Nothing drew me, for me was a calling in the mist of the darkest times of my life. I came back again and again because for the first time I was able to have the courage to feel as I was feeling.
Dharana, sometimes translated to concentration. It invites me to become aware of my vritiis, (the fluctuations of my mind) as a way to become aware of my humaneness accept it fully and transcend it through the stillness.
Svadhyaya, self study, as a way to really see and know the seer and the seen beyond all of my stories and conditioning. To see what I see with clarity.
My personal Sadhana changes without interruption every 21, 40 or 54 days depending on the practice I’m being call to practice or assign by my Guru. The Sadhanas include Asana, Kriya, Mantra, Mudras, Contemplation, Japa Mala, and Sacred Rituals
I don’t have a favorite one, it changes as life does but right now is Child’s pose, it reminds me to never lose the innocence of the child that lives within me. Encouraging me to be “child like”. Present, playful and happy for no reason.
Manipure Hare Krishna from The Hanumen.
Right next to Buddha under the Bodhi tree.
My hope is that you feel unafraid to feel it all.
Colure is a mostly-vegan yoga teacher, mom, wife, graphic designer, self-proclaimed nerd, and proud Co-Founder of Five Peaks Power Yoga. When she’s not at the studio teaching or practicing yoga, she can be found relaxing in her favorite local coffee shop, or adventuring around the greater DC region with her family.