Even when you feel like just a sliver of yourself…
#compassionfatigue #flowstate #flowcoaching #divinelight #kundaliniyoga #wildfit #wildfitwithixchel #alkagizer
These are my #coredesiredfeelings for the next few months. I just started a new sadhana Meditation to focus on them.
This is a self-leadership practice that I’ve been doing for a few years. It has manifested my core desired every time.
I realized others may want to try this. If you would like a customized Meditation set geared towards cultivating your #cdfs (based on @desiremap by @daniellelaporte and #kundaliniyoga), send me a DM. Includes full sadhana, instruction, private 1:1 Voxer support and 3 coaching sessions. Only a few spots left…
#flowstate #stealingfire #flowcoaching #selfleadership
I love Kundalini yoga days when I feel like that rainbow unicorn sloth.
Which reminds me. . . It’s been a little while since our sloth friend did a fly by. Check out my highlights for some pretty cute videos from our sanctuary.
Our next Meditation challenge is starting. Enrollment closes tomorrow.
What’s the feeling you’re desiring?
Sloth After Yoga by @Huebucket
#sloth #kundaliniyoga #meditationchallenge #unicornstyle #perezoso #wildfit #getwildfit #wildfitwithixchel
Does the rhythm of life ever cease to surprise us? One minute we’re in The Flow, moving toward our goals with each inhale and exhale and the next minute we’re laid flat, consumed by overwhelm, #burnout and even dis-ease… only to be roused by the breath and rhythm of life once more to continue our dance with the #Cosmos.
While the rhythm of give and take is part of that dance, and part of being embodied, even the most passionate souls can begin to make mistakes, mis-step and miss cues when we haven’t taken a few minutes to step back, check-in with our bodies and to take a literal and metaphorical breather.
WHAT AN AMAZING TIME TO BE ALIVE…
I AM GRATEFUL FOR A WORLD WHERE…
we recognize we live on a planet in transition and collaborate to cultivate the capacity for solving the enormous challenges of this time, deepening our response-ability in #interbeing with Earth.
#Indigenousresilience practices (like #Yoga and #tzolkin Mayan Time Keeping) are remembered along with our ancestors that kept the sacred practices alive despite their greatest struggles.
creating from heart and hands is worthy of fair compensation.
And that our collective cultural art, foods and traditions are honored and respected.
AND THIS IS POSSIBLE BECAUSE…
people are generous, compassionate, empathic, and just.
openness, authenticity, honesty, play and lightness of being are valued as a path to dialogue and understanding.
leaders do the work to develop the noble enemy of their unintegrated shadow so they can show up more whole in their service to the world.
TOGETHER WE CAN DO THIS
By addressing toxic late-stage capitalism, colonialism, the industrial food system and the burnout, dis-ease, addiction, brain fog, autoimmune issues and general unmitigated stress that these Systems create.
IT’S. NOT. YOUR. FAULT
There are social systems and structures in place that are designed to keep you exactly where you are, precisely so that you cannot make the changes you came to make.
I can show you how to work under, around and through these systems so that you can come out on the other side healthy, whole, renewed and free to get on with your Soul’s Mission.
Hi! I’m Sita Karam Kaur Ixchel. Call me Ixchel (sounds like ee-shell). I specialize in supporting intuitive changemakers, empaths and spiritual seekers who want to avoid burnout and amplify their radiance by helping them cultivate self-leadership thru daily FLOW rituals and change the world while they’re at it.
But my first twenty years I learned it wasn’t safe to be seen as I fought to survive in a world that made me feel I wasn’t invited and didn’t belong. From deep in my mother’s womb, my twin and I held close for our lives in a violent and unpredictable home. My sister Heather protected me in the womb but left her physical form before we were born. Despite her passing, she stayed with me in spirit during tumultuous times growing up. Together we found solace outside with the plant and animal spirits.
Yet through conscious daily practice over the next twenty years I discovered strength in surrounding myself with the community of others (including people, plants and pollinators) that helped me feel a sense of belonging — re-membering how to feel safe in my skin and embedded in the natural world. Finding that alchemical gold buried deep within the hard rocks of violence, abuse and neglect became my resilience superpower.
And I know all too well what it means to fly too close to the sun and burnout because of it:
I was the first in my family to go to college (while also a single mom of two by the time I was 18), I was the first Latina (of Mayan ancestors) to serve as Vice Mayor of Petaluma, California, I’ve run for Congress and I’ve mentored other women who were running for office or running their own business . . .
I know what happens when we go go go and I know what’s possible when we take 15 minutes a day (or less!) to breathe, pause and reflect.
Which is why I have 35 years of practice in consciousness exploration, meditation, feminist-based self-development and intuitive-based action and I bring it all to my work with change-making womxn leaders.
I am currently on writing sabbatical, living on unseated lands of the indigenous Matagalpa in the highlands of Matagalpa, Nicaragua.
#introduceyourself #empathsbelike #kundaliniyoga #meditationchallenge
When prayer becomes a habit, miracles become a lifestyle.
Walk in beauty. Live your magic.
#miracles #walkinbeauty #flowstates #sadhana #kundaliniyoga #koyopa
Be fierce, Love. 🧘🏻♀️💜
. . .
#wednesdaywisdom #gurujagat #gentle #fierce #kundaliniyoga #kundalini #40daychallenge
30 years ago I was in labor with my first daughter. It was also a Capricorn moon, like my own, when I get sh*t done. I labored for 38 hours. I was 17 and treated like a child. Unable to move, strapped to a birth monitor with artificial oxytocin (pitocin) for the last 15 hours.
She was a caulbearer (born in the veil), but the doctor removed it as she was emerging. A very sensitive soul. She was rushed not to my arms, but to a recovery room with lights to alleviate jaundice.
The most visceral of those fight or flight responses I’d become so accustom to happened as I was leaving the hospital. A hospitalized junkie had escaped into the elevator where I held my newborn in the wheelchair. Jittery, itching and talking to himself, I was ready for anything.
The injustices we went through birthed a time in my life of ending cycles of abuse. Married far too young, pregnant again within a half dozen weeks (some say related to caul births). The next birth would be at home on my terms, interrupting old patterns became my life.
What seems like an injustice can become a gift, even a rebirth, as we learn to shift the narrative, end the old patterns.
Eight months later I took a blow to my pregnant belly which awakened my inner jaguar mama. My own twin sister was taken from me in the womb through male-violence. Never again.
Learning nervous system reset from PTSD, or recovering from a lifetime of trauma may take years. Talk therapy, Buddhist meditation, bodywork, altered states of consciousness through psychedelics, and breathwork all required precious time. Though the last two much less time.
Kundalini Yoga is a middle path for me, using breathwork to reset the nervous system, even create altered states without the intensity of psychedelic medicines.
Transformation through conscious pattern interruptions happens much quicker than traditional forms of therapy and meditations. The work is multifaceted, occurring on physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and subtle realms through breathing, movement and meditation.
Stay tuned for my upcoming Shakti School — “Breath of the Cosmos, a Meditation for Radical Self-Love” — we will explore the facets of Kundalini Yoga
Give yourself time…
Repost @alana_fairchild Let’s surrender into the magnificence of our own divine nature. 🙏💙🦋
#morningritual #changemakers #banroundup #youarelight #rainbowlight #walkinbeauty #findyourhive #kundalini #koyopa #kundaliniyoga #alchemist #intuition #liveyourmagic #wildfit #knowthyself #kylecease
Kundalini yoga is not as well-known as other forms of yoga such as Hatha, nor as old, but there is a growing interest in it because of the interest in it as not just a good workout, but a way of transforming body, mind and spirit.
Yoga has been used as part of traditional Indian medicine for more than 5,000 years. Some Mayans believe the technology was delivered to India from Snake Island (Central American region, including Atlantis). Many Yogic words share similarities in Mayan languages. The Mayans have studied koyopa, their term for Kundalini. 💫
Kundalini in the East has been used for more than 1,200. It was developed in India with a specific goal in mind, to tap into the latent energy within us all. This is known as Kundalini, which means coiled. The energy is pictured as being coiled around the base of the spine. The coil also refers to your restrained potential, which Kundalini yoga can help awaken so you can live your best life.
The question of whether or not it works depends on your definition. In reference to being a great form of physical health, folx would agree it can make you incredibly strong in a short period of time.
The word yoga means union, a union of body, mind and spirit. Ancient wisdom tells us that a healthy mind produces a healthy body, and vice versa. Kundalini is used to heal by balancing the energy centers in the body, including the 7 chakras most known. Chakra means wheel. The poses, movement, meditation and chanting are designed to move the coiled energy up the central channel that connects the chakras to one another.
The sets of poses, or kriyas, have been shown to help with breathing problems, depression, anxiety, and more, enhancing mood, reducing stress, and helping people transform their lives. Some kriyas have been scientifically studied to show improvements in neuroplasticity, cognitive function, and increased flow states.
Kundalini yoga works if you set your intention and then track it for 40 Days. To improve your relationships with loved ones, try a kriya for opening the heart and see how much smoother your live becomes. The one for addiction is life-changing. (Continues in comments)