Sometimes we just need to chill out! This is what I love about Pranayama or breath work. Left nostril breathing especially. Left nostril breathing clams the body and the mind. Left nostril breathing activates the Ida Nerve Ending in the left nostril, which relates to... Read more
Do You Just Want to Simplify Your Life? I get it! Life is crazy and hectic. Plus, it doesn’t help that as a society we tend to complicate everything. Well… what can we do to simplify our lives? That’s what I’m going to share with you today.... Read more
Breathing is the essence of life! It’s also the essence of yoga. Breathe is our life force. As long as we are breathing, we are alive. We go through life with very shallow breath and we don’t even recognize it. When we are depressed, stressed or anxious... Read more
I hope you had a fabulous week full of peace, joy and a whole lot of zen! Mine was delightful!! I went to some yoga classes, caught up with some dear friends, taught a few private clients and went to a beautiful Sangha. We all deal with the day to day struggles of... Read more
Are you a hair on fire, running late, crazy ass morning person? Or, do you give yourself enough time to enjoy your mornings? Meaning… You get to enjoy that cup of coffee, and plan for your day accordingly. I used to dread the mornings. Probably because I always... Read more
Can you look in the mirror at yourself and say… I Love You! Have you ever tried it? If so… Did it feel weird? Instead of saying to yourself… I need to lose 20 pounds. I wish my nose was smaller. I wish I was prettier. I want smaller legs and bigger... Read more
So many times I've heard - I can't meditate because I can't sit still. Or, I can't quiet the mind. I say - so what & call BS on that.😉
Don't put so much pressure on meditation. Try different styles and see what feels right for you. Practice meditating on the sounds around you. We often think meditation is turning away from the world, sitting and silence and not a single thought can't move through us. I'm sorry - That's not always realistic for me. We are beings who are living in a busy world, so it is possible to use what's around us as a way of meditating.
🌟 Try this:
1) Close your eyes. 2) Expand your awareness and notice the sounds around you. 3) The sounds in the room. Outside the room. Then even farther. 4) Listen to the most distant sound you can hear. 5) Instead of trying to ignore all the noise, invite it in as part of the fabric of your meditation. 6) Stay and embrace this state of awareness you've cultivated, allowing the world around you to contribute to your meditation. 7) Sit for as along as you want. 8 ) When you're ready, draw your attention back to your body, your breath, and open your eyes. 9) Namaste and move on with your day.