Here is a grounding practice I do that has been an anchor for me through life, a way to stabilize my body and open to receive the infinite resources of Earth.
For many years, I have been totally in love with mantras and sacred texts as a way of tuning into a deeper wisdom and greater awareness.
I found myself less and less interested in all the seductive stuff happening “out there”, and my life began to orient towards what truly mattered to me.
The practice of intentionally warming my heart center came to me at a time when I felt a desire to consciously open my heart to receive more love.
As a longtime yogini, I was surprised (and I must admit a little embarrassed) when I first began to develop the symptoms of an anxiety disorder.
One of the oldest rituals of self-care in Ayurveda is the “abhyanga” or oil self-massage. Taking time each day or a few days a week to nourish the skin has tremendous benefits for circulation, hormonal balance, stress relief and adds a beautiful glow to your skin.
I began this practice when I was going through an extremely traumatic and stressful time in my life and I needed all the help I could get to keep myself calm, self-soothed and self-regulated.
A recipe for green smoothies by Chameli