For the past month I've been immersed in Module 1 at the Hridaya Yoga Center in Mazunte, Mexico. Having the time to be fully immersed in the yogi lifestyle for an extended period of time is the most transformational gift anyone can give themselves.
Being immersed in yoga again made my heart soar. It had been over a year since doing an immersion (doing my TTC) and the beauty of doing this immersion was that I was able to surrender, heal and purify all levels of my being without the pressure of learning how to teach.
The primary focus of the Hridaya Yoga Center is to provide you with the tools to connect with your spiritual heart, your true essence, with the use of meditation and a very slow asana practice. The nature of this practice allows you to relax, open and surrender in each asana for extended periods of time, with the asana becoming meditation.
Each asana is performed with awareness, an open attention, stillness, joy and surrender, always keeping the witness attitude and asking the question 'Who am I?'.... allowing your true nature to flow.
Our days consisted of meditation, asana practice and lectures, and there were often extra curricular activities happening such as acro yoga, osho meditations, anahata meditations and bhajans. All the teachers, karma yogis and students were all unique and authentic, creating a loving environment for us all to heal and grow together.
We went through many purification techniques, the most beneficial for me were performing Shankar Prakshalana (an intestinal cleanse) and the Ohsawa 7 brown rice diet. I ended the module with a three day silent meditation retreat which can also be done as a 10 day retreat, but unfortunately, I didn't have the time.
If anyone is considering an immersion into yoga and meditation, then I can't recommend this enough. The environment on the pacific coast of Mexico is incredibly powerful and healing, I spent many hours in the ocean allowing her beauty to lift my spirits even higher. Swimming in the wild waves of bath warm water under the sunlight, moonlight and in lightening storms is very magical indeed!
I'm already planning my return visit to this special place!
Until next time....
Love Lili x