The Top Reasons Why You Are Not Your History Or Emotions

One of the most significant challenges many encounter through their lives is learning about their emotions. Often emotions can linger or hide in the shadows of their minds unnamed, unrecognized or even buried. These emotions can cause many facets to manifest in our lives from weight gain to anxiety, to over or underutilization of skills, such as micromanaging or being expectant of behavior without explicit communication. The biggest kicker in all of this is that we will repeat behaviors that...

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Is it time to silence your alerts?

We have all experienced the thrill of having messages appear on your phone. Someone has sent you a new message on messenger, your birthday has come about and everyone that you have not heard from all year decides to wish you a happy birthday, your yoga app has a new update on the crow pose, and you can't wait to try it. Your day is full of sounds, little red icons, and vibrations. The summary of all these things happening to us daily is that we are being conditioned. Let me give you a little...

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Finding peace and meaning in movement

Often time the great sages spoke about doing without doing, seeing without seeing and being without being. However, many times individuals will take that to heart and won't take action or practice their forms as needed. The most prominent lesson here is that while stillness is the practice, there is always movement. Actual non-movement leads to rigor mortis in which no life escapes you. To pull that away from the superficial and ideological I would like to begin with this question.

Can...

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What is your Nindo?

Hello dear members,

Today I was speaking with someone about joy and I thought that you would benefit from this thought, so here it comes. :)

We often get sucked in by the daily task and things that need to happen for survival. I mean when was the last time you saw someone sat in traffic and smiling with extreme joy? It is a rare sight. In fact, you are more likely to see a dodo roaming around the side of the road than you are to find someone who is sat in bumper to bumper traffic just...

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What does it mean to be mindful?

I have gotten this question about mindfulness many times, so I thought I would address it within a post. Mindfulness can come from many forms and many angles. Thus we must approach it for what it is in both foresight and hindsight. Mindfulness practice originated in the eastern orient traditions and was used to enhance the availability of sight within the environment to improve the presence of the person in whatever they were doing or not doing. That is why often if you refer to books written...

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An Open Letter: Honoring Your Path

Hello everyone,

If you have followed me for any span of time, you would know that I have been on a journey of not only teaching but also self-discovery. It has not been easy, in fact at many points it was downright painful. I had initially thrown myself into the realm of academia and taught at the college level for a few years while I sorted things out mentally. I hired tons of coaches, mentors, trainers, masters and the like to see where or what may have triggered me to make the choices I...

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What is an energy blockage?

 

Today I wanted to give you a sneak peek at one of the sections inside of the soon to come; Embrace Yourself Wellness Center. I dive into what an energy blockage is and how the forms come up in your body, emotions, and structure. If you'd like to know more about the program before it launches, please feel free to send a message to [email protected].

 

Enjoy the free module.

~Luis

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The 3 Levels To A Warriors Mindset: Part 3

Hi everyone,

Today we will cover the last part of the series on the three levels of a warrior's mindset, so I hope you have enjoyed it thus far. 

Now we have spoken about the previous states of mind and how they relate to each disposition, but I will do a quick review for those who have just tuned into this series. 

State of mind 1: Zan Shin is translated as ‘Remaining Spirit’ and refers to a vigilant, all-encompassing awareness. 

State of mind 2: Mu...

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The 3 Levels To A Warriors Mindset: Part 2

Hello everyone,
Today we will be discussing with you how to use your mind as an anchor instead of an accelerant when processing thoughts through your day. The process is named Mu Shin.

Mu Shin means ‘Mind Without Mind,’ or the state of No Mind. Mu Shin is a state of spontaneity that allows immediate action without conscious thought. “Mu” means “emptiness.” The mind is empty in the sense that it is void of fear, anger, worries and various other...

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The 3 Levels To A Warriors Mindset: Part 1

Today's health and wellness topic is one that follows the previous one based on environmental factors, but it is learning that you have 3 sections to your mind.

They are broken down into the following categories:

  1. Zan Shin - Remaining Spirit
  2. Mu Shin - Mind Without Mind
  3. Fu Do Shin - Immovable Mind

We will cover the first one today, and dive deeper into the states of mindfulness in the next few weeks.

Zan Shin is translated as ‘Remaining Spirit’ and refers to a vigilant,...

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