Yoga for Kids – 5 Benefits of Introducing Your Kid to Yoga

It’s no secret that practicing yoga can have profound and life-changing benefits.  People all over the world are revisiting this ancient practice and discovering how it can drastically improve both physical and mental health.  Yoga teaches mindfulness, self-awareness, compassion, patience, and confidence.  It can improve our health and even reverse certain physical ailments.  This is […]

Chakra 7 – Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)

Last week in our chakra series we learned about the third eye chakra, our chakra of perception and spiritual connection.  If you missed that post, check it out here!  This week we’ll learn about the final chakra in our energy system, the crown chakra or sahasrara, our chakra of universality and oneness with the divine.  […]

Chakra 6 – Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)

Last week in our chakra series we learned about the throat chakra, our chakra of self-expression and communication.  If you missed that post, check it out here!  This week we’ll learn about the sixth chakra in our energy system, the third eye chakra or ajna, our chakra of intuition, perception, and wisdom.  We’ll continue to […]

Chakra 5 – Throat Chakra (vishuddha)

Last week in our chakra series we learned about the heart chakra, our chakra of unconditional love and balance.  If you missed that post, check it out here!  This week we’ll learn about the fifth chakra in our energy system, the throat chakra or vishuddha, our chakra of self-expression, creativity, and communication.  We’ll continue to […]

Chakra 4 – Heart Chakra (anahata)

Last week in our chakra series we learned about the solar plexus chakra (svadhisthana), our chakra of individuality and personal power.  If you missed that post, check it out here!  This week we’ll learn about the fourth chakra in our energy system, the heart chakra.  We’ll continue to reference a book by Anodea Judith called […]

Chakra 3 – Solar Plexus Chakra (manipura)

Last week in our chakra series we learned about the sacral chakra, our chakra of sensuality and emotions.  If you missed that post, check it out here!  This week we’ll be learning about our third chakra, the solar plexus chakra or manipura in Sanskrit.  We’ll continue to reference a book by Anodea Judith called Eastern […]

Chakra 2 – Sacral Chakra (svadhisthana)

Last week in our chakra series we looked at the root chakra, our chakra of survivability and grounding.  If you missed that post, check it out here!  This week we’ll be learning about our second chakra, the sacral chakra or svadhisthana.  We’ll continue to reference a book by Anodea Judith called Eastern Body, Western Mind, […]

Chakra 1 – Root Chakra (muladhara)

In our previous post we went through a brief overview of the chakra system.  The chakras are the seven wheels of energy that start at the base of our spine and move up and beyond the crown of our head.  Imbalances and blockages of energy in the chakras can result in physical and emotional suffering.  […]

Intro to the Seven Chakras

The concept of chakras and the related science are making a major comeback as our Western society becomes more curious and accepting of traditional methods of healing.  Things like ayurveda, yoga, and reiki are gaining popularity in our society, and the chakra system plays a major role in these practices.  Balanced chakras can result in […]

Reiki 101

What is Reiki? Reiki, or energy healing, is a self-care practice that is gaining a lot of popularity in our culture.  Although it’s new to most of us, energy healing has been around for thousands of years.  Reiki originated in ancient Tibetan Buddhism and, much like ayurveda and yogic philosophy, assumes that both physical and […]