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Thankfully, Doreen’s oracle card reading for this week points to the possibility of this being a week for setting the world on fire and moving ahead with confidence. Good news!
Check out the video above for this week’s outlook from Doreen and her Angel Tarot oracle deck.
As I’ve said before, I take notes on these oracle card readings when I first watch them every week. The more a reading resonates with me, the longer it takes to watch it because I keep pausing to be sure I get it all down. I like to return to my notes throughout the week to stay connected with its insights and messages, and I don’t want to miss anything!
This week, again, took quite a while to watch in its entirety because bells were ringing left and right for me. Not only that, Doreen does something very interesting this time- she uses two decks to get a more in-depth reading. She uses the Angel Tarot deck again, along with the Angel Dreams deck. I have to say, I really appreciated the extra dimension that the two decks added.
Much of this week’s reading speaks directly to those who are pursuing a new work opportunities, especially self-employment, so it spoke very insightfully to what I’m going through right now. Watch the video above to see if there’s anything in there that grabs you. I hope you find some great reminders and blessings, too!
Lord knows I love holidays. I haven’t met too many holidays that I don’t get excited to celebrate. But Valentine’s Day? One of my favorites. Really. I know I probably say that about every holiday when it is approaching, but I really, really looove Valentine’s Day. I mean… come on- it’s the holiday of L O V E. What’s not to love?
You can imagine my excitement that I get to create a special class this week to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Join me on Thursday at 10am. Kick off your day with a gentle, energizing vinyasa practice that focuses on connecting with the heart center and being your own dear valentine.
For her oracle card reading for the week of February 4th through the 10th, Doreen is using one of her oracle card apps- Magical Messages from the Fairies. I switched to an iPhone over the holidays when my old phone broke (remember Mercury Retrograde in November when everything I owned kept breaking?). I’ve had so much fun- maybe a little too much??- playing with it and checking out new apps. I’ve seen Doreen’s oracle card apps and been curious about them, but I haven’t given them a try yet.
The one she uses this week definitely looks cool. I might have to give it a spin. The card for today suggests we play, after all… 😉
Hello, yoga lovers! Welcome to Monday! I hope it’s going swimmingly.
I’ll be on the mat, leading an outdoor practice with the North County Yoga Goddesses on Thursday at 10am. This week, we’ll be looking ahead to Saturday’s new moon and integrating some of its unique qualities into our practice.
Intrigued? Join us on Thursday to work it out on the mat!
The first month of 2013 is behind us now. I decided that my class on the last day of January would be a good opportunity for a resolution check-up.
Did you make any resolutions this year? If so, how is it going after one month? Are you still feeling the motivation and resolve that you felt on New Year’s Day? Or could you use a resolution boost?
Fortunately for me, my resolutions have had the support of Yoga Journal’s ‘Boost Your Willpower‘ program. It is in its third week now, and the momentum it has given me with my goals and intentions was a huge inspiration for class this week. I have been more faithful and committed in my yoga and meditation practices, and I feel more centered and focused than I have in years.
When I sat down with the idea of a yoga practice to re-energize resolutions, two things began to emerge. One was the connection to the sacral chakra- the center that governs appetites and desires. The other was the connection to the solar plexus chakra- the center of willpower and the self. Both of these energy centers play a vital role in manifesting positive changes. So, I built this week’s class around checking in with the sacral and solar plexus chakras and exploring the attributes associated with them.
Twists are the category of asana that is most closely associated with the solar plexus chakra. They are deeply detoxifying, so they aid in “letting go” on many levels. Not to mention that the area of the body that is twisting most in most twists is right at the level of the solar plexus chakra. I like to accentuate the attention they bring to that region but pausing in the twist to visualize a glowing, golden sun at my solar plexus. Learn more about twisting poses here.
The many twisting postures in class this week were interspersed with core stabilizing poses to build strength and to activate and balance the sacral chakra. Again, pausing to visualize a brilliant orange jewel radiating at the level of the sacral chakra adds a whole new level to the practice. I fully encourage it! 😉 Check out some core stabilizing poses here.
I wish everyone the best on this first day of February 2013!