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Friday, May 27, 2016

A Funky Flow Toward Creative Camel Pose Variations online class at Yoga International

Gratitude to www.hydeyoga.com for my lightweight, organic cotton and figure flattering body wear.

Please enjoy my Funky Flow Toward Creative Camel Pose Variations online class at Yoga International. This intermediate to advanced 35 minute backbend yoga flow includes ardha bhekasana (half frog pose), king cobra, plank, chaturanga and more. This creative online yoga practice invites you to set your clearest and highest intentions during your practice.

Please click on the link to practice:

A Funky Flow Toward Creative Camel Pose Variations

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Creative Path: A Meditation

Hold your hands in front of your heart. Visualize birth from a seed you planted like a blade of grass on your lawn pushing through the earth to an idea you had last year that materialized this year with your intent and action behind it or a physical birth you experienced such as having a baby. Reflect on the emotions that come from giving birth. Perhaps feelings of patience and pain you experienced from pulling something out of you comes up. Maybe feelings of bliss are felt as you reflect on the joyful new life in your eyes, heart and arms.

To birth anything is a release of energy that comes from deep within. It is a dance between the light and dark energies from deep inside that are coming out where they can be seen and experienced by yourself and others. To release your baby, your creativity, comes in so many forms. You can bang on a drum, take pictures, paint, dance or garden... the options are endless. The point is not to define your creation but to let it move out of you. Practice feeling the flow of it.

Let it be a meditation.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

New Moon Ritual: The Illumination Moon

The New Moon is in Taurus. Regardless of so many planets being in retrograde, I'm feeling extra creative these days. Therefore I'm calling this New Moon the illumination moon. Here's a little bit of New Moon inspired art I made last night. What's lighting you up?

The world needs your fire, your spark, your heart and eyes.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Mid-Spring Invocation Ritual

May 1st marks Spring's midpoint between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice. Now is a good time to reflect on what has or has not grown spiritually into your life this year. Here's a Mid-Spring invocation to assist in your reflection:

I am grateful for all that is blossoming into my life so far. Transformation comes with a mix of joy and pain. May I be masterful in noticing and feeling my pain without holding on and suffering. May the joy I feel be shared. Introduce me to the teachers I need to fine tune the energies of grace and strength within. Allow my creations to heal me and reach those who will benefit from them.

So be it!