Autumn: A Time for Gratitude

Wishing you all a Blessed Mabon!!! 🍂🌻🎃 Above is my new seasonal digital collage for my favorite season… It is transformational and spooky and also: my birth season. ♏️ 🍂 The pose I featured is Malasana, or Garland Pose, AKA Yogi Squat. It is a grounding pose, targeting the Root❤️ and Sacral🧡 Chakras. It isContinue reading “Autumn: A Time for Gratitude”

Yoga Props 101: Common Props & Uses

I compiled a list of the most common yoga props. Now, a quick note: You don’t actually need any of these props to practice yoga. (Including mats!) However some, or all, of these props may help you develop a more personalized and enjoyable practice. Props can be used by absolutely everybody, regardless of experience orContinue reading “Yoga Props 101: Common Props & Uses”

Benefits of Yoga: Body, Mind, & Spirit

The word “yoga” is derived from the Sanskrit root “yuj” which means “to yoke” or “to unite.” This refers to the uniting of universal consciousness with that of individual consciousness. Yoga truly is for the body, mind, and spirit. When these are all in harmony, magic happens! It is a common misconception that yoga isContinue reading “Benefits of Yoga: Body, Mind, & Spirit”

Cultivating Self-Love: Where Do I Start?

If you’re reading this, you probably struggle with “self-love” or, more directly, low self-esteem. Maybe you make negative judgments about yourself. Maybe you sabotage your successes with bad decisions. Maybe you need everyone to like you. Maybe you allow others to treat you like sh*t. There are many signs of low self-esteem. I get it:Continue reading “Cultivating Self-Love: Where Do I Start?”

Spring: A Time for Growth

💐 Ostara is upon us! Happy Spring Equinox. Our wintry time of rest and introspection has come to an end —for now anyway.  🌳 I chose Tree Pose, or Vrikshasana, to feature in my digital Spring collage (pictured above). Tree Pose is a centering & empowering asana. It will help ground you in preparation forContinue reading “Spring: A Time for Growth”

Winter: A Time of Rest

Ah, Winter… ❄️ Nature’s time of rest in preparation for Spring light. Life, cycled. To perform and create at our best, rest is nonnegotiable. I created a digital collage for Winter, and I chose to include Child’s Pose due to its submissive, calming, relaxing effect. 😌 It’s interesting to me that the New Year isContinue reading “Winter: A Time of Rest”

Improve Your Brain with Meditation

Meditation is typically well known for its relaxation benefits, but the benefits go way beyond easing stress levels. There are many other kinds of benefits that come out of regular meditation. Photo credit: “Brain” (CC BY 2.0) by dierk schaefer In this post, I specifically want to share the results of several scientific studies that analyzed affects onContinue reading “Improve Your Brain with Meditation”

Steps to Creating Authentic Art

This post is especially for those who doubt their own creative potential. I’ve been there too. The Artist You Already Are Dr. Mike Bechtle, a communication expert and author of five books, wrote on his blog about a little test he would conduct on groups of adults and groups of children: He would draw a dotContinue reading “Steps to Creating Authentic Art”

Why Humans Fear The Unknown

Many of us feel fear every day. Now, I’m not talking about the kind of fear felt when we are in imminent danger and need to spring into action in order to save ourselves from injury or death. I’m talking about the kind of fear that neither saves us nor serves us. The kind ofContinue reading “Why Humans Fear The Unknown”

1 Detox That Actually Works

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but detox diet cleanses do not work. When healthy, our bodies already naturally detox themselves. I will tell you about a way to aid the detoxification that our bodies already do… Lemme begin by bringing up the lymphatic system, a system that plays a vital role in the immuneContinue reading “1 Detox That Actually Works”