ont hHis Holiness Teczin Gyatso, the fourteenth Dalai Lama, said, " We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves." When conflict comes into your day and disturbs your peace, know that those moments will pass into impermanence. Bad behavior is a temporary action, Experiencing it from others requires tolerance and patience. The challenge is to become the peaceful warrior who wisely does not build a permanent construction out of something impermanent.
1. Come to a peaceful warrior pose, one of the most graceful of all yoga poses. The left hand rests on the left thigh as the right hand stretches upward as if reaching for the sun like a mighty warrior.
2. Breath out. With tenderness and gentleness. Press into your feet into the ground as you push your pelvis down and hold the posture as would a peaceful warrior. Smile with sincerity. Continue breathing in and breathing out. In awe of the peace and the power.
3. Take a breath in and as you breath out come to Warrior Two. Step up to Mountian pose and breathe. now repeat on the other side.
4. Release any tension the body is holding on your exhale. Feel the balance, fee the strength. Notice the stamina and balance in your body. Feel how strong yet peaceful each part of your body has become.
5. Realize that this it the peaceful strength embraced all the Shaolin warriors.