We are posting a blog post from Sarah over at Hum.life because it's a beautiful post on creating a home practice.
Yoga classes are excellent places to learn the poses and sequences, to find the correct alignment for your body, and to find inspiration. But as renowned teacher Rodney Yee says*, “Without making it your own, yoga doesn’t mean anything. It’s just an exercise class.”
Mindful living is a holistic way of living your life. It extends from your self, body, mindset, spirit to your immediate loved ones, friends, to your community human and non human, to the natural environment you live in, to the larger world we are a part of and to the effects of our choices on people and places we don't have an obvious contact with. In Part 1 we explore our self.
Gift giving over the holidays, it can take on many perspectives. One of pressure, rushing, obligation... Or we can choose to enter the season with an opportunity to think of the ones we love and how we can gift a little thoughtful magic into their lives.
Giving gifts with thought and love, is a meditation on the person, what would bring them a feeling of being seen and appreciated.
Ethical fashion focuses on the social and environmental impacts of the production process.
"Traditional fashion has become a sore spot on our cultural evolution, through it’s monoculture of style, its whirlwind collections of trends that date styles in a couple of weeks (fast fashion), and creating excessive waste. The very production processes of fast fashion is appalling in its social and environmental effects. " Techcrunch
I would rather have each piece of clothing I wear have meaning, a story, a unique quality, that weave throughout seasons and time without being dated by trendiness.
Artist Bec Kilpatrick shares her love for nature and inspiration behind her beautiful illustrations.
"Hiking and camping is the best way to get out and envelope yourself in the natural world. I always bring a camera and sketch book along and make studies which inspire my creative practice. "
Bec's practice of taking time in nature to connect and turning the study of animals and plants into a mediative practice is inspiring and show's in her beautiful work.
Veronica shares her inspiration behind her high vibrational line, Isola, and how she transformed her life after being diagnosed with Electro Hyper Sensitivity (EHS), an environmental sensitivity illness.
"Science continues to prove in more ways than one that we are constantly creating our reality at the level of consciousness, and that the mind is in fact more powerful than matter. "
Veronica intertwine's science and the spiritual, to have a grounded truth about the benefits of meditation, mantras and tools that help focus our intentions.
Over the years I have really admired my nomadic friends who seem to bring a sense of home and practices with them.
"No matter how long my stay, I always create a small sacred space that makes me feel at home and grounded no matter where I am, as well as creating a kind of portal between the divine and my current location"
Treasure of Life....