If we listen to the stories of dancers, athletes, and performers, many of them will describe easily having a communion with their bodies. This is incredibly beautiful, and we can achieve it as well, even without a daily focus on our bodies. With an transformative experience of empathy towards my own physical form, I learned a lot about the process of achieving this communion.Read More
All of the blog posts are written by Arien Smith with the intention to heal, inform, and expand every reader. Three posts a week: Monday Mindfulness, Wednesday Yoga, Saturday Reflections.
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We are complex beings and our capacity to be “smart” is not limited by our mental abilities. So often, we associate intelligence to our brains, but this is only a small part of the whole picture. There are five central aspects of our being and each of these have their own intelligence, in our bodies, minds, emotions, energy, and spirit. It's essential that we understand and learn to access all of these.Read More
Society puts an unfortunate amount of limitations and expectations on our bodies with such extremely limited "standards of beauty." This blog is all about understanding that our bodies are innately perfect, no matter our gender identity, sex, race, ability, and any and all other differences that our bodies are marvelously endowed with. Your body, just as you are in this moment right now, is accepted and loved by the Universe. Learning to manifest this self-compassion towards your own body will be the first step in transforming your connection to your own humanity and to all others on this planet. This meditation will help us to heal these toxic ideals imposed on us from the collective ego of our societies.Read More
This is a special blog, in the spirit of Valentine's Day. Instead of a conversation on a specific topic, it’s a long list of ways you can bring love into your life, towards yourself. There are ideas here that will make us feel confident, sexy, inspired, cared for, and relaxed—something for anyone to find at least one way to love themselves this February 14th and beyond!Read More
Throughout every day, we have the opportunity for mindfulness and meditation. Often, the best of these opportunities hide within the most mundane tasks. When we perform regular tasks like taking a shower or bath, we often fall into an autopilot state. This apathy and detachment from the present moment is something that does not serve our spiritual practice, as it disconnects us from the very experience of living. Showers might not be the most enticing part of our lives, but they can be a wonderful experience of bodily care and sensory engagement.Read More