Monday Visions: Pulling the Words From My Throat

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This week just flew on past! I practiced yoga almost everyday, close but no cigar this week. I did however practice meditation everyday, which means I got to set some time aside to work on crochet! I worked for a good while on the basic stitch, then taking it out and trying again, just to get the hang of it. Then I got down to business on my project. I’ll post a pic when it’s done, but I’m going to keep it a secret until it’s done. I love secrets, and hopefully you do too! And if you don’t, then oh well. Sorry bout it. I also got my closet done and it looks so nice!! HOWEVER… I started working on my sock drawer and good Jesus God, it’s a mess. I have so many socks, it’s ridiculous. I’m gonna have to come up with a game plan here. I’m thinking about just keeping my favorites and giving the rest …

Monday Visions: Feeding the Love Fire

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Well howdy, there! Back to check in after a week of some Anahata love. So that semi-stressful situation I had the week prior worked itself into a much larger stressful situation this week. I had the stressful sick tummy I did! But it’s resolved itself thank god, and I’m feeling much better. And the Anahata work seems to be working and I feel much more calm and loving and kind. So wonderful! However, since it was such a stressful week and I didn’t start feeling the effects of my work til nearer the end of the week, I’m gonna pull a Manipura week 2 and “repeat” this whole week. I need this chakra as strong as possible and I just know that it’s not there yet, but with another week to dust off all the cobwebs, this chakra will be it’s greenest green ever. Or at least, in a much better place than it was before. Besides that very stressful …

Monday Visions: Awakening My Cold Heart

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Hahahaha! Alright, so my heart isn’t completely cold. But it’s pretty damned close maybe. That hateful little voice (you know the one. We all have it) has been popping up more frequently lately and I’ve been feeling much less sympathetic and empathetic towards others. No bueno. No bueno indeed. Towards the very end of the week I took a chakra test to see how balanced all my chakras were. I’m actually thinking maybe I should take one at the end of each week to assess myself. Why I haven’t thought of this before I don’t know, but I think it’s probably a grand idea. Now what it showed was the 2 upper and 2 lower chakras were a little low but not so low as to be concerning. Could use a slight tune up. Manipura was shining like the gem it is, and was actually a little overstimulated. But the most noteworthy thing was how absolutely under stimulated my heart …

Monday Visions: Continuing Empowerment

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Alrighty HO! I’m switching things up a bit this week. As you may or may not know, I worked the sacral chakra last week. It was up and down with how active, stimulated and balanced this chakra was. I knew it was way under balanced and it would take a lot of work but, like the other chakras, I underestimated it. It sure needed lots of love and I noticed lots of wanting to shut off, hide, and be less social this whole week. I didn’t really want to do yoga that often, though I pushed through most days. Meditation, trying to eat yellow, basically just anything this week was sort of a struggle. Towards the end of the week I could feel a sort of shift, if you will. Nothing so mystical as actually feeling some jolt or actual change in the wind or something. But there was a shift nonetheless; a change in mood, confidence, will-power, sociability, and …

Solar Plexus Chakra Week: Update & Check-in

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EEEEEPPPPP!!! Here we are!! Week 3 already and we are on to a chakra that I know needs some love and attention. I’m crazy pumped for it as well because it’s color is yellow and I may have mentioned before that my favorite color is yellow. And if I haven’t mentioned that, then I just did, and you know now, so never forget. It’s important to me. I kid! I kid! But seriously, I do love it an inordinate amount. Probably way more than the average normal person likes their favorite color. Last week was a wonderful week full of strong unexpected emotions, brought on by a variety of factors I’m sure, not the least of which was all the stimulating chakra work done. I’m digging all the different things I’m learning, about myself, the chakras, and everything in between. I’m grounded and safe. I’ve awakened my creative, sensual side. Now I’m ready to boost my self-esteem and claim my …

Monday Visions: Rearranging Momentum

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Back again to start a new week! Svadhisthana chakra is over with and what a fun, joyful, long learning experience it’s been! Like the root chakra and the sinus infection, there were times this past week I noticed myself much more emotional, more lonely and wanting to connect, than normal and I want to chalk it up to maybe this chakra was a little overstimulated. It makes sense, a week a only focusing on one chakra is really gonna send that one into hyperdrive. Now, I do blame some of those emotions on being tired and recovering from that infection, and I think I’m pre-menstrual hormonal as well, which of course causes me to be emotional. So it’s hard to say what was the root cause of it, but it’s still something to take note of. I had a rousing good time last week but I was taking note of the things I wasn’t doing, things I could improve on, …

Svadhisthana: Day 7

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Closing out Svadhisthana week! Wow this week has sure been a roller coaster of love, fun, some rough emotions, but mainly energizing insightful creativity. I’m bringing all that energy together and sealing it good with some loving yin yoga. Yoga with Kassandra’s Sacral Chakra Yin Yoga for Creativity and Sensuality is going to wind me down, close me out and prep me for the coming week. I did this class in the evening, fairly close to my bedtime. What I absolutely love about Kassandra’s videos is that she includes an affirmation with each pose. Some of the affirmations were easy as were the pose and I know those ones don;t need work. But some poses just kept getting harder and my frustration levels kept rising til I could feel the I-can’t-do-it anger tears heading for the surface. Now sometimes I lost track of what I was supposed to be affirming, but still. I think that it shows that maybe that …

Svadhisthana: Day 6

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Oh boy! This weather! This weather, you guys! You guys, this weather! It’s beyond lovely!! 63 degrees and sunny sunny sunny! I spent a good portion of the day outside, just soaking up the warmth and the bright yellow orange rays. I could spend all day just being in the warm sun, eating it up like a lazy fat cat. Like my old cat Heidi (she was an indoor cat that I would reluctantly let outside to explore once in a while. I’m a crazy cat helicopter parent). Funny Heidi story: I went out to my car once to go back to work after my lunch break, got in, started the car and heard a purrmeow from the backseat. Heidi, fat silly crazy cat, had jumped in through the open window and was sleeping in the backseat in the sunbeam. Concentrated sun, stronger heat, more happiness, deeper sleep. That cat had it figured out! Here she is exploring other things: …

Svadhisthana: Day 5

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Oh geeze aw man! I skipped out on watching the video I had planned for today. I had every intention of getting around to it in the afternoon but then I took a nap and everything went out the window when that nap decided it wasn’t finished with me quite yet. Gave me the deep sleepies it did! I just did not have the energy to commit to any sort of class, in any way shape or form this afternoon but I wanted to do something. So I yanked that mat into the middle of my room and did a quick stretch session. Cat/cow, down dog, seated twists and folds, happy baby, and lots of back stuff. I spent about 10-15 minutes maybe, doing this little pre-bed yoga session and it was just the ticket. There was no standing, it was just a lot of easy going, fluid stretches to limber me up before I crawl back into bed. My …

Svadhisthana: Day 4

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Yesterday my yoga practice took a back seat as my exhaustion took over. However, today started fresh and new and I awoke energized and ready to go! Not so ready to go that I hopped onto my mat first thing, but energized enough that I didn’t feel the sleepies dragging me back under with their sticky little grabbies. The day was extra lovely, so warm and sunshiny, and I was feeling extra peppy so after work I decided to stop by the liquor store and grab a nice bottle of white wine. I poured a glass, set out my mat on the porch and got ready to practice the video I missed yesterday, as well as the one planned for today. The first practice is part of a 7 day chakra series with Yoga Tx, led by Jen Hillman, this one of course for the sacral chakra and focused on desire and creativity. The second practice was a Yoga with …