Prana Flow


Let the prana flow.

Embodied presence and breath.

Find your Middle Ground


This is a definition of yoga, and what I bring to the mat every day. The intention is to move the life energy through awareness of the breath.  The body doesn’t need to be in motion to do this. At any moment we can guide our attention and our prana.

Where our attention goes, the energy flows.

I bring this to yoga and into my life.

Off the mat, I come back again and again, and bring awareness to where my attention is going. This is where the precious life energy will move towards.

Take a moment and close your eyes. Notice where your energy and thoughts are being drawn to right now. Is this expanding or contracting your energy? Is there a sense of opening or tension? Is this moment enriching or detracting from who you are or want to be?

Most of us don’t really want our energy to flow into our smart phone … mindless distractions … other people’s stories and drama … worrying about the future … holding on to what is past … judging others … being critical of ourselves. Yet it happens a lot.

Awareness is the first step. The next one is your choice.

Click here to find more about becoming present with the breath and living mindfully.



About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

29 comments on “Haiku – Yoga and Life

  1. Lovely post as always, Val. There are so many distractions during this time of year, thanks for this gentle reminder to stay focused and aware.

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    • Thank you Jet. The mind gets caught up in analysis and outcomes, especially during times of transition. It’s so important to let our thinking rest and come to each moment as it unfolds 💛🙏💛

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  2. Perfect post for me to read right now – thanks for steering us back to our center, Val. xo

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  3. Thank you for this reminder, Val. I went back to your earlier writing and will print it now to have it handy. With the upcoming changes I am facing, I will need to be anchored anchored in my middle ground 🙏

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    • I’m so glad this resonates with you Helen. When we are transition with one foot ahead and the other behind, we really need to find our center. May you find this balance to support you in the upcoming times. 💕

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  4. Love the awareness that yoga brings 🌈

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  5. Thank you, this is lovely and a good reminder especially at thus busy time of year with so many distractions (I’m moving house in four days but my yoga mat will be the last thing to be packed!)

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  6. Breathing good allow us to find our inner peaceful place, Val ❤

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  7. “Most of us don’t really want our energy to flow into our smart phone … mindless distractions … other people’s stories and drama … worrying about the future … holding on to what is past … judging others … being critical of ourselves. Yet it happens a lot.” So true, Val! Thank you for this post. ❤

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  8. Val, when we become aware of our thoughts, it is shocking to discover just where are thoughts are centered. It is a practice, constant at that, to bring back the attention to the present NOW and to bring breath to Heart so Energy can rise above. I so get this! This is how I live life! And as for the low-tide thoughts and emotions, those too are needed in order to bring light to that which pricks and burns. As usual, you made me think! Thank you! 👏🏼

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  9. Mindfulness is Key. But you already know that 😉 xo

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    • Thanks …. I’m mindfully aware of a different photo of you. Rebirth? Anniversary? Or something significant … I’ll stop by Bela 💛

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      • Haha – no, the last photo was taken by a friend, a professional photographer, years ago. This was one I snapped in the car on a market morning with the dogs – thought it was time to inject some ‘red’ for holiday cheer. Hope you’re enjoying some holiday spirit yourself these days, Val! 😘

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  10. Hmmmm…yes!
    I couldn’t agree more, Val. Thank you for always being a source of incredible inspiration. I just this past week made a commitment to start my yoga practice again. I know that I have ‘threatened’ this in the past, but this time I understand why I did not follow through in the past. Yes…has something to do with punishment…and the work has begun!!
    Sending sweet blessings to you. I am grateful for our connection.
    Wish you a very Merry Christmas…

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  11. I’ve been down with a cold for a week, so unsure if I should attend my favorite yoga class yesterday. But the teacher said, ‘we can deal with coughs – we don’t get easily distracted’. The miracle was I didn’t cough (or sniffle or sneeze) once in the 75 minutes of breathing and poses. My Prana Flowed! xo

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  12. May you continue to share your energy as you show us how the Chi flows through each of us..
    Have a wonderful Christmas Val.. Sending love and Hugs your way my friend.. ❤


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