Actually, we have more than 8, but the first 8 make the first octave. The first 7 are located in your physical body, and the 8th - the magnetic field - surrounds your entire physical body.
These energy centers govern how we perceive and respond to life.
...when you can use it to become alive.
Meditation calms the mind - not to put you to sleep, but to wake you up.
Meditation pulls you in - not so you can't see, but so you can.
Meditation has you feel more, not less. And rather than being afraid, you become more connected to your values.
Meditation will get you in touch with your rage. So that instead of walling up (which happens when you suppress your rage), you set healthy boundaries (which happens when you harness it). And, you...
When you’re ready to make a change in your life, it can be exciting and even a bit scary. The emotions you feel prompt the change and motivate you to take action. What happens when the feelings aren’t so strong? Motivation wanes, you lose the excitement. You’re creating new habits so it takes effort to stick with them.
What you do during this time is powerful and simple.
Make the commitment, and stick to it. No matter what.
When you make a commitment to...
Stress. It happens to all of us. Yep, even yogis.
The key is to have your early detection system activated so you can recognize the stress and take action. Know your early warning signs - perhaps irritability, tension in your shoulders, poor sleep, digestive issues, eating too much sugar… take a moment and write down what you experience when you start to feel stressed.
Next, take action:
Cooking doesn’t have to be a chore or something you have to do. It can be a beautiful meditation where you’re fully connected with yourself and the present moment. Think about it… this food is what you’re putting into your body to nourish and sustain you.
It is energy.
Do you want to put rushed and frantic energy into your food, or do you want loving, calm and peaceful energy infused into it?
I’ve found that when I’m in a...
You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day.
Unless you're too busy; then sit for an hour.
I know it sounds like the perfect time to meditate, but it’s not.
Meditating when anxious can work, sort of, but it's very temporary, and often it’s just one big struggle keeping still (in mind & body).
That’s because when you’re stressed or anxious, you’re in fight-or-flight mode. Try closing your eyes, getting still, and focusing on your breath, or a mantra, or a visualization technique while your house is on fire.