Chiara Capello

Yoga teacher and Visual Artist in Brussels

Dragons of fear Week 11

During the Masterkey course, we learn to sit in silence every day and to become the observer of every thought that passes through our mind. This is something that I also practiced when I started  yoga and meditation 13 years ago. Day after day, I improved and I am now certainly more aware of the content of my mind (without judgement). I know that the only thing that I can control is precisely my mind, and it is not an easy task… I understand also that I am not identified with my own mind, nor with my ego or body, but that I am so much more than these (we all are). So, mind, body, intellect, heart are all tools that we have been given to live and act in this world. Ok, why I wrote all this introduction? Because I wanted to remind myself that I have all the knowledge I need to accomplish my mission on earth. Then, what? You may ask. Actually, my conclusion is that I no longer have excuses to tell myself, if I observe that I am sabotaging the necessary actions on my path. Becoming the detached observer of my thoughts is a great step to honesty, first and foremost, toward myself. What I discovered, then?When I try to find excuses for doing something that is taking me further away from my definite purpose, I scratch the surface and I find…..dragons of fear. I know, fear is trying to protect me from failure, disappointment etc., but it paralyses me. I feel so good in my comfort zone! What I fear most? I fear my own power. We all are powerful beyond measure and instead of celebrating that, I want to hide my light into a deep dark cave. At the same time, I do not want to focus too much on fear, otherwise I know that it will grow more and more into my life. I prefer to concentrate my energy on courage and see what happens. So, I will probably work a little bit more on this topic, because it is still an obstacle for me.

In the Indian Yogic tradition, there is a mantra to chant in this specific case:  “Om gan Ganapataye Namaha”. It is a prayer to Ganesha, the elefant deity that removes the obstacles on our path. I am grateful to Deva Premal for this powerful mantra repeated  108 times. I listen to it constantly. Namaste!

 




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Author: Chiara Capello

Chiara is a Certified Sampoorna Yoga and Meditation Teacher (RYT 500), Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT 95), Yin Yoga Instructor (130 hours) and Reiki practitioner. She comes from Italy, but now she lives in Belgium. Living in an international environment, she speaks Italian, English, French and German. Chiara’s yoga and meditation path started in 2003, in Brussels, during a stressful period at work. She soon experienced the fullness of the practice and the transformation in the body and mind through the system developed by Shri Yogi Hari, called “Sampoorna Yoga”: the Yoga of Fullness. The enthusiasm for yoga and meditation changed the course of her life and career. After experiencing different Yoga styles and meditation techniques, in 2012 and 2013 she took the Sampoorna Yoga Teacher Training Course with Shri Yogi Hari. The same year (2012), Chiara left her job as a lawyer and now dedicates her time fully to sharing yoga and meditation with children, families and adults. She loves teaching and practising meditation and yoga. It helps her remain strong, grounded and happy and enables her to deal with the ups and downs of life. A daily meditation practice is an essential part of her life. ----- Chiara é un’insegnante certificata in Sampoorna yoga e meditazione (500 ore), yoga per bambini (95 ore) e Yin Yoga (130 ore), oltre che praticante di Reiki. E’ italiana di origine, ma ora vive in Belgio. Siccome vive in un ambiente internazionale, parla Italiano, Inglese, Francese e Tedesco. Il suo cammino di yoga e meditazione comincia nel 2003 a Bruxelles, durante un periodo stressante al lavoro. In quel frangente, Chiara fu conquistata dall’impatto della pratica sul proprio corpo e mente, grazie al sistema sviluppato da Shri Yogi Hari, chiamato Sampoorna Yoga: lo yoga della pienezza. L’entusiasmo per lo yoga e la meditazione cambio’ cosi’ il corso della sua vita e carriera. Dopo aver sperimentato diversi stili di yoga e meditazione, nel 2012 e 2013 decide di diventare insegnante di Sampoorna Yoga con Shri Yogi Hari. Nello stesso anno ( 2012) , Chiara lascia il suo lavoro di giurista ed ora dedica tutto il suo tempo per diffondere lo yoga e la meditazione tra i bambini, le famiglie e gli adulti che cercano la calma interiore, in un mondo pieno di stimoli continui. Ama insegnare e praticare lo yoga e la meditazione. Questo la aiuta a rimanere forte e felice, in modo da affrontare con facilità e leggerezza gli alti e bassi della vita. La meditazione quotidiana é ormai divenuta una parte essenziale e irrinunciabile della sua vita.

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