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.
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Walking the path of infertility was one of the biggest challenges I’ve faced during this lifetime. If you’re walking this path, I see you, and I send you my love and encouragement because I know how hard it is. For four years, I was unable to conceive naturally, and I tried all the things. Eventually, after four years of walking the infertility path, I became pregnant and birthed my sweet twins, Ellis Andrew and Lillian Hart. Here I’m sharing some of the tools that helped me through this journey. Let me preface this post with a gentle reminder that your... Continue Reading
In every culture throughout history, water has been worshipped and revered. Water plays a starring role in creation stories and ritual customs from every indigenous tribe, and even features in ceremonial practices from every organized religion as well. She plays a vital role in every aspect of spiritual life from birth to death. And throughout all these many practices in all these many cultures throughout the ages, we see a similar theme echoed: People treated water as an intermediary between the human and the Divine. Whether sending prayers upon her, or using her to cleanse their spirits, or asking her... Continue Reading
Every new moon, we get a beautiful opportunity for a fresh start. The new moon is the time of the lunar cycle where we get to dream, vision, and set intentions for what we would like to heal, manifest, and create for the new cycle. Cards, whether oracle or tarot (learn all about the difference between oracle & tarot cards and how to choose here), can be a powerful way to help us gain clarity and understand how to work with the whole cycle holistically. Keep scrolling for your new moon card spread and to learn how to work with... Continue Reading
The cardinal directions, North, South, East, and West, can help you with more than navigation. Each direction holds a meaning of its own and corresponds to one of the four elements. There are both simple and complex ways of using the cardinal directions in ritual. A variety of cultures honor the cardinal directions. This article is looking at them from a Pagan and Wiccan perspective. The four directions are often used by Native Americans on the medicine wheel. Neither way is wrong or right, just different, and for different purposes. Read on for meanings and three ways to start using... Continue Reading