3 Yoga Practices for Getting What you Want—or Not, for ElephantJournal.com

Love. Passion. Satisfaction.

Happiness. Bliss. Nirvana.

What do you want?

This question, and the one that follows—How do you get what you want?—has been a strong theme in my life, and recently on my blog, over the past few weeks. Conversations with friends have turned around to this subject. It’s popped up in blogs I read, in magazine articles, and themes in books I have on the go. And when this kind of trend happens, I’ve come to accept it’s the universe (remember the Greater, Good and Wonder-full?) trying to get through to me. Over much of the past month, I was trying, and failing spectacularly, to stand back and live my personal life within my yoga- space. That is, I was trying to get out of my head, be in the moment, breathe deep and just let things be. Did I mention I was failing spectacularly?

Because, like many other people I know, I’ve got this tendency to run-run-run after what I want-want-want. Even though I’ve seen it proven time and time again that when I don’t do this what I really want comes right to me. I still get caught up in planning, in striving, in trying, in analyzing, and in working working working at it. And nothing, or exactly what I don’t want to happen, happens.

Want to know what I’ve learned from all this? Especially over much of the past month?

Read the full post, on ElephantJournal.com

Jul 22, 2010 · Comment (3)

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Exciting Blog, Very Informative. Keep Up The Good Work!Best Regards,http://earningconcept.com


Lindsey, you have a great blog! I just wanted you to know I gave you a One Lovely Blog Award today on my blog. You can find it at:http://reformingu.blogspot.com/2010/08/one-lovely-blog-award.htmlSheila


Great blog! Thank you! Meditating and practicing yoga is one way to help you get what you want!


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