I am a staunch believer in the idea that our thoughts combined with our emotions create the things of our lives – our health, bodies, finances, relationships – everything. I discovered this, however, after many years of unconsciously repeating negative thoughts to myself. “I’m too fat, too short, have too many freckles, my hair is too curly; I’m not smart enough, pretty enough, good enough…” Sound familiar? When I learned that everything is made up of vibrating energy, including thoughts and words, and that this energy attracts things to it that are similar in energy frequency, I chose to change my thought and speech patterns.
I add affirmations to my yoga practice, and to many other moments in my life. Affirmations are positive present tense statements you repeat to yourself (internally or out loud) to build new neuro-pathways in the brain. I breathe in a beautiful, positive, present-tense thought and exhale out the energy of the old ones. It feels really good and is detoxifying, healing and loving. Along with the benefits that yoga asana and pranayama cultivate, over time, with dedicated practice (strength, flexibility, inner peace, improved balance), the positive words provide benefit by replacing old mind chatter and toxic energy with powerful, loving ideas and prana (life force energy).
Affirmation Flow is Vinyasa slow flow with emphasis placed on alignment, breath, and affirmations. Expect longer holds targeting specific movement principles as a method for anchoring awareness in the present and building both mental and physical strength. Dig in deep, work hard and explore what’s possible for you, in a nurturing, supportive and transformative environment.
“Words saturated with sincerity, conviction, faith, and intuition are like highly explosive vibration bombs, which, when set off, shatter the rocks of difficulties and create the change desired. Sincere words or affirmations repeated understandingly, feelingly, and willingly are sure to move the Omnipresent Cosmic Vibratory Force to render aid in your difficulty. Appeal to that Power with infinite confidence, casting out all doubt; otherwise the arrow of your attention will be deflected from its mark.
— Paramahansa Yogananda
Scientific Healing Affirmations