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A Chakra Refresh: Bhuta Shuddhi (Chakras 101, Part 9 of 9)

Here we are.

We’re traveled up your chakra system to the top + beyond.

What else is there?

You’ve come along with me on this epic journey, but now what?

All of this information is great to have + refer to. It can help you determine which of your chakras aren’t spinning efficiently, but how do we prevent that from happening?

How do we attempt balance on a daily basis?

A Chakra Refresh: Bhuta Shuddhi (Chakras 101, Part 9 of 9) @

For this final Chakra 101 post, I’d like to introduce you to the practice of bhuta shuddhi – a type of simple meditation that helps to balance the elements of your chakras. If you do one thing for your chakra system each day, do this.

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Mental Musings: Do It Anyway

Mental Musings is a sporadic post series in which I encourage thought + discussion on topics such as life, death, creativity, happiness, success, philosophy, psychology, science, current events, and anything else relating to being human.

Ideas for posts may come from books, films, video clips, songs, articles, quotes, or simply the random thoughts running through my mind. I hope you enjoy this insight into the non-Yoga side of me + I’ll be incredibly grateful for your participation … now let’s muse! :)

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Some of the best friends I’ve ever had (+ still have) I’ve met online. They may live on the other side of the city, the country, or the world, and when I have the rare chance to meet one of them in-person, I take it!

This past weekend, I attended Jennifer Pastiloff‘s On Being Human workshop (held @ Pure Yoga West here in NYC) – a mix of yoga, journaling, sharing, dancing, + all around dork-tastic-ness.

I don’t think I’ve ever had so much fun, along with having my heart + mind cracked so wide open, in just 3 hours. Male or female, yogi or non-yogi, prolific writer or creatively challenged – no matter what you fall in any of these categories, this workshops is for you.

OK, let’s get down to brass tacks.

WHY is Jen’s workshop so great?

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Open-Minded Wisdom: Sahasrara (Chakras 101, Part 8 of 9)

Started from the bottom, now you’re here.

You’ve reached the top – the pinnacle of the chakra chain.

Yeah, it’s pretty epic, but there’s even more to it than that (keep reading!).

Open-Minded Wisdom: Sahasrara (Chakras 101, Part 8 of 9) @

Your seventh chakra, sahasrara, located at the top/crown of your head, is your center of unlimited wisdom, pure awareness, and universal consciousness. This is the hub of enlightenment. This is when you stop identifying with your ego – your outward version of yourself – and begin to truly understand your natural infinity + your connection to every other living thing.

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