…We decided to have faith in the stars and in the woods that had been a source of food for us for days. We couldn’t rely on the moon because it was the day before a New Moon — darkness engulfed us, and trees and garden bushes were in shadow. We trusted. Oh, how we celebrated when we made our way back without the use of our phone flashlights. Something had clicked — that, which sustains us will protect us, too…. Read More
We get caught up in all of the ways we are told we are not enough—we are deficient, we are not as good as, if only we,… Culture is all around us telling us about how to ‘fix’ superficial and perceived flaws in the embracing of one ideal or aesthetic. The truth is that we are far more than the external layer that holds all of our good stuff inside. This concept is called the koshas — or sheaths. In yogic philosophy, 5 sheaths are acknowledged as the 5 layers fo the self. Read More
I never expected to have a monumental shift for myself. Let me explain--I know I am changed every time I am in community with people who are like-minded yogis. I am always inspired by your stories, your love and care for one another, and your love and care for me. There are very few spaces in which we interact in the corporate world or even when with family and friends that are that giving and that filled with lovingkindness. But what I wasn't expecting was to conquer a long-held fear of my own…
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Here are some thoughts from our last Goddess Talk about Jung’s concept of The Shadow. Read More
Research shows that we are in stress mode (fight/flight) 70% of the time. That means that what we see, say, and do is informed by a stress response most of the time. Between this mode and the bombardment of messaging through social media, our judgment and how we view ourselves becomes clouded. Read More
What you can do about this?
What is up with Yoga Nidra?
An easily accessible form of guided meditation, research from top universities has concluded that regular practice of Yoga Nidra aids in the reversal and prevention of insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, pain, cardiovascular and numerous other health issues. Also, practitioners experience an increased sense of overall well-being and inner peace.
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We had our first women’s circle! Read my thoughts from our first Goddess Talk — The Moon and Your Mood — and find out a bit about what was discussed. Read More