The picture above was taken yesterday, the last of five magical days of led practice with the Mother of Ashtanga Yoga, Saraswathi Jois 🙏🏼🧘🏽♀️💓✨ I can't express how much this whole experience meant to me because there are no words that would capture the pure magic in its entirety. I seriously was and AM STILL… Continue reading Saraswthi Jois U.S. Tour 2018, Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
I was over-joyed with emotions and started crying as soon as Saraswathi walked through the door. Her essence is so captivating and her beauty shines from within ✨ I could barley get through the opening Mantra because the tears just kept falling down my face. I quickly wiped my tears with my hands and stood… Continue reading What an auspicious day 🙏🏼 First Day of the Saraswathi Jois U.S. Tour.
. . . Sometimes you step in sapp and it sticks to the bottom of your foot. The sapp seeps into the pores of your skin and becomes difficult to remove. If you leave it, it starts accumulating dirt and dust particles as time goes by. If you try and just use water to remove… Continue reading Yoga is good for man because the physical body improves, the nervous system improves, the mind improves, the intellect improves—so, how can yoga not be good? Krishna Pattabhi Jois
Truth lies within ourselves: it takes no rise from outward things, whatever you may believe. There is an inmost center in us all, where truth abides in fullness; and around, wall upon wall, the gross flesh hems it in, this perfect, clear perception -- which is truth. A baffling and perverting carnal mesh binds it,… Continue reading We all have an untapped well of knowledge within us. The problem is we are so focused on the external world, that the insides get overlooked.
There comes a time that every obstacle may stand against you; it takes your love to keep you on track with what you are passionate about pursuing. Israelmore Ayivor I feel like everything lately has been trying to keep me OFF my mat. I am being hit with all the distractions at once. Laziness, mental… Continue reading I am my own physician. I am my own shaman. My breath, is my life force. My body, is my canvas. My mat, is my sidekick. Jessica Rovira
Do not resist any points of instability in your life, this even applies to your most treasured relationships or creative projects. That instability is just a growing pain because more consciousness, more love and more light wants to infiltrate and purveyed all parts of your life. The instability is not a sign of sickness but… Continue reading We will always be faced with obstacles in life. These are opportunities for us to grow. Stepping out of our comfort zone and into the creative flow that is our Divine nature.
In Jnana Yoga or Yoga knowledge, we learn that there are five layers to realize the Self. Anamaya Kosh or Physical Body - external layer which we feed with food and water. Pranayama Kosha or Energetic body - that is nourished through breath, energy and chakras. Manomaya Kosha or Impure Mind - the 5 senses,… Continue reading Vritis… Patterns of the mind. How do we overcome them? In order to know what we are, we must first know what we are not.
My full name is Jessica Marie Rovira and I was born in Columbus, Mississippi 36 years ago today. I'm an Aquarius Sun Sign. My Rising sign is in Virgo, and my Moon sign is in Pisces. That may not mean anything to those who don't follow astrology, but it pretty much just means I'm an… Continue reading Getting to know me…
I find it so interesting the things we can release simply by allowing ourselves to live our passion. My passion is to create art in whatever form I see fit for the moment. In this moment, I have some deep emotional feelings I need to release of a sweet love that once was. I… Continue reading Words and music are such powerful magicians alone, put them together and new worlds are created.
We're always searching for labels trying to define ourselves, others, things... But what if there were no labels? Would we still feel complete? . What's in a label? Let's break this down: Label - a classifying phrase or name applied to a person or thing, especially one that is inaccurate or restrictive. . How… Continue reading Why do human beings feel the need to put labels on everything? As if we wouldn’t exist without a name.