Healing Summer Solstice Ritual

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Summer may already be in full swing in your books since Memorial Day, but the sunshine season actually begins today! This solar peak is the longest day of the year, a time we’re experiencing more light, fullness and beaming energy. The perfect time for a symbolic ritual tap into this eternal vital power that nurtures and sustains life everywhere on …

3 things you didn't know about meditation (+ the 5 step practice that works!)

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As we wrap up February, we’ve decided to revisit some of the intentions we set at the beginning of 2018. We began the year with a nationwide Clean Living Cleanse – *pure magic btw* where we explored a cleaner eating plan alongside some powerful soul-centered rituals. Whether or not you find yourself still following your resolutions or straying off course …

The real reason you NEED to get into healthy rituals this Fall

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Welcome back to reality, summer lovers 💥 💕 Time to get back on the program, right?! Well, it’s not like us to impose any strict lifestyle regimes, but we’ve been feeling really called and curious this September season to go deeper into the idea of ritual. Is it really as important as we think? It turns out there may be a physiological …

Moon Magic: Full Moon Eclipse in Leo

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Moon goddesses, Get ready for what may feel like one of the most powerful nights of 2017. A full moon, lunar eclipse and comet – all on one Friday night. Let’s start with the basics. Full moons are essentially an illuminating culmination… basically the finale of the month’s culmination of lunar phases. And the bright moonlight and intense yin energy …

5 ways to feel amazing right now.

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We’re all about strengthening our superpowers – whether it’s using nutrition, movement or mindfulness. Here’s our top 5 fast-tracks to feeling great in a really short amount of time – because sometimes life can get in the way of that. Stop what you’re doing and take a minute to do one of the following. We guarantee you’ll feel that much …

Welcome to The Year of The Rooster.

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Saturday was the end the volatile Fire Monkey Year, and the dawn of The Fire Year of the Metal Rooster. Feng shui can help determine our fate this 2017. It’s all about how the basic elemental energies of the earth interact with each other – earth, fire, water, metal, wood; the positioning of feng (wind) and shui (water). So regardless …

How to get Fall-Ready the Right Way

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Summer is coming to an end, it’s nearly back to school back to work season already. But we’re not there quite yet. We’re in the transition period. Fall is about transitions, the in-between, the not-so-clear-cut middle of things that can be so hard to understand and appreciate for us humans. The space in between things that’s frustratingly abstract yet possibly …

Summer Health Tips You Need to Know From Chinese Medicine

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  Nature teaches us about unity, working together, and flow. Natural healing systems from the east use nature as a tool for observation and assessment of the human body. When a natural energy is leading us one way, we want to follow it. To work with it, flow with it and not to obstruct it. This goes for every cycle …

Does Yoga Make You a Good Person?

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We LOVE yoga don’t get us wrong. We’re always interested in how deep we can go so we open up the question… Can yoga serve a purpose beyond tight abs and stress relief? Yoga has become a bit of a pop culture fad, and we see it increasingly being pulled away from its ancient vedic roots. We often associate yoga with just …

5 Ways to Start Using Your Potential

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We’re aware of our strengths. We’re aware of our weaknesses. But when it comes down to it, we only tap into our strength where we find it first. I’m talking about the mind and the body. If we know we’re good with words, arguments become our weapons when we fight. If we know our left knee is stronger, that’s the …

Boundaries That’ll Keep You Open

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When is it necessary to push things away? It’s a biological truth: boundaries are necessary in order for insides to remain distinct and protected from the outside. Every microscopic cell in the body has a perfectly designed boundary; a membrane that welcomes needed substances while preventing entry of damaging ones. All this intricate physiologic complexity is then enclosed by one …

Happy Year of The Monkey!

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Today marks the start of The Chinese New Year of the Fire Monkey! (Monkey vibes + fire-y vibes: I think you can get a pretty good idea of how this year is going to be.) Monkey year means lots of monkey energy: 2016 will embody the good and not so good characteristics of the Monkey sign. Monkeys literally do monkey business. …

Why so emotional?

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Our bodies and our emotions are not separate. Western culture has evolved to create a misunderstanding that the physical body and the emotional body are two totally independent systems. Slowly, Western scientists have begun to understand certain concepts that link these two, such as the discovery that the gut acts as a ‘second brain’ in the body. We know that …

Incurable or curable-from-within?

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When something goes wrong in our body, we can feel stuck and helpless. We look at a disease or injury as some evil external force that has cripples our joy, autonomy, and competence. It’s easy to forget that, in fact, our bodies want to heal, and our cells want to be healthy again. It can seem like the body and …

Mercury is in Retrograde: Why You Shouldn’t Freak Out

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We always hear of people using ‘Mercury is in retrograde’ as an explanation when something bad happens. There can be some truth to this, but a lot of the time the meaning of this cosmic occurrence is misunderstood. The planet mercury turns ‘retrograde’ toward the sun whenever it reaches 28 degrees distance a way from it: this cycle happens more often …

Let it Fall.

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It’s happening. Today is the official transition where we say bye to Summer and hello to a calmer, cooler Fall season. Don’t freak out – it’s really an amazing thing. Just look at what nature is teaching us about how natural it is to allow this change. We don’t see trees gripping onto their leaves; instead we see the ease …

8/8: A Date to Begin and Create

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What does today have in store for us? Numerology, the study of numbers and their specific vibrations and personalities, allows us to take a closer look at dates or numerical combinations as indicators of the energy they carry and their supposed influence on future life events. Today’s date, 8/8/2018, has three 8’s, making it an extremely significant day in many cultures. …

Hey Summer! Let’s get flexible.

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(This is not a post on how to improve your flexibility in yoga…) It’s going to be about flexibility though. I want us all to loosen up. Remember in mid January when we were all fantasizing about summer and how FUN it would be? How wild, free, and light everything was going to feel in about 6 months? Well, we’re here …

How Star Signs, Elements and Archetypes Bring Us Together

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Every relationship in our lives, whether with family, friends, lovers or colleagues, has an entirely different dynamic. Sometimes we feel an immediate connection upon meeting someone; we click. Other times we can work our whole lives to try and find some agreement with another person. We often blame the other for being emotionally inadequate, selfish, polemic. We just don’t click. …

Creativity

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“Creativity has something to do with the quality of your consciousness. Whatsoever you do can become creative. What matters is are you putting your very soul into what you are creating?” – Osho All we need to do is look at nature to see that our creator must have had a great imagination; creativity is everywhere around us. But it …

The Danger in Playing it Safe

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“The only security possible is to start enjoying insecurity. Maybe paradoxical but all that is true in life is paradoxical. Truth is a paradox. Love insecurity and it disappears… One becomes thrilled and open.” – Osho Every moment comes with a huge amount of ambiguity. Ambiguity leaves us with choice, and this can scare us, alot. Choice makes us face …

Ayurveda: An Intro to Traditional Indian Healing

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“No matter how much it gets abused, the body can restore balance. The first rule is to stop interfering with nature.” – Deepak Chopra What if we could heal our bodies without chemical medications, strict diets and forced willpower? Ayurveda says that we can. Literally translated into “life science”, Ayurveda is India’s traditional holistic medical system that enables us to gain …

6 Reasons to Let Go in 2015

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When we enter a new year, we often step into a motivated version of ourselves full of goals, resolutions and expectations. What if this year, we made a promise to let go? Instead of focusing on the changes we need to make, 2015 can be all about accepting who we are and how we are exactly where we’re supposed to …

A Cleansing Ritual for New Beginnings

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In a time where almost anything is possible with technology and medical advancements, why are so many people feeling stuck? One reason: you may be too caught up re-living the past or planning your future to appreciate what the present moment has to offer. Another reason: you could be carrying unwanted thoughts and conditioning that no longer suit you. When you’re too busy …