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For all those who are curious as to what the Goddess Glo Up is all about allow me to take you on a journey. This clip was captured from the NYC Glo Up this past #fallequinox if you can’t make Atlanta no worries I have a (new moon circle tomorrow in NYC 7-9pm @arayanyc Link in bio for contribution) ✨ ✨ ✨ About the Glo Up The #goddesses that attended were from all ages, sizes, races, and walks of life. All are welcome no matter where you come from or your social or religious background. We are bringing back our old #wildwoman ways through the power of our #energies combined we bring an experience of #healing #laughter #education #dance #nutrition #adornment #ceremony as we bring forth the Spirit of the #divinefeminine I’m so excited to bring to you an amazing line up of women for the 11:11:17 Goddess Glo Up ATL Day Retreat. To fully understand what it means to #Glo Up you have to #showup @chefahki on holistic wellness @thetrapwitch on homegirl healing @olanikeeosi bringing you the @goddessdetox from NYC to ATL we have @maya_louisa on belly dance hall and her @kole_jewel waist beads we have @reignglobal on Manifestation Henna and the power of crystals jewelry and then we have myself bringing you the good word and ceremony…..yes I go deep we all go deep…and just know that most of these women coming together do not know each other. The connection here is by spirit deeper than what you can see and so much more!! Visit and follow 👉🏽👉🏽@goddessgloup 👈🏽👈🏽👈🏽@goddessgloup @goddessgloup to purchase your early butterfly 🦋🦋🦋ticket before they are gone!!! I promise you will never be the same. #allwhite #unity #womencrushwednesday #womensupportingwomen Thanks @eyefocus for such a lovely capture #atlanta #goddesslife #stillirise #queen

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The next Goddess Gathering will be taking place in Atlanta on 11.11  to view more info  go to EventBrite : The Goddess Glo Up ATL 

Book Select – Opening To Spirit

The chakras are wheels of energy inside the body. This ancient system is often thougth to have emerged from the yogic traditions of India, but in Opening to Spirit, Caroline Shola Arewa explores the importance of the chakras to the ancient Africans and Egyptians. She illustrates the common root of many of our spiritual traditions through the mythology and spirituality of Ancient Egypt, Early India and West Africa.

You can find this book on Amazon, I will update the post with a pdf down the line.

To learn more about the author Caroline Shola Arewa go to www.energy-4life.com She is the founder of Energy 4 Life wellness coaching   offering people the opportunity to get their Energy back and Life on track using health and conscious living techniques. Shola has five published books, including the best seller Opening to Spirit, now in its 15 year anniversary edition. Shola writes on psychology and wellness for numerous health and lifestyle magazines including, Yoga Magazine and Arik Airline. She is also a featured expert in the highly acclaimed film Yogawoman.

Goddess Glo Up ATL 11.11

Join the tribe for a full day of dance, healing, sisterhood, wellness/nutrition and adornment. It’s time for you to show up to GLO UP! We are bringing New York to Atlanta and we are soooo excited to share this magic event with you.

Refresh your mind body and spirit with this full day of specially designed workshops to elevate your mind, to open your heart and spirit, and to recognize your full potential. Take this journey with us, this is your time to shine. It is our guarantee to you that you will not leave the same way you came.

The first 10 attendees will receive a VIP gift bag of goddess goodies filled with sacred meditation essentials, aura cleansing tools, and Special surprises.

This is the link to the EventBrite 

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For all those who are curious as to what the Goddess Glo Up is all about allow me to take you on a journey. This clip was captured from the NYC Glo Up this past #fallequinox if you can’t make Atlanta no worries I have a (new moon circle tomorrow in NYC 7-9pm @arayanyc Link in bio for contribution) ✨ ✨ ✨ About the Glo Up The #goddesses that attended were from all ages, sizes, races, and walks of life. All are welcome no matter where you come from or your social or religious background. We are bringing back our old #wildwoman ways through the power of our #energies combined we bring an experience of #healing #laughter #education #dance #nutrition #adornment #ceremony as we bring forth the Spirit of the #divinefeminine I’m so excited to bring to you an amazing line up of women for the 11:11:17 Goddess Glo Up ATL Day Retreat. To fully understand what it means to #Glo Up you have to #showup @chefahki on holistic wellness @thetrapwitch on homegirl healing @olanikeeosi bringing you the @goddessdetox from NYC to ATL we have @maya_louisa on belly dance hall and her @kole_jewel waist beads we have @reignglobal on Manifestation Henna and the power of crystals jewelry and then we have myself bringing you the good word and ceremony…..yes I go deep we all go deep…and just know that most of these women coming together do not know each other. The connection here is by spirit deeper than what you can see and so much more!! Visit and follow 👉🏽👉🏽@goddessgloup 👈🏽👈🏽👈🏽@goddessgloup @goddessgloup to purchase your early butterfly 🦋🦋🦋ticket before they are gone!!! I promise you will never be the same. #allwhite #unity #womencrushwednesday #womensupportingwomen Thanks @eyefocus for such a lovely capture #atlanta #goddesslife #stillirise #queen

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11am-11:30
Registration and intro

11:30-12:15
Glo Up with
Belly Dance Hall and Waist Bead presentation with Maya Louisa

Glo up with Maya she will be showing Belly Dancehall: a fluid mix of traditional North African Bellydance movement to dancehall music. Ignites rhythm and flexibility, improve posture and grace. The unique choreography that awakens joy and overall well being. Tones the abdominal region, firms thighs and glorious gluteus muscles.

Kolé Jewel waist beads …

Kolé Jewel (pronounced Kho-lay) was founded in 2012. All Kolé Jewel’s pieces are hand made with exceptional quality semi- precious stones, harnessing the powerful healing energy of the earth. Utilizing a keen eye for beauty and attention to detail, Kolé Jewel pieces blend the majesty of the old with the intensity of the new, yielding exotic expressions of passion, sensuality, and divine femininity.

Kolé Jewel’s exquisite pieces are crafted for those with the style and grace to wear stunning art work.

12:45-1:30
Glo Up with
Chef Ahki
Vegan Nutrition and wellness

Chef Ahki will introduce each attendee to an in-depth understanding of how foods harm and heal the reproductive organs as well as what daily practices will assist in nourishing and revitalizing the womb.

1:30-2:30
Glo Up Lunch
Lunch with Ahki and Shop the Goddess Goodies

2:30-3pm
Glo Up with
The Goddess Detox

Glo up with Vanessa, a self love manifestor, CEO of Goddess Detox selling the infamous Goddess Vaginal Detox Pearls , author of The Power of Looking at Your Yoni and the woman behind the brand #SelfishBabe.Vanessa will present on why detoxing your VAGINA is a must, how you can do this at home and the many benefits you will receive not only physically but spiritually and emotionally. Allow your yoni to Glo up and you will Glo up too.

3:15-345
Glo Up with
Trap witch

Glo up with the Trap Witch as she speaks of effectiveness of homegirl healing and also efficiently being able to divinate for yourself via the tarot and intuitive evolution. She will be sharing her personal story on spiritual evolution via tapping into her own divine relationship and how doing that for yourself will elevate you closer to you divine purpose. She will be giving a live collective reading specifically for the Goddesses in attendance for the Glo Up.

Pre book individual 15 or 30 minute readings for that day at her table. Limited to 4 -6 slots

4pm-430
Glo Up with @reign global

Glo up with Reign she will be joining us to speak at her very first workshop. She will be sharing personal stories about how she manifested love, art, people, experiences and personal assurance into her life using crystals and more! She will be also be giving us tips for manifestation using crystals, visualization, and the rest…. JOIN US TO SEE!!!

Henna Prices are 1 hand and forearm for $45 and $75 for both.

4:45-5:30
Glo Up with
@hadiiya barbel
Goddess Circle Meditation
Closing ceremony

Glo up with Hadiiya Barbel, an Intuitive health , beauty consultant and motivational speaker.

Hadiiya Barbel will lead the Goddess circle, guided meditation, aura cleansing,living in your truth workshop and the glow up closing ceremony.

Plus exclusive information from her up and coming women’s holistic lifestyle manual centering around heightening your intuition through trance, dance, and being present in the moment; how to lead a lifestyle of abudance, prosperity, and optimal health by finding and following your passions

5:30-6
Shop the Goddess Goodies

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GET READY TO ✨GLO UP✨ 9/23/17 #yourvibeattractsyourtribe 🔮💓🙏🏽💃🏽🦄🦋🐞🌕💫 If you want to get an idea what #thegoddessgloup will be like watch this video and take a journey with us. This clip is from the last #goddessrevival in May with my #sistergoddess @goddessbody All women come together to #heal cry #learn #dance and #commune together. It's a #tribe and it's more than just a #vibe it's an ongoing collective and #safespace for #sisterhood and #sharing This month we will be having an entire day of amazing women presenting a portion of their #magical #contribution to YOUR wellbeing. The Goddess Glo Up is held during the #fallequinox where healing and personal #rejuvenation is needed most. When the season changes so does our #mood ✨ ✨ The Glo Up is all about the mastery of your own #divinefeminine power with #bellydance from @maya_louisa As well as #waistbeads @reignglobal On #crystalhealing As well as #henna @loveleahleona On nutrition and meal prep for the Goddess on the move @barbiefab On 15 min Makeup application for the busy woman. And last but not least myself #hadiiyabarbel on living in your truth unapologetically and aura protection. I have extended the early bird special to one more week for those who need more time. I only have 6 seats left for this event. Show up to Glo up this is your time to shine! (Link in bio) #goddessretreat #sistercircle #womensupportingwomen #allwhite #thisislove #womenpower @eyefocus 📹

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Who feels like they need that #cure Like really needs it like really bad and there are circumstances holding them back? I'm happy to announce that I've just received a ticket donation for someone who really needs it like really really is having a #hardtime and seeking guidance but may not have the means to come. Please tag a friend below or DM me on why you need #thegoddessgloup ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ Tag a friend below 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽 I have one ticket to offer as a beautiful sister wants to share with an amazing #Goddess in her #healing journey. If you haven't gotten your ticket we still have a couple of slots left. Early Butterfly ends Saturday 9/16/17 #goddess #womensupportingwomen #MoreLife #dance #music #sisterhood #love #showup #gloup #nyc

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FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Age Requirement 18 and over

What can I bring into the event?

Must bring Yoga mats and wear white

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

email info@hadiiyabarbel.com

 

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The Women and Entheogens Conference 2017

The Women and Entheogens Conference is the brainchild of psychonaught Kai Wingo. Continuing Kai’s legacy we will continue with her vision in 2017 and beyond. The Conference will push the envelope into new and novel ideas. This year’s theme will be Psychedelics in Birth and Pregnancy from Conception through Life. We will explore the concept of utilizing entheogens for fertility, pregnancy and breastfeeding. Come be part of the new paradigm and continue our beloved Kai’s work with Women and Entheogens.  Also learn more info at Detroitpsychedelics.com

Click here or the photos below to get your tickets from EventBrite 

17 Breath Merkaba Meditation

by Drunvalo Melchizedek

Like the sun, we must breathe, radiating out to all life. And from all life we will receive our manna.

Begin by creating a place in your home that is used only for this meditation. Make a space where no one will walk through or disturb you, possibly in your bedroom. A small altar with a candle and a cushion or pillow to sit upon may be helpful. Make this place holy. It is here that you will learn to create the MER-KA-BA around your body and make conscious contact with your higher self.

Once each day, enter into this meditation, until the time comes when you are a conscious breather, remembering with each breath your intimate connection with God. To begin the meditation, first sit down and relax. Let the worries of the day go. Breathe rhythmically and shallow. Be aware of your breath and relax. When you feel the tension begin to fade, begin to open your heart. Feel Love. Feel Love for all life everywhere. Continue to breathe rhythmically, being aware of your breath, and feel the Love moving through your spirit. When the FEELING of love is in your beingness, you are ready to begin to move towards the experience to the MERKABA. Without this Love, no amount of knowledge will create the MER-KA-BA. To the degree you are able to Love, will be the degree you will be able to experience the MER-KA-BA.

The Merkaba Field is a permanent and highly ordered Merkabic structure of inter-connected electro-magnetic counter-rotating energy spirals that exist as an integral part of ALL CREATION

The following is an overview of the meditation to reach the MER-KA-BA. There are seventeen breaths to reach completion. The first six are for balancing of the polarities within your eight electical circuits, and , also, for the cleansing of these circuits. The next seven, which are quite different, are to re-establish the proper pranic flow through your body, and to recreate Spherical Breathing within your body. The fourteenth breath is unique unto itself. It changes the balance of pranic energy within your body from third dimensional to fourth dimensional awareness. The last three breaths recreate the rotating fields of the MER-KA-BA within and around your body.

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The instructions: The following instructions will be broken down into four areas: MIND, BODY, BREATH and HEART.

FIRST BREATH: Inhale

HEART: Open your heart and feel love for all life. If you cannot do this, you must at least open to this love as much as is possible for you. This is the most important instruction of all.

MIND: Become aware of the male tetrahedron (the apex facing up to the sun, the point facing to the front for male, the point to the back for females) filled with the brilliant white light surrounding your body. Visualize it the best you can. If you cannot visualize it, sense or feel it surrounding you.

BODY: At the same moment of inhalation, place your hands in the mudra of your thumb and first finger touching. Remember, lightly touch your fingers, and do not allow your fingers to touch each other or any other object. Keep your palms facing up.

BREATH: At this same moment, with empty lungs, begin to breath in a complete yogic manner. Breathe through your nostrils only, except at certain places which will be described. Simply put, breath from your stomach first, then your diaphragm, and finally your chest. Do this in one movement, not three parts. The exhale is completed either by holding the chest firm and relaxing the stomach, slowly releasing the air, or by holding the stomach firm and relaxing the chest. The most important aspect is that this breathing must be rhythmic. Begin by using seven seconds in and seven seconds out, but as you get familiar with this meditation, find your own rhythm.

The following instructions for a complete Yogic Breath are from “the Hindu-Yogi Science of Breath” by Yogi Ramacharake. Perhaps this description will be helpful. Breathing through the nostrils, inhale steadily, first filling the lower part of the lungs, which is accomplished by bringing into play the diaphagm, which descending exerts a gentle pressure on the abdominal organs, pushing forward the front walls of the abdomen. Then fill the midddle part of the lungs, pushing out the lower ribs, breastbone and chest. Then fill the higher portion of the lungs, protruding the upper chest, thus lifting the chest, including the upper six or even pairs of ribs. At first reading it may appear that this breath consists of three distinct movements. This, however, is not the correct idea. The inhalation is continuous, the entire chest cavity from the lowered diaphragm to the highest point of the chest in the region of the collar bone, being expanded with a uniform movement. Avoid a jerky series of inhalations, and strive to attain a steady continuous action. Practice will soon overcome the tendency to divide the inhalation into three movements, and will result in a uniform continuous breath. You will be able to complete the inhalation in a few seconds after a little practice. Exhale quite slowly, holding the chest in a firm position, and drawing the abdomen in a little and lifting it upward as the air leaves the lungs. When the air is entirely exhaled, relax the chest and abdomen. A little practice will render this part of the exercise easy, and the movement once acquired will be afterward performed almost automatically.

star of david

The pattern of the Star Tetrahedron links with the Star of David

FIRST BREATH: Exhale

HEART: Love

MIND: Become aware of the female tetrahedron, (apex pointing to the earth, point facing to the back for males, point facing to the front for females), also filled with the brilliant white light.

BODY: Keep the same mudra.

BREATH: Do NOT hesitate at the top of the inhalation to begin the exhalation. Exhale quite slowly, approximately seven seconds, in the Yogic manner. When the air is out of the lungs, without forcing, relax the chest and abdomen and HOLD the breath. When you feel pressure to breathe again, after about five seconds or so, then do the following:

MIND: Be aware of the flat equilateral triangle at the top of the female tetrahedron located in the horizontal plane that passes through your chest at the sternum. In a flash, and with a pulse like energy, send that triangular plane down through the female tetrahedron. It gets smaller as it goes down and pushes out the tip or apex of the tetrahedron all the negative energy of the mudra or electrical circuit, a light will shoot out of the apex toward the center of the Earth. The Mind exercise is performed along with the following BODY movements.

BODY: Move your eyes slightly toward each other, or, in other words, slightly cross your eyes. Now bring them up to the top of their sockets, or in other words, look up. Also, this looking up motion should not be extreme. You will feel a tingling feeling between your eyes in the area of your third eye . You can now look down to the lowest point you can, as fast as you can. You should feel an electrical sensation move down your spine. The MIND and BODY must coordinate the above mental exercise with the eye movements. The eyes look down from their up position at the same time the mind sees the triangular horizontal plane of the female tetrahedron move down to the apex of the female tetrahedron. This combined exercise will clean out the negative thoughts and feelings that have entered into your electrical system. Specifically, it will clean out the part of your electrical system that is associated with the particular mudra you are using. Immediately upon pulsing the energy down your spine, you change mudras to the next one and begin the entire cycle over again.

The next five breaths are a repeat of the first breath with the following mudra changes:

Second breath mudra: Thumb and second finger together

Third breath mudra: Thumb and third finger together

Fourth breath mudra: Thumb and little finger together

Fifth breath mudra: Thumb and first finger together (same as first breath)

Sixth breath mudra: Thumb and second finger together (same as second breath)

Drunvalo Melchizedek - The Teaching Of The MER-KA-BA | In5D.com

The star tetrahedral fields around our bodies

The first part, the first six breaths, the balancing of the polarities, and the cleansing of your electrical system is now complete.

There is also a tube that runs through the center of the body, connecting the apexes of the star tetrahedral field.

Before we fell in consciousness I3,000 years ago, we breathed prana through this tube. Prana simultaneously comes in from the top and passes through the pineal gland, and enters from the bottom, meeting in one of the chakras. Remembering how to breathe through this tube, combined with rotating the fields around the body, produces the merkaba, a vehicle of ascension.

There are actually three star tetrahedral fields superimposed over each other around the body. One is the physical body, one is the mental body, and the third is the emotional body. This is literally so. The fields are rotated by linking together the mind, the emotions, and the physical body. The mental field spins to the left, the emotional field to the right, and the field for the body remains stationary. When these fields are rotated at very specific speeds and in a certain way, a disk pops out at the base of the spine for fifty-five to sixty feet and a sphere appears. It looks like a flying saucer.

This field is known as the merkaba. It is the original creation pattern of the universe on all levels of existence. It is how we got here and it is how we will leave.

The word “Mer” means counter-rotating fields of light; “Ka” spirit; and “Ba” is body or reality. So the Mer-Ka-Ba is a counter-rotating field of light that takes both body and spirit with it. Once you know how to activate these fields you can use your merkaba to travel throughout the universe.

The bottom line on the Flower of Life workshop is the teaching of the merkaba and the activation of this field so that it can, at the appropriate time, be used as a vehicle of ascension.

Continue reading the full article at in5d or view the Flower of Life book for more information.

Book Select – Iron Shirt Chi Kung 1

An introduction to the ancient Kung Fu practice designed to unify physical, mental, and spiritual health

• Describes the unique Iron Shirt air-packing techniques that protect vital organs from injuries

• Explains the rooting practice exercises necessary to stabilize and center oneself

• Includes guidelines for building an Iron Shirt Chi Kung daily practice

Long before the advent of firearms, Iron Shirt Chi Kung, a form of Kung Fu, built powerful bodies able to withstand hand-to-hand combat. Even then, however, martial use was only one aspect of Iron Shirt Chi Kung, and today its other aspects remain vitally significant for anyone seeking better health, a sound mind, and spiritual growth.

In Iron Shirt Chi Kung Master Mantak Chia introduces this ancient practice that strengthens the internal organs, establishes roots to the earth’s energy, and unifies physical, mental, and spiritual health. Through a unique system of breathing exercises, he demonstrates how to permanently pack concentrated air into the connective tissues (the fasciae) surrounding vital organs, making them nearly impervious to injuries–a great benefit to athletes and other performers. He shows readers how once they root themselves in the earth they can direct its gravitational and healing power throughout their bone structure. Additionally, Master Chia presents postural forms, muscle-tendon meridians, and guidelines for developing a daily practice routine. After becoming rooted and responsive, practitioners of Iron Shirt Chi Kung can then focus on higher spiritual work.

Read the book here or buy it from Amazon 

Book Select: Mantra Yoga and Primal Sound

Modern science and ancient wisdom traditions agree that the universe is a symphony of vibrational frequencies. In this beautiful, comprehensive, and unique work, Dr. Frawley elaborates the essential truths about cosmic sound, and how we can employ important mantras for healing, transformation and inner awakening.

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Yogi Selects – YogaPlayground 

We have come back full circle…. seems like a little healthy pressure is getting some of the questionnaires to come home…..  with answers ofcourse. Today we linked up with Yogaplayground, I know him as Eazy. Its ironic because the first time I met Eazy was my attempt at reaching out to people outside of myself to do yoga, the whole purpose of Yogi Selects.  Take sometime out to go on a journey of yoga, crystals, entheogen, dedication and peace with Eazy below!

 

From knowing you I can tell your truly dedicated… When did you know or find comfort in teaching yoga? 
Haha well thanks man that’s really nice to hear because dedication/ following through is probably one of my biggest struggles!! I really found comfort teaching I’d say about 6-8 months in of teaching yoga classes consistently. I felt like I had the “voice of my teachers” for a while. I would say cues how they would, even the tone didn’t feel like it was mine. I recorded my self teaching a class one day and was like dude wtf this don’t sound like me at all I felt like I screen-shot-2017-03-03-at-8-02-33-amwas trying to give the typical yoga voice all soft and shit and I’m like mmmm nah. So I started embracing what I like and really just being me not this picture of what people say yoga is. I was “lucky” enough to have barely anybody in my classes at first so it was a smooth transition. But it wasn’t until I started just saying fuk it to fulfilling others expectations and embracing how I get down did I really feel like I could own my classes. And yes I curse in my classes too 😅

Why is it important to have fun with your practice?
I don’t believe in doing things that I don’t enjoy. If it doesn’t move your soul then it’s probably not for you and you are forcing it. And from taking / teaching a bunch of classes I noticed how stuck people were to their mat and the “seriousness of yoga.” That’s actually how I came up with my own style aka the yoga playground. First I believe that we should approach everything like a child. Embrace the creativity the chance to see something from the beginners mind. Treating everything like it’s new and moving without judgement. Only then can we really get out of our heads and into the moment. The goal of the playground is to get people to

1.  Play! Laugh, joke, crawl like an animal, and engage with your classmates through random games I come up with.

2. ground yourself. Reconnect to the earth through primal movements, earth salutations, and chi breathing.

So we play but we reground ourselves through the practice. We have to remember to be as grounded as we are spiritual. I see way too many people who only try to do one or the other and I’m like brah… u know that ain’t you, just be you, have fun, and be here now!

How does yoga help capoeira and vice versa?
Haha well I tell everyone that yoga and capoeira are my yin and yang. Capoeira teaches u to be closed and protected. It’s also a community thing. You can practice by yourself but it takes a community because capoeira is a conversation between two people through movement. Yoga teaches you to be open and it’s personal practice. It’s just you and your breath with your awareness within. Both teach you about yourself and how u react in every situation. In capoeira do you get angry when somebody is aggressive towards u and you return their aggression with more aggression? In yoga does your mind go everywhere but here or do you get frustrated and want to give up because you ain’t that flexible today or you couldnt do a pose you saw on instagram lmao so in my mind they help me stay balanced. Capoeira requires certain flexibility that yoga gives me and yoga requires certain strength and mobility that capoeira gives me. These r the two arts that I literally practice every day.

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What was your perception of yoga before you began practicing?

I thought it was boring as hell lol I thought if I wasn’t sore and sweating like crazy I wasn’t doing anything. But man was I learned to connect with my breath I realized how yoga transitioned into everything else that I did. I also thought thanks to hyper feminization in America that dudes just didn’t do it. That’s one of the screen-shot-2017-03-03-at-7-54-20-ammain reasons I began teaching. I wanted to share my influence with my brothers who wouldn’t normally even think of touching a yoga mat and let them see that we ain’t gotta wear leggings (unless ur name is @dade2shelby he makes it cool) and that we all breathe and we all need to learn to slow down and become more aware of each moment.

Is cannabis helpful to practicing yoga, share how it has helped you?
Oh yea man you know that’s my kinda party right here lol to me cannabis helps me

1. Get motivated to practice . It’s like coffee for me in the morning. Shit I actually start my morning with a spliff and some coffee before I practice anything and it’s my ritual.

2.  It helps me to feel what’s happening within me aka increase my focus and bring me more internally. Funny story, I actually did my first handstand on mushrooms lmao I know we talking bout the herbs jah bless but I’m a big believer in the magic of the mushroom and it’s healing benefits for old traumas and its ability to bring epiphanies into your life. Imma hippie man if it’s from the earth I know it’s worth!
Who are some of the yogis you practice with and is it helpful to have a community of like minded people to surround yourself with?

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In Atlanta I had a lot of dope people I practiced with @blackyoganerd is a huge inspiration , @fitqueenirene first introduced me to rocket yoga which really kept me practicing. I love the entire @movingartexperience crew like @hippieheathen @dade2shelby @iamreneewatkins dude there’s really too many to name. Love to practice with other people but most of my work is done alone. I’m a lone wolf man I like to train on my own time but love to have a community to reach out to if I have questions, or I need some inspiration to get on my mat. I definitely believe in finding like minded people and vibing out.

Have you ever practiced yoga using entheogens? If so feel free to screen-shot-2017-03-03-at-7-58-50-amshare how that experience was…
Haha whoops I answered that earlier but hell yes man. I love shrooms and LSD. Shrooms more though cuz lsd is lab made. But to me they are a healing substance mentally and physically and uhhhh the experience is an experience everyone should experience !!! Life changing to say the least. Just be in a comfortable place with people you love and it will be amazing.

 

What crystal do you find yourself attracted to most at the moment and why do you feel that is? 

Citrine, green calcite and amethyst are my favorites. I’ve always dealt with insecurities and citrine really helps me embrace my power. Green calcite is a heart stone and paired with citrine brings abundance of not just money but love. Especially self love! Amethyst is just friggin beautiful to me . Yellow, green and purple are my favorite colors so it kinda works out that they are my fav stones. Being a Pisces though I keep a hematite handy to keep me grounded.
Comparing yoga and the ocean… How can both provide a tranquil state a mind?  
The breaths are like waves man ever present and ever flowing. Embrace each one but allow them to go as easily as they come. Just like the breath u can only feel one wave at a time. Being present is the only way to truly find peace. screen-shot-2017-03-03-at-7-59-04-am
Have you ever had any yoga related dreams or experiences during meditation that were hard to explain?

Yea totally man. Once I remember drifting off in a meditation that felt like a mushroom trip. The colors became so vibrant in my mind, my senses felt like they were on another level. I was rocking in small circles and didn’t notice until my phone went off lmao snap back to reality . It was super trippy but cool to see that we can transcend reality with just focus on the breath.
Any yoga tats? Lol had to be a story behind it

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Ha yea I have the throat chakra on my throat. It’s a constant reminder for me to live in truth and honesty. To always embrace who I am , my creativity, and my truths no matter what the popular opinion may be. Also got it on my throat cuz I said fuck a job lmao I’m doing this for life. I create my own destiny and fortune. Fuck what society thinks 😁also I have the flower of life. It’s my reminder of the oneness of all in this dimension.
Congrats on baby Lazer! do you plan on teaching him to be a young yogi Jedi?
Thank youuuuuu!!! Most definitely, but more along the lines of giving him the tools at a young age to find his truth, to be fully conscious, and be able to make choices that will always fulfill his souls desires not the personalities desires. I just want him to find what he loves and do that Shit all the time lol not pressed at all on if he wants to pursue it on a monetary level. I believe him having a yoga / capoeira practice will just help him embrace who Lazer Man is and be the best he can be on any path he chooses.

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Is there anything else you would like to share with the readers of infocus247.com?
Practice makes practice there is no perfection. Remember that the destination is never as fulfilling as the journey. So embrace every practice as just that, a practice. Also, do it for you not for social media… please and thank you.

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Yogi Selects – YogaNubia

We are back once again, this time we present an interesting yogi that goes by Yoganubia! I found an interesting balance between peace, love and war. Read below to learn more! 

What is 9ether? 

9ether is a term that refers to Nubian or African-American hair. Nubian hair follicles grow in the shape of the number 9, towards the sun. 9ether is the kinkiest or kingliest hair-type in existence. Caucasian follicles grow in the shape of the number 6, referred to as 6ether.

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What did you know about yoga before you gave it a try? 

Not much, other than that it is a form of exercise that supposedly helps with stress and anxiety.

How can yoga be a tool of empowerment for women?screen-shot-2017-03-01-at-8-25-25-pm

Yoga teaches us to go inside of ourselves to connect and listen to Self. This is empowering for women because it teaches us that the only voice we need to listen to is the one inside. We don’t need to look outside for happiness, we have the power to create it ourselves. Yoga teaches that we can only control what is in our power and to let go of whatever is beyond our control. This is liberating and empowering because it allows us to focus our energy on things we can change, and let go of anything we cannot.

What do you find the most challenging about moving forward from past emotional pain?

Prior to yoga, I was someone who stayed living in the past – replaying old mistakes or heartbreak in my mind, thinking of how I could have done something differently if I just had the chance to go back. Most challenging part of moving past emotional pain is the ability to trust afterwards. Trust is already something that does not come easily for me, so if I am betrayed or hurt by someone or something, it will be extremely difficult for me to trust that entity again.

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“People who love are happy” In which ways do you prefer to receive love?

I think I’m a pretty simple gal – care, gratitude, and kindness from family and friends. Little gestures that show thoughtfulness, and appreciation.

Can yoga and a vegan diet help you maintain a healthy lifestyle? screen-shot-2017-03-01-at-8-23-29-pm

Absolutely! Practicing yoga increases body awareness and the desire to care for and accept yourself. A vegan lifestyle (I hate the word “die”t, so I don’t use it 🙂 ) absolutely leads to better health. The human body is not designed to digest meat and/or animal products. Converting to a vegan lifestyle can have very positive effects on health, including but not limited to – increased energy, faster metabolism, lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, improved cardiovascular health, lower risk of cancer, weight loss, healthier skin, less body odor, the list goes on.

Is it important to balance the peace of mind and  yoga provides with a realistic perception of everything and everyone isn’t always namaste… If so why?  

Absolutely! Yoga creates and teaches balance, on and off the mat. One thing I teach in just about every class is that balance is tricky and it varies, day to day, sometimes hour by hour. The most important thing we can do is accept where we are each day. The same holds true when dealing with outside people and things. There will always be ups and downs in life, but we learn from the practice that not being ok is okay. We will come across people and situations that test us or make us upset. What is key is how we deal with these instances – if we become upset, realize it’s okay, and not beat screen-shot-2017-03-01-at-8-24-05-pmourselves up over it. Always remember to face whatever feelings come so that you can move on.

Have you had any yoga related dreams or hard to explain experiences when focusing on your chakra points?

While learning about the Chakra System in Teacher Training, I came to a realization about a recurrent dream I’d been having for the past (I don’t even know how many) years. The dream always manifested as me trying to explain something or get my point across, but not being able to breathe. For as long as I can remember, even as a kid, I have been notorious for biting my tongue, not expressing myself, and holding things in. The day we learned about the throat chakra, I made  the connection to my reoccurring dream.  From that day forward, I have been working to express myself and speak up for myself any time the opportunity arises. I have not had that dream since making this declaration and taking action to speak up.

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How can children benefit from learning yoga and meditation techniques at an early age?

Children learn the tools needed to deal with the natural ebbs and flows of life. Through the practice, they develop body awareness, learn to manage stress through breathing, build concentration, learn self-acceptance, have better focus and concentration, and learn calming techniques, all of which can benefit them for a lifetime.

Is there anything you would like to share with the readers of infocus247.com 

Yoga has completely transformed me as a person, which has in turn, completely transformed my life! Everyone in the world can benefit from the practice – you don’t need to be anything other than willing to learn. Yoga is for EVERYONE!

Teresa Robinson, RYT200
Registered Certified Yoga Teacher

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