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A Deeper Practice of Yoga

Yoga is one of the oldest techniques that has been recorded or taught. It’s one of the most practiced forms of exercise, health, and spirituality. While at essence, there is great potential for benefit and deeper Consciousness through yoga, 99% of the yoga is coming from an old paradigm perspective. It is yoga based on limitation. No matter how many times a day, no matter how many hours one works with these systems or these techniques, one is still held to the perspective of limitation.

Well, maybe I should back-up a bit. In no way do I mean to imply that practicing hatha yoga is harmful. As it is understood and practiced by most of the world in the twenty-first century, yoga is light or rigorous physical exercise which develops muscles, flexibility, breathing, and awareness. It is good all-around physical exercise.

I should also make a distinction here. Historically, *yoga* is an all-encompassing activity. Is has only been in the last century with it’s commercial rebirth and propagation that its primary connotation has become postures and physical exercise. At heart *yoga* is any spiritual practice, meant to bridge the gap between human and divine. And “bridge” is key. Most often burning bridges is not best practice. In this case, when the bridge is crossed, after it has fulfilled its purpose and is no longer needed, the bridge may well burn.

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What Kind of Body Do You Want?

For more than thirteen years I have cultivated a deep understanding and connection with the health of my body. Not only outwardly – in how I stay fit, store energy, and avoid illness –  but subliminally also – a much less understood dimension of bodily health. I am the sort of person who feels that if I can’t climb a mountain barefoot, I am not in good enough shape. If I cannot climb any tree, with or without branches, I am not in my ideal body. If I don’t have the balance and flexibility to do a yoga pose on demand, I am out of shape. But *health* is different for every person – what really matters is knowing what kind of body you want to have. All of us are capable.

quinn at the garden

“Our bodies are highly capable, designed in perfection.”

Yet bodies are undoubtedly subject to and influenced by environmental conditions. And the environment is ruled by the Consciousness of each body. Because everything is energy and it’s all in alignment, the conscious direction of energy is the most influential factor in development and your physical manifestation.

Ask yourself: “what type of body feels good for me?” It doesn’t matter how old you are or how overweight you are. The body is always capable of a dramatic shift when truly honored. How important is your well-being? Is it just a passive consideration? Or are you ready for it to be truly excellent? A body will not be healthy if abused, neglected, denied, or forsaken. . .

Thrival is an option.“

Our cells are constantly regenerating. Cells are regenerating based on our DNA code, and our DNA code is just memory. Memory is genetics, hereditary traits, or simply the experience contained within the body. Children are born with traits based on the genetics of their ancestors. We can observe superficial traits and map the human genome, but our real work is not with the product, or the code that it supports it, but of the core that gives rise to all else.

When two come together to activate the reality of pregnancy, they transfer energetic Consciousness to this new being. Additional attachments and ideas remain as the energetic vestiges of ancestors. This is quite obvious in the vast difference between races, classes, and cultures. Even being accustomed to having money, coming from monetary wealth, greatly affects one’s perception of life and plays out in generations of family members. Each generation is evolving and adapting to be more capable, abundant, or skilled in the experience of life. This is what we call the process of evolution. Yet too much reliance on received beliefs and circumstance is also a limitation. For the possibility always exists to be Pure, Infinite, Unchecked Potential. And earthly life in a human body necessarily straddles the twin poles of potential and determination (see: Alone, in Fullness).

Outside of the New Paradigm, the concept of Pure Potential seems difficult to grasp, yet in the New Paradigm anything else seems ridiculous. There is no need to perceive this with any judgment; simply explore it for what it is.

You are Pure Potential. The only things standing in your way of having the most fun, enjoyable body, of having a ton of energy, of waking up clear-headed every day, are:

1) Not knowing these things are possible, or even believing they are NOT possible, and

2) Continuing to reinforce this attitude with your attention, thoughts, feelings, and beliefs.

The most important thing you can do is make the choice to be healthy. When you decide that health is what you really want, when it isn’t coming from feelings of guilt, or stigma, or self-loathing, or “I should . . . ,” then you will naturally begin paying attention to the needs of your body. Your body loves to tell you what’s going on. You will begin to notice what foods serve your body well, what meal times, how much exercise and of what type. . .

Full Spectrum Health contains this and much more wisdom pertaining to health and energetics.