Santosa, which is the second of the five #niyamas, is being grateful for what we have and content with who we are and where we are in life, being happy with what we have rather than being unhappy about what we don't have.
We always celebrate end results, but it's so important to honor and celebrate the journey that got you there. Like the rest of the world, we are changing from moment to moment. Possessions flow in and out of our lives, people around us come and go, our opinions and even what w...
Ritual. The fine art of taking a break. Pausing to learn on a journey that leads us to know that all life is sacred. It's experiential. A profoundly personal act even when shared, reconditions our perspective. It is that moment in which we stop, and look around, look within, understand. It inspires us to find a synergy of intention. Offering a time and place of perfect presence.
A woman's well-being lies in developing her inner strength. Self-awareness is key to this practice.
We can no longer blame society, parents, or culture for our mental or physical weaknesses as it only leads to a bitter attitude and does not bring any fruitful results. Complaining and placing blame on what is already done is a distraction and spoils our mental state. We should be facing the facts about our life and see that these facts provide guidance, for our self and future generations. There is al...
As we courageously work to become truly ourselves, each new day presents us with opportunities to unfold in the perfectly right way. A teacher of mine once said that, "the future depends on a healed past and a well-lived present."
We create a fulfilling future, and honor our present, by living this day in a practice that will enable us to look back tomorrow with pride. Each day we can learn, from whatever sources inspire us, to love ourselves just as we are – unfinished and still struggling – and...
Just this past weekend, my body forced me to rest by making me sick. Fluish.
So I slept. Hard. Like, nearly 14 hrs.
After I woke, I soaked in a hot lavender + eucalyptus bath & serenaded myself,
then I danced in my living room,
then I ate,
then I went back to sleep for another 8 hours.
I have always been ambitious with my time. Finding that equal balance between work, play & rest has been my ongoing challenge. Because I really do love to work & I really do love to play, I often neglect rest. When rest...
Women, we should be setting aside time each day to connect with the womb - to honor and respect her so she becomes a channel of joy, power, creativity, and beauty. If her voice goes unheard, unanswered, denied - we let the womb suffer and disharmony surrounds us. The womb is a storehouse of all our emotions collecting every feeling — good and bad.
So defend her.
With your life.
After all, she is only just the birthplace of all creative abilities, the gateway to all human life, the heart of our inner wis...