Chiara Capello

Yoga teacher and Visual Artist in Brussels

Mental Diet? Yes, please!

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Hello everybody! I am on 7 days mental diet right now: it is not the first time for me, but it is still a pretty challenging exercise. Let me explain: I observe all the negative thoughts entering my mind.  Then, I  let them pass without focusing on them for more than 7 seconds, otherwise I have to start again the mental diet. Instead, I focus on positive thoughts. This is really hard mental labour that reveals a lot on the functioning of my mind. I have to stay away from many sources of negativity out there, but then I realise that there are situations deeply rooted in myself that also tend to trigger negative thoughts. So, there is a battle and a struggle in my mind, going on and on. In the end, I know that, deeply inside, I am looking for peace. I devoted my daily meditations of this week to that: reconnect to my inner peace, to my inner stillness. The one that is like the depth of the ocean.  Even if at the surface there are waves, wind and agitation, deeply inside there is silence, peace, stillness.

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Sometimes, we may be scared to go inside. That’s why we often tend to skip our daily meditation or we lose ourselves (and a lot of time) in any sort of external distraction. We even become dependent to bad habits: watching TV every night, eat sugar or drink wine as a reward for a too stressful life. So, it really looks like there is something wrong in this way of living.  Why do we need all that in the first place? Are we escaping from something deeply inside? Are we scared of that silence? I am committed to enjoy more and more that silence and peace.

If you would like to start meditating, this is the link to my online course on meditation:  https://tapasforlife.teachable.com/p/meditation-a-practical-guide

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“Silence is not empty, it is full of answers”cit.

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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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