Smudging has found it's way into the yoga studio - but why do we smudge, and how do we do it? Here's a short tutorial on how to use smudging as a way to open your yoga practice, or creative practice, based on the shamanic teachings of the Sweet Medicine Sundance Path.

Manifestation This is the stage where dedication to your creative practice and your yoga practice is critical to get you from fantasy and illusion to reality and success. This is where so many artists (including myself) fail time and time again. Inspiration? No problem. Message?

A gentle flow to awaken the locus of your creative unconscious (chakra #2: Svadhisthana) accompanied by a visualization technique to help your inspirational bubbles rise to the surface. Yoga for Creativity works to unite the ancient art of yoga with the 4 pillars of the creative process to help artists move joyfully in inspiration, motivation, dedication, manifestation and personal power in their art.

How to use the meditation technique of Pratyahara (sense deprivation) to quiet the mind and dive deep into the well of your creative unconscious. Yoga for Creativity works to unite the ancient art of yoga with the 4 pillars of the creative process to help artists move joyfully in inspiration, motivation, dedication, manifestation and personal power in their art.

Motivation is fragile state that can easily be throw off by one bad conversation, interaction or piece of information. To keep motivated it's crucial to 'stay in one's own circle' in other words, stoke the fires of the 3rd chakra, your centre of willpower, and keep this energy protected from the affect of other people or situations.

Trees represent to many cultures the bridge between heaven and earth, just as the heart represents the bridge between body and spirit. Practicing Vrksasana (tree pose) can not only teach us physical balance, but also provide an opportunity to notice the self-talk and emotions that come up when we struggle with, achieve or fail at balance, and to cultivate equanimity and self-love.