All posts tagged: meditation

It’s okay to be broken

I read an article by Patia Braithwaite about personal growth and acceptance.  There were a few long quotes within her article that really moved me. She says that it’s okay to not know exactly where you’re headed next in life.  There will always be a reason to stop and catch your breath.  It’s okay to be present with what’s broken in your life. “I’m perpetually split open by the expansiveness of life, but no one ever told me it was okay to be broken. No one told me that sometimes crying is the best way to proceed. No one gives us permission to keep asking big questions: How can we move closer to one another in a world that moves so fast? Centrifugal force can make hermits of us all. They don’t tell us the biggest truth: If we’re not broken open by all the beauty and pain that surrounds us, we’re probably not living most fully. There will always be a reason to stop and catch your breath. There is always something of which …

Demystifying the 7 Chakras: part 1, introduction

This part one of eight posts about your chakras.  We will be starting from the with an introduction then moving to your root and working our way up to your crown. (Source) Firstly, let’s talk about what chakras are in a more general, introductory level.  The 7 chakras are the energy centers in our body in which energy flows through.  Its an Sanskrit work that literally  translates into wheel or disk.  In yoga, meditation and Ayurveda, this term refers to wheels that flow energy from one part of the body to another part of the body.  There are seven main chakras, which align the spine, starting from the base of the spine through to the corn of the head.  To visualize a chakra in the body, imagine a swirling wheel of energy where matter and consciousness meet.  This invisible energy, called prana, is vital force, which keeps us vibrant, healthy, and alive.