Okay tribe, I need to be transparent here. This post should really be titled – Meditation: The Secret to My Best Self that I SUCK AT. I mean really, I’m just terrible at it, and not because there’s even a right or wrong way to do it, but because I have yet to make it a priority in life, which would lead to it becoming a habit, which would then lead to it being the secret to my best self. Nevertheless, I can’t authentically say I’m there. Okkkurrrrr, I feel better
If you’ve been practicing yoga for any amount of time, then you know that there is no end to what it can teach us, and somehow those new lessons seem to find us just at the right time. Once you find that you have a firm grasp on asana, (like you have reached the space where you can walk into any class and know what the teacher is asking of you), then you find that new things begin to reveal themselves, with the goal to further your journey. These new things can
Hey yogi babes, welcome to the wonderful world of Kirtan. You may have no sweet clue what Kirtan is or what it even means, and that’s why I’m here to help! What is Kirtan? Essentially, Kirtan is devotional chanting. With roots dating back over 500 years to India, this form of Bhakti Yoga (yoga of devotion) has the magical ability to open your heart. Musical instruments, vocals and rhythmic drumming all encourage the audience to chant, clap and dance along. This heartfelt and joyous expression can induce profound states of
Warning Journey Goers – this post is definitely on the woo-woo, spiritalesque side of things. But honestly, what post on here isn’t, so no need to be alarmed. Here’s the deal…. On September 22 or in four days, we will experience the Fall Equinox. The hawhahata? Yes, I know, it’s not a common term to be throwing around, but if you’re into this yoga, work on your life, want to live your journey thing, then we’ve got to be in tune with Mother Nature. After all, she is the most
As you dig deeper into your yoga practice, either at home via books, at a studio or gym, through YouTube channels, or online yoga site, you’ll probably hear quite a bit about mantras. And you’re probably thinking to yourself… what the hell is a mantra? A mantra is typically defined as a sacred utterance, affirmation, or meditative cue. Mantras are said to increase in benefit through repetition and meditative reflection. But a mantra is so much more. It’s your truth, even if you don’t know it yet. While yoga postures train our bodies
Whether you’re a newbie to the health community, a seasoned yogi veteran, or somewhere in between (like most of us), we’ve all heard it before: the life changing power of meditation. Beyond the inner sanctum of the wellness world, meditation is often mystified as the holy grail of consciousness; where people sit for hours on pillows inside ashrams, chanting mantras with shamans, while they burn incense and smudge sage. Sound familiar? Yes, this happens. No, I’ve never been to an ashram (who wants to go?).
Welcome to another meditation focused post here on the blog…. If you’re an avid journey goer, then you know the practice of meditation is taking the spotlight right now. And it’s funny, because as human beings, what we resist persists in life. Meditation is just that for me…. something that I resist for a plethora of reasons, but will continue to persist due to its incredible importance, benefits, and overall necessity for a healthy lifestyle. Journey Junkie Happenings: Subscribe to the NEW YouTube channel for fresh yoga vids, tutorials, and
The word meditation is being used a lot lately here….. which is a good thing, because my ass needs to sit down and learn how to take a moment (and I’m sure this applies to many asses). And because of it’s frequency, I thought it’d be helpful to cover some meditation basics so that we’re all more inspired, inclined, and/or motivated to make meditation a consistent habit. Journey Junkie Happenings: Subscribe to the NEW YouTube channel for fresh yoga vids, tutorials, and more of me! For me personally – I
It’s no secret that mediation and I have a rocky relationship, like a real jagged, unsteady, sometimes there’s cliffs type relationship. If you follow my monthly goals + reflections posts, you know meditation has and still is a goal of mine. I continue to write it down each month, each week, and sometimes every day – practice meditation. Some weeks my meditation practice is epic, I feel connected/grounded/in-tune with the universe/relaxed/ready to take on the world…. and other weeks, forget about it…. I barely remember to breathe during a hot vinyasa
Let’s cut to the chase yogis, we all know meditation is good for us. Actually, we know it’s better than good – it’s pure magic. Magic that is accessible to anybody, anywhere, anytime. Simply find a seat, plop your booty down, sit up tall, close the eyes, breathe, and let all distractions wash away.