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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

Breaking Down the Yamas & Niyamas

June 18, 2018 4:50 am Published by
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If you’re reading this, you probably already know that there is a lot more to yoga than just asana, or physical postures. In classical yoga philosophy, we use something called the Patanjali’s eight-fold path for guidance. These eight limbs, or steps, help us reach the state of ecstasy and deep connection with the divine known as samadhi. Patanjali’s eight-fold path for guidance are: Yamas Niyamas Asana Pranayama Pratyahara Dharana Dhyana Samadhi In this blog, I’ll be breaking down the first two limbs: the yamas and the niyamas. Yamas The first limb, the yamas, are about personal practices that relate to... Continue Reading








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