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August 2013 Archive

August 2nd, 2013

The Power Of Living An Inspired Life

By Manduka Ambassador Silvia Mordini

Do you wake-up inspired? How do you know? Well, if you feel physically tired, mentally fatigued, passionless, foggy, uncreative or distracted these are indicators that your inspiration is lacking. Happiness itself is a direct experience of enthusiasm. It is an outward expression to the world around us of how we feel inside. And it’s transportable, just like a backpack, it goes everywhere with us.

When we are living inspired lives our shared language is enthusiasm as is written in The Alchemist, “There was a language in the world that everyone understood. It was the language of enthusiasm, of things accomplished with love". The process of living demonstrates our quality of and love for life!

Love itself is an action. Therefore, staying inspired requires us to stay active. Once inspired we have to keep engaged and productive to keep the fire going. We must take the actions necessary to love our lives.

There are few things in life that we can control, but the one we can is the ability to harness the power of our minds and the spirit of our hearts to be excited about life. In all honesty I work hard at staying inspired. What are my inspirations these days?

1. Nature
2. Loving partnership
3. Possibility- living in the energy of imagination and visualizing my most audacious possibilities
4. Observing people and situations
5. Listening to people
6. Playing
7. Saying Yes more than I say No
8. Resting, napping, sleeping, savasana

And in particular I’m inspired by Art of Flight, Samsara, Game of Thrones, a 4 Hour Workweek, Brene Brown and Pema Chodron to name a few. Take a moment to reflect and discover what inspires you.

The power of living an inspired life has a multitude of benefits. Here are the Top 5 Benefits of Living Inspired:

1. More energy and enthusiasm. Zest for life!
2. Positive perspective. You view the world through the lens of freshness and opportunity
3. Motivation to make positive changes
4. Cheerfulness
5. An attitude of abundance in all aspects of life

When we feel inspired upon waking up we set the foundation for our day. Anything we plant in this fertile soil will grow, as it’s the spiritual law of life that things grow best in positivity. You too can live inspired! Every day can be the best day yet. In the words of Maynard James Keenan of “Tool” just say to yourself: "I embrace my desire to feel inspired, to fathom the power, to witness the beauty, to bathe in the fountain and be human."

Love yourself, love your day, love your life!

August 1st, 2013

Your #Innergps And The Thrill Of Adventure

It’s been an honor to be part of your journey. Over the last 5 weeks you’ve followed your #innerGPS to Inner Peace, hOME, Back to Nurture, the Thrill of Adventure and Another State (of mind). We hope this path has helped you rediscover your inner teacher, your inner road map and all the possibilities that lay in front of you. You remain our greatest inspiration.

Here are some of our favorite photos from last week’s #innerGPS theme, ‘Another State,’ including from our winner @axiology, who takes home a classic Manduka Black Mat PRO and MatSak in Shade.

Here is the photo from our winner, @axiology, plus a few of our other favorite #innerGPS Instagrams:


By @axiology, who won last week's #innerGPS contest.

Here are some of our other favorites!


@aaronearlyyoga


@anzafreeway


@drlibertybell


@caro_yogachic


@dash319


@elyzzi


@eugesees


@sydneyhawkins

Stay with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as we keep following our path, and following yours.

Here’s to the journey,

Manduka