Peace Comes First

Your guide to creating inner peace through yoga therapy, practical spirituality and the gluten-free lifestyle.


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Meditation: Open and Clear Your Heart Chakra

Place one hand on your heart, and the other on your belly. Lengthen through your spine, elongating the neck. Relax the jaw, forehead and eyes. Soften the throat. What does your body need right now? What emotions are coming up for you that want to be heard? What negative thoughts are no longer serving you? What does your peaceful life look like? Can you allow yourself to receive goodness, love, support, positive attention, kindness, compassion, abundance? Keep breathing. Keep letting go of tension. Keep letting go of pain. Keep letting go of everything no longer serving you, only holding you back. Let it go. Soften the chest. Soften the heart. Soften the throat. Nurture yourself. Allow yourself to feel what you feel, it’s okay. You’re okay. You’re healing. This is good. Keep breathing. Keep letting go. Love yourself. You can do it, go deeper with loving yourself, and accepting yourself. Forgive yourself. All is well. You are well. Keep breathing…you are healing. Continue reading


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Heal Thyself: Throat Chakra Healing

Allow yourself to gaze at the image of the throat chakra, deeply relaxing your body and clearing your mind of distractions. Soften your throat, and your tongue. Breathe deeply. What is your mind, body and spirit teaching you about communication? Are you willing to release any fears blocking you from speaking your truth or asking for what you want and need? Keep breathing and releasing tension in your throat, allowing your spirit to guide you toward healthy changes regarding communication and positive self-talk. You may want to practice healing affirmations daily.