Rose quartz is a stone known as the ultimate self-love crystal…making it one of our favorites over here at Zenned Out and of course, a great stone for February! But rose quartz isn’t just about self-love. It has a whole slew of benefits and uses, which I’ll be sharing in this post. Keep scrolling for some of the major benefits of this stone! Unconditional Love Rose quartz is associated with the heart chakra, helping you open your center of giving and receiving unconditional love. Energy Muse states, “According to [ancient] myth, Cupid, the Roman god of desire, or Eros, the... Continue Reading
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About Eryn Johnson
Eryn is a mystic and seeker currently based in Philadelphia. She teaches yoga, reads tarot, does reiki energy healing, and loves to write. She is also the host of the Living Open podcast, and if she’s not teaching yoga or reading tarot you can probably find her in a crystal shop, buying plane tickets, or googling someone’s birth chart. Follow along with her adventures on Instagram at @erynj_ and at www.living-open.com.
Every February, we’re reminded of the love that already exists within us. While there are so many different kinds of love in our lives, it all starts with us: from a place of deep self-love. In this blog, I’ll be sharing a heart-opening yoga practice and a Kundalini breathwork meditation to help you cultivate self-love. Kundalini Breathwork meditation This Kundalini yoga breathwork meditation is said to help give strength to your heart and open up your heart center. Find a comfortable seat and extend your arms straight out in front of you. You want them to be parallel to the... Continue Reading
If you’re reading this, you probably have a desire to make the world a better place. But you may feel like you’re not sure how to go about it in a way that aligns with your spiritual practice and values. Your spiritual practice and your activism aren’t separate, they’re one. They can be, and I think they should be— because the world needs you, as an activist, to show up as a spiritual being…and as a spiritual being, to show up as an activist. This means that not only are we meditating on healing the world, manifesting collective healing, and... Continue Reading
Ayurveda is known as the sister science to yoga. It’s a traditional Hindu system of medicine developed in ancient India, based on holistic integration of mind and body for optimal balance and health. The word literally translates to life science or knowledge, showing Ayurveda’s holistic approach to health. Unlike Western medicine, Ayurveda focuses on food and lifestyle, rather than medication, and prevention to help you get healthier before you get sick. Ayurvedic Doshas Doshas are the different types of energy in your body. Each dosha is associated with different elements and qualities, which I’ll get into below. We’re each born... Continue Reading
Most of us are inundated with conflicting messages about food for our entire lives. We’re told to count calories, to eat certain portions of this or that, that this food is amazing for you and this food should be avoided at all costs. We’re taught to trust everything but ourselves when it comes to food (and actually, this is true in general, too!). Intuitive eating is a kind and compassionate return to trusting yourself with food. It’s an anti-diet way of eating that focuses on connecting with your intuition. What does your body need? What would truly nourish your mind,... Continue Reading