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The Year of INFINITY

2 + 0 + 1 + 5 = 8 or INFINITY

What does ^^^ mean? In angel numbers, 8 means a year of infinite abundance and prosperity for you and everyone. If you create space within to be an open vessel for the universe, you will receive many wonderful ideas. “You will have the courage to take a leap of faith to put these ideas into action. These projects will inspire you to work harder than ever . . . yet it will be joyful work for meaningful projects, which will create great blessings and abundance for everyone involved.” –Doreen Virtue

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Yup, that’s right! Buckle up yogis & yogini’s we have a blissful year full of opportunity ahead of us. But how do we create this space within to allow these blessings into our lives? We need to dump out our trash- duh! You know, old habit patterns and ways of thinking, oh and those damn expectations that we so easily grasp onto. When we practice yoga and meditation we are clearing and cleaning out this trash to create more SPACE to receive higher blessings. You can’t fill up an overflowing gas tank, right? Got it??? Good 😉

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SO! Lightworkers, the big question now is- what is it that you’re going to manifest?? Because I promise you, whatever thoughts you project out into the universe is exactly what you’re going to get back. Scary? It could be. Exciting? Definitely! This is why we have a regular daily spiritual practice- so we’re ready for whatever challenges come our way. Not only that- but so we concur them and learn to view everything in a positive bright white light!

Now, how do we manifest a life of our wildest dreams?

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  • Think abundance
  • Envision yourself thriving
  • Write down your dreams, wishes & desires
  • Make a vision board
  • Be creative & get crafty
  • Set intentions
  • Make affirmations
  • Create a space for healing
  • Surround yourself visually every day in this space of healing.

If you want guidance on how to approach any of the above, reach out to me via Facebook or E-mail. Also… dare I give away one of my big announcements for 2015? Maybe just a hint-

Stay tuned for our #lightworkers community to soon make an online presence.

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The universe is always watching so if you can remain consciously UPlifted into these higher ways of thinking the universe will have your back. So dream big everyone. Our planet needs lightworkers and to be saturated in higher vibration now more than ever before. Together we will: “reveal, heal, resolve and evolve.” -Katherine Austin (my teacher & owner of Karma Yoga)

Blessings,

xoLex

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Why I listen to Mantra 24/7

When I wake up, when I drive, when I meditate, when I cook, when I eat, when I work, when I teach and when I sleep I play mantra. Okay, so it may not be exactly 24/7 but it sure is close! Why? This is a funny question as I type it because I feel as if you truly want to understand the why, you must learn by experience and saturate yourSELF in mantra.

hsmantras“Mantras are not small things, mantras have power. They are the mind vibration in relationship to the Cosmos. The science of mantra is based on the knowledge that sound is a form of energy having structure, power, and a definite predictable effect on the chakras and the human psyche.” ~Yogi Bhajan

My teacher’s teacher dives into the power of mantra in the video below. I absolutely love his perspective, especially on the bridge between contemporary music and mantras! Take a look:

Because I’m curious… Respond to the following questions with a comment below:

  • How do you use mantras in your daily life?
  • Do you have a favorite mantra?
  • Do you listen to mantras during the day?
  • What is the most profound thing you have experienced during chanting?
  • If you have any questions about mantra leave a comment below!
  • Do you have questions about mantras in Kundalini Yoga – their pronunciation, where they come from or what they mean?

xoLex

How Often Should I Meditate?

3 minutes a day is better than 31 minutes once a week.

Did you know, that in as little as 3 minutes you affect your circulation, blood chemistry and electromagnetic field while performing a mantra meditation or kriya? For example, 3 minutes of breath of fire is equivalent of 20 minutes of long deep breathing. Lets be honest, we want the biggest bang for our buck and TIME. We’re all busy and sometimes the ego mind takes over, making excuses as to why we don’t have time to meditate. Again, this is the ego mind talking. Yes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes seems like a long time but 3 minutes? I think our ego can loosen up to that idea. It only takes 3 minutes to completely shift your consciousness and uplift yourself. When we take this time to take care of ourselves, everything else in our lives will take care of themselves! Plugging in our navel center first thing in the morning, again only for 3 minutes- will affect our inner strength, power, outlook and give our body the fresh oxygen it craves.

I’m so passionate about 3 minute meditations because I know how doable they are! First thing before leaving the house:

3 minutes Breath of Fire!

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3 minutes Cat Cow!

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3 minutes Sat Kriya!

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Maybe you try a combination of a few listed above. Dedicate yourself to 3 minutes a day for 40 days to change a habit. Today a friend and I are holding one another accountable for 40 days of Sat Kriya. My experience this morning is what inspired me to write this blog post. I felt so refreshed afterwards, I felt so good about myself and honestly couldn’t stop smiling. I’m excited for these next 39 days, every single one of them. If you’re curious about Sat Kriya here’s an excellent video to learn how and why we do it:

“The greatest reward of doing sadhana is that the person becomes incapable of being defeated. Sadhana is a self-victory, and it is a victory over time and space. Getting up is a victory over time, and doing it is a victory over space. That is what sadhana is. And when you do a sadhana  in the sangat, you enrich yourself in multiple ways.” -Yogi Bhajan

Sat Nam,

xoLex

A Strong Core Starts Here by ASKinyourface.com

This article was originally published on one of my yoga teacher’s (Allision Kaplan) blog, here!!!

Your core is the very center of your physical, emotional and spiritual universe. Everything about us somehow relates to this real and magical place; where energy, courage, passion and self-confidence generates. The famous psychologist, Carl Jung, once said that Manipura chakra is where we burn through our passions and desires in order to become a completely realized individual. Becoming a fully realized person will take you to the test. Believe me, I know how uncomfortable and scary change can be and that it usually requires us to give up something big (really scary) to make room for something else (much bigger) that often ends up as unexpected amazing.

Keep reading! There’s a great core strengthening workout for you further down the page.

“Fear, uncertainty and discomfort are your compasses toward growth.”

According to the Kundalini yoga tradition, traveling along our energetic highway of chakras, the third chakra, Manipura translates as “city of jewels” or “lustrous gem”. This is exactly what we hold within us. A dazzling, radiant center of energy that distributes life throughout the human framework. Just as the earth would not survive without the sun, we rely on our third chakra to regulate and energize our systems activities. There are many techniques one can use to stimulate, balance and connect more fully to our manipura chakra. According to many traditions, including Kundalini Yoga, the third chakra is the actual place of awakening the kundalini energy; the center of will and action. This is the fire that sets it off! You can read more about this on Spirit Voyage.com. It really is interesting stuff!
So, what is one such way to get this glowing fire going? Simultaneous breath work and simple movement will stimulate the navel center and surrounding area. I’m not saying that the exercises you will hopefully be doing are going to be easy and painless – not at all. You can expect the sensations in your belly and in your head to be intense and challenging. This is how change begins. You gotta feel in order to grow! So, stay with it and you’re going to feel amazing!

Begin creating change by setting aside time for a morning ritual.

First thing in the morning, these exercises, practiced regularly, will shift your energy from slow, sluggish and unmotivated to strong, radiant and ready to roll. Your body, mind and spirit will become brighter, lighter and more powerful than you ever could have imagined.

Before you get started…

A good nights sleep is vital to your whole health so don’t skimp on those precious healing hours of rest. Train yourself to go to bed 30 minutes earlier than usual. This will allow you the time needed to complete your core awakening workout without compromising your nightly rest. Here you go!

Optional Warm-Up

Begin with one to three minutes of Breath of Fire (rhythmic nostril breathing that sounds much like a panting dog) Sit cross-legged with your spine tall and eyes closed. Raise your arms over your head, palms facing away from you and bring your thumbs to touch with your fingers softly curled into your palm. Or, rest your hands (palms up) on your knees. Begin to breathe in and out of your nose. Keep this breathe work going for one minute. Be patient with yourself ; new is strange and uncomfortable but soon becomes an old friend. Don’t rush it; allow the process of daily practice to bring you to this place of comfort and ease.  Click here to watch a great video and learn more about breath of fire.

Maintain awareness of breath while doing the following core exercises for one minute each. Beginners start with 30 seconds for each exercise. End each one minute core exercise with a huge inhale, hold for 3 seconds, followed by a long exhale. These are just a few of my favorites.

Regular Crunch  – with bent knees, feet on the floor: Just lift shoulder blades off the floor and go!

Reverse Crunch – Lift hips off the floor while keeping your torso on the floor

Double Crunch  – Lift BOTH hips & shoulders off the floor simultaneously

Left Crunches  – Take right elbow to the left knee

Right Crunches – Take left elbow to right knee

Straight Leg Raises – Alternately lift & lower your legs (slide your hands under your butt for more support)

Double Leg Raises – Lift & lower both legs together

Bicycle Crunches – Alternate elbows to opposite knee by bicycling the legs

Hold High Plank Pose – on your hands and toes

Hold Plank on your forearms

Allow all this awesome energy to settle while you rest for a few minutes in child pose

15 minutes each morning and you will create a core defined – radiant and powerful forever more. That’s you!

Always love,

Allison

Surround Yourself with Those who Uplift you

yogi_bhajanYogi Bhajan said, “Keep up and you’ll be kept up.” But what if you’re put down? Remove yourself from these toxic energies. I know, I know. It’s much easier said than done- trust me, I learned from experience. But I promise you, when you immerse yourself with other light leaders such as yourself the opposite will fade away from your life. These like-minded will bring ease & joy into your life. You’ll find yourself effortlessly inspired to approach all interactions in life with loving consciousness. The clarity I’m finding by personally surrendering to divine alignment is opening myself up to be a vessel for ancient teachings to speak through me in order to give back to others.

xoLex

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Sat Nam,
I first developed an interest for yoga in my early teenage years after struggling with an array of sports injuries and as well as chronic insomnia and thyroid issues. In time, these health concerns guided me to taking personal ownership of my health, something I believe all people are capable of with the proper guidance. That is where I come in, I am here for the sole purpose to guide you towards better health.

Teaching yoga has been such a natural process and my passion to share with others is undeniably strong. I fully understand the pressures, busyness, and stressfulness children, teenagers and adults all face on a day-to-day basis which is why I strive to guide all age groups to lead a healthier life with me by their side and discover all of exercise, nutrition, yoga, and meditation’s beautiful benefits.

I offer an array of inspirational yogic styles in private or group settings. I happily teach Beginner, Ashtanga, Karma, Mommy and Me, or a Vinyasa style practice. I am available for birthday parties, spa parties, athletes, athletic teams training, etc.

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Namaste ॐ

xoLex