Mantra Monday: Nature

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This weekend we packed up the car full of groceries, baby gear, the baby & our dog and headed up to the mountains of the Poconos. It was absolutely quiet, peaceful & beautiful up there. We took many hikes, cooked good food & lounged around. A change of scenery & the opportunity to commune with nature was the perfect way to welcome in spring!

How can you step away from your
surroundings & set and intention for spring?

Mantra Monday: Peace

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{new video} Baby Pilates Workout

Being home with Georgie has given me time to explore firsthand the fun of doing yoga & Pilates with a baby! After having a baby I felt how much weaker my core had become. Pilates is a great postpartum exercise to help re-strengthen your core.

Here’s a new quick video we shot of how to work your core while connecting with your baby.

Yoga Baby Mama – Baby Pilates Workout

Wellness Wednesday: Authenticity

What does it mean to live an authentic life? Being yourself, flaws and all. Allow yourself to be perfectly imperfect. It’s trough our cracks that the light shines through.

Live light & allow your light to shine.

Mantra Monday: Perfectly Imperfect

Mantra Monday: Perfectly Imperfect

Live an inspired life. By embracing your imperfections & your authentic self you will in turn inspire yourself & others.

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Focus Friday: The Mama Circle

I first came across The Mama Circle through Instagram.  I started following their page & loved their inspirational & educational posts on pregnancy.  Erica, the founder of the Mama Circle, is such a warm & generous person.  We have corresponded through email & I only wish she was based on the east coast!

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Erica is a Maternity Support Specialist.

In her capacity as a doula, certified lactation educator counselor and chef, Erica seamlessly guides expectant parents through their pregnancy, labor and into the postpartum period. Erica’s intuitive and gentle approach, coupled with her expertise, helps them to easily transition into parenthood with support and confidence.

In 2013, she founded The Mama Circle, a resource for expectant and new mothers, centered around helping them gently navigate their journey towards and through motherhood.

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You can follow Erica & the Mama Circle here:

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Tibetan Energy Mantra & Meditation

A few weeks ago I took a special class at the Crystal Tree Boutique in Westmont, NJ.  The class was Tibetan Energy Yoga with Reiki Master Janice Gilpin.   I wasn’t sure what Tibetan yoga was but once in the class I realized we’d be working with the other limbs of yoga other than the physical asana practice.   We practiced pranayama breath work, mantras, mudras & meditation.    This class enhanced my meditation practice while we focused on elevating and clearing our energy fields.   The Crystal Tree store shop is closing & will be selling their goods online as of the end of this month.  Janice will be offering more Tibetan Energy classes at the Yoga Sanctuary in Medford, NJ (the next one is April 9th @ 7:30pm).

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One of the mantras we practiced was this one relating to the heart sutra (or chakra):

om gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha

Read more about this mantra here

You can check out more offerings from Janice on her site, Clear Light Reiki.

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