A mantra for mothers

My morning meditation and start of a new 40-day mantra practice. I’ve been trying to see myself as someone who is already a mother, instead of getting stuck in the “one day” loop. As we wait for our foster-to-adoption home study finalization, I decided to chant a mantra focused on motherhood 108x a day. ThisContinue reading “A mantra for mothers”

21 mudras for meditation

My 21 days of mudras challenge has ended. I’ve learned a lot of new and useful mudras. Also I’ve truly embraced the value  and application of daily meditation for the first time. Below is breakdown of all 21 mudras (alphabetical order). What’s your favorite/”go to” mudra? Mudras are symbolic hand gestures used in meditation, religious ceremonies, dance, sculpture,Continue reading “21 mudras for meditation”

21 days of mudras and meditation (Hakini, Anjali and Lotus Mudra)

I signed up for my first Instagram challenge….. 21 days of mudras and meditation. Every day the hosts (@ireeyogi, @ladiboomyogini and @yogi_peanut) post a mudra to use during meditation. The first week we’ll meditate for 5 minutes a day, 2nd week 10 min/day and 3rd week 15 min/day. Mudras are symbolic hand gestures used in meditation, religious ceremonies, dance, sculpture, and paintings.Continue reading “21 days of mudras and meditation (Hakini, Anjali and Lotus Mudra)”

Choosing a mantra for my 40-day discipline

Part of the course work for my yoga teacher training program is to pick a mantra and chant it 108 times a day for 40 days. True to my over-analytical brain I spent 5+ hours this week rereading sections of Thomas Ashley-Farrand’s Healing Mantras, researching and picking a mantra.  I was looking for a mantra relatedContinue reading “Choosing a mantra for my 40-day discipline”