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desiree pais  • The Art of the Radiant Woman •

CLASS | “The Third Chakra is the center of energy, will power, and a sense of control and coordination. It is associated with the region around the Navel Point. It is fed by the fire from the solar plexus and ruled by the element of fire. It is the driving force to act and to complete conceptualizations and visualizations that one has in life... the person who has mastered the Third Chakra knows how to initiate and complete an action. That is why it is associated with the archetype of the spiritual warrior, one who is able to know one's mission and formulate the energy to act and complete it.” - Aquarian TT Manual 🏹 tonight at @ramayoganewyork 6-7pm

Being single the last four years has taught me a lot about myself, about relating, relationships. I’ve become a lot wiser and intelligent in navigating the realms of man vs. woman, security vs. freedom, in terms of Humanology, as the Master teachers. It’s taught me a lot about figuring out what I really desire, never settling for less, never letting anyone treat me other than I truly want to be treated, no matter how Queenly that may be (yes, I’m watching if you open doors and walk on the curbside of the sidewalk). It’s taught me how even if one is alone you’re never really lonely - so many friends are waiting for fun, laughter, adventure on the other end of a telephone call. It’s taught me so much about how I want to be treated and if I desire that, then I must first treat myself that way — god bless the man who can one up me in flowers since I spend $100 a week on freshly cut bouquets. Boy, you have big shoes to fill and they’re my own. Mostly it’s taught me that everything happens for a reason, everything has its own timing, and the most important thing is to consistently find the fun along the way. It’s taught me that love shows up in so many other forms than just romantic love. Most importantly it’s taught me that the best part of being single is no one steals all the covers in the winter and if you live in NYC my god you know what a gift that is. 🌹 Happy Valentine’s Day

The Birth of Venus 🌹 valentine’s mood • @chriscolls

“Yesterday there was a question, 'How one can be, become noble?' It is not manufactured outside of you. Nobility, if manufactured in you, it is within you. Nobility cannot be transported from outside. It is a self-training of self-esteem; it is a self-exertion of self-confirmation.” - Yogi Bhajan ⚜️ .
THURS • 2-3:30pm @aloyoga SoHo (see stories)
FRI • 6-7pm @ramayoganewyork
SAT • 1:30-2:30 @skytingyoga domino
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Photo @alexisbadiyi BTS of a very special project coming soon for @violette_fr 🌹

CLASS | “A person who is strong at the Third Chakra will have a sense that their life and the quality of their life depends on what they do. They are doers. They can shape, direct, and develop what happens within their life. There's a deep confidence... Without a strong Third Chakra, you have many ideas and many good intentions but they do not come to fruition. With a strong Third Chakra, even your least intentions create actions and begin to stir the ethers.” - Aquarian Teacher Training Manual •• this Friday at @ramayoganewyork, let’s stir the Ethers and through the power of the Third Chakra, bring dreams down to Earth 🏹 6-7pm

Diaries of an introvert 🌹Chris (my Teacher for those who are new here) and I talk about love quite often because love and romance are the biggest mirrors for where we hold back in life. I’ve come such a long way from the insecure little girl to becoming a woman but I couldn’t help and wonder why the right relationship wasn’t showing, when for the first time I had it together. It’s like when you’re batshit crazy they run to the drama faster than grandma can get on her Russian soap operas at night. And then when you have it together, well, crickets. Chris said to me, “that’s because you still don’t know how to love yourself.” Excuse me? I thought. Have you not been present for the last two years when I have soared as a woman - emotionally physically and financially??? It took me a few days until it finally hit me - he was right, only the sabotage was way different than the old norm of attacking myself and my body. This was way more subtle, way more sophisticated, way more of a blind spot and is why Teachers are the greatest hammers of truth: the way I was still not taking care of myself was by comparing how everyone else lived their lives in terms of success. Hustle hustle hustle. Even when sick I felt guilty for taking time off. Even when I had completed all my work, I felt anxious because there was time to relax. So it became clear to me that I was not listening to what I needed: a LOT of time alone. A LOT of lounging, reading + soaking up inspiration to share with you all. A LOT of time walking in the park, listening to Chopin and letting my system reset. Basically, a whole LOT of slowness. Yes, yes I know this is in every damn wellness blog and article on Earth to Mars and back. But to really apply it, in the midst of the busiest city in the world, not saving it for those moments away in LA sunshine or under the tropical skies. To really implement slowness into life is the way a Woman becomes more powerful • to find stillness, to go within and reignite the flame of vitality through inspiration of all the beauty in the world - arts, nature, leisure. That’s THE healing. Meanwhile, this photo is me hiding in an LES bathroom whilst at dinner on a Saturday eve 🌹

CLASS | “You know why we are a slave to our mind? Because this navel point doesn't balance life. So then we start thinking, why? Why is as high as the sky. There is no answer to that why. It is a fun. It is a blind run. Everybody's life is a blind run.

That infinity, that God, that purity, that power, that pure power is in your navel point. You can't buy it, you can't sell it, and I cannot give it to you. But I give you technological knowledge from which you can initiate it. So it will start working for you. What will that mean? I am not saying there will be no problems. I am not saying there will be no rush. I am not saying there will be no scandals. I am not saying anything but you will be untouched. You can sit like a lotus in the muddy waters and enjoy life. That is the power of the third chakra. It gives you instant, infinite experience of your life.” - Yogi Bhajan .
CHAKRIC IMMERSION at @ramayoganewyork • This Friday we move onto Third Chakra, the Realm of Power ⚜️ 6-7pm • not to be missed .
Photo by @ryanplett

Grey Monday mood 🌹

If you see me make this face it means I have absolutely no idea what you’re saying but pretending to be absolutely invested in every word 🐚 *diary of a half deaf girl*

“Personify, personify, personify, personify, personify, personify, personify, personify, personify, solidify, solidify, solidify, solidify, solidify, crystallize, crystallize, crystallize, crystallize, crystallize, crystallize, crystallize, crystallize, crystallize, crystallize, crystallize, crystallize, crystallize, crystallize, crystallize, crystallize, rock, rock, rock, rock, rock, rock, rock, rock, diamond, diamond, diamond, diamond, diamond, rock, diamond, diamond, diamond, rock, light, light, light, light, light, light, light, bright, bright, bright, bright, bright, dare, dare, dare, dare, dare, dare, dare...” - Yogi Bhajan, to the women during meditation, Women’s Camp 1992💎
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Woman is like a diamond. It can be just an ordinary stone, but if chiseled, she can shed away her insecurities, her fears, her doubts, she can become a diamond • precious, captivating, priceless, with an elegance and rare beauty that captures the eyes of everyone around her, but also, absolutely positively unbreakable and through her strength can dare to do anything she desires. .
Photo @micah_dix_photography

🦋 two classes this week:
FRI • 6-7pm @ramayoganewyork
SAT • 3-5pm The Art of the Radiant Woman | Secret Teachings of Prosperity • 2 spots left . link in bio .
Photo @malloryjacqueline

“Do People Think You’re Pretty?” I recently saw this article headline in a major publication. A fascinating topic, looked at through the right lens. Take the vanity out for a moment and think about the question and what it’s asking: what do people see when they look at you. The reality is people don’t see just the physical, they see your “vibe”. That’s why some of the most beautiful people, with their energy, their posture, their attitude, can be some of the most ugly creatures. And then, some of the most not so “attractive” people are some of the most mesmerizing with their grace, their beauty, their immense inner power and passion in the world.
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A few weeks ago at Ra Ma in class we did 11 recitations of So Purkh, a beautiful mantra that is quite complex, intricate, delicately woven and takes 31 minutes to do 11 recitations. A few years ago I was doing So Purkh every day so it’s become engrained in my memory. As I led the women through it in class I closed my eyes and just went in. It’s interesting being 50% deaf and being so entranced by sound and seeings it’s ability to transform (think of when you’re in a bad mood and put on your favorite song - you transform instantaneously). 31 minutes later we finished, class ended, and one of my students came up to me and said, “that was beautiful.” I told her I know, isn’t it? She replied, “No, no. Watching you. Eyes closed. Sitting tall and elegantly in deep meditation, reciting the mantra by heart. Recitation after recitation, it was like you were ornamenting yourself with precious jewels.”
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I was never able to put to words until that moment - gratefully to her - how sound reverberates in our magnetic field. When people look at you, they see your energy field first and foremost. They either want to be around you or they’re turned off by you. And what’s in our magnetic field, which is also know and proven by science as an energetic field? Our thoughts. What we think about ourselves, all day long is reverberating 9ft in all directions around us. That’s why mantra - Mann/mind • tarang/wave - is so powerful: you can ornament yourself with enchanting + elevating reverberations rather than your negativity. 🌹

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