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You Can Revolutionize Your Life!
by Silvia Mordini



Editor's Note from Brooke Nisbet: I love how the author talks about your yoga mat as your mirror. It's one place where you can see if you're helping or hindering your personal growth. How do you react when you've achieved a new pose...or better yet, when you've fallen out of a pose? She goes onto describe the mat as always telling the truth. When looking honestly in the mirror (or during time on your yoga mat), notice ways in which you, not anyone else, can revolutionize your life!

I can't recall exactly when I started using teaching stories to share yoga on the mat but I do know that these moments of sharing something personal to highlight a key learning point changed the impact of my teaching on my students.  From my own insights about how I defined myself and offering these to illustrate a point, students would tell me how profound it was for them to hear how long it took or hard it was for me to embrace who I am.  My third chakra work has been an epic struggle.  

And the work of the 3rd chakra for all us is about self-definition, acknowledging who we really are. This is a shift away from allowing ourselves to be defined by everyone else (society, our friends, our family). If you think of a candle, we become the fire, rather than the reflection of the light.  We are no longer living life as a photo copy but as the original.  The mat is a mirror for where we are at in the process of self-definition.  It always tells the truth.  And when we engage the abdominal lock (uddiyana bandha) we help forward our spiritual progression.

This is simple but not easy.  The mat is this mirror where you see if YOU are the one that is hindering your growth the most. And that realization that you have the right to act and make your life what you want it to be is revolutionary.  Your life does not change when your boss changes, when your friends change, when your parents change, when your partner changes, when your company changes. Your life changes when YOU change, when you go beyond your limiting beliefs, when you realize that you are the only one responsible for your life.

You are the only person who can revolutionize your life. You are the only person who can influence your happiness, your realization and your success. You are the only person who can help yourself.

The majority of the work we do on Retreats with Alchemy Tours is 3rd chakra related. We have time and support to look in the mirror and decide what can I do to get out of my own way.  And time and again as a result of dedicating this time to yourself while on a spiritual adventure real progress is made.  You change. And when you return home your life changes because YOU have changed.  Let us know if you'd like to learn more, join us this year. Love yourself, love your day, love your life!



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About the Author

Silvia Mordini is a motivational speaker, writer, life coach and entrepreneur. Enthusiasm to love your life is contagious around Silvia. Her expert passion connects people to their own joyful potential. Silvia lives her happiness in such a big way that you can’t help but leave her classes, workshops, trainings and retreats spiritually uplifted! Being a citizen of the world and spiritual adventurer is in her blood. Born in Ecuador, raised traveling around the world she is an enthusiastic friend gatherer who loves to discuss happiness psychology, poetry, travel and philosophy. She is a long-time Experienced Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) with over 9,500 hours of yoga teaching experience who has been practicing yoga over the last 15 years after being run over by a car and using it to recover physically and emotionally. Silvia, a lululemon ambassador and manduka ambassador, is the creator of Alchemy of Yoga, a nationally recognized RYT200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (Self-Study) Program. She also founded Alchemy Tours which allows her to lead inspired Yoga Retreats all over the world. Silvia is currently writing a book and has a popular blog called Loving Your Life, along with producing her “Loving Your Day” videos.

Silvia can be reached:
Web: www.alchemytours.com or www.silviamordini.com
Email at silvia@alchemytours.com
Twitter @alchemytours @inspiredyogagal
Facebook Silvia Mordini




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