A personal reflection of Chapter 13 "How to Invoke Magic," from Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, by Chogyam Trunpa

Shambhala teaches us that the world, and everything in it, is founded in Basic Goodness. When we realize this, our lives and relationships are transformed in a way that is infinitely fulfilling and uplifting. In order to realize our intrinsic and “Basic” Goodness, we must break through our habitual perspectives of limited Self, and understand our infinite potential. This takes “the blissipline” of mindful awareness and the bravery to be truly present. This is the path of the Shambhala warrior. It is the path of the Yogi.

The blissipline, the path of warriorship, is a daily practice. It is allowing Grace to move through us as we balance our urges of effort and surrender. It is realizing our inner power and invoking magic, everyday.

Does the Autumn season have you feeling more like a tornado than a cool gentle breeze? 
You aren’t the only one. If we’re not careful, the season of windy, rapid change might leave us feeling restless, fatigued, or simply dried up. But calming excess vata is just a few simple adjustments away. 
Yoga and Ayurveda offer practical solutions for releasing imbalances in the body. 
Beauty and Health inspiration to calm, soothe, lubricate and restore your lusciousness.
Follow the Inner Power Yoga® Pinterest board to help you harness your inner winds and go with the flow. 
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Listen to the entire funky workshop, recorded live from ARISE Music Festival, unedited, uncensored, and FREE!: 
"The best yoga class I have taken in years! R.R. Shakti speaks with such clarity that she simply dispels those nagging little consequences of stress in the modern world.
My trust in myself is absolute, my love for others is limitless. She turned my life in a new direction, and all in 45 minutes." 

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Don’t miss out on a truly magical and authentic yoga festival in Telluride this July 9-12, 2015

The 8th Annual Telluride Yoga Festival is a 4-day event featuring over 100 offerings including yoga, meditation, music, hiking, dining, social gatherings and more.  Intimate workshops are held throughout the towns of Telluride & Mountain Village in eclectic and historic venues with stunning views of the majestic mountains surrounding the Telluride area…making it a unique and special gathering unlike any other.  

There will be over 40 Presenters this year include Sianna Sherman, Tias Little, Christina Sell, Peter Sterios, Micheline Berry, Gina Caputo and R.R. Shakti! 

For details or to purchase passes, go to www.tellurideyogafestival.com.  
Article photo: Angie Barnes Photography