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Mudras & Crystals for Stress

November 26, 2018 4:31 am Published by
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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

Ancient Scents & Their Meanings

October 15, 2018 4:31 am Published by
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Have you ever smelled something and it took you back to a specific moment in your life or a certain feeling? We can’t always explain why scents attach themselves to moments in our lives and stick, but we know that scents are powerful. Think about how you feel when you smell fresh cut grass, the incense burning in your local yoga studio, onions sautéing on the stove, or winter candles burning. Each one of those scents probably evokes a specific emotion in you. This is the power of scents. Smell is one of the most primal senses, and it can... Continue Reading

How to Balance Your Throat Chakra & Know When It’s Blocked

August 6, 2018 4:31 am Published by
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When your throat chakra, Visuddha, is balanced, you’re able to speak your authentic truth from a place of love. You set loving and firm boundaries, and stick by them. You’re able to find your voice and share your unique gifts with the world. You trust that what needs to come through you will come, and you don’t get stuck in self-judgment or self-doubt wondering if you should or shouldn’t say something. So many of us get blocked at our throat chakra. When your throat chakra is blocked, it may show up as: Holding back from saying what you’re thinking and... Continue Reading

How to Open Your Crown Chakra & Know When it’s Blocked

July 16, 2018 4:45 am Published by
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Your crown chakra, known as Sahasrara in Sanskrit, is the highest of the seven chakras in the traditional chakra system. It’s located on the crown of your head and is the center of your connection with the Universe and with your highest self. It’s where you’re able to channel messages from the divine, access higher states of consciousness, and deeply trust the Universe. An open crown chakra helps you connect with something greater than yourself, experience the interconnectedness of all beings, and know that you are truly taken care of by an abundant, loving Universe. When your crown chakra is... Continue Reading

Yoga for the Dark Moon

July 9, 2018 4:24 am Published by
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I love the dark moon. The dark moon is all about resting (think four of swords in the tarot), taking care of yourself, and shedding anything that still needs to be released this cycle. The name of the game at the dark moon is soft, slow, and gentle. There’s no need to push yourself. What would make you feel good at this time? What would nurture your body, mind, and soul? A yin yoga practice is so lovely at this time of the month. The practice below focuses on gentle opening and a little twisting to help you sink into... Continue Reading








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