Category Archives: MEDITATION

Fierce Compassion

“Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” - Dalai Lama We often think of virtues like love and compassion to be qualities of softness and receptivity but there is a fierceness we need to abide in them fully. To anchor ourselves in the space of our hearts is…
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Breaking Open

Dear Friends, "You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.”  - Rumi Just because our hearts break does not mean they are meant to close down. The breaking is what cracks us open. Loving is not always easy. It requires a capacity to feel a whole range of feelings and not shut down as…
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Digging Deep

Dear friends, In this time of unpredictability, confusion, and grief, let’s remember what we do have mastery over: our inner realm. Within you is a space that is untethered, impenetrable, unshakeable, and unbounded. Just like a hole deep within the earth, there is space inside you that can only be found when you dig deep.…
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Where the Light Comes In

“The wound is the place where the light enters you” Rumi One of the things that inspires me most about yoga postures are that they are a powerful metaphor for life. Some poses elicit feelings of joy, comfort, and ease while others can bring up frustration, fear, and anxiety. The poses themselves are neutral but…
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Why Being Spiritual Does not Mean Being Perfect

You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.”  -Friedrich Nietzsche Yoga is a path of self-reflection and self-exploration, not self-perfection. I’ve thought a lot about the discipline that comes with living a life based on spiritual principles, and how easy it is to fall into the trap of perfectionism.  We might…
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Timing is Everything

Happy Spring, friends! Welcome to my first ever newsletter. I know – what took me so long?  I’ve realized more and more over the past year that everything in life is about timing. If we want something to happen we can have all the information, all the talent, all the environmental factors in place but if…
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The 7 Chakras & How to Balance Them

Check out this simple guide to the 7 chakras that I contributed to for Nutritious Life! 1. The Root Chakra (Muladhara) The first chakra is all about physical and emotional survival needs and our sense of stability and groundedness, Platt-Finger says. It exists at the base of the spine (hence the name) and is connected…
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Chakras 101: Aligning With the Inner and Outer Universe 

The chakras are vortices of energy that run along our spine, and can actually be identified as the headquarters of each element that exists in our bodies: earth, water, fire, air, and space. You may have heard the chakras being referenced in a yoga class or in social media but not have a full understanding…
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5 Yoga Tips to Help You Let Go of 2016

This time of year is about contemplation; looking inward and reflecting on the growth, the challenges, and the shifts that have shaped the past year. That can be difficult, especially in a year that had so much turbulence and fueled emotion. Yoga and meditation offer us tools to heal some of those intense feelings that…
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Release & Renew

Spring is officially here, and the transition out of winter is just as much about releasing as it is about blossoming. There is a shedding that takes place on a physical, energetic, and emotional layer that frees us from the storage we cling to in order to feel safe. Now is the time for letting…
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