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Dec 29th

Introducing our 2019 Themes …

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2018 was a year for anchoring down, discovering our true selves, developing from this most authentic place, devoting to the practices that guide us, finding motivation along the way, tapping into our childlike sense of wonder and then wandering and getting just a bit lost along the way, in a good way! As fall came, we found ease and then gracefully met ourselves in service, the places we are meant to serve, and most importantly connection to the communities that support, inspire, and help us grow.

If you are just joining our NS tribe and family (and we are so glad you are here) or had quite a year, here are the themes we explored in 2018, our year in review …

2018 THEMES:

JanuaryAnchor

FebruaryDiscover

MarchDevelop

April– Devote

MayActivate

JuneMotivate

JulyWonder

AugustWander

September–  Ease

OctoberGrace 

November– Service

December– Community

-Each brought to us by the beautifully inspiring, Nikki Savage- yogi, healer, mama, friend, herbalist, massage therapist and writer just to name a few.

And now it is time to begin anew! 2019 is all about celebrating new beginnings, being the observer, forgiving anywhere that is needed and trusting the process. We will plant seeds of intention, bloom where we stand and be brave with where the journey takes us. Bliss will be our guiding force as we move forward in calming ways and allow the delicate balance of harmony reign, appreciating all that is within and before us and then together we transform!

2019 THEMES:

January- Begin

February- Observe

March- Forgive

April– Trust

May– Plant

June- Bloom

July- Brave

August- Bliss

September- Calm

October– Harmony

November- Appreciate

December- Transform

To your journey in 2019, may it be guided by love, light, peace and joy!  Namaste

– The Nourishing Storm Team

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Nov 14th

Ommm Healing Journey: Grace & Service – Faith & Practice

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Sometimes grace comes unbidden. Silently slipping through the cracks of our brokenness. When we lost something for good. When we have no choice but to allow grief its way with us. She holds us then. Until we can hold ourselves again. I suppose at these times she feels like sanctuary.  (more…)

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Nov 5th

Baddha Virabhadrasana (Humble Warrior)

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When you trust this pose and let yourself surrender, you release any need to grasp and control, and you may just experience a glorious floating sensation. Gravity can pull harder the more we resist, but Humble Warrior teaches us to honor this powerful force and learn from it.

Unlike the far-reaching dristi (point of gaze) practiced in Warrior I, II, and III, Humble Warrior reminds us to humbly look inward and value the moments of introspection. Even the words “humble” and “warrior” can seem like a contradiction, but only through humility and beyond can we truly know ourselves.

Directions:

  • Begin in Warrior I with the right leg in front.
  • Gently step your front foot one to two steps over to the right with your toes slightly turning right to keep the groin open and protect your knee.
  • Interlace your fingers behind your back. Inhale to expand your chest and lungs.
  • As you exhale, continue to keep your heart open and gently bow forward. Your right shoulder may lovingly nudge your right leg even further to the right as you release your pelvis and drop deeper into the pose.

Benefits:

  • Stimulates the nervous system
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs
  • Opens the lungs and chest
  • Stretches the shoulders, arms, legs, back and neck
  • Opens the hips
  • Strengthens the legs and ankles

– Benefits from Yoga Journal

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Oct 19th

Yoga is Love

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I like to compare finding yoga to finding love…. both find you when you are not looking. In my case, yoga found me five months ago. At the time, I did not realize what an impact yoga would have on my life, and how it would shape me into the person I am today.

Prior to joining Nourishing Storm, I practiced yoga through a course at Temple University. During this course, I had the opportunity to learn about the eight limbs of yoga in conjunction with practicing Ashtanga yoga. However, upon the course concluding, I did not continue my practice. I had always been more focused on building/toning muscle through lifting and neglected what was truly right for my body in terms of exercise.

At the end of my sophomore year of college, I decided to stop lifting and try a yoga in an effort to change up my exercise routine. However, I found more than a means of exercising. Yoga has taught me a great deal about what it means to be aware of both your mind and body. In addition, it has allowed me to grow, to challenge myself, and express myself in a new way. Further, my yoga practice has made me more mindful not only of myself but others.

The people at Nourishing Storm have helped me deepen my practice and have supported me on my yoga journey. I have had the opportunity to experiment with meditation and create mantras to keep in mind throughout my day. These mantras have helped me reflect and ask the universe for what I need. I am beyond grateful for finding Nourishing Storm and all the people I have met along my journey. – Natalie

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Oct 9th

Ommm Healing Journey: Holding Space

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Where do I find ease?

 

In an exhale

Of breath  

or emotion

 

In the lengthening

Of muscle

or  time

 

In the silent spaces

Of forests

or  minds

 

I find my ease

 

In sudden joy

Like the spontaneous grace of laughter

Or of kindness

Of children

Or love

 

In yielding acceptance

Like the soft surrender to a moment

Or to a feeling

A happening

Or life itself

 

I find ease

 

In the rhythms

Of nature in her seasons

Of the heartbeats in my home

Of the moon in her emptiness and fullness

 

I find my ease

 

In holding my own rhythms

And the emptiness and fullness of me

 

Nikki is a Mother, Wife, Healer, Hopeful Suburban Homesteader acknowledges words are her mind’s tools; writing her soul’s craft; and this circus of life her heart’s muse. Read more from Nikki here on her blog, The Way I Bee. Nikki’s massage therapy and energy healing, including reiki/cranio with some spontaneous journey work, are part of the offerings at Nourishing Storm Wellness Company.

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