SUMMER TRIP

The summer, to me, usually means traveling to new places with my family and experiencing different cultures and locales... obviously this year that kind of traveling is not happening. However, it doesn't mean that you can't create a new experience-- instead, tap into your inner self and go on a trip exploring your own spirituality and emotions! This summer, we're exploring our true consciousness with the help of transcendental meditation, yoga and microdosing.

Transcendental meditation is a form of meditation using a silent mantra, practiced twice a day. Practicing meditation into my daily routine has completely changed my life in a positive way: it's been proven to help reduce stress and anxiety, along with many other health benefits. Meditating has helped me slow down and become more logical instead of reactive during 2020, TM has helped keep me grounded and feel less panic. Mantras in transcendental meditation help to guide your mind towards silence. I never thought I could sit still for 20 minutes twice a day and repeat a mantra, but the simplicity of the practice is what puts you into a meditative state and you transcend. Check out TM.org for more information or email me and I would be happy to answer any questions!

Microdosing is the practice of taking tiny amounts of psychedelic drugs, usually LSD or psilocybin mushrooms, in small enough amounts so that there are slight, barely perceivable effects, not enough to cause hallucinations or a "trip". A microdose is typically between 5-10% of a normal, full dose of psychedelics and taken once every three days to prevent increases in tolerance. Microdosers report that it helps them feel more focused, creative, productive, confident and happier in general! If you decide to start microdosing, regularly track the way that you feel, as it's much easier to notice the effects and benefits in retrospect. 

Yoga has been a huge part of my life since I was young. It is not a daily practice for me, but with all of the amazing apps out there and ability to do 15,20,30, etc. minute practices, there really is no excuse anymore for me! Yoga goes beyond just a way to stay fit and stretch out-- it's about examining the way you engage with the world around you, to be an active participant and intentful in your actions. As you practice yoga, be sure to be mindful of the way your body feels, your train of thought and your emotional state. Explore different styles of yoga and find what works best for you and your body: Kundalini yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Hatha yoga and Bikram yoga are just some of the styles! I love Ashtanga and hot (aka Bikram) for me. Additionally, my whole family has started to do Yoga Nidra to help us fall asleep at night and it is amazing!