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ArtFormYoga  Combining creativity with conscious action ๐ŸŽจ DM for inquiries / involvement โœจ #ArtFormYoga to feature your art of ANY KIND ๐Ÿ•‰

Expression from last week's camping trip in Harriman.
Meditating under the luminous full moon. Diving inward in many senses: bodies submerged in the cool, jeweled lake nestled beneath the stars. senses submerged in the silent musings of the soul.
We connect as one in the sanctuary that Mother Nature supports.
We give form to lunar love notes sent to us in subtle perception.
We heal. We grow. We breathe.
We are.
One. .
Sit outside in nature and breathe deeply. Let the barriers between you and your surroundings slowly slip away...imagine the entire universe contained within you. What comes to mind?
Write it down! Draw it out! Give your visions an outlet, a way to anchor them into the here and now ๐ŸŒˆโœจ

Expression of our one true source takes many forms ๐ŸŒˆ
Let's create! Celebrate! Return to LOVE! That's all we are ๐Ÿ’•

Ben's awe-inspiring perception of Art Form Yoga: "Heart Form Yoga

is a style of yoga whereby the infinite creative and organizational power of the kundalini is allowed to flow freely into the now moment. It is an explosion of creative intent unlike other forms of magic known here, all happening in the now in front of your eyes. It is referred to as heart-form-yoga because its symbol is an activated chakra system, with a fully functional kundalini connection. Additionally, because of the nature of the chakra system (i.e. there are 7 primary energy centers in the human body, meaning the heart chakra sits directly at the center of the system.) It is energetically connected equally to crown and root. Therefore the heart chakra plays a central role in the expression of god-level consciousness in physicality. This is because when divine intent is actively being manifested, it is the over-arching power and elegance of the heart chakra which is able to balance the entire manifestation. The heart chakra is a form of breath occurring on a circulatory level. Therefore, being a form of breath, it is connected directly back to source vibration of the god, who we call the vibration of Infinite Goodness, Krsna, or other beautiful names. " ๐Ÿ”ฎโœจ

Tai replies to text messages with hand-written notes. I found this very heartfelt and inspiring. Here he recorded my message and added his reply. I love this mode of expression; it holds the essence of connection, of embodying the message behind the actual words. .
How often do we really absorb the words spoken or written to us? Do we truly feel the weight of them with our whole body? Accept the information being imparted?
Let's listen a little closer. Connect a little deeper. Love a little more โค๏ธ

It was an honor to lead happy hour yoga at @nyackyoga alongside @divineshaktiarts 's elevating tunes โœจ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ•‰.
We connect with our essence through community, through sharing space with each other. Uniting our hearts and minds for discovery of our true nature: love. โค๏ธ.
Join us for two days of yoga, music, and art at the Life of Love Gathering in Bloomingburg, NY. August 12 and 13. ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ•‰Details on last picture. See you there!

"I have man's greatest quality โ€” initiative. Every human being has some spark of power by which he can create something that has not been created before. Yet I see how easily I could be deluded with the mortal consciousness of limitation that pervades the world, if I allowed myself to be hypnotized by environment!" What is initiative? It is a creative faculty within you, a spark of the Infinite Creator. It may give you the power to create something no one else has ever created. It urges you to do things in new ways. The accomplishments of a person of initiative may be as spectacular as a shooting star. Apparently creating something from nothing, he demonstrates that the seemingly impossible may become possible by one's employment of the great inventive power of the Spirit. "
- Paramahansa Yogananda
Phenomenal work by @djshamsandtabrizi ๐ŸŽจโœจ
"Art is also a form of communication that is beyond speaking and writing. This first batch of art is my understanding of the 7-8 mystical traditions (yoga, zen, taoism, sufism, shamanism, christian mysticism, roman catholic saints, sacred geometry, etc) I am studying in congruency. Of which I understand each tradition to be a puzzle piece, that when studied together, represent a clearer picture of the whole. "

I will be teaching a workshop at Divine Shakti Art's Life of Love Gathering! โœจAugust 12 & 13. Bloomingburg, NY. โœจ Join us for a celebration of community, of returning to our true nature. There will be live music, art, drum circles, camping, yoga, meditation, and so much more ๐Ÿ”ฎ I'll see you there ๐Ÿ˜Š

"I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better."
- โœจFRIDA โœจ
Be sure to visit @_sanctuary_ if you're ever in Beacon, NY. Every inch of the shop is artfully crafted to create a cozy, conscious environment. Every product made with pure, loving intentions to uplift the planet and all of its inhabitants. It is our duty to educate ourselves and bring awareness to our purchasing power. We must use this power wisely and invest in only what will benefit the highest good of ALL involved. It's not always the easiest task in our current society, but every step, every choice truly counts. Don't underestimate your power. You hold the future in your hands. ๐Ÿค๐ŸŒโœจ

. "For bipedal man the feet tread the dust of the earth, and throughout history walking on terra firma has involved migration and transformation - being on the move. In Native American cultures of the Southwest, tribal people would run for miles from one community to the next. In India and Tibet, pilgrimages to sacred geographic sites involve trekking for mikes. In biblical lore, passage through the desert suggested an exodus, a migration away from the confines of both authoritarian power and a limited psyche. In the structure of the body, the plantar surface of the foot connects to the ground and thus is the genesis for evolution. .
A disciplined journey through the labyrinthine channels of the subtle body - through the bone, tissue, cells and hormonal secretions - necessarily begins with the feet. In light of the itinerant, fast-paced, and highly mobile society we live in today, establishing a sense of ground through the feet is valuable. Generating stability and support through the bones and connective tissues of the feet can help regulate the nervous system, increase circulation, and improve respiration. The earthward rooting of the foundation of the body can help bring composure in the face of difficulty, whether it is a fragmented family, a health crisis, a failing marriage, or a precarious economy. To this end, standing poses in yoga help build endurance, steadiness, and resolve."
From "Yoga of the Subtle Body" by Tias Little, a book I highly recommend to anyone interested in learning how the metaphorical language of yoga philosophy applies to the anatomy of the physical body.

โœจ๐Ÿ”ฎ"When you touch the celestial in your heart, you will realize that the beauty of your soul is so pure, so vast and so devastating that you have no option but to merge with it. You have no option but to feel the rhythm of the universe in the rhythm of your heart." ๐Ÿ”ฎโœจ

Restorative yoga is a practice that connects you to the vast, interminable beauty of your own being. By slowing down and connecting to the breath, your awareness heightens to the sensations and emotions that arise. This guidance surfaces from deep within, allowing for introspection in a space where you are lovingly supported and protected. This practice deeply relaxes the body and mind, connecting you to the creator within, your source of divine wisdom. The blank canvas before you provides an outlet for expression of this inner journey. By pairing the poses with painting, you directly express the beauty of your own soul. You view the innermost depths of your self and the guidance that you hold. You free the pain and tension of stored emotions in the body, allowing them to release in a safe and creative way. You learn to listen to yourself so deeply and fully, conveying your truth to the world.
๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ•‰Offering private sessions, please send me an email for more info: ๐Ÿ•‰๐ŸŽจ.

The website will be launching soon with full information regarding sessions, workshops, and events. ๐Ÿ˜Šโœจ.
. "Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul โ€” and you answer.โ€

โœจIf you strip yourself down to a bare soul knowing, what will you find?
Who are you really?
Behind the physical forms, the material possessions, all of the seeking and striving, what remains?
Ask yourself these questions and listen for that voice inside that whispers the answers. โœจ

"NewMoon in Leo๐ŸŒ‘๐Ÿฆ
& thinking about a message that has been coming to me the last few days in a number of different ways.. being that we have been given these minds with a limitless scope of imagination, for a reason. Imagination is not fairytale, it's potential and the first stage of creation. What we imagine we can manifest... if we accept our power, and not run from it... or hide under a mountain of fears, distractions and addictions.. or allow societal norms to dumb us down into believing we don't have 'enough'.. of that 'thing' that we 'need'. We have it .. and SO much more. It
just requires the constant effort of peeling back the onion.. the unnecessary tear jerking layers of our humanness. ๐ŸŒŸ" .

Extremely relevant, resonant words by @indi_ana__ โค๏ธ
Paired with this extraordinary piece by @illuminatedrose ๐ŸŽจโœจ.

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