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Ways to Connect to Your Divine Feminine Energy (And Why You Should)

February 19, 2018 4:48 am Published by

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

How to Create a Meditation Practice You’ll Actually Stick to

January 29, 2018 4:00 am Published by

You know meditation is good for you. You’ve seen the studies. You know you feel better when you do it. You know all of the positives, yet, it’s still so hard to commit to a daily meditation practice. I know, I’ve been there. I’m here to share nine tools I’ve personally used, or use still daily, to create a meditation practice that sticks. I’ve been an on and off again meditator since I was in middle school but it wasn’t until I implemented a few simple practices that it became a daily routine for me. Read on to learn my... Continue Reading

Vayu (Air) Mudra // Mudra Series

February 15, 2016 2:35 am Published by

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.

Varuna (Water) Mudra // Mudra Series

February 8, 2016 2:33 am Published by

Did anyone else look in the mirror this morning and poke at the dark circles under their eyes? Did you grab that bright red lipstick to brighten up your face? Well, if you felt bedraggled this morning and looked a little rumpled, this is the mudra for you.

Prithvi (Earth) Mudra // Mudra Series

February 1, 2016 2:25 am Published by

Welcome back to the Zenned Out blog for the second post in our series on yoga mudras. Last week we provided a brief overview of mudras and their benefits. Today and in the following weeks, I want to dive a bit deeper into each individual mudra. Yoga mudras are a set of hand gestures corresponding to the five elements (fire, air, water, earth, and heaven/ether) that help to focus and balance the human body. The Prithvi Mudra is so-called because it helps to equalize the element of Prithvi, or earth, within the body. It is also said to activate the root chakra.