Here are your fresh Love & Inspirations for the week ahead:

 

1) Quote:

  • “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony”. – Gandhi

 

 

2) Full Moon Mantra: Purna = Fullness

The meaning of this beautiful mantra, an invocation mantra from the Upanishads: From Wholeness Comes Wholeness

 

Om Puurnnam-Adah Puurnnam-Idam Puurnnaat-Puurnnam-Udacyate |
Puurnnasya Puurnnam-Aadaaya Puurnnam-Eva-Avashissyate ||
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||

 पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात्पूर्णमुदच्यते ।
पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते ॥
 शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः

Om, That is Wholeness, This Wholeness
From Wholeness comes Wholeness
Though this Wholeness is taken from that Wholeness
This Wholeness remains Whole
Om Peace, peace, peace

 

3) The Psoas – “Muscle of the Soul”

 

This article is a great introduction to the psoas muscle, and how to stretch and relax it.

 Included you’ll also find a lovely 5 minute practice sequence for stretching the psoas.

 

I did my first ever TRE – Trauma Release class the other day, and got re-interested and curious about the elusive “psoas” muscle. The Psoas muscle (pronounced so-as) is the deepest muscle of the human body that connects the upper and lower body, and is activated in times of stress and trauma.  It affects our structural balance, muscular integrity, flexibility, strength, range of motion, joint mobility, and organ functioning.

According to Liz Koch, the psoas is “far more than a core stabilising muscle; it is an organ of perception composed of bio-intelligent tissue and “literally embodies our deepest urge for survival, and more profoundly, our elemental desire to flourish”.

Click below to read more:

 

 

4) Ecstatic Dance Party Moment – 6 mins to Shift your Vibe

Feeling the full moon power giving you energy?

Free form dance is one of my main practices to shift stagnant energy, to bring more joy and connection.

Put this new edition throwback on full blast and have a boogie!

 

 

5) My New Favourite Self-Care Ritual

  • Facial Gua Sha – Ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine( TCM) Technque

I love my new jade self-care tool. I’m a person who tends to hold a lot of expression in the face.  Many of us are.  Notice. See if you can spend a moment now, to just consciously relax every single muscle of the face.  Notice this a few times a day and relax.

A few friends have been talking about Gua Sha recently, so I got curious and ordered one from the internet.  My immediate response is that I need to get many to give away as presents.  It feels great.  The face likes being touched, and you can feel the benefits of this self massage immediately.  You can read about how to give yourself the ultimate gua sha facial here.

Gua sha is a Traditional Chinese massage technique for opening the neck and face.  It improves skin complexion by relaxing the muscles, improving blood flow, supporting microcirculation, reducing stagnation, and draining lymph.  It has enormous anti-ageing and beauty benefits, and it helps boost circulation of oxygen and nutrients to our face and helping to move stagnant lymph and wastes away from our face. This helps reduce puffiness, stagnation and swelling.  Facial Gua Sha can also help relieve headaches, sleep, and stress

So much LOVE & Blessings to you sweet one!

XOXO

Francie Love

 

 

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