Eat Your Heart Out: Bhakti Yoga

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There’s 4 paths of yoga: Jana, Raja, Karma and Bhakti. I wrote a post on Ashtanga a while back and that’s Raja Yoga – the yoga of kings. In Ashtanga, the focus is on meditation and mindfulness. It’s physical, it’s internal. There was also a post on Sivananda, which is Karma Yoga – the focus is on giving back to the community, practicing non violence and keeping calm. There are several elements of Bhakti yoga in Sivananda as well, as Bhakti is the yoga of love and devotion. The term…read more

Yoga for Vishuddha – Throat Chakra

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I am so tempted to make some “open your throat” jokes here, but I’ll try to keep it clean (ish). The throat chakra, or Vishuddha is definitely my chakra. This is the most powerful chakra I was born with but also the source of the majority of my problems in chakra balancing too. So I know this one well. Vishuddha is located in your throat, and it’s the source of communication and song. This is the place where you interact with the world at large and both understand and communicate…read more

Zazen Meditation

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  Zazen is the Japanese word for “seated meditation”. Zen meditation is the form that Buddhists use (for the most part) and is widely practiced all over the world. It’s one of the simplest and oldest forms of meditation but can be very difficult to practice in these rapid, monkey-mind times we live in. How It Works: It’s important to sit properly for this. You can sit on the floor or against a wall with your legs crossed (the traditional is full lotus, but let’s be real, not many people…read more

How to Make Your Own Essential Oils

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Making essential oils is slightly time consuming but the payoff is huge since the price of oils at the store can be aggressive. Making it at home is cheap as chips and easy enough that really anyone can do it. There’s two ways to “cure” the oils, it just depends on how impatient you are. You can do it the full-on natural way, by leaving the oils in the sun for three to six weeks to percolate and turn into the juiciness that will be your infusion, or you can cook…read more