Divine Design

Circa 1978. My parents introduced me to Salliji when I was only 6 years old. Here, she teaches yoga and meditation to the pilots of the Airline Pilots’ Association of the Philippines and their families
Eighty-seven year old Salliji, author of Cosmic Arrangement, has been teaching the benefits of meditation for 42 years

To say that the book “Cosmic Arrangement” by Salliji teaches the art of meditation is selling the book and Salliji’s teachings short. While it does certainly teach this art, it is so much more.

The book narrates Salliji’s cosmic journey around the world over the last eight decades. At PowerBooks Greenbelt 3, Makati, Philippines on June 20th, Salliji’s friends and disciples participated not just in the book launch event, but also in a meaningful session of learning and interaction. Salliji engaged her listeners in a brief lecture on the benefits of yoga, mindful breathing and innercises (versus exercises).

Three innercises were demonstrated, namely: sun breathing, swimming in space and diagonal stretching. Salliji emphasized that each innercise is combined with meditation, thereby allowing one to be aware of and to feel the flow of energy. Proper and mindful breathing (versus empty breathing) was also discussed and demonstrated, with emphasis on the benefits of being present in the moment.

Sun Breathing was the first among three innercises taught during the book launch
Sun Breathing was the first among three innercises taught during the book launch.

As a perpetually busy working mom who multi-tasks as a norm, I could readily identify with the challenge of simply being mindfully present in the moment. This alone inspired me to finish reading the book. If anything at all in this article piques your curiosity or interest, it may just be cosmic arrangement or divine design in motion.

Cosmic Arrangement is available in PowerBooks, Greenbelt 3, Makati, Philippines. Please leave a comment here if you’re interested in getting a copy but have no access to PowerBooks.

My very cool parents
I met Salliji 37 years ago through my very cool parents during the yoga and meditation class she offered to my dad’s group of pilots and their families at the ALPAP (Airline Pilots’ Association of the Philippines) office in Pasay City, Manila, Philippines. I have vivid and fond memories doing the yoga poses Tita Sally taught me and look forward to practicing yoga again. Even as a hyper six year old child, I remember that warm peaceful feeling of stillness and calm, whenever I was in meditation state or during yoga.
My younger sister shows pure joy in finally meeting Salliji
Cosmic Arrangement is available in PowerBooks, Greenbelt 3, Makati, Philippines

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