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Chakra Meditation: Sahasara, the Crown

by Monique Minahan I settle into my seat under a moon that’s full and bright, mentally laying out all the chakras I’ve worked with up to now.  In the center, I leave a space for my practice tonight, sahasara.Sahasara is … Continue reading

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Chakra Meditation: Vishuddi, The Throat

by Monique Minahan The birds are chirping even though it’s still dark. This kind of silence – the kind that isn’t devoid of noise but rather full of presence – is the backdrop for my practice today. Physically located at … Continue reading

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Mantra Monday: Spiritual Survival

by Olivia Cecchettini I turn on the news and all I hear is violence and it stuns my heart because I have cultivated a life of peace. It’s astounding to me that we are still killing each other over race, … Continue reading

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Chakra Meditation: Anahata, The Heart

by Monique Minahan I place my left hand on my heart and on top of that layer my right. I don’t move until I feel that familiar thump-thump beating under my hands, as subtle or as strong as it may … Continue reading

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Chakra Meditation: Manipura, The Navel

by Monique Minahan I invite my body into some gentle asana next to a dwindling fire. Only after movement do I find the stillness necessary to enter the city of jewels, manipura chakra; mani meaning jewel and pura meaning city. Now focused, I contemplate … Continue reading

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Chakra Meditation: Swadhisthana, The Sacrum

by Monique Minahan The womb. Love is made here. Life is made here. Swadhisthana is the seat of our right to feel and represents the duality (and sometimes dueling nature) of separation versus attachment, two concepts I became intimately familiar … Continue reading

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Chakra Meditation: Mooladhara, The Root

by Monique Minahan I sit on the Earth herself and hold a smooth rock in the palm of each hand. I dug them up when we moved into our house and I use them when I need extra grounding, like … Continue reading

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Mantra Monday: Don’t Do Yoga

by Laura McCorry Don’t do yoga. Step onto your mat with your bare feet. Breathe. Pick a yoga pose, any pose. But don’t do it; at least not the way in which you’re accustomed. Arrange your arms and legs and … Continue reading

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Chakra Meditation: Ajna, The Third Eye

by Monique Minahan I start with ajna, the third eye chakra. It might seem like any chakra practice should proceed from bottom-up, but working with the lower chakras can dig up some dirt… so to speak. Connecting with ajna first … Continue reading

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5 Easy Ways to Embrace Minimalism

by Laura McCorry Have you always admired that person with the clutter-free, minimalist home but assumed it was a mythical ideal you’d never achieve? Minimalism doesn’t have to be a complete lifestyle change that has you throwing out all your … Continue reading

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