BODY SCAN MEDITATION // WHAT IT IS & HOW TO PRACTICE IT

Hey babes! it’s been a while (oops).

the things I’ve seen, ways I’ve expanded as a person, and experiences I’ve had since I last posted a little over a month ago are overwhelming and have been quite honestly transforming to say the least! I’m so excited to share some of them with you!

while on my 11 day road trip across the southern US with my fellow yogi babes, we were talking about body awareness. so many people in today’s hectic and disconnected world aren’t just disconnected from others, the earth, and Divine Love… they are also severely disconnected from themselves, including their physical body.

sounds crazy? let me explain.

as we drove through the vast expanse of desert, and climbed into slot canyons, and dangled over deep precipices, it was so clear to me how disconnected I am from the earth. if you believe in what the Genesis creation poem has to offer, you’ll notice the deep relationship planted within us toward the earth– working its soil, gathering good things from it, caring for and appreciating it… even being made from it! of course we’re meant to be connected to the earth!

but so many things come in the way of that- staying up past the sunset and waking up long after the sun rises is just one of the ways we have become lost and disconnected from nature. as I began to find myself in nature again on this trip, I realized something- I hadn’t even noticed how disconnected I was!

when I teach yoga classes, so many people arrive completely disconnected from their body. there are as many reasons for it as there are people. be it body trauma, sexual assault or abuse, childhood obesity, eating disorders, or simply a lifestyle not conducive to paying attention to the body’s signals, we’ve fallen out of touch with our body’s communication.

enter body scan meditation. 🙂  Continue reading “BODY SCAN MEDITATION // WHAT IT IS & HOW TO PRACTICE IT”

50 WAYS TO PRACTICE SELF CARE

with all the chaos that our lives have been over the last week, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about priorities and what it looks like to keep myself safe and healthy and well of body & spirit during these really wild and trying seasons of life.

for any preggo mamas out there, you know just how much harder it is when you’ve got a little one sending hormones surging through your body (and kicking you repeatedly) on top of whatever tough stuff you’ve got going on.

it’s especially hard not just to recognize those priorities, but also be able to enforce them with yourself and the people around you without feeling guilty. it’s difficult, though 100% necessary in order to be able to stay healthy for you, and for the health of the people who are relying on you!

make sure you have someone who will check up on YOU and be sure you are okay, making time for yourself, getting enough sleep or food, and staying healthy.

so out of this, I decided to sit down and come up with several ways to practice the all-important act of self-care. ❤ I hope you can find a few ways to show yourself some TLC!

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50 ways to practice self care Continue reading “50 WAYS TO PRACTICE SELF CARE”

what is “setting your intention” in yoga, why it’s important, and how to do it

in a yoga class or in your pinterest-scrolling, you may have come across this common little phrase “set your intention”.

yoga teachers often bring this to attention at the beginning of the class, and ask you to refer back to it throughout the duration of the session.

but what exactly does it mean to “set your intention”, and why is it important? is it even important? how do you do it, anyway?

well aren’t you lucky, because that’s exactly what I’m talking about today 🙂

setting your intention in yoga

setting your intention is basically stating “this is what I need right now.” in your yoga practice or your life. Continue reading “what is “setting your intention” in yoga, why it’s important, and how to do it”