Do you recall walking barefoot along wet sand at the beach or on a field of dew-moistened grass? Do you recall feeling some tingling in your feet or legs, or a sense of warmth or well-being rising up into your body? That sensation is the result of direct barefoot contact with the surface of the Earth, which brims with natural, subtle energy.
Your root chakra which resides at the base of your spine has to do with feeling grounded in the world. It represents basic survival needs -- security, stability, and protection. If you suspect your root chakra needs positive vibrations, you could repeat the following affirmation to yourself several times throughout the day: “I am safe. I am secure. I am always protected.”
I spent last week in Tahoe. I have been to Tahoe many times, but this time was different, I didn’t have the kids! It was just my husband and I, so we spent the week beholding Tahoe’s beauty.
The ego is our individualized identity and all the personalities, roles, and abilities we build to create that our unique identity. It is made up of our personal stories, fears, desires, emotions, thoughts, and characteristics that form our outer persona.
At the heart of yoga, there is awakening through direct realization, transformation, and regeneration from within. The more we wake up, the greater our power as a whole. We genuinely practice for the benefit of all beings.
Deep listening grants you access to your wise inner guidance, allowing you to "respond" rather than "react" and make more mindful, nourishing, and compassionate choices.
A recent study of healthy, older individuals who have committed to a weekly yoga practice has resulted in significantly greater cortical thickness (CT). The cortical thickness is a region of the brain that’s related to cognitive functions (attention and short term memory). As this region of the brain is continuously exercised and gradually sharpened, the greater one’s cognitive preservation will be as they age.
Outside of yoga classes, when someone is described as “grounded” it usually means that they’re sensible and well-balanced. To be grounded is to be in touch with reality and not to get “carried away.” And in yoga, we have the same idea.
When yoga first found me, my practice was shaped by my ego. I pushed, I challenged, and I overexerted my energy until the very last drop. Ultimately, my practice was ego-driven. When my practice was being driven from a place of ego rather than the soul, I misinterpreted simple poses as ‘too easy’ and didn’t yet understand the benefits.
I came across a gem that helped uplift my mood and restore a little bit of my faith after a challenging day. On Huffingpost.com I came across the 12 Universal Truths to live by. As a love and advocate for using spirituality as a powerful tool to create a whole and meaningful life, I thought I'd share this with all of you who are on the same path. These universal truths apply to you no matter where you are in life or what mistakes you’ve made in the past. So read them, apply them, and watch the magic happen in your life.
My hope is that we all arrive at the truth of each of us is more than capable of manifesting the life we want. In order to do so, we must be aware of what we consciously and subconsciously believe; because honestly, they can differ greatly.
In this life there exists the constant of darkness and the Light, Yin and the Yang, the positive space, and the negative space. Although the coexistence of these dualities has a continual presence, cycles of subtle to extreme fluctuations can result in an imbalance. Since these opposing forces comprise of energy and we are energy Beings, we feel these imbalances on an emotional, mental, and spiritual level.
In shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of
being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask you four
The mind is fertile ground for seeds (thoughts) to grow into reality. The more we give attention and belief to our repetitive thoughts, whether negative or positive, the more they get energized. It is true that many of our thoughts are “junk thoughts.”
All thoughts are not created equal—positive and negative thoughts vary in both their number and psychological effect. Statistics show that up to 80% of our thoughts are negative!
Though commonly thought of as a fad for the 20-40 set, the practice of yoga covers all ends of the spectrum. From yoga poses being integrated into children's academic curriculum to teenagers practicing body awareness and self-love to the adults who seek stress relief and body and mind connection during their weekly 9 to 5 job, to retirees practicing physical stability and spiritual contentment.
How to Do Lion’s Breath
The fifth chakra, Vishuddha, is the first of the three spiritual chakras. In the area of the throat, it governs the anatomical regions of the thyroid, parathyroid, jaw, neck, mouth, and tongue.
The fourth chakra that's also referred to as the heart center, is located at the center of the chest and includes the heart, cardiac plexus, thymus gland, lungs, and breast bone.
In yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. The seven chakras are the centers in our bodies in which energy flows through.
We are more than this body, the clothes we wear, the car we drive, the job we have, our material possessions. There is something about you that is beautiful Light and pure, radiant like a diamond.
Calm: Peru Balsam
Aroma: rich, sweet, and creamy, like balsamic and vanilla.
Inhale to evoke a relaxed, and light mood.
Life moves so fast sometimes that our minds can spin in circles. It seems that life’s demands keep growing and meeting the family’s needs on a daily basis is getting harder not easier. How can we keep from feeling out of control and live peacefully?
Using yoga props in your yoga practice is an efficient way to create safety, support, and accessibility, in any pose. No matter what style of yoga, physical ability, age, or level, props can open up a myriad of possibilities from the beginner to the well-seasoned practitioner.
Most of us are programmed to "do" a lot—it keeps us engaged and makes us feel productive and in control. But our habit of running around, conquering our to-do lists, and fueling ourselves with ambition can often be a way we avoid deep discomforts or feelings in the body and mind. Restorative yoga is the opportunity to turn inward.
Tree pose is one of the simplest yet profound postures in the yoga practice. While it looks pretty straightforward, it actually embodies a multitude of layers that is fertile with rich lessons that are waiting to be learned. So, what exactly does Tree Pose teach us?
Yoga is all about balance. Off the mat, it teaches us how to establish and maintain balance our lives. On the mat, yoga’s most obvious lesson in balance is the challenge of finding physical equilibrium; connecting to that space between effort and effortlessness.
Drishti is a Sanskrit word that translates to “gaze” or “vision.” Incorporating drishti into your yoga practice enhances mental focus, physical balance, and energetic awareness.
- Self Awarenes
- positive thinking
- THIRD EYE
- yoga classes