Updated: Aug 31
The question I get asked most often from people is, "How do you seem to stay so calm and balanced?" The routines and skills I've learned along the way focus on supporting three biggies in my life: my mind, body, and feeling body to create a sense of calm and purpose. Let's take a look at how to create a more intentional lifestyle for yourself so you can gain more clarity and balance.
Step 1: Get to Know Your Mind
When I first meet a client, I like to see their natal astrology chart. Created from the exact time, date, and location of birth, this chart is similar to a person's blueprint. Astrology charts give insight to a person's characteristics, including how the mind works.
Maybe you think you already know everything about your mind. But do you know how to apply its strengths, use it to help you grow, and recognize how it may sabotage your efforts? Getting your astrology chart read can help with reflection, self-awareness, shifts in perspective, and so much more.
The easiest tip I give clients is to see their chart in terms of four elements: fire, air, earth, and water. Learn how your elemental make-up impacts the way you think, act, and feel. A quick way to see which elements are your strongest and weakest is to take my Elemental Strength Quiz from my June newsletter.
Step 2: Move Your Body
Do you take the time to change up your daily movement routines? Or do you stick to the same sequences, walks, runs, and workout sessions? Your body and nervous system will definitely benefit from variety.
Use the four elements when tailoring your routines. I use this strategy when creating my home yoga sequences. Fire poses generate heat in the body while energizing the nervous system. Air sequences create flexibility. Earth poses give strength and stability. And water sequences nourish and replenish the body and mind. Try looking at your routines through the lens of elemental support. How can your daily movements incorporate fire, air, earth, and water? When is it optimal to use each type of sequence or routine?
Step Three: Build Emotional Awareness
The pillar most of us forget when creating a more intentional lifestyle is tending to our feeling body. Who taught you how to express or repress your emotions? Can you become more aware of your feelings in order to foster resiliency, contentment, and ease? I suggest using mindfulness and meditation practices to do this step.
Start small - 3 minutes a few times each day. Focus on how you feel when you breath. Stay in the present moment as long as you can. Catch yourself as soon as the mind sweeps you into other thoughts. Then, over time, incorporate breath practices and other types of meditations to help you stay with the present moment even longer.
I like starting most of my clients with guided meditations. I also incorporate the elements into practices. Each one gives my clients new ways to explore the energy of emotions within their bodies.
Putting it Together
Starting September 1st, I'm bringing together my expertise in astrology, yoga, and mindfulness practices to help you create a more intentional lifestyle. Let me show you how to feel more resilient, energized, and present in your life. Intentional living doesn't mean you have everything figured out. Instead, it gives purpose to your actions, thoughts, and energy.
This four week program is called Elemental Energy and includes weekly practices and guidance while using the four elements of fire, air, earth, and water. I'll show you how to effectively activate and balance the energies from your astrology chart to create sustainable routines. Registration for the September program is now closed. Doors open again in January for the next 4-week Elemental Energy experience.