In the modern world, we’re constantly bombarded with opportunities for stress: over-stimulation from technology, the comparison game from social media, fast-paced work, and a fast-paced lifestyle where “busy” is often a badge of honor. This post will walk you through some crystals and mudras (if you’re not sure what mudras are, click here to read an in-depth post all about them) to have in your toolkit when you need to de-stress. They’re powerful tools to help you relax, take a deep breath, get perspective, and connect with the peace that already lives inside of you. I love both of these... Continue Reading
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Fire, water, earth, and air are the four elements of the Universe. They make up all that is, everything we see around us, and everything we are. None of them are either good or bad, and they each have specific, different properties. Fire, associated with your solar plexus chakra, is connected with passion and inspiration. Water, associated with your sacral chakra, is all about emotion and intuition. Air, associated with your heart and throat chakras, is about communication. Earth, associated with your root chakra, is connected with grounding and stability. There are many different ways to connect with and balance... Continue Reading
Divine feminine energy has a lot of names: yin, lunar, shakti, and passive, to name a few. But they’re all the same thing. Divine feminine energy is the goddess energy within. It’s the energy of flow, of being, of intuition, of the moon. Every human, regardless of gender, has both divine feminine and divine masculine (solar, yang, shiva) energy within them. Much of our modern culture focuses on the divine masculine: doing, pushing, producing, going. Just like yin and yang, you need both energies: they complement each other. But sometimes you can get so caught up in your divine masculine... Continue Reading
What are mudras and why are they powerful? In Sanskrit, mudra means “seal” or “sign.” Mudras are hand gestures that act as energy “seals” and they also position your hands to symbolize different meanings. The tips of your fingers, the crown of your head, and feet are where energy leaves your body. You can practice mudras to take that energy back into your body and channel it instead of allowing it to leave through your fingertips. The Elements of the Hand The hand has three Gunas or qualities, and every finger has its own energy and its own elements. In... Continue Reading
Hello there! If you are following our series on mudras, last week we discussed the Varuna (water) mudra, which is used to increase the water element within the body. Today, I want to talk about the Vayu (air) mudra, which, in contrast, decreases the air element within the body. During my research, I found it interesting that this mudra works to reduce air in the body while the other elements work to increase in the body. But this totally makes sense because too much air in the body causes bloating, puffiness and especially help with joint, neck, and spinal discomfort.