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Weekly wisdom from Doreen Virtue

This is interesting.

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… 😉

Have a beautiful week, everyone!

Yoga this week!!

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!

Resolution check-up

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!

Kamelien loves you!

If peace is really what you want, then you will choose peace. If peace mattered to you more than anything else and if you truly knew yourself to be spirit rather than a little me, you would remain nonreactive and absolutely alert when confronted with challenging people or situations. You would immediately accept the situation and thus become one with it rather than separate yourself from it. Then out of your alertness would come a response. Who you are (consciousness), not who you think you are (a small me), would be responding. It would be powerful and effective and would make no person or situation into an enemy.

~Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth

Weekly wisdom from Doreen Virtue

Please help me uplift my thoughts to the positive level.

Whoa! So, I’ve mentioned before that I take notes when I watch Doreen Virtue‘s weekly oracle card reading, but man!… There is so much in this reading that I had to keep pausing and rewinding it to get it all down. It took forevvver.

I hope that you find as much insight in this week’s reading as I did. Enjoy!

(ps- Here is a link to the book she mentions at the end: The Abundance Book by John Randolph Price.)

Kamelien loves you!

It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis.

~Margaret Bonnano

Yoga this week!!

So, nature has had other plans for the North County Yoga Goddesses for the past few weeks, but I have a good feeling about this week.

We are meeting on a new day now- Thursdays at 10am. This Thursday, the 31st, is the last day of January, so we will be checking in with our intentions for 2013. How has the first month of the year been for you?

Join us Thursday to explore that question on the mat!

Welcome back, Kamelien!

Peek a boo! I see you!

After several weeks of visions and revisions and an education in web design, KamelienYoga.com is back!! I hope that you haven’t missed me too terribly (ha!) and that you find the revamped site useful… and fun!

As you can probably tell by now, I’ve shifted gears a bit, moving ahead with taking my yoga teaching from the blog into the real world. While I will be focusing on meeting new students and building my teaching career, I will still be here on the blog with my insights and inspirations. Please check back often to see what’s new with KamelienYoga.com and me, Holly Richelle.

If you are interested in anything you have discovered on the site, including any of my yoga instruction services, please feel free to contact me today to get started.

Namaste!

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