self care Tag

Uplevel your Relationship Agreements on the Evolutionary Path

“Basically, it goes like this,” I started. “We either have articulated or unspoken agreements in our core relationships. If the agreements are unspoken, they can quickly become outdated. If we’re operating on outdated, unspoken agreements the relationship isn’t as dynamic, inspired, evolutionary, supportive, or connective as it could/should be. When you take the time to step back, and consciously update your relationship agreements, you redefine your life, based on your current potential.”...

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Sthira, Abhyasa + Body Thrive

Let me ask you a question… Do you ever think the accomplished yogis and vaidyas of yore (insert your favorite accomplished yogi(ini)) ever woke up and didn’t want to hit the mat? Do you think this ever went through his/her mind? “God, I’m over it. I keep saluting the sun, the moon, the sky, the Earth. Shiva, I’m bored of chanting your name over and over and over. Vishnu, I’ve had enough of sitting on this freaking cushion. Hanuman, I give up...

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Winter Solstice Ojas Building Rituals

The rhythm of the Winter Solstice is slow and inward. The slowing down builds ojas, the subtle energy of Kapha dosha. Kapha means to nourish or nurture, and is the growth and repair mechanism in our cells. Winter is the time to build our annual ojas, and the Winter Solstice is the kick-off event for this cycle.Ojas is your immune system. From Ayurveda, ojas is like a subtle gel of connective consciousness which contains the raw energy and intelligence of prana and inspired glow of tejas throughout our body. When...

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There is no perfect time to cleanse

Grab your free week 1 - pre detox guide - print & post on fridge!Greetings people on the verge of cleansing,I had a quick chat with a lovely and dedicated yoga student (we'll call her Jane) at our local coffee shop in Driggs. I was waiting to meet my new manager and had a few minutes. Jane started telling me how she is a dedicated follower of my blog and newsletters and that ...

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Is your 2011 Calender Based on Earth?

For my Winter Traditions Project I went hunting on the web for leaders in the earth based rhythms field. I found an amazing resource in Lacey Myhre, inventor of EarthCycleCalendars.While our global annual calendar page turning has nothing to do with earth-based rhythms, I'd be the first to admit that a great party til the wee hours in the middle of winter is a great idea. That said, if you want to more deeply source your creativity for 2011, click this PDF I created for you, which includes an email...

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Read your Body like a Book, part 4

Part 4: Share your knowledge far and wide. Now that you have gathered some information, done a little analysis and perhaps even changed your behavior, let's talk about the implications of this.Reading your body like a book makes you more aware of what the various parts of your body are communicating. Perhaps you see now that the parts (tongue, feces, skin, mood) can't stop communicating with your powers of observation. It's just always already there.  The parts are making up a picture of the whole.  Your body is creating a moment-by-moment...

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