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YOGA AND BREATH

August: Virtual Full Moon Gathering

Thank you to everyone who came to my Virtual Full Moon Gathering last night! Here is the replay.

The meditation and breathing we did can be done anytime. If you want to tap into the full moon energy then consider doing it tonight or tomorrow night.

A big thing I want to share with you is how to mix the mystical with the mundane in your life. My 8-year-old walked in during our Lunar Breathing exercise to ask is he could watch Netflix. 

A few years ago, this would have made me so annoyed that he did that during a live event online. Now, I breathed through it and simply shared with everyone that we had a visitor. He even came back a second time!

When you do these breathing practices, meditations, and energetic techniques, you can get into the flow of your own life.

I used to think that once I perfected things it would mean that I would have things so organized that interruptions like that wouldn’t happen.

What I learned is that life still happens and now I react differently to it.

It is a beautiful way to live and I invite you to join me.

Please share what word comes up for you during the meditation in the comments!

Tap Into the Aloha Vibe with this Hawaiian Breath

Can you tell that I just got back from Hawaii? I had the most magical time and wanted to share some of the Aloha energy with you.

While I was there, I woke up early and did my normal breathing exercises to start my day.

A few days in, I realized that I wanted to really embody and project the word Aloha and Mahalo.

I learned that Aloha does not only mean hello and goodbye. It also means:

  • Love, peace, and compassion.
  • A connection with mind, body, spirit.
  • A connection with all other people, living things, and the universe.
  • To be joined with the spirit and the presence of the person you are with or the place you are in. 

So I edited the breath I was doing to use the word Aloha and then I added an evening breath using the word Mahalo, to give thanks for the wonderful day.

After I got back, I discovered that the break down of the word includes breath.

Alo – “to share”
oha – “to show affection or friendship”
ha – “life, breath”

Wow! How perfect!

I am sharing this breathing technique with you today in a short video. (1:44). 

I share this with respect for the Hawaiian culture and gratitude that I was able to experience with my family.

Below are some of my favorite photos from our trip!

Fireworks Chakra Guided Meditation

Tomorrow is Independence Day here in the States and there will be lots of fireworks celebrating our Country, I created a chakra firework meditation to help you celebrate yourself.

It is a perfect way to help release stagnant or stuck energy in these areas and help you shine bright.

The chakras are spheres of energy on your energetic plane that line up with your spinal cord.

Moving from the base of your spine to the crown of your head, this meditation will help clear and activate each one.

This meditation will have you feeling beautiful, grounded, and in touch with the universe. Enjoy!

Below is a short description of each chakra:

Root Chakra

  • Location: Base of the spine
  • Color: Red
  • Sanskrit name: Muladhara
  • Energy: Earth
  • When balanced you will feel grounded and secure.

Sacral Chakra

  • Location: Sacrum, low belly, sex organs
  • Color: Orange
  • Sanskrit name: Svadhishthana
  • Energy: Water
  • When balanced you will feel creative and emotionally stable.

Navel Chakra

  • Location: Above the belly button
  • Color: Yellow
  • Sanskrit name: Manipura
  • Energy: Fire
  • When balanced you will feel confident and self-disciplined.

Heart Chakra

  • Location: Heart center
  • Color: Green
  • Sanskrit name: Anahata
  • Energy: Air
  • When balanced you will feel loving and loved.

Throat Chakra

  • Location: Throat
  • Color: Blue
  • Sanskrit name: Vishuddha
  • Energy: Sound
  • When balanced you will feel truthful and expressive.

Third-Eye Chakra

  • Location: Third-eye (space between the eyebrows)
  • Color: Indigo
  • Sanskrit name: Ajna
  • Energy: Light
  • When balanced you will feel intuitive and imaginative.

Crown Chakra

  • Location: Crown of Head
  • Color: Violet
  • Sanskrit name: Sahasrara
  • Energy: Consciousness
  • When balanced you will feel connected to the divine and wise.
Chakra Artwork by Kristen Fagan.

Spread Love – A Heart Chakra Meditation

When I feel like the world needs a bit more love and I wish I could help, I try to end my days with a special meditation in which I envision that I am sending love and compassion from my heart to the whole world.

When there are special people on my mind, I pause and focus on them for a bit during this meditation.

Guided Heart Chakra Meditation

  • Close your eyes.
  • Take some deep breaths through your nose.
  • Then let your breath relax.
  • Picture your heart center.
  • Imagine love and compassion in and around your heart as light.
  • Pick a color for the light.
  • Let that light grow to encompass your whole body.
  • Let it grow to encompass your house or apartment building and all of the people in it.
  • Visualize it expanding to your neighborhood and city.
  • Then your state and country.
  • Then neighboring countries.
  • Then the whole world.
  • Visualize the whole world in your loving and compassionate light.
  • You are sending your positive and loving energy to every person, place, and creature.
  • Breathe.
  • Relax.
  • Open your eyes and continue on with your day or keep them closed and go to sleep.

Repeat often.

It is so healing.

There is scientific research confirming the heart is sending out light and electromagnetic wave fields. I love this excerpt from the book Playing in the Unified Field by Carla Hannaford, PhD:

“All the neurotransmitters found in the brain are also found in the heart. The heart actually appears to have its own sensitivity to the world, and exhibits that with intelligence, to the extent that the brain energetically revolves around the heart, and not the other way around.

The heart generates an electromagnetic energy field (EMF) that is 60 times greater than the field of the brain (as measured externally by a SQUID). It is the largest EMF within the body system, extending 8–16 feet around the body. People’s hearts are powerful transmitters, constantly sending out light and electromagnetic wave fields. The physical “antennae” able to pick up these waves is the entire body with its sensory apparatus and huge heart field.”

*** I talk about thinking of a color of the light of love that you send from your heart and I want to share some ideas:

  • go with the first color that pops into your mind
  • use green because it is the color associated with the heart (Anahata) chakra
  • go traditional with pink or red
  • use white light for healing

Eventually, you will do this without listening to a recording. You can lie in bed and just use your imagination. You can also use it to send love to a specific person too. I LOVE doing that!

You are a compassionate and loving person.

Your heart can heal the world!

xo, Kerry

How to Create Your Own Sacred Space

Do you have a special space just for you?

A space to tune in and shut out the world?

When life gets to be too much, I go to the space off of my master bedroom and I call it the Moon and Arrow Lodge. It is a place where I follow the phases of the moon, rest, read oracle cards, do yoga, journal, etc.

I want you to create a space and time so you can slow down and find that space inside you where the stresses of the world melt away and you can get back to your life feeling lighter and happier.

Here are my tips to get you started…

Some of the things you might like to bring into your own space are:

  • candles
  • matches
  • sage
  • palo santo
  • crystals
  • essential oils
  • singing bowl
  • music
  • journal
  • pen
  • inspirational books
  • oracle cards

Watch until the end to find out my fave tips for slowing down and moving forward feeling clearer, lighter, and happier!