Thank you for being you.
Thank you for making it here.
Through all of your experiences.
Thank you for existing.
Thank you for shining your light.
Thank you for sharing your dark.
Everything about you matters.
Not just parts of you.
Thank you for getting up everyday.
Thank you for not quitting.
Thank you for living.
Thank you for being brave.
Thank you for finding a reason.
Thank you for being here.
You are worthy.
You have something to offer.
You are of value.
You are cared about.
You are loved.
Monthly Moon Meditations for Cosmos & Spirit
Well-being and Mind Body Meditations
Cobra Pose | Bhujangasana
Cobra Pose- Bhujangasana (boo-jahn-GAHS-uh-nuh) - is an energizing, prone backbend posture. It gets its name from the Sanskrit words, bhujang, meaning ‘serpent,’ and asana, meaning ‘pose.’ Cobra pose increases flexibility of the spine while opening the chest. It taps into the crown and heart chakra the most. According to traditional yogic texts, this pose heals the body of disease and awakens kundalini, the divine cosmic energy that fosters self-realization. Amazing Benefits •Stimulates and tones the abdominal muscles and abdominal organs. •Massages digestive organs such as the kidneys, liver, pancreas, intestines, colon, and stomach, as well as adrenal glands and reproductive organs. •Regulates the secretion of the thyroid and adrenal glands. •Improves digestion and alleviates constipation, acidity, and indigestion. •Strengthens the back and shoulders, improving posture. •Improves flexibility of the upper, middle and lower back. •Improves blood circulation, back pain, spondylitis, and slipped disc conditions. •Reduces fatigue and stress. •Opens the lungs, which has a therapeutic effect on those suffering from asthma and other respiratory disorders. Contraindications Avoid practicing cobra pose if you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, hernias, abdominal pain or have a recent back, wrist, or rib injury. Pregnant women should also avoid practicing it. How-to 1. Place your palms flat on the ground directly under your shoulders. 2. Bend your elbows straight back and hug them into your sides. 3. Pause for a moment looking straight down at your mat with your neck in a neutral position. 4. Anchor your pubic bone to the floor. 5. Inhale to lift your chest off the floor. 6. Roll your shoulders back, squeezing them in, together and down. 7. Make sure your elbows continue hugging your sides. 8. Keep your neck neutral. 9. Straightening your arms, slowly lift your head, neck, and chest higher while pressing down on the mat with your pubic bone and thighs. 10. Relax your gluteal muscles. 11. Breathing out to release, gently bring your belly, abdomen, chest, neck, and head back down to the yoga mat.
Take 10 to Zen: Virtual Labyrinth Walk
Take ten to get zen! #mondaymeditations Best seen pinched close with phone view. “The human attention span has now dropped to just eight seconds, down from 12 seconds in 2000. In just two decades, our attention span has fallen to one second lower than that of the notoriously ill-focused goldfish!“-www.muckrack.com Social media attention span 8 seconds or less. Patience 8 seconds or less. Want to change that? It may be super uncomfortable and even difficult. I invite you to take a ten minute visual walk with me. The video slows to a nice meditative speed at the start of the labyrinth and we walk to the center together. At the end you see it’s entirety. The labyrinth can be used as a metaphor for how you live your life. What can you learn about yourself as you walk it? What you focus on at the time may be determined by where you are in your life and what your questions, concerns or goals may be in the moment. It is best to walk the labyrinth with an open heart and an open mind, asking for that which is for your highest good. A labyrinth differs from a maze in that there is only one way in and one way out. They have one continuous path that twists and turns, eventually leading to the center. There are no dead ends. There is nothing to figure out as you walk or trace a labyrinth. You simply follow the path to the center and then retrace the same path back out. It is a moving meditation used as a tool to “unwind the mind and energy meridians,” and to let go stress or worries and concerns. Walking the labyrinth can release habits, ptterns, routine behavior, chaotic thought, and congested feelings.