Wednesday, March 27, 2013

BSA Yoga & Meditation Tip

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Spring yoga, a time for creating new projects and ideas.One of the best places to start is to revamp your diet. Infusing greens and fruits only for 40 days and you'll cleanse the liver and get rid of all that congestion in the body. Try frog pose now to really energize your system -FROG POSE: Place the toes on the ground, heels together off the ground, fingers on the ground between the knees and lift the head up. Inhale, raise the buttocks high. Lower the forehead toward the knees and keep the heels off the ground. Exhale, come back to the original squatting position, face forward. Continue this with deep breaths 26 times. (This posture helps to release toxins, increases circulation, gives your skin a healthy radiance and energizes you).www.fengshuiyoganj.com

Thursday, March 21, 2013

BSA Yoga & Meditation Tips

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Shoulder stand is considered the "Queen" pose in yoga.It is a moderate inversion bringing prana upwards and releasing stagnant energy from the limbs. It works the stomach and the back. To rise up into the pose, start on your back and lift your legs towards the ceiling. Use your hands to support the lumbar spine and do not move your head in this position. Engage stomach muscles and glutes and lift your body higher. Drag your elbows in closer. For less pressure on the lower back bent at the waist. Enjoy this pose and all its benefits.Mary Jane www.fengshuiyoganj.com

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Daily Yoga Tip

BSA Yoga Tip - 



On this first day of spring why not choose poses that ground you deep into Mother Earth. Choose poses such as malasana, happy baby and various standing poses. Rooting you energy deeply through the first chakra - (root base) will effectively keep you grounded and close to the energy of the earth. This is a time of year where much energy is churning beneath as budding flowers spring forth. Imagine the root chakra opening into the earth as a red pyramid shape acting as an anchor keeping the physical body in the earth plane. Allow the crown chakra to open fully and invite the heavenly energy inward to balance out the spirit within. Namaste - Mary Jane

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Simple Meditation

BSA Meditation & Yoga Tip: 



This is a great and very simple meditation:

Sit up tall with your spine straight and a sense of relaxation through your body.  Place your hands in your lap; right hand sits in the palm of your left hand.  Close your eyes and focus them up to your brow point.  Inhale deeply, pause your breath for a few seconds and then exhale.  Okay.  You are ready.  Begin mentally repeating the following 4 distinct syllables:  Wah-Hay-Goo-Roo.  Again, you are not actually saying the words.  Rather, you are repeating them inside your head.  Focus your eyes at the point on your forehead slightly above and between the two eyebrows.  Remember where the eyes go, the energy flows.  You can use a timer setting it to 3 minutes and as this becomes easy for you, you can increase the meditation gradually to 11 minutes.  To end the meditation, take a deep inhale, pause for a few seconds and exhale.  Stay still for a moment feeling the subtle shift this has caused in your body and mind.  Remember this feeling and return to it whenever you need to during the day.  If you feel stressed or confused or have a decision that is tough to make, take 3 moments to do this meditation.  At a minimum, do it every morning when you wake up for 40 days straight.  After that period of time, you will be thinking and feeling better. #BSAYogaandMeditation. http://ow.ly/jd1He http://ow.ly/i/1InMK

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Rite of Spring

The Rite of Spring


The vernal equinox arrives on March 20th this year. It is the most recognized  symbol of changing seasons.  The significance is one of astrological positioning of the sun when it will cross directly over the earth's equator. This is known as the Vernal Equinox in the Northern hemisphere and the Autumn Equinox in the Southern hemisphere.
Equinox means "equal night." This happens because the sun is positioned directly over the equator. The result is the entire world experiences day and night as equal. The reason why we even have seasons at all is due to the Earth's axis tilt, without it and our seasons wouldn't exist.
Man has recognized the vernal equinox for thousands of years. Many early peoples celebrated simply because their food supply would be restored. By and large, the spring equinox represents the dawn, youth and the east direction; all very activating forces.
In many traditions, this is the start of the new year. The Roman year began on the ides of March (15th). The astrological year begins on the equinox when the moon moves into the first sign of the Zodiac, Aries.
The coming of spring means the earth teems with life once again. Mother earth opens its heart with blossoms, the leaves on trees, sprouting of crops, and the birth of young animals. In the agricultural cycle it is time for planting of seeds so that life may continue.

Eggs & Seeds:
Eggs represent new life and potential. Seeds are like eggs in that they hold the potential of a new plant. In ancient Italy, in the spring, women planted gardens of Adonis. They filled urns with grain seeds, kept in the dark and watered every two days. This custom still persists in Sicily. Women plant grains of seeds, lentils, fennel, lettuce or flowers in pots or baskets and when they sprout, the stalks are tied with red ribbons and then they are placed in gardens on Good Friday symbolizing the triumph of life over death - the resurrection.

Celebrating The New:
It's wonderful to create your own celebration in honor of  spring; a time for new beginnings, renewal and transformation in nature and human spirit. You can decorate your home with budding flowers, herbs and twigs to serve as a reminder that all that dies is reborn.
Invite family or friends over and let them choose different seeds from a bowl for planting. Say a prayer over the seeds and set intentions for new beginnings. Place the seeds in potted soil and water them. Finish off the evening with good food and wine and let your guest part with their potted seeds. Every time they nurture their new plant they will recall time spent with family and friends setting their intention.

This is a joyful time of the year and should be recognized for its sacredness in nature and in the human spirit. Take time to celebrate the awakening of life this spring in a way that awakens your spirit.  I know I will!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

BSA Daily Yoga & Meditation Tips

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If you're like me then tight hamstrings can be an issue especially if you mix up your exercise routine with weights and cardio. SO here are some great yoga poses to loosen up those tight hamstrings. 1. Triangle pose. 2. Foot to hand pose - this is when you step on your fingers from standing forward fold. 3. Intense Side Stretch. 4.Head to Knee pose. Try incorporating these 4 yoga poses daily and notice how relaxes your hamstrings will feel. #YogaTips. www.fengshuiyoganj.com

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Success

Success



Success can mean many things but I'm sure we can all agree it includes good health, energy, enthusiasm, fulfilling relationships, freedom, and overall sense of wellbeing and peace of mind.
Deepak Chopra offers seven spiritual principles that can easily be applied to create success in all areas of your life. He offers a very powerful perspective of how to attract abundance into one's life by understanding the natural laws.

1. The Law of Pure Potentiality:
This law states that pure consciousness is the key to creation. When we align to true self we naturally attract what we need and want into our life. The way to access a true state of being is through meditation, silence and non-judgment. By adding meditation to your daily routine you can begin manifesting and creating what you want.

2. The Law of Giving:
The Universe operates under a dynamic exchange of giving and receiving. Therefore, if we give what we seek abundance will find its way into your life. The easiest way to get what you want is to help others get what they want. Think about giving someone in your life a gift and make sure you gratefully receive all gifts.

3. The Law of Karma:
Every action returns a like force of energy back to us. Therefore what we sow we reap. When we bring happiness and success to others then that is what we receive in return. When making a choice decide whether it will bring joy to you and others or the opposite. Obviously chose the joyful path.

4. The Law of Least Effort: 
Nature's intelligence functions with effortless ease and harmony. When we harness that type of harmony we create success and good fortune with ease. Less is more is a profound statement. Do less and accomplish more is nature's intelligence. It is a non-linear, intuitive and holistic way to approach life and as a result there is no waste of energy. In order to follow the principles of this law we must learn acceptance. Accept what is right now and move on. We must also be responsible for what is by having a creative response to the situation at hand. We must also relinquish the need to defend or justify our position and by doing this we receive an abundant amount of energy that otherwise would be wasted.
5. The Law of Intention & Desire:
Any time we have an intention or desire there is an inherent dynamic for fulfillment. The Universe in its natural state is to move energy and information. When we give our attention and intention to something we energize and transform it. When we use our intention to benefit mankind we are naturally in alignment with the spiritual laws of success. The key is to set the intention and then let go so you remain in the present. Accept the present and intend for the future. This is the way to manifesting anything you desire. Let the Universe handle all the details and relinquish your attachment to the outcome.

6. The Law of Detachment:
In order to manifest anything in the physical world we must let go of our attachment to it. Don't misunderstand this law. It doesn't mean we give up our intention or desire it simply means we give up being attached to the outcome or result. Attachment is fear based. It is an insecurity because we want to know the outcome. When we come from this perspective we are not in alignment of true self.  When we detach from the situation there is freedom to create. Uncertainty breeds creativity and freedom and opens up the door to infinite possibilities.
7. The Law of Dharma or Life Purpose:
We all have a purpose in life, a unique gift to share with others. When we blend this unique gift to help others we experience a state of bliss. The Law of Dharma is all about taking what we have manifested into physical form to fulfill a purpose. What are your unique talents and how can you use them to serve others. This is the key behind everything.
The first step to figure this out is to discover true self, and realize that our true Self is spiritual. Next, we must express our talents and then serve humanity with them. Forget about what's in it for you but rather how your talents can help others.
When we commit to discovering our spiritual essence and let go of the ego-self our purpose in life will be revealed to us. Enjoy the process as this means awareness is present.

Friday, March 8, 2013

BSA Daily Yoga & Meditation

BSA Daily Yoga & Meditation Tip - 



How developed is your self practice of yoga and meditation? When putting together a yoga routine always start with opening poses that are relaxing to calm the mind and then slowly move into sun salutations to warm up the body especially the hips and legs before moving into your standing poses. Be sure to string 4 standing poses in a row. For example, warrior 1 to warrior 2 to triangle pose and twisting triangle. Next, infuse your inversions, then begin to wind down with back-bends, leg stretches and move to resting poses. Now you can sit in meditation with ease. Mary Jane BSA Feng Shui & Yoga.www.fengshuiyoganj.com

BSA Daily Feng Shui Astrology

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Yin Water Rooster day. Everyone caution today.You'll encounter people today with a very persuasive manner that will easily gain your cooperation.Be prepared to work long hours to secure what you want. Just don't waste valuable time worrying over inconsequential details. MaryJane BSA Feng Shui.www.fengshuiyoganj.com

Thursday, March 7, 2013

BSA DAily Yoga & Meditation

BSA Daily Yoga & Meditation 



Opening the heart leads to a healthier YOU. A simple meditation for the heart begins with sitting quietly and allowing the breath to surround the heart space. Begin to see the heart open like a flower and release a bright light of energy that surrounds your being. Repeat to yourself - May I live in safety, be happy, be healthy and live with ease. Allow this bright light of energy to extend outwards from your body as far as you like even out and above the earth. Mary Jane BSA Feng Shui & Yoga. www.fengshuiyoganj.com

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

BSA Daily Yoga Tip

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Yoga can be an energy healer. The body is a lattice structure of energy channels. Yoga teaches that the mind and body are not separate. Both are permeated with energy and seeks balance between mind, body and spirit. Early levels of practice yoga works mainly through the body by sending energy (qi) to areas that are stuck from previous emotional or physical traumas. This promotes healing restoring the body to a healthy pattern. It is through movement that stress is removed from the body so healing can emerge. Mary Jane BSA Feng Shui &Yoga. www.fengshuiyoganj.com

Monday, March 4, 2013

BSA Daily Inspiration

BSA - Daily Inspiration - 




An aimless life is always a troubled life. Every individual should have an aim. But do not forget that the quality of your aim will depend the quality of your life. Your aim should be high and wide, generous and disinterested; this will make your life precious to yourself and to others.

Whatever your ideal, it cannot be perfectly realized unless you have realized perfection in yourself.
~Sri Aurobindo

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