The Month of May is about women, it’s a time when seedling begin to bloom. Women are the flowers who carry the life process forward, maintain balance, provide support and nurture all. Take this day to celebrate you, take a break from the rest of the world. A day of Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda, Healthy lunch, more...
We have so much to be grateful for, come together to honor your feminine. With song, drumming, focus on your inner spirit. Connect with the meditation into the animal world. Move into the next phase of your life with renewed insight from the animal world.
In person location: home studio
In the morning the Sun Rises in the East
The Eastern direction is the Spring, as the plants come to life in spring. Spring brings about renewal. Renewal in the cycle of life. The East is the direction of illumination, clarity and your life path. This is a time of new beginnings a time to bring forth what you wan to illuminate in your life. Take a moment and visualize what you want to illuminate in your life?
Take a moment and reflect on old intentions that did not manifest. Take a new approach and bring clarity to what you want to illuminate in your life?
With the New Moon in Taurus a sign considered stable, reliable, and even-keeled how can you illuminate your path with these traits? The New moon is a time for self-care and comfort, bring forth what you want in the new lunar cycle. Set an intention with what you want to illuminate. Ask, where am I going? Be specific~
If you need help with this process - see the group meditation series.
Those who know me, know that I promote Yin Yoga as a great practice that will help to alleviate symptoms of aging. Yin is a gentle form of yoga with intent on stretching connective tissue in the body. All positions are seated in a position on the mat. I generally discuss how this connective tissue has become tight, stiff and by the age of 40 we should have been involved in a yin practice to keep the body supple. What else does that age of 40 reveal --
Taking a look at osteoporosis, ligaments and tendons pull on the bone stimulating the bone physiology that keeps us strong and mobile. Bone is composed of support cells, osteoblasts and osteocytes, remodeling cells - osteoclasts, along with a matrix of collagen, mineral salts, non-collagenous proteins called osteoid. The remodeling cycle consists of three consecutive phases: resorption, during which osteoclasts digest old bone; reversal, when mononuclear cells appear on the bone surface; and formation, when osteoblasts lay down new bone until the resorbed bone is completely replaced. While that may sound complicated --
Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disease that results from osteoclastic bone resorption not compensated by osteoblastic bone formation. This causes bones to become weak and fragile, thus increasing the risk of fractures.
What prevents it and how do you treat it?
Weight bearing exercise, calcium, vitamin D. Often people are confused when you throw out "weight bearing exercise". It is simply walking, as you transfer your weight from one foot to the other. Mild strength exercises such as Yoga and Pilates. Simple resistance band exercise done correctly are great as they start off light, low repetition to allow for slow adaptation. Since the spine is of major concern, gentle core isometrics type exercise are also a great beginning. Referencing the picture postural exercises are very important and simple.
Combining guided meditation for relaxation and stress reduction are beneficial in any healing process.
Movement Focus offers many programs for people with emphasis on creating a healthy, functional life to pursue their passion for as long as they wish.
Anything beyond what we need in Poison. It can be power, laziness, food, ego, ambition, vanity, fear, anger . . .
-Non - acceptance of uncertainty. If we accept uncertainty, it becomes adventure.
-Non-acceptance of good in other. If we accept good, it becomes inspiration.
- Non-acceptance of what is beyond our control. If we accept, it becomes tolerance.
-Non-acceptance of people as they are. If we accept unconditionally, it becomes love.
Yoga meets the fitness components of strength, flexibility and balance, While meeting a deeper need. The breath alone brings you to focus the mind into the body, the movement of the breath with the movement of the body. A slow subtle flow to align the mind and body together allows us to decrease stress, improve sleep/work cycle and over all how we engage with others. When you truly practice yoga, the 8 limbs of yoga teach you to be present to self, others, world.
Yama's - Self Restraint's
The Yama's translate as restraints, pro social behavior. How we show up and connect with others, how we interact in social settings, do we show empathy, do we co-regulate or dis-regulate.
Niama's - Religious observances.
Asnasa - Postures, the physical practice, movement.
Prana - breath
Pratyahara - senses, as you move you focus on the sensation of the movement with the breath.
Dharma - Concentration
Dhyana - meditation
Samadhi - bliss
Have you ever had an animal show up that was out of the normal flow of your daily doings? Or have you had an animal appear in your dreams. Animals provide information for us, they appear as spirit guides. Through Animal Card Reading you can get in touch with your inner world, gaining guidance in life situations. There is much to be learned from the animal world as they provide guidance.
A Guided meditation will be created with your animal card, many times in meditation a second animal may appear with a message.
As Grandmother moon begins to cover her face and gently withdraw to a quieter place. I invite you to come to this quiet place within, a time that has more to do with being than doing. Honoring this time in the cycle of the dark moon to meditate, to be receptive, to bring forth creative ideas, opening yourself to dreams and visions.
2020 is the year to attune with nature and yourself. Coming into alignment within, "as above is below".
Each ceremony will have an intention, meditation, song, prayer, drumming.
In the beginning the world was created in cycles of time, days, nights, moons, seasons. Farmers planted seeds at specific times to harvest what was needed to sustain life. In the business world we find cycles run on a fiscal year, which does not always match with the calendar year, monthly accounting cycles can be cut off before the 30 day lending themselves more to 28 day cycles. The cycles of the feminine are no different and should not be overlooked. This is a time to allow ideas from dreams and visions in meditation to come forth. As stated from Brooke's book, Native American women of ancient times has "visions of giant silver birds flying and of great spider webs covering the land". The interpretations of these are planes and power lines. "White Buffalo Woman Comes Singing".
Not to be excluded, Grandmothers or moon pause women are wise in experience and provide support and guidance to younger women.