Confront your Deepest Fears and then just RELAX

Confront your deepest fear and relax, Intl Yoga Festival France, August 2016
Confront your deepest fear and relax, Intl Yoga Festival France, August 2016

Traveling is the best way to get inspired and to renew your creativity. Like this you learn to overcome some little things in life –not to say everything.

Along a journey, you may find tiny situations that make you wiser. These are lessons to test your strength to confront incertitude and fear. When I travel I love to welcome these lessons with an open heart and I integrate them in my yoga sessions.

This is how after many years of traveling, I’ve become able to help my patients to “decode” their fears. The main problem is that they do not know “who’s talking” in their heads when fear and stress take over their body. There are people who believe that whatever this voice says is REAL. This is what we psychologists call “irrational beliefs”. These wrong beliefs distort our perception when we live a frightening situation making us feel stressed, paralyzed, angry or depressed. Somehow, it becomes a vicious cycle from which people may not be able to escape from.

Since my patients can’t go often on a trip to achieve a goal related to overcome fear, I invite them to live their daily life as a never-ending journey in which a yoga session is the inspiring part of their trip reminding them the importance of a full heart compromise.

Their first mission is to work with their physical bodies to control the emotional reactions: An intensive preparation for the nervous system that sustains their reactions when they feel afraid. This is basically what I share in my new personalized yoga sessions “Kundalini Yoga – La dynamique du corps physique”,  “Yoga à L’Atelier 2i” and “Kudalini Asana 1 – Atelier Intensive“. They are mainly  an intensive preparation of the body including not only muscles and bones but also the nervous, immune, hormonal, circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems.

Once balancing them, the second step is to learn to “observe” when they hear the little voice whispering words of fear. Then, they have to recognize if it is the ego, the mind or the soul. This journey becomes even deeper as the person works with its energetic, mental and subtle bodies. A simple rule to master this exercise: Remember that the soul does not know fear or sorrow. Hence, when the fear’s voice talks, you must know it is not telling you the truth.

Once you memorize this principle they can move forward to the 3rd step: real confrontation towards uncertainty and fear. This is the work I shared at the International Yoga Festival in France last month in a 6-hour workshop “Transforming fear into love energy” (click here for the french version next autumn). I am so grateful with all those who came and were committed to integrate the principles of yoga psychology to transform their deepest fears into something different, into something beautiful. These people were brave enough to make it happen!. The participants went through an immersion towards inner knowledge with the use of kundalini yoga rebirthing techniques. It was a real journey of self-renewal and inner integration towards authenticity. Thank you so much for wanting to rediscover yourself!

If you were not there, I hope you join me into this trip I enjoy so much to share and accompany others in my next workshops!.

For now I share with you this meditation on Maturity and Wisdom (from Yogi Bhajan). Check out the commentaries I wrote and try to build it up starting with 3 minutes, then 11, 22 and then 31 if you like it very much. Click here to download, use the code in the newsletter.

For those who were in the Festival and would like to have some of the material I offered please write me an email to

Have a wonderful Autumn!

Infinite Blessings!


Recognizing Hidden Messages in Life’s Adventures

Our life is an adventure full of wise messages. Mona Villacres Yoga ®
Our life is an adventure full of wise messages. Mona Villacres Yoga ®

Try this 3 minutes meditation to see the positive in the negative.

Inner transformation can be a journey of amazing adventures. Each of these will always be a life’s gift for inner development. The ideal is to recognize the gifts hidden in every happy or sad situation you go through along your path. People tend to perceive sad moments as a burden, and that is a wrong habit. But that is because they may be too busy listening to their mind, ignoring the message hidden behind. The truth is, an adventure’s message is always communicated by the CENTER, the soul, and not by the mind.

Every stress situation is an adventure that brings a lesson of life. To decode the messages you need to be attentive to your breath, to remember your capacity to differentiate the voice of the mind from that of the center, and you may have to trust your potential to change behavioral habits blocking your path towards self-discovery. Learning to integrate these 3 points takes practice and time. It is just a question of decision. Detachment when listening to the mind is an important principle for a compromised yoga practice.

The challenge now is to apply this principle at every tough situation and to tell yourself: “I only listen to my calmed breath”. The voice of the mind loses a lot of power with affirmations like this because the brain has the mission to take your attention to another subject different from your mind’s voice.

Here I share a meditation to be practiced 3 minutes minimum during 15 days. It helps training your attention to be alert in the future. You will recognize very quickly the voice of your mind. After a few days you will feel more open to live more adventures and to discover their hidden messages with a more confident and calm attitude and not with fear or stress.

Click here now to try the 3 minutes meditation of the month.

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Infinite Blessings!


Yoga during times of violence

Light and Love for Paris, Mona Villacres Yoga ®
Light and Love for Paris, Mona Villacres Yoga ®

Thanks to all my family members and friends who have written asking if everything is ok with us. I have tried to answer a few messages with a vague response.. because honestly… I did not know what to say… “We are fine.. we are in another city.. friends and family there are ok..”… Yes, I tried to believe that I was safe because I do not live in Paris… but this not only concerns Paris, but the whole country now…and the whole world…

It has taken me almost 24 hours to be able to express myself over the attacks in Paris. Perhaps I do not need to do it… =s, but I cannot continue thinking this is not affecting me directly.. I tend to be egoistic in situations like this… perhaps is a normal trend in human beings when they are in shock…

In fact, yesterday morning, after watching 2 hours of news on TV.. I decided to shut it off. I just couldn’t continue watching and listening… I didn’t even try to check on the news online, or watch videos of the attacks… so many people giving their opinion about what is happening.. I just couldn’t follow the thread..I think that is normal when you are in shock… : So, I tried to continue my day normally.. =s. which was not possible at the end… friends on the phone tellimg me their opinion and what they have already seen… I think I was trying to convince myself that this was not my reality… I answered a few messages on the phone but was not open to give an opinion over what it is happening now in France.

Only during meditation I was able to listen to my own self and realize what might be my personal opinion about this….It was definitely my heart and soul talking.. and not the repetition of the medias…:
I am a person who loves life, I am against suicide and homicide (not only killing animals but also humans)… I am not in rage, I may not be sad, Afraid? I have no clue.. =s.

I am perhaps, disappointed with human ignorance and alienation. “How can people make others believe that they will go to paradise by killing THEMSELVES and OTHERS????”!!!. We need to build up a world with VALUES AND ETHICS “PRO LIFE”… (I am not saying “Moral values”), values in the education system.. “why is that so difficult for the actual governments?”, ok, we all know the answers… “How can’t youngsters read and open their perception of how beautiful life can be in this world?”, “How can’t people understand and practice compassion?”, my ideal world, just there in front of me during meditation…

Indeed, I disagree with alienation and sectarianism. I believe in freedom of spirit, and that I am sure has nothing to do with homicide and suicide.. because the soul LOVES LIFE… that I am 100% sure.
Ok, beautiful.. ..BUT on the other hand.. it is true.. I may live in a dream.. because WAR DEATHS happen EVERY MINUTE… and it is real… innocent people are dying.. now… I felt totally impotent after I realized this. So, it seems that physically I cannot reach out and save the world as we all would like to do.. I may be able to write a few words and then make them vanish through these social medias.. but there is something I can do, I am sure.

At this pretty moment I feel I am not in shock anymore, because I am talking… good!, that is a good sign… then, how can I help others to go through this situation that is definitely affecting me directly (because I live in France and I am sure tomorrow when I step out to go the metro I will see hundreds of military men on the streets.. more shocking…)
The only things I have today to help others to go through this moment of fear and pain are: the power of my prayer to awaken self-compassion, the energy to heal others’ hearts, and the projection of my mind towards self less action. Like these guys who believe they have a mission through terrorism.. well, I also have a mission…My mission in this world is to help others to live in a PRO LIFE REALITY, not a dream life… a life with values to support others with love, compassion and optimism. I may reach only a few.. but this is what I can do to support my posture against war and to support those who are suffering their lost not only in Paris but AROUND THE WORLD.

I propose that we get together and practice yoga to remember how to stand tall and communicate and heal from the soul (and not from fear) through movement and the current of sound. Chanting mantras is a very good tool (Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung for healing and Akal Maha Akal to dissolve fear). Write me to get the full version of the meditations I am suggesting here to

Well, so now at least  I am sure I have an opinion about all this…

Thank you very much for your time and will of sharing these words with others who may like to integrate a mission alike in their lives. Namaste.