Thursday, September 14, 2017

10 Simple Things You Can Do to Celebrate the Autumn Equinox!

Autumn Equinox Celebration Ideas!
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10 Simple Things You Can do to Celebrate the Autumn Equinox!

Welcome to BSA - The Conscious Alignment of Energy
The autumn equinox is the first day of fall. For most of us, fall is a time that ushers in harvests, preserving food for the upcoming months, enjoyment of the colors of the changing leaves and beginning to prepare oneself both physically and psychologically for the upcoming colder months. The famous poet, Keats, said fall was the "season of mists and mellow fruitfulness." Fall is a wonderful season filled with vibrant colors, cooler days and different foods.

In this newsletter, have fun with some simple ways to celebrate the autumn equinox. I have combined a variety of goodies from simple things you can do in and around your home to yoga poses that work with the "inward" movement of energy for this season.

Mary Jane Kasliner

What Makes The Equinox Special?
This is a day when both the daytime and nighttime are of the same length, which has been long interpreted to mean the world is in balance. Once the autumn equinox passes, the nights begin to get longer and the weather cooler. It is a time to gather harvest and determine what is needed for the upcoming winter. This is a time to determine what you may need physically and emotionally to restore and balance your own life.

1. Consider a Welcome Party:
Why not welcome autumn in with a party. Invite friends or family and ask everyone to bring their favorite fall dish. Fruits and vegetables such as apples, pears, squash and pumpkin are all wonderful fall foods.  We have our party scheduled already!

2. Infuse Autumn D├ęcor in and Around Your Home:

If you want others to enjoy your arrival of fall, why not enhance your environment with autumnal items like pumpkins, straw, a scarecrow or your favorite fall photo. Enhance the western portent of your home with metal and earth elements. For example, a metal bowl or your favorite stones creatively placed on an end table or cocktail table is one way to honor the elements of the west.

3. Get Crafty:
Fall inspired crafts are not only a fun way to express your artistic side, but a great way to infuse positive energy into your environment. Gather berries, pinecones, leaves and other fall favorite items from nature and then put them together for a fall wreath. You can also make leaf prints and frame them. This is an especially fun project for your children or grandchildren to take part in. 

4. Journal Your Achievements & Experiences:
In feng shui, the autumn equinox is associated with the element of metal. This is an element that moves inward. Take the time to get quiet and reflect on all the blessings that you have received over the past several months. This is a way of restoring gratitude within your life. Fine-tune what you have achieved and create space for all that is yet to come.

5. Contemplate:
This is a time that the buzz of summer winds down and life outdoors calms down. Take the lead from nature and calm your mind down. Set up a daily meditation practice, take some yoga classes, tai chi or qigong. This is a perfect way to bring balance to your mind, body and spirit.

6. Seek to Improve Your Health:
There is no time like the present to improve your health. There are so many delicious fruits and vegetables to help you cleanse and keep healthy. One way to really make a difference in your health is choosing the right foods for you personally. How? I can produce a 4 Pillars Chart based on your birth data and determine what specifics elements you may be heavily weighted in or too weak. Based on this information, I can recommend a list of elemental foods to assist in balancing your energy. For example, I am  a balanced metal chart (see below), albeit these charts can be tricky, I do best infusing my diet with  metal and water foods. Find out what foods are best for YOU personally for just $29.95. You'll receive a 7 page printed out chart plus the foods that bode best for you. And of course you can always build on this service with  a professional life reading from me personally. Email me now!


7. Touch Up Your Moldings:
I love the way it looks and feels when my moldings and doors are clean and bright. Most moldings and doors have white semi-gloss enamel paint finish. This correlates directly to the element of metal that is associated with the autumn season. Take note of how your moldings and internal doors look. If you need to kick it up a notch, then go for the gusto and illuminate these aspects of your home. This is definitely on my list!


8. Bring More Light into Your Home:
As the days get shorter and the nights get longer you'll want to add more light source to your home. Be creative in your choices. Perhaps some salt candles that will act twofold; illuminate and improve air quality. Light up rooms you normally do not spend time in. This is a fantastic way to improve the energy in different areas of your life that may seem stagnate.


9. Honor Your Family and Ancestors:
The inward movement of energy this time of year is the polar opposite of the outward wood energy of spring. The family/ancestor aspect in feng shui corresponds to the east or spring wood energy. Everything in the universe works in polar opposites; therefore, this is a good time of the year to honor your family and ancestors. Spend time with family and look through old photos of those who are on the other side of the veil

10. Have some fun!
The west portent in feng shui is a playful type of energy. It's all about letting your inner child come out to play. Is there something you love to do that takes you back to your childhood? Take some time to think about how you can become deliciously enthusiastic about anything!


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Seated Forward Fold - The Pose for the Autumn Equinox!
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Monday, August 28, 2017

Meditation ~ Getting Quiet

Meditation is very difficult.  To quiet the mind for even a few seconds is challenging let alone for 30 minutes. So why even do it? Meditation is not only a healthy practice but an access point to our higher self where we can access guidance from our spirit guides.  Sounds like a worthwhile practice to me.

Where to begin:

The best way to begin meditating it to commit to a few minutes a day, preferable in the morning, to sit and just be silent. Your mind will begin to race but just try to acknowledge the thoughts that float in and allow them to pass. It’s helpful to use your breath to move pass these active thoughts. The louder the breath the better, as the sound becomes a mantra for your focus.


Make sure you do whatever it takes to be comfortable in your meditation.  An erect spine and open chest is best for effective meditation.  However, this is easier said than done.  It’s not easy to sit in an erect position without some part of your body beginning to speak up.  Following these simple tips on staying comfortable will go a long way for your meditation practice.

  • Use props to support your hips, low back, knees or whatever area you need assistance with.
  • Make sure your hips are at least 3 inches higher than your knees.
  • Sit in a chair if the floor is too difficult.
  • Prop your back against a wall to maintain posture.

The important thing here is to do what it takes to be comfortable so your focus is on the breath and meditation rather than an uncomfortable hip, back or knee.  Whatever prop you choose just stick to a routine so you develop a habit for a meditation practice.

Now that you are in the rhythm of the cosmos with your meditation, try dancing to the beat with dancer's pose. Click here to see full video description of this pose!


Mary Jane Fengshui Yoga Girl:

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Strong Spine for Flexibility

Strong Spine for Flexibility

Tip of the Day: If it doesn't challenge you it doesn't change you...

Everything you do depends on the strength and flexibility of your spine. In order to move through a wide range of motion on a daily basis your spine needs to be strong and flexible. The bottom line is that some point in our lives, we are bound to experience back pain. Here are a few yoga poses to help strengthen your back.

  • Seated Spinal Twists
  • Windshield Wiper Twists
  • Plank Pose
  • Down Dog
  • High Lunge
  • Plank Pose with a Twist
  • Goddess Pose with a Twist
  • Wide-Legged Standing Forward Bend
  • Pyramid Pose
  • Twisting Triangle
  • Happy Baby Pose
  • Reclining Spinal Twist
  • Corpse Pose
Practicing anyone of these poses or string them in a sequence and you'll find it to be beneficial. Make sure you breathe deeply while performing each pose especially those that include twisting motion. You'll want to practice the above poses at least every other day to give your back the self-care and self-love it needs and deserves.

Here's to a strong and flexible spine!

Mary Jane Fengshui Yoga Girl!

Friday, August 18, 2017

What Are You Resisting Most?

What Are You Resisting Most?

Olympic National Park - 2011

What are you resisting most is the question for today? What matters is to be open to the whole journey and not just parts of it. In your yoga practice today, explore if there is a feeling, a person, a thought, a project that you have been avoiding. Is there something you are refusing to deal with, something you are resisting. Ignore the voice that is resisting and be open to everything. Your greatest lesson may come from those things you are resisting the most.

Yoga Practice Suggestions:

Try long deep hip openers like lizard or pigeon pose. Stay in the pose for at least 5 full minutes and resist the urge to release from the pose. See what comes us when you ask yourself the question; "What am I resisting most?"

Mary Jane FengshuiYoga Girl:

Thursday, August 3, 2017

August 2017 - Take a Trip!

August 2017 Yoga & Feng Shui Tips!
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August 2017: Take a Trip!

Welcome to BSA - The Conscious Alignment of Energy
It's hard to believe we are already in the month of August. The depth of  summer has taken hold, the element of fire is losing energy, while the transition element of earth is getting ready to rise over the next month.  August is a popular month to take a trip. Is there someplace you'd like to travel to? Do you have time off from work,  time that you can use creatively? Do you have a long weekend coming up?How would you like to spend that? Vacations and trips are important , as they give us a chance to get away, see someplace new, rest, and refresh our spirits. Trips often synchronize with growth and change in our lives. A trip can correlate with a new direction on our journey in spiritual growth. Many times when we feel the urge to travel, it is connected to a deeper urge, the urge to go somewhere new on our path. This month be creative with your free time and delve deeper on the your journey from the inside out.

Happy August!
Mary Jane Kasliner


Partnering Energy:
The trigram 2 Kun is the central star for the month of August. This star represents partnerships and romantic relationships. It has a receptive quality that goes beyond oneself. The grounding impact of this star is cultivated by the element of earth.  To get a better sense of this element, spend some time walking barefoot on Gaia (Mother Earth).

The matriarch is mostly impacted by this trigram; therefore, it behooves older females to look to enhance partnerships or romantic relationships this month. The intestinal system can be more vulnerable with this star, so be mindful of your diet and especially when dining out.

The energy of " two" reminds us to work together  and to give beyond what you normally would.

Points to Perk Up:

This is the actual home of the trigram 2 Kun. As luck would have it, another earth star moves into this direction, but not just any earth star, it is the mother of all stars and especially when it comes to financial gains in real estate. My suggestion is to place strong fire in the southwest this month, and especially fire that has movement such as a plug-in incense burner!

Northwest:  Any new business ideas? If so, cultivate input from networking with those in the industry you are looking to make your mark. Add virtual water element to the northwest and make that connection between helpful people/mentors, and your new business venture.

South: By enhancing the northwest energy mentioned above, you will naturally move to a leadership role that will catapult your goals to a successful outcome. Add a strong earth element to the south direction such as a crystal stone and solidify your intended mission.

Align with Nature to Align with Yourself!
When we turn our attention toward nature, we become more closely aligned with it. We remember that we too are nature, and then we begin to see that there are parallels between what we see around us  and our own experiences. We begin to notice how our energy patterns rise and fall with the weather and the seasons. Take a look at my video and feel the power of the wind and water through the ebb and flow of the ocean waves. Recognizing our connectivity to nature is a step toward becoming more attuned to our environment and to ourselves. This is the way to live more aware and harmonious lives.


Nature Meditation  Short Video Here!

Yoga Time!
Trikonasana or triangle pose is a sacred yoga pose representing the triad (3), created by the upward triangle formed by the legs and the downward triangle formed by the lower arm and ankle. Click here to watch my video or scroll down below  and find out how this pose is about heaven and earth! 

Feng Shui Designs in a Flash CD!
Don't forget about designing your home feng shui style! Take a look at this video to discover what YOU can do on YOUR OWN!

Want to take it to a deeper level? Navigate my feng shui school site and see what you can learn from the comfort of your home!

The power of wind and water. Take in the energy of this video!
The deeper meaning of Trikonsasana (Triangle) pose! 
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