Amethyst has been one of the world’s most revered stones for many centuries. 💜
Being that it’s linked to the crown chakra, it’s helpful in purifying the mind and clearing it of negative thoughts. 💆🏻♀️
This includes the negativity of stress and anxiety, which is why many meditate with amethyst so as to rid themselves of that darkness. 🧘🏻♀️
An amethyst in the family room can promote family bonding, and provide the confidence and calm necessary for open communication. 👨👩👧👦
Placing an amethyst somewhere in the bathroom is another way to relieve anxiety during a soothing bath. 🛀
Tomorrow you can begin. 6 weekly Kundalini yoga classes for Opportunity & Green Energy live via Google Hangouts. Daily mantra meditation for prosperity on your own. See what happens in six short weeks! 💚💚💚
DM for more info. #letsdothis#kundaliniyoga
|| REST ||
We are listening to our bodies and taking time to rest as we both have colds. So we’ll be a bit quiet around here for a few days.
Hoping that you can all make time to nurture + rest too if you feel like you need it.
Big Love, LJ + Anna ✨✨
. . . I have always dreamed of living steps away from the ocean. Ever since I was a little girl, I declared my move near the sea. I have lived here for only a few months & still don’t believe it’s real.
I often cry tears of gratitude.. remembering where I came from.. & what it took to get here.
I am so lucky to be alive, healthy, and free to choose my path. I am so grateful for all the experiences and interactions that led me to today.
I am ever learning and ever growing. I am learning what it means to be truly present, to sit still & breathe. This is something that can be challenging for me, given the noise of my past. The fact that I am gaining the ability to just sit and just be, is a miracle.
With practice, this stillness will get easier and easier. Finding true presence in the moment and with people will become more and more real.
I am so excited to be here, right now.
I breathe in.
I breathe out.
Here I am.
It is perfect.
& I am grateful.
Want to know what’s hard...? Resting. Sitting still. Not feeling guilt for not doing the things I normally do. Feeling dependent completely on others. I actually told my husband recently, that it gave me anxiety to just sit. (Hmmm...maybe something God has in store for me to work on during this healing process?)
But today, in this moment it was beautiful. I wasn’t rushing around cleaning or cooking, or doing laundry. I was sitting in my chair, watching the sun beam through the windows and sparkle in the sweet blue eyes of my girls. I was watching them laugh and play Barbies and be little. It was like time stopped in that very moment and I was able to take it all in. Every sight, every giggle, every sound.
Rest...it’s something we all wish for, and yet never seem to master. Be still and know...
« The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness. » - Sakyong Mipham
In yoga, our body benefits from the various asanas, and our mind benefits from stillness :
quote Patanjali’s « yogas chitta vritti nirodhah » which means « yoga is the removal of the fluctuations of the mind. »
In stillness, we start working inwards. We listen to our body and observe our breaths. 💆🏻♀️
First time using time lapse. Wish it was something more exciting, but this was still really cool to observe: stand still for 10 minutes. It's crazy how many little ticks and adjustments there are. I've barely scratched the surface with stillness work. It's definitely something I want regularly in my practice so it's great that I get to work on it this week. When was the last time you just stood still for 10 minutes?