Sharing thoughts on my spiritual journey using healing sound and movement to open to the radiance within.
Saraswati, the wisdom within!
|Posted by Lisa on July 1, 2021 at 3:40 PM|
Out of the navel of Viṣṇu comes Brahma, the creator, who is tasked with beginning the universe. He creates 7 beings called The Prajapatis and he tells them to get to work to create the entire universe. They are all male beings. They ask…”well, how do we do this??
At that point a voice wells up from within Brahma and says, you created only male beings...Read Full Post »
Shift into the Light!
|Posted by Lisa on June 18, 2021 at 6:05 PM|
Happy Summer Solstice!
The symbolism of the light of the sun goes way back in yoga. You can find the metaphor of light representing the illuminatory power of spiritual awakening dating back thousands of years to the oldest book of Sanskrit called the Ṛg Veda.
It is here we find the words of the sacred Gāyatrī Mantra which calls upon the light to awaken us to our connection to ultimate reality:
tat savit...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Lisa on June 4, 2021 at 1:25 PM|
A few of you may know that I LOVE the ancient language of Sanskrit. Last week, I described one reason why. It really improved my confidence in my voice.
Even learning the basics, the alphabet can make a profound impact in your speech and your confidence...Read Full Post »
Art and Yoga
|Posted by Lisa on May 21, 2021 at 4:25 PM|
Baroque Abstraction by Victoria Koursaros
This past week, I went to the inspiring art exhibit at The Gallery Space in Rahway called Going for Baroque. It is a collection by contemporary artists who have peices that are inspired by the Baroque period. I was moved by the colors, the shadow, the ingenuity and the many unique express...Read Full Post »
Yoga for Mental Health!
|Posted by Lisa on May 14, 2021 at 5:00 PM|
How’s it going? How is your mental state? This year I have really become aware of my tendencies when triggered. How about you?
For example, I have been noticing all of my goals and “to do” lists and how I cling to getting it all done. While we were in pandemic life, I got a lot done but it was never enough for me.
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Mother Yourself, Heal Yourself
|Posted by Lisa on May 6, 2021 at 2:40 PM|
Have you ever had a rebirth in your being that gives you a deeper understanding of yourself and your connection to everything? It’s an awakening or a reawakening. It’s a big aha moment!
I recently had this happen. I had a deeper understanding of a habit that I fal...Read Full Post »
Asteya and Giving Back to India
|Posted by Lisa on May 1, 2021 at 12:50 AM|
The incredibly rich offering of yoga in all of it’s depth and ancientness comes from India where the Vedas or books of wisdom were born.
Yoga is considered a way of seeing the world or a dārṣana which encompasses much more than a philosophy in my opinion, it’s a way of life. The practices that...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Lisa on April 23, 2021 at 3:35 PM|
Happy Earth Week! Let’s talk about an earth goddess to awaken our relationship to the earth and then create a simple ritual to support our healing intentions.
The goddess Bhuvaneswari is considered sarvarupa…the form of everything. She is t...Read Full Post »
Internal Spring Cleaning!
|Posted by Lisa on April 9, 2021 at 5:25 PM|
Spring is here! But wait…how are you feeling?
In my house, I am hearing the sneezing and moaning of Spring allergies. It has hit us all hard this year but especially our daughter, Anya. It feels like a pressure in the head that will NEVER go away which makes sleeping hard. And then the next day you are groggy and unfocused.
What to do?? Of course, there are over the counter medications and I am not poo pooing their usefulne...Read Full Post »
Durga & The Roar Of Your Voice!
|Posted by Lisa on March 25, 2021 at 1:20 PM|
Durga is the fortress, the Invincible One, the warrior goddess. She harnesses the power of a lion or a tiger and rides that harnessed wild & fierce energy. She is your fiercest self. YOU are THAT!
From the mythic stories, Durga was born in a time of great turmoil from the joining of all the creative forces of all the Gods. She then destroyed the demon, Mahishasura and the world was restored to order.Read Full Post »