You can heal your body through movement.
Working your breath from the base of your spine all the way up through the top of your head, your life force energy concentrates in your center finally bursting outward. This energy is a strong healing force.
After a week off, due to back strain, I was pirouetting (turning), hair down flinging around my face when I became acutely aware of my breath. The flow of breath... breath of life releasing and contracting throughout the body filling the body with life. Magic. Energy. Life. This one simplistic reflexive movement. This one sweet function, inhaling and exhaling. The ancients knew breath cleanses, manifests, brings life forward, expands universes, creates, moves the body, and heals.
Wearing my old vegan ballet shoes, a torn black unitard, warm chunky legwarmers, I closed my eyes, listening to my breath and my heartbeat. I began to move. Allowing movement to flow out of my body as music does an instrument. It didn't matter if my movements were dissonant, bold, or stunning. I was dancing my breath, following it's lead. Energy was building as it danced up and down my spine readying itself to burst through my center, releasing powerful healing.
You too can heal your body through movement. You don't need to be in a studio or a professional dancer. Be you, dance your breath.
The pulsation of life, which is to me, the pulsation of breath.
Vegan Peppermint Mocha!
In celebration of the upcoming holidays, here is a yummy treat I made after my studio time today.
Vegan Peppermint Mocha
I enjoy writing whilst warming my hands and senses with an excellent chai latte.This is inspired by the chemical ridden Starb**ks mocha. However, I like my lattes or mochas to be organic and natural. I also prefer to know what ingredients make up this delicious cup of yum. Please take what works for you and modify to your buds satisfaction. Enjoy now, in a few days this pumpkin will turn into peppermint!
1/2 Cup almond milk (or soy, coconut...)
1/2 Cup hot coffee
1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened
1/8 tsp Peppermint extract
Sweetener to taste (monkfruit, coconut sugar)
1. Pour almond milk and cocoa into a saucepan whisking together at medium-high until the milk begins to steam.
2. Remove from heat and add the hot coffee, peppermint extract and sweetener.
3. Pour into your favorite mug. Sprinkle any toppings, such as cinnamon, on top. Alas, yummy goodness! Mmmm enjoy!
Box Fairies-Stocking Stuffers
I love filling stockings! Finding those unique tiny gifts gives my heart a creative whoop. I mix it up, making gifts and purchasing gifts for the stocking. We move so often that sometimes we lose some items-not the stockings! While living in Ireland, our stockings were stored away in Hawaii. So, I made them of lovely reds, greens, and gold fabric with our initials on them. I made an advent calendar out of the same materials. It was creative bliss! This year, I created a stocking stuffer for those who love fairies-the Box Fairy. Each one comes with her own boxed tin with a hinged lid; a crystal wand (clear quarts point); a wishing stone; fairy dust; tiny journal; herbal pillow; felt blanket. Everything fits inside these 2.5"x3.5" tins. The tins arrives packaged in a purple or white organza bag with the fairy's name on the tag.
I have two so far, but soon I will add one with a hat and one with a mermaid tail. You will soon find these available for sale in my shop!
Clearing and Raising your Energy
You can clear your energy with movement when feeling sluggish, negative, grumpy, or just needing an extra boost this holiday season. When you clear your energy, it brings vitality to your mind, body, and spirit by allowing new energy to surround you and fill you with joy. It's akin to cleaning your house, opening the windows, and breathing in fresh air. Your mind will open up to more positive thoughts. Your body will respond with renewed energy. Your spirit will connect with All That Is without the muddle of junk. Try the below movements as often as you like. Feel, see, and know the positive changes it brings!
Chocolate L'ancienne is my favorite! A mystical adventurous read is fantastic. Historical fiction makes my research engine hum. Movement is my expression. My husband is my love. Pepper is my tiny bunny.