about being “online” all the time. Your practice will become a moving meditation.
Practicing in this way connects us more closely to living in this way. Daring to teach in this way will spread the wisdom message of following our magnificent internal guidance.
Our time together will focus on how to practice, teach and live in a creative manner, and will be a combination of: Discussion, Meditation, Guided Asana Practice, Freeform Asana Practice, Breath Work, Deep Relaxation And Homework. Practitioners of any style are welcome and will find benefit in this approach.
“I know that this works, but why does it work???”
The reason that BEING ONLINE works — and the reason why doing what your heart and conscience is guiding you to do is the smart thing to do — is because who you are, and who I am, and who anyone is, is only who they are because The Totality is appearing as them, is appearing as you, is appearing as me.
When you dare to do as your deepest feelings guide you to do — because who you are is The All in specific and unique self-expression — you will not merely be enacting your cultural conditioning. All you have to do is put a comma in your commentary. Bingo! There you are, consciously online. The wisdom of The All will then be experienced by you as your new common sense. You will find yourself flowing more easily with what turns out to be the Harmony of Being. That’s when you exclaim, “It works!”