Removing fear in the Heart Chakra

I don’t remember exactly when I learned to start avoiding eye contact with people on the street. Was it after the cat calls I received in high school? Did it blossom taking city transit to and from school every day? Or was it when we were warned not to engage with homeless people during my college orientation in downtown Manhattan?

All I know is that it was a message I heeded. This lesson was aided by the invention of the iphone, which put tons of music, skip free, in my pocket right around the time I entered college.

With headphones and with (or without) music, public became private again.

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Guided Meditation: 4th Chakra and Connecting From the Heart

Have someone that you’re not seeing eye-to-eye with? Want to feel a little more heart connection? This guided meditation will help you reconnect to your own heart, and also spread some of that love to someone else in your life as well. Let’s feel the connection.

 

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30 minute yoga for opening the heart chakra

This yoga podcast is a simple yoga flow to open up the shoulders and heart. It will open your heart chakra. It’s perfect if you’ve been sitting or slouching at your desk, and will leave you feeling open and calm.

 

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Balancing Energy This Holiday Season

The holidays tend to go one of two ways:

  1. Working super hard to finish work deadlines, organize parties and holidays, shopping lists, and activities.
  2. Living fun and free, with plentiful holiday parties, cocktails, and sugar comas.

Both of these situations relate to an imbalance in the second chakra. So this holiday season, let’s look at how you can find balance. The benefit of balancing this second chakra energy? You’ll finish the holiday season with good energy, no guilt, and some joy.

You’ll learn the mantras to use for balancing your second chakra, plus practices you can do to help you feel joyful and bright this holiday.

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Finding one’s own place with Svadhistana – the 2nd Chakra

Svadhistana! Let’s talk about the second chakra.

The second chakra is just *fun*. It’s about joy, sensuality, and creativity. When we connect with the 2nd chakra, we connect with our creative potential and power.

Ruled by the element of water, the 2nd chakra allows us to get into the flow and find joy in life. We move from the stability and material goods of the 1st chakra to the emotions and creativity of the 2nd chakra.

Too little 2nd chakra energy? You survive, not thrive. Too much 2nd chakra energy? You might deal with issues like addiction or inability to plan ahead.

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Guided Meditation: 3rd Chakra and the Power of the Sun

Want to feel confident and powerful? Embody the strength of the sun. I know…sounds like a little much, but as Hafiz said – “you are the sun in drag”…so let’s put the outfit on for a few minutes and see how it feels, shall we?

 

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Own Your Power – Balancing the 3rd Chakra

One of my favorite Hindu deities is Ganesha. He’s just so lovable.

 

Ganesha is a playful god with the head of an elephant. Ganesha makes me think of beginnings. He’s the remover of obstacles, the patron of the arts and sciences…Ganesha to me is friendly, congenial, your best buddy that’s there to support you and call you out.

 

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Remover of Obstacles

People worship Ganesh when they’re hoping to clear a path. We’re making sure that we can get to our goals with little disruption and difficulty. These are very understandable wishes.

 

But the great philosophers also say that our obstacles are important for our personal growth.

 

In Ryan Holiday’s beautiful “The Obstacle is the Way”, he uses the lessons of the Stoic masters, including Marcus Aurelius to support his thesis:  

 

The obstacle in the path becomes the path. Never forget, within every obstacle is an opportunity to improve our condition.”

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Why I’ve been gone for a few days

On Monday morning, I had a miscarriage.

 

This is difficult to say. And not because of the actual event – my body, hormones, and emotions have made it VERY clear that this pregnancy is over.

 

Instead, it feels difficult to say this because it feels weird to talk about me, and because I’m scared of feeling like I’m saying it for attention.

 

And even though I have a fear of pity or attracting too much attention, I feel like I have to say it for all of the people who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss and haven’t said anything.

 

You know what’s been hard about experiencing my miscarriage? It’s the feeling that I’ve already been shrouded in secrecy for months, and I don’t know how to climb out of it.

 

You see, being pregnant taught me just how isolating it is to be pregnant.
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Vinyasa Yoga – Continuous Movement

Today’s yoga sequence is a short, continuous, and circular flow. Use this sequence to reset your energy and find smooth, continuous movement.

 

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