Follow Your Bliss in the Workplace


Follow Your Bliss in the Workplace Today

When it comes to following your bliss, do you have difficulty to find out what you want? Did you know that when you focus on what you don’t want, you bring more of what you don’t want!  Let’s stop and take a minute to do a bit of guided imagery or even journaling.  If you have a few minutes, take out your notebook and write down some of your thoughts. I assure you, you will find this very relaxing and enlightening way to spend some free time.

Is it impossible to find a deep and honest answer to the question: “what do you want”? You are not alone! Many of us struggle to find out what we really want in life.

The time comes when it is easier to come up with a long list of what you DONT want than creating a list of what you are really looking for. That’s where creative writing comes into play.  Take a deep breath and let’s begin this visualization!
Imagine you have a huge bag full of ideas, situations, things, characteristics, images, etc. The bag has a never ending supply of every imaginable thing and thought. Now visualize yourself taking pieces out of the bag. Take one thought, idea, image, opportunity…. Have a look at it and decide if you want it or not. Make the decision as intuitive as you can. Decide quickly, you need to move fast to sort through all those possibilities in the bag.

Take one, look at it, decide, done. Then repeat. Take notes of the things that went to the “don’t want” list.  To help you I have come up with different ideas, images, situations and characteristics to help you with this exercise. Below is a random list of possibilities around teaching yoga.

Here is the list:
, Making money
, Comfortable living
Coaching others, 
Practicing yoga every day, 
Practicing yoga as you wish, no set times, Flexibility, Doing what is good for your family/community , Self-appreciation, 
Taking care of yourself
, Calming environment, 
Working for yourself, 
Passion, great health, 

Working for a non-profit, Creating value
Creating new ideas, doctors Alternative medicine, Nutrition, Ayurveda
, Acupuncture
, Quantum healing

Now, you can write up the above 30 possibilities on small pieces of paper then put them into a bag, jar or box. Or write them down simply on a piece of paper!  Feel free to add to the list above! Now take one piece of paper out of the container, decide if you want that or not. Separate the “want” and “don’t want” items. Keep on going until you worked through the whole list.

When you look at the “don’t want” items, you will have a pretty good idea what it is that you don’t want. And this will be a tremendous help in figuring out what you really really want out of your everyday life and attracting more of the same!

Clayton Yoga has been teaching over 13 weekly corporate yoga classes for more than ten years in the greater metro St. Louis area.  We follow our bliss everyday and love what we do.  Interested in having more of that energy in your company?  Get started with corporate yoga wellness and onsite classes today, contact Michelle at 314-630-1677!   

A Yogini’s Guide to Happiness by Michelle Maue

6251969_sThis blogpost is an excerpt from a recent book published by St. Louis Corporate Yoga onsite wellness teacher, Michelle Maue. It describes the richness and joy that lies within each of us when we let go of the layers of our noisy ego mind and find our calm, inner peaceful spirit or our true, authentic self.

The buddha taught that we can end our suffering when we learn to let go of attachment.  When we do our job wholeheartedly with passion and joy, we bring whole peace and stay connected with spirit.  We enter into our hero journey, like a labyrinth, not quite sure where is the beginning and find ourself inspired by something much bigger than where we began.

Never stepping into the same river twice, we acknowledge our own everlasting and transcendent nature and assist one another in bringing back the good feeling vibes in our life.  There we can make choices based on bliss, joy and rapture rather than fear, control and ego.

Over reliance on rational thinking robs us our joy, delight and love of the mystery. Children, live in a constant state our wonderment and joy.  Having enchantment and delight begins with us.  Notice as an adult, how many layers of doubt keep us from our joy? Staying connected with this enchanting world requires faith.

More and more people are waking up to this 6th sense world, where we trust our intuition and feel a calling to live a life of passion and joy.  When we believe in ourself, and increase measures of faith, where there was none, we magnetize universal forces, which begin to conspire around us to bring those circumstances.  We must continue in our life, to just take the next step! It takes tremendous courage to live deeply, fully and risk standing out.

In each of us, there resides a goddess, a healer, a shaman. Enlightenment is a reversal of this kind of education as it calls into being the direct experience and validates the natural beauty for example of a flower, without any categorizing and labeling of any kind.  A Harvard research study actually found that the 90% of our thoughts is that they are both redundant and useless. The more we think we know, the bigger we need to guard those systems, the more energy is expended just trying to keep things in place.

Hard science waits and asks for repeated proof but how can you measure the changing river twice?  Over reliance on these systems, produces a power dynamic between hierarchical systems that in the end limit our worldview and choke our creativity. Empty your mind.

Learn to be your own best friend, find your inner gatekeeper and know that you are a lighthouse for many.  Energy goes where your attention flows.  The scent of the flower, it’s color, the texture, all perfect to its unfolding expression of beauty.  Scripture tells us “the flesh counts for nothing, it is the spirit which gives life”. Anything we put our intention upon, we can bring into our life.

If you have within you more positive feelings and connection to soul, you can enjoy the flow of energy and life force and leave behind the shadows and fears, revealing all happiness to be restored.



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Working Women’s Survival Show Yoga Presentation

Clayton Yoga presents at the Working Women’s Survival Show this upcoming February 23rd + 24th, 2013. For the very first time, Michelle Maue will demonstrate yoga to this lovely group of people.  It will be a thirty minute yoga demonstration to put people at ease with practice of learning yoga.  We will present yoga at 4pm on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 and 12pm on Sunday, February 24, 2013.

Did you know how yoga increases our resiliency to stress?  Yoga opens up energy centers in our body and helps us reconnect with our natural energy flow.  This creates better health and greater overall confidence.Are you aware that stress itself is actually healthy for us? In this fun and important yoga demonstration, Michelle will show you just how to breathe and feel great.

Yoga postures are over 2,500 years old and designed to open the nadis or energy centers throughout the body.  When we practice yoga and breathe deeply, we give ourselves a chance to connect with natural vitality and feel refreshed, recharged and centered.

Yoga and meditation is a very powerful medicine designed not only to support better health, but also provides us with a great system we can customize to meet our own particular needs.  Most of us for example, have a great deal of anxiety and stress in today’s modern world.  In navigating through the present moment and in relationships with our coworkers, we can sometimes get stuck in a rut.

We may find that we often get upset with others or ourselves.  Rather than being a perfectionist, yoga helps us release control of the situation and remember to trust.  Rather than being fixated on getting someone else to change, yoga empowers us to let go and simply let good.

Yoga when done properly connects us with our body and our heart chakra.  This is where we find our empathy and reconnect with universal intelligence, rather than the use of brute force, we find natural vitality and trust again.  It is there that we get back into balance with the earth and transform this world by being an example as Ghandi once said thus making it a great collaborative place to live.

In addition to covering these main yoga points, we will also be giving away free gift bags and empowering yoga handout tips on better ways to find relaxation, courage and success.  And of course, the very best part is that we will share with you, just how easy it is to get yoga started for your company!

For over ten years, Clayton Yoga has delivered corporate yoga wellness classes throughout the greater metro St. Louis area.  Currently we offer 11 corporate yoga classes each week to many different companies and organizations.

Research shows that students who attend corporate yoga wellness on-site classes have fewer doctor’s visits, greater vitality and productivity at the workplace.

Please come out and join us! See why thousands of women will be interested in attending such a fabulous show as the 26th Annual Women’s Working Survival Show.  To see more information about purchasing your tickets, please go the following website at today!


We are The Experts in Corporate Yoga

For the past 10 years, St.Louis Corporate Yoga has been showing companies just how to reduce healthcare costs, improve employee morale and increase job productivity.

In that time, St. Louis Corporate Yoga has offered over 2,000 yoga wellness classes to over 800 yoga students.  We also instruct 8 corporate classes throughout the greater St. Louis metro area each week!

Workplace yoga also offers a better way for local business professionals to chill out at their desk, get into better shape, unwind and find greater productivity, all within their own workplace. Corporate Yoga also offers employees a chance to have greater energy, vitality, joy, and less back and neck pain. 

Would you like to get more information on how we can help your company and your employees? Please contact Michelle Maue at 314-630-1677 or through our Contact page.