Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
Every notice every now and again things don't go as you planned? When life surprises us, it is the Universe trying to wake us up. It reminds us that we create the illusion and yoga seeks to rid that illusion of ignorance.
In the pose "Natarajana" (Lord of the Dance), Shiva stands on the dwarf of illusion and dances to his own dance. He doesn't get caught up in the small stuff or what is referred to as "samskaras." These are the patterns we get stuck in. We create the drama and then try to live in the drama. It becomes a vicious cycle. Everything must die to be reborn so we can be liberated.
Dance the dance of the universe and know you are wiser when you set into motion plan "B." Power up your grace, learn to take the good with the bad, think differently and simply move on.
Mary Jane - Feng Shui Yoga Girl - www.fengshuiyoganj.com
Friday, October 26, 2018
Are mealtimes in your house chaotic and filled with tension? This is problematic on so many levels, but let's just hone in on two areas that have the greatest impact.
Your Health and Relationships - The Energy of Mealtimes:
Everything is energy and that includes the food you ingest. Obviously, the healthier the food choices you make the higher the energy vibration that food will have. When preparing food, you infuse your own energy into it. Therefore, if you are yelling and screaming at your children, or anyone else for that matter, that tension becomes an ingredient for your meal. The tension and frustration moves from the plate to your digestive system. Chances are you'll be running for the Tums to ease your stomach. You'll also find ways to avoid your children or your partner because the environment is charged with discord.
One way to reduce tension during mealtimes is to foster more calming yin energy. To make the atmosphere of your kitchen or dining room more yin, keep lots of soft fabrics there. For example, pure linen tablecloth or large cotton napkins. Choose yin colors such as pale greens, blues or creams to encourage a relaxing atmosphere. Lower the lighting source while you are eating. There is nothing like the flicker of candles to ease the body and mind. If there are doors to the room where you eat, close them. This will eliminate fast moving chi (energy) from passing through from another room.
You'll also want to turn off electronics during mealtime. No cell phone, TV or computer. Instead, try having a conversation and asking family members how their day went. I know this is a big one, but the energy of those devices are extremely yang (active), and contribute to tension.
You can also consider facing yin directions such as the north, northwest, west or southwest. These directions have less ions in the atmosphere and are considered quiet and peaceful. Soft background music is an option if you feel you need a little something to add. I find this option to bode especially well when your intention is to create a romantic ambiance.
Mary Jane - Feng Shui Yoga GIrl - www.fengshuiyoganj.com
Thursday, October 25, 2018
The home office makes the list for one of the top four rooms in feng shui. If at all possible, it is best to position this room to the front or yang side of the home, as the goal is to make contact with the outside world. Another option is to locate this room in one of your auspicious directions. To find out more about how to configure your "Best Directions Chart" see my Feng Shui Designs in a Flash DIY CD. The following tips will help you set up your office for success!
With more and more people working at home or in a shared space, it is essential to follow the aforementioned simple guidelines when configuring your work environment. When the work environment is designed with health and success in mind, productivity soars!
Mary Jane Kasliner - Feng Shui Yoga Girl
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Morning arrives with earth over water. That bodes well for dryer grounds, as the water tables should be beneath the earth and not above. These two elements do not blend together. Therefore, tension may arise especially when making decisions or negotiating business. Remain focused and organized so the energy can flow easily. Mindful organization skills makes this a very auspicious day to make important decisions, as the earth is grounding and supportive, while the water moves conversation forward. The bridge is metal, or your clear, concise and organized plan.
This afternoon there is a driving force to achieve. Quick mental processes are what navigates this path. Remain flexible and minimize the feeling of anxiety that may arise. Keep your attention on the goal and move from there.
Other Areas of Focus:
There is a powerful triad that begins with reviewing your goals and vision for the long haul. Think about who you want to associate with in terms of networking and mentors. This will directly influence your resources - including finances. Pay attention to partner whether in business or personal relationship, as the leadership they can provide is invaluable.
Overall, today is considered a day of abundance, so use it wisely!
Mary Jane Feng Shui Yoga Girl - www.fengshuiyoganj.com
Friday, October 19, 2018
Wondering about the energy today and where you should place your focus? Let's take a look...
This morning it is best to focus on what you need to complete in terms of projects started. You will be tempted to delve into new things, but it makes more sense to finish up loose ends. This is especially so, as this afternoon the tendency will be to jump around from one thing to another, and that can leave you feeling scattered and unproductive. Make your list now and begin checking off your "to do" items to complete the tasks at hand. Take advantage of the natural flowing energy that is available to us all today.
Once you have worked through your list, shift your focus to your career. What I mean by this is to make an assessment of your long-term plan. Who will you network with to attract new opportunities? Consider family or elders to assist you in this process. With the right plan of action, your financial picture will change for the better. Don't forget to visualize the process and tell the universe exactly what your intention (s) are. The more clarity, the quicker the results. Sometimes a simply visual meditation is enough to get right energy sent your way.
For assistance with resources today create movement in the east. This can be achieved with moving water (water fountain) or plug in incense burner.
Mary Jane - Feng Shui Yoga Girl - www.fengshuiyoganj.com
Tuesday, October 16, 2018