Reiki possesses an intuitive intelligence; the practitioner is simply a conduit. Yet, despite the skeptical society we find ourselves in, this modality has been embraced due to its potential for incredible effects. The dissipation of chronic pain, the alleviation of insomnia and the relief from anxiety are just a few of the benefits. These symptoms are treated through spiritually guided life force energy, with overall balance being the intention. Some people experience insta
Are there aspects of your life that seem to be stuck in a perpetual pattern of negativity? Are you ready to throw a stick in your karmic spokes and move on from it? From the moment we are born, our chakra system begins to develop. Your karma, past lives and genetics have already set you on a particular path and with each and every event you experience- your energy body feels the effects. Your life energy flows through 72000 channels in your body, however, simply understandi
In the spirit of International Women's Day, I want to share a TED Talk made by Preethaji. She is a philosopher, sage and philanthropist from India. One of the things I love about her is her ability to link deep spirituality with neurobiology. I am so inspired by her and have been feeling a pull to her wisdom and teachings- the pull is so strong that a trip to India is quickly becoming a reality for me. I am incredibly lucky to have a family that supports my calling. If you h
Bhramari breathing is an effective way to relieve tension, anxiety and agitation. This is a great one for those moments where you need to take space and center yourself quickly. Rushed mornings, hectic days at work, or when you're feeling static. It can be a very useful breathing technique for people experiencing hypertension- as it calms down the hot-tempered mind, and reduces blood pressure. It can provide relief if you're feeling overheated or have a slight headache while
Ujjayi is a great breathing exercise; not only does it enhance your Hatha practice but it is also a way to link your movement with breath during Vinyasa. Keep in mind that even though you may not be a yogi, these exercises are for you too! I rarely participate in Vinyasa flow classes due to my injuries, and tend to prefer restorative gentle practice. As far as everyday application, Ujjayi is beneficial for people suffering from sinus pressure and those seeking relief from fr
If hope you had time to watch the TED talk I posted yesterday. For the next few days I will be sharing the Pranayama based breathing exercises and will include an instructional video. Todays breathing exercise is called Nadi Shuddhi. The left nostril breath is called Idaikailai and is considered a cooling breath. The right nostril breath is considered a warming and is called Pingalai. This sequence can help balance our body heat, aid in digestion, promote healthy circula
You don't need to be a yogi to adopt pranayama into your daily routine. I look forward to sharing a few exercises in the days to come, but in the mean time here is Max Stroms TED Talk addressing the connection between breath work and healing. This is a great introduction for those who are just starting out.