4 Meditations to Heal Your Energy System

Our energy system is made up of our aura (biofield that starts on our skin and extends outward in an egg shape for a few feet), meridians (channels that run through our body) and chakras (energy centers in our body). When our system is clear, we feel balanced with oneself, but throughout life, we collect experiences – our own and of others – that builds density in our energetic system. It is important to practice managing our energy system so that we can rid of any energy we don’t need, and feel happiness. One way to practice this is by meditating.

Our Self-Care Workshop Offered Take-Home, Yoga-Based Tools for Mind Obstacles

Hi everyone! This is Shannen, founding editor-in-chief of The Strange is Beautiful and 500 hour trauma informed yoga instructor. I had the honor of leading our Self-Care for Mind Obstacles Workshop on July 29, 2018 and it was SO MUCH FUN !!!! The hardest thing about self-care is having healing options be accessible and affordable. For this workshop, my goal was to provide as many alternative medicine practices as possible, taught in the clearest way, and to make sure that everyone left feeling confident about practicing everything on their own post-workshop.

Easy Way to Calm Anxiety with Direction of Breath

The placement and direction of your breath is key to calming down when anxious. When you’re anxious, notice if you mainly breathe in your chest and if your shoulders lift. Anxiety causes a disconnect with our first three chakras; root, sacral and solar plexus. This disconnect forces us to breathe up, up, up the body, into our chest causing anxiety. When anxious, breathe into your belly and direct your exhales down your body and into the Earth. Lengthen your exhales so they become longer than your inhales. This will bring breath back into the first three chakras to calm and center you.