What is Spa Lifestyle

meditatingI think that sometimes there is a misconception about spas. Granted we live in a workaholic society that thinks taking time for a massage or facial is an indulgence, but I can assure you that the majority of us in the business see the primary benefit is to offer a healing experience. Touch and relaxation are powerful tools for getting back to one’s authentic self.

Spa Lifestyle integrates this sense of healing and well being into all aspects of our life. For example, by changing my perception that I was the boss to realizing that I was in service to my co-workers, not only created more harmony, but revitalized my passion for the business. We all have the potential to change our circumstances by changing our perceptions.

How can we take a sense of well being into all aspects of our life? There are a variety of ways. For some it may take the form of transparent communication. Speaking the truth can free one from resentment, which can be healing, and ultimately create greater intimacy. Bringing greater harmony to all aspects of our life is what I mean by Spa Lifestyle. The spa is great, but bring the sense of healing and well being to your home,  workplace, relationships and most importantly to yourself.

Kundalini Rising

Dance SoloI was at Esalen this weekend for another Soul Motion Dance workshop with Arjuna and I want to share my kundalini experience!

The sacred spiral is one of the building blocks of the Universe. Interestingly it is also the motion of the kundalini or shakti that runs up the spine through the crown chakra. In Soul Motion this subtle micro movement is the foundation of our dance.

kundaliniDuring my dance this weekend I began to follow the spiral of energy up the spine  and was profoundly shaken by the discovery of a a blockage at my throat chakra. I literally started to gag as I felt the energy’s inability to move past this point. When I finally felt the release I burst out in tears of gratitude for this powerful lesson.

I have spent a lifetime swallowing my words in order to maintain a harmonious environment. I know this problem is common for many women. As the peace makers in the household we value harmony above all else. Of course, what results is a burning resentment which, in my case, actually expressed itself as bile!

What I love about dance is that this emotional lesson was manifested in the physical. Speak up dear sisters. You are wise and powerful and have a lot to say. Also dance, sing and laugh….this helps!