How Can Yoga Help Promote Beautiful Skin?

AN ARTICLE BY FREELANCE CONTRIBUTOR SALLY KEYS

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Photo by Aiony Haust

Eight in 10 Americans are affected by stress, according to a Gallup poll, and that spells danger not only for our heart health, but also for our skin. Over the past two decades, study after study has shown that yoga has the power to lower levels of stress hormone (cortisol), which is a good reason why it is is part of therapies for everything from addiction recovery, right through to eating disorders. If you are worried that your skin is losing its luster, or that you are developing lines and wrinkles, a yoga retreat (alongside a healthy diet) can help you turn back the hands of time by keeping stress at bay and by promoting circulation and oxygenation of skin.


What Effect Does Stress Have on Skin?

High cortisol levels can hamper skin health by promoting inflammation - thus potentially worsening conditions such as acne, rosacea, and psoriasis. Some animal studies have shown that stress can also contribute to the development of skin cancer. The American Academy of Dermatology (APA) therefore recommends that those battling skin conditions take part in stress reduction techniques such as yoga, meditation and Tai Chi, while following the treatment recommended by their dermatologist.

Yoga can Reverse Skin Aging

A study published in the journal Future Science OA has found that practising yoga has powerful biomolecular effects that can reverse the process of skin aging. Asanas and pranayama lower activity in the sympathetic nervous system (which can become overactive when we are stressed). Additionally, yoga actually reduces the inflammatory response, thus enabling us to stave off skin sagging and the formation of lines and wrinkles. Finally, asanas that build strength and flexibility in the muscles promote better glucose uptake by the muscles, thus reducing levels of blood sugar in the body. Keeping blood sugar levels down is particularly important if you have a condition like diabetes, because high glucose levels hamper your immunity. This is the reason why people with diabetes tend to have a higher level of bacterial skin infections such as impetigo, folliculitis, etc.

What Asanas Should You Try Out for Beautiful Skin?

As mentioned above, asanas that promote good circulation can help skin cells function optimally. Three of the many asanas that do just this include the sarvangasana (or the shoulder stand - which promotes blood circulation to the face), utthanasana (or forward-bending pose, which boosts oxygen supply to the skin cells), and the trikonasana (or triangle pose - which opens up the chest and supplies abundant oxygen to the skin). Pranayama can also help you release stress, toxins, and negativity, so give it your full concentration at your next yoga class.

It is amazing to think that yoga - which quells stress, improves our mood, and hones our strength and flexibility - can also have beneficial effects on our skin. Since stress and inflammation are inexorably linked, lowering one can improve the other. At your upcoming yoga retreat, ask your yoga teacher about the best poses for circulation and don’t forget to practice what you learn when you get back home!

Harness the Healing Powers of Water

AN ARTICLE BY FREELANCE CONTRIBUTOR SALLY KEYS

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Water is a life-giving force for all animals, plants and organisms.  Making up 60% of human body, it performs a necessary function for every living cell.  Without water, humans can only survive for three to four days; much less time than we can without food.  In yoga, the water element represents fluidity, change, cohesion and integration.  Connecting with this element can make you more open to pleasure.

 

Water and the Second Chakra

The water element is linked to the second chakra (or the sacral chakra) which is located in the pelvis and regulates creativity and sexuality.  This chakra also governs emotions and when out of balance sexual dysfunction, depression and instability can occur.  Harmonizing this chakra by connecting with the water element can release you from the shackles that limit your enjoyment of life.  It will allow you the freedom to explore and revel in life though all the senses and in particular, develop a healthy connection to your sexuality.

 

Water Element Poses and Flows

Water element poses that relieve tension in the pelvic area by stretching the hips and sacrum will balance the sacral chakra. Stress and anxiety can be stored in the hips so try a butterfly pose, lunges (or any warrior pose) and lizard pose to open the hips, groin and hip flexors. Pigeon pose will release trauma and stress stored in the hips and to alleviate lower back pain, while frog pose will stimulate the organs of the abdomen and relieve mild depression.

Yoga flows that mimic the fluidity of water through back and forth movements can also help to heal and connect with the water element.  Try rippling the spine with pelvic circles or completing rolling bridge flows. Gracefully transition from plank to downward dog in a continuous movement for alternative calming sequence for the sacral chakra.

 

Environment and Meditation

When practising yoga at home, being near to water will extend your ability to connect with this healing element and can be an aid to meditation.  If you’re lucky enough to live near to water step outside to meditate whenever you can.  The sounds of a trickling stream, a fountain, or the ebb and flow of the tide offer a naturally soothing sound on which to focus.  

Another way to connect to water through meditation is by imagining yourself diving into a lake or pool of energising water.  Feel the buoyancy of your body as you float and the soft repetitions of the water lapping at your skin.  Wiggle your fingers and imaging the ripples moving outwards towards the shore.

 

Hydration and Healing

Looking after the body through good hydration will further enhance the benefits of yoga practise. Water will lubricate the joints and allow blood to run freely through the body, oxygenating and improving circulation as you practise poses and flows.  Immersing your body in water and allowing yourself to become weightless will also relieve built up tension and sooth joints. 

When any of the chakras are out of balance it can have a draining and negative effect on the body and mind. Heal your sacral chakra by consuming, connecting with and being close to water.

Creating a Yoga Sanctuary in Your Home

AN ARTICLE BY FREELANCE CONTRIBUTOR SALLY KEYS

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Photo by Form

One of the greatest benefits of yoga is that it can be practiced anywhere. Many of the 20 million yoga enthusiasts in the US choose to lay down their mat and practice in the comfort of their own home in addition to attending outside classes with instruction from professionals. Setting up a home studio can help to build up your strength and stamina, allowing you to work your way up to more advanced yoga classes. Here are some tips on how you can transform any space in your home into your own personal sanctuary.

 

Choose Your Space

Whether you live in a studio apartment or a four-bedroom house, it’s easy to carve out a space in your home that’s specifically dedicated to your spiritual well-being. You should aim to look for a space that’s free of distractions such as electronics, pets, or children. Your space should feel like a sanctuary, so it’s a good idea to add scents you find soothing and perhaps even some soft music. It’s also important to look for an area that gets plenty of natural light or that offers views of the great outdoors. Spending time around nature can help to ground us as we practice yoga and enhance our mood. If you have a garden, you may want to consider setting up your yoga sanctuary outside.

 

Gather Your Tools

While there’s no one-size-fits-all idea for a yoga studio, there are a couple of key elements that you should make sure to include. In addition to a yoga mat, you may want to invest in extra props such as a bolster, a set of blocks, or a yoga sandbag to improve posture and balance. A meditation pillow can also come in handy to help improve comfort and focus during your meditation sessions.

 

Create a Calming Atmosphere

Even within the sacred space of your home, it can be difficult to concentrate if you’re surrounded by clutter. Your yoga space should be a reflection of your inner self--peaceful and serene. Decorating your yoga sanctuary may seem like a trivial task, but it can make all the difference on your spiritual journey. Your decor should stimulate all five of your senses to keep you grounded in the present. In addition to artwork, you should also include water fixtures or windchimes to evoke your auditory senses and incense or candles to stimulate your sense of smell. Plants can also create a more balanced space and help you to keep in touch with nature during your yoga sessions.

 

Setting up a home yoga sanctuary makes it easy to practice your routine every day, even when you aren’t able to make it down to your gym or yoga studio. By carving out a special space in your house, you can better concentrate on your spiritual growth. A home yoga studio helps to remove you from the daily distractions of life and allows you to achieve clarity and focus.

How Yoga Can Improve Metabolism And Your Overall Health

AN ARTICLE FROM FREELANCE CONTRIBUTOR SALLY KEYS

 Photo by  Gleren Meneghin

A growing number of people all over the planet are discovering the benefits of yoga for their physical and mental health. According to the UN, two billion people around the world practice yoga “because it works.” In the U.S., it is estimated that there are more than 36 million individuals who practice yoga on a regular basis which resulted in the tremendous growth of the yoga industry in recent years. Most people prefer to do yoga than any other form of exercise as it can improve flexibility, strength, and can lower stress levels. But more than being able to perform impressive yoga poses, practicing yoga can also improve keep you at a healthy weight and even strengthen your body’s immunity to fight disease. Here are all the ways yoga can improve your overall health.

 

It improves your metabolism

There’s a reason why people flock to yoga or silent retreats as doing yoga for several days in a tranquil setting can have multiple benefits for one’s health. One way that yoga can benefit your well-being is that it can improve metabolism to help you maintain weight within a healthy range. Though some may argue that doing cardiovascular exercises is the only way to burn fat, doing yoga poses can actually help to improve digestion, boost metabolism, and create lean muscle. Certain yoga poses that focus on the core, such as planks, can help the digestive organs function better. Meanwhile, yoga poses target different muscle groups to create strong and lean muscles. The more muscles you build, the more calories your body can burn, and this eventually results in a leaner and more toned physique.

 

It can boost immunity

Yoga is one of the most natural and effective immunity boosters that you can adopt. Because it fights stress, yoga can help to lower your risk of certain diseases. Stress is one of the common causes of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, a weakened immune system, and fertility problems. As you go meditate and go into different yoga poses, you’ll feel more calm and relaxed as the tension melts away. With continued practice, your stress hormones are lowered, which allows your organs to function better and keep you free from disease.

 

It can lessen pain

Instead of reaching for a pain reliever, try doing yoga regularly as a way to manage pain. The relaxation and breathing techniques that you use in yoga can lessen severe headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back pain, and pain from arthritis.

Aim to practice yoga on a regular basis to keep your body healthy. Doing yoga will not only benefit your health, but it can lead to a more fulfilling and happier life in the long run.

Behind The Asana: Episode 42 - Feminine Radiance (The Orgasm - Part 4)

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Erin unearths the most potent and most highly controversial orgasm.

Behind The Asana: Episode 41 - Feminine Radiance (The Orgasm - Part 3)

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Erin dives into the depth of emotion held within the cervical orgasm.

Behind The Asana: Episode 40 - Feminine Radiance (The Orgasm - Part 2)

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Erin uncovers the bliss held within the second type of feminine orgasm, the sacred spot orgasm.

How to Reawaken Your Spirit and Connect with Nature

An article from freelance contributor Sally Keys

 Photo by  William Farlow

The Unique Benefits of Teaching Outdoor Yoga

If you are all packed for your journey into the heart of the enlightening Teacher Training Program at Passion School Yoga, then you probably already know of the powerful transformative effects of yoga. This practice is currently in use to battle PTSD, anxiety, depression and many more conditions, but ultimately, yoga is ideal for everyone. As a deeply spiritual practice that enables us to achieve desired equilibrium, it can help us feel stronger, happier, and and more peaceful yet energetic at once. When you return home from your course, you may wonder what the ideal setting is to teach the skills you have learned. If possible, take it to the Great Outdoors, to reap the unique benefits Mother Nature has to offer.

 

Why Outdoor Yoga?

While honing your skills in the midst of breathtakingly beautiful natural landscapes in Costa Rica or India, chances are, you felt more focused and balanced than ever. In part, this is because nature works in similar lines as yoga does, instilling a sense of mindfulness from the moment you step into the lush wilderness. Nature lowers levels of (stress hormone), as does yoga, and can also help battle anxiety and depression. Time spent outdoors also lifts the mood and enhances vitality; interestingly, studies have shown that outdoor exercise is generally more satisfying than the indoor variety. If you could choose between practicing yoga in a crowded gym with music blasting from the speakers, or a silent forest graced only with the sound of rustling leaves and birds in the trees, which do you think you would choose?

 

Nature Enhances Spirituality

From before the times of the ancient Aborigines and Native American Indians, humanity has been aware of the important link between nature and the spiritual world. Carl Jung espoused a fascinating theory about the bond between our psyche and Nature, He said that our psyche comprises various levels, including conscious awareness, unconscious awareness, and collective unconscious. The latter is the deepest level of our psyche; it is made up of images, emotions, behaviors and patterns that are common to all humankind. In order to delve into this level, he noted, we need to spend time in verdant areas, for they are the perfect settings in which our inner world can find fulfillment. Within the arms of Mother Nature, we witness perfection and keenly feel our need for greater spirituality.

Yoga in nature has many benefits that have been documented repeatedly in studies; these include the lowering of our blood pressure and heart rate, stress reduction, and cognitive improvements that enable our brain to work more efficiently. Outdoor yoga is equally powerful in its ability to connect us with a a part of ourselves we are often unaware of: our need to enter a more spiritual frame of mind, one that we have in common with every single human being.

 

*** Also see here a complete guide to Mindfulness from John Parrot, at relaxlikeaboss.com

Behind The Asana: Episode 39 - Feminine Radiance (The Orgasm - Part 1)

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Erin talks about the first and most physical type of female orgasm - the clitoral orgasm.

Behind The Asana: Episode 38 - Feminine Radiance (Yoni Steams)

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In this chapter, Erin discusses the sacred power of womb rituals using the ancient healing remedies of yoni steams.

Behind The Asana: Episode 37 - Feminine Radiance (Flower Essences)

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During this chapter, Erin dives deep into the hidden wisdom + potential healing found within the essences of flowers. Erin explains how this radiant medicine can be used for pregnant women and children or those who have high sensitivity to other types of stronger uses of herbs.

Behind The Asana: Episode 36 - Feminine Radiance (Conscious Conception)

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In this video Erin, offers her insight into the importance and magic found within conscious conception and empowered birth.

Behind The Asana: Episode 35 - Feminine Radiance (Part 5 - Turmeric Root)

Turmeric Root

The turmeric root has been used for thousands of years in the Ancient East. It is a big element of Ayurveda lifestyle and diet.

The benefits are multiple and turmeric can be used on many different parts of the body, in many different ways. It does aid the moon cycle a lot in balancing the hormones but also has a direct healing effect on the body. It is great applied topically to heal cuts and wounds. On a hormonal level, it balances estrogen and therefore is great to soothe endometriosis. The curcumin, primary active ingredient of the turmeric, stops the proliferation of the cells, which helps to cause cell death and then soothe and heal. It is also a great anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial and helps in the relief of polycystic syndrome. It will also help the liver release excess toxins.

The best way to use turmeric is with a healthy fat. We would recommend coconut oil or avocado to mix with turmeric when used in the preparation of a meal. Also a good tip, black pepper increases turmeric's absorption rate to 154%! To ensure that you prepare your cells and open them to the medicine of turmeric, sprinkle a little bit of black pepper in your meal or turmeric ginger tea. It will increase the efficiency of the benefits!

Bringing this beautiful and powerful knowledge to our world's daily rituals will help us achieve a deeper state of health and vitality!

Please like, comment and share! If you have any questions, feel free to email me at adishaktrirising@gmail.com.

Behind The Asana: Episode 34 - Feminine Radiance (Part 4 - Red Clover Blossom)

Red Clover Blossom

This common but wonderful plant has many little known health benefits. It helps regulates and detoxify the body especially during a feminine cycle. It aids to ease the moon cycle at all stages and is very nutritive for the body. It decreases hormonal breakouts and soothes skin and inflammation during the cycle. Due to its high amount of magnesium and calcium, it is incredible used as medicine for cramps and spasms associated with menstruation. The plant builds the body up and lower the fatigue felt because of the blood loss. It is also helpful to lower PMS symptoms.

Very detoxifying, it is good for pre-conception planning. It cleanses the system of all environmental toxins and supports in shedding all the layers we don't need. As it get rids of the toxins, it prepares the uterus to welcome a baby in a new vibrant space, therefore helping in bringing a conscious child into the earth.

The red clover blossom has a good detoxifying effect on the kidneys and liver as well. It is also a great anti-cancer and tumor treatment. The studies showed great results in efficiency for the treatment of breast cancer and other female cancer. 

This very nutritive herb is great combined with nettle and raspberry leaves. Use 6 to 15 grams in one pint of water.

Please like, comment and share! If you have any questions, feel free to email me at adishaktrirising@gmail.com.

Behind The Asana: Episode 33 - Feminine Radiance (Part 3 - Raspberry Leaf)

Raspberry Leaf

As you know from the name, the fruit of that plant is pretty common. Little known fact is that the leaf is the best medicinal part of the plant. Consuming the leaves in an infusion aids in all phases of a woman's moon cycle. It acts to ease uterine cramps and relaxes the uterus to get it into an ease. The raspberry leaves are recommended for women with excessive menstrual bleeding or painful cramps. It will calm the uterus and reduce the flow of blood.

The leaves are also amazing during the pregnancy for women who are experiencing cramping. It will help a healthy formation of the fetus and stop bleeding gums. It can also be used to calm contractions during labor and reduce the flow of diarrhea before the menstruation or during the pregnancy. Women have been using this plant for centuries to help bring healthy precious children into the world.

The raspberry leaf is a nutritive herb that has to be used on the course of 3 months or more to be effective. It is great combined with nettle to provide essential vitamins and minerals. It will help bring back the ease into the body, which is our birth right.

Please like, comment and share! If you have any questions, feel free to email me at adishaktrirising@gmail.com.

Behind The Asana: Episode 32 - Feminine Radiance (Part 2 - Nettle)

Nettle (Urtica Dioica)

The nettle, or stinging nettle, is one of the most nourishing herb you can find. It has so many benefits on the  body, taking care of every system. The nettle nourishes the stomach, the lungs, and is also beneficial for your adrenal health. It does help the endocrine system and refills your body in iron, potassium and calcium. Plus, the production of white cells is increased, relieves menstrual cramps and helps women's general moon cycle. 

On a spiritual level, the energy of the nettle is like the one of a loving older sister. It takes care of you. The plant will help you build disease fighting agents and cleanse your body. It also has an impact on the sex hormone and the stress hormone. These two hormones have a very delicate and intricate relationship. With this plant, we can nourish these hormones and get balance back into the body. In this world, we are constantly facing stress for many different reasons and it keeps us out of our natural hormonal state, which would be rest, digest and reproduce. 

Using nettle infusions for 3 months is recommended for a cleanse or to balance your hormones back into natural state. 6 to 15 grams in a pint of water, 3 times / day. 

Enjoy!

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Behind The Asana: Episode 31 - Feminine Radiance (Part 1)

Damiana (Turnera Diffusa)

Damiana is a plant native from Mexico that grows into a beautiful fragrant flower that you can crush in your hands.

Used as a medicine, it is known to bring deeper awareness to cells and sensations. It is used also to stimulate digestion and eliminate the toxins from the digestive system.

On a spiritual level, it enhances creativity and eases sadness through the heart chakra. Used in a group of friends, it encourages the flow of truth through the body and helps communication.

2 ounces infused in a pint of water is good on a daily basis. Keep a pot on it as you won't want to lose the delicious volatile oils. Smell, enjoy the scent and drink a cup! Then slowly get back into that natural feminine state of ease that is our natural right.

Please like, comment and share! If you have any questions, feel free to email me at adishaktrirising@gmail.com.

Behind The Asana: Episode 30 - Feminine Radiance (Intro)

Welcome to this six part series about Feminine Radiance!

We will focus on the secrets of Mother Earth and plant medicine in the next few episodes. We will learn how to reach and support this state of Feminine Radiance that comes from hormonal balance. The hormones are chemical messengers throughout the body. To reach that beautifully balanced fertility, we need to reconnect with that inner wisdom that flows freely through a perfectly balanced body. To get there, we'll give you some tips on how to use the  wonderful elements nature is providing us with!

Please like, comment and share! If you have any questions, feel free to email me at adishaktrirising@gmail.com.

Goddess Rising: Sierra Frost

Every week, we are unconditionally grateful to share this space here on the Passion Yoga School blog with the phenomenal ladies of the health, wellness and personal development community. This is our opportunity to connect and collaborate with these incredible movers and shakers, as they do amazing things, follow their passions, and make the world a better place. This week, Sierra Frost took the time to share her journey with us!

 

Sierra Frost is a graduate of the Healing Arts Institute in Fort Collins, CO and Passion Yoga School in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. She serves clients wanting to reconnect with their bodies and free their minds, to move onto more joyous, active lifestyles after trauma. Sierra uses a combination of modalities of yoga, massage therapy, mental health awareness, mindfulness, and neurolinguistic programming in her work. With previous experience in the field of education, she maintains an informative style of communication and enjoys clients of all ages. Sierra especially lights up when she teaches through speaking events and workshops. When Sierra is not teaching or giving bodywork, you can find her writing poetry, running marathons, volunteering, and traveling the world.

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Passion Yoga School: How do you use your work as a spiritual tool?

Sierra: I believe we all have a spiritual compass. Sometimes we call this our core values, our religion, God, the universe, divinity, faith, and on and on. I believe by facilitating space for people to become aware of personal behavior patterns, we also uncover our own spirituality. When we become clear on what that is for each of us, we are able to design a lifestyle that supports our spirituality and connects us to humanity by way of knowing we ALL experience this deep essence as a compass. We can then honor our own actions, as well as the actions of others, knowing we are all doing our best with the resources we have. I practice every modality that I facilitate in my personal life. I believe to teach effectively, we need to be experiencing what we ask of our students. I know my work is a spiritual tool because I have faced my own struggles using the same practices and continue to go deeper each day. I will only ask of others what I am willing to do and be myself.

PYS: The cracks are how the light gets in. Tell us how your core wounds have inspired your work.

Sierra: I grew up being sexually abused and was put in the position of learning how to care for myself almost immediately. I experienced how our interactions with other humans can affect our lives and understanding of the world as a young child, which translated to learning what kind of world I wanted to live in and how I could use my interactions to create that world with other people. I learned to practice radical empathy through vulnerability, curiosity, and forgiveness of my family members, and ultimately myself. Upon adulthood I wanted to understand how I became a statistical anomaly in a clearer way. This motivated me to immerse myself in tangible self care skills, human development, brain science, physiology, anatomy, and philosophy of yoga. I wanted to know how stress travels through our mental, emotional, energetic, and physical bodies. I wanted to understand how divinity showed up in my personal life. I wanted to believe that I was not alone. I wanted to find the path that pushed beyond trauma, beyond what I was told, even beyond social normalcies of happiness, and into bliss. I know now this is possible. The reason behind anything I do in life is rooted in my belief that humans deserve to feel safe and have tools to create joy in this life.

PYS: What is your worst habit and what are you doing to improve it?

Sierra: My worst habit is piling on tons of commitments until I have no time or balance in my life. Sometimes it is related to attaching my worth to my accomplishments instead of knowing that I am valuable simply by being still and breathing. I have a system I created for myself to have one task per day for each facet of life. I have specific boundaries for how much time per day or week I am spending on a topic or task. This creates a space that I can address my needs in all areas, then triggers me to check in with myself and see if I am called to do more or to stop and have space. I ask people I know to hold me accountable for rest, art, and dancing because those activities rejuvenate me.

PYS: What advice would you offer to other goddesses working to actualize their potential?

Sierra: The advice I would give to other goddesses would be that no other outcome is possible besides success. When you run into an obstacle, ask everyone you know about it, research it, and use these connections and resources to move through it. We have service all around us, if we are willing to be vulnerable to say we need help, accept nobody does this life alone, and receive what is offered. The world needs your authentic passion and purpose; anything less serves no one. Be huge!!

PYS: What does your daily spiritual practice look like?

Sierra: Each evening I make sure to check my schedule for which tasks I have the next day. I plan into my schedule a grounding space where I do yoga practice, affirmations, connect to spirit through music, breath, and gratitude (mindful minutes). I revisit my spiritual plan every 3 months to rotate tools, affirmations, and mindful minutes to what serves me best according to my target goals for that season, knowing these goals are guided by my personal spiritual practice.

PYS: What secrets (past or present) have kept you from living in your truth?

Sierra: We often hide our shame and shadows from others, when these experiences are very often the fuel that manifests our destiny. Have you hidden from anything within you that has held you back in actualizing full self love?

I hid my experience of being abused for almost 20 years. It was only when I became so physically ill that I did not want to live anymore that I felt forced to share my true story with the world. I felt shame that I was not worthy of safety or love and that I needed to maintain indifference in my emotions so that I could save the world. I believed the only path to being loved was to hide what I saw as flaws. When I sense shame now, I immediately tell someone so that nothing remains secret. This is a difficult practice sometimes and I believe it grounds me to my spirituality and lifestyle.

PYS: Who inspires you? Who should we interview next?

Sierra: The people who inspire my work include Brene Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert, Louise Hay, Bessel Van Der Kolk, Jim Henry, Thomas Meyers, and the eyes of children and puppies. You should just post a lot of photos of the eyes of children and puppies looking into the reader believing that they are limitless to be anything they choose.