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The holidays were always a rough time for me growing up. Yin yoga poses Of course, I did not have the smoothest childhood and some of those pain points come out during the holidays. Kripalu yoga I do not always get along with family. Yoga and weight loss research Given the reality of our current social/political environment, I would assume this is probably true for many of you as well. Bikram yoga houston heights As witches, shamans, magicians, witchdoctors and pagans, we can all do something about stress and tension we have leading up to the holidays.

Yoga school brooklyn The next two entries will be about deconstructing the “holiday hostility” as I call it, or perhaps better called “holiday healing”, that we put off.

We tell ourselves, spending time with family should be a great time, but old wounds and scars usually remain. Yoga for back pain beginners Let’s admit it, our family are the ones who best know how to get under our skin. Pure yoga hong kong membership fee We can, however, decide to change that. Baptiste yoga cambridge After all, we have magic.

Food is a very powerful way that we all connect and everyone’s got to eat. Yoga readings gratitude Food also has a long history of being used in some facets of European witchcraft, and certainly in Conjure, which I know a lot about. Pilates yoga Those of you kitchen witches, well you know. Pure yoga austin You can weave enchantments into the food itself. Prenatal yoga poses second trimester I am going to show you two examples on how to weave the magic into the food potpourri. Morning yoga routine for beginners video Some of you are very skilled in the kitchen, and quite possibly better than I, so feel free to use your own recipes. Ejercicios de yoga para principiantes en casa Share them in the comments!

If you work herb magic of any tradition, you know that herbs can be very powerful tools if used properly. Yoga poses for lower back pain during pregnancy You might also know that different systems have wildly different uses for the same herbs and wholly different ways to work with herbs. Bikram yoga boston groupon You can find tons of correspondences from using Google, but that does not help you connect with the herbs.

So before we go any further, here is a recipe I like for Lavender cookies that come from Maryeileen Corcoran. Bikram yoga locations nyc This recipe uses a combination of lavender, lemon, mint and sugar. Dahn yoga center albuquerque Each of these can be used independently as magical ingredients. Best online yoga videos free Usually, when I am looking to do magical work with food, I tend to focus on one herb that acts as the focus for the magic and possibly the main flavor of the meal or dish itself. Amazing yoga shadyside schedule For “peaceful (anything)” magic, I use lavender. North shore yoga studio I have a really great relationship with the plant. Yoga asanas for weight loss images The goal is not just to make blessed lavender cookies, but to understand the process so you can make any food a magical enchantment.

Before we get into the recipe (and how I would enchant the cookies), I have to say a few things about using herbs in general in food recipes. Restorative yoga poses without props You have to make sure the herbs are edible and you have to make sure the herbs in the food taste right. Hatha yoga poses and names I usually start with one herb I know I want to use and find recipes that include that herb. Yoga nidra youtube sleep You can even modify how an herb works with other herbs and even take traditionally negative herbs and cajole them into working in a positive way. Bikram yoga locations in california This magic requires the food to smell and taste good, else the best magic won’t get into the person. Poses of bikram yoga Ingredients for Maryeileen’s Lavender Cookie:

Each of the ingredients in most meals could have its own mojo, but let’s start with the lavender as “peaceful mind” is probably the single most important quality around difficult family.

Hold the lavender in your hand. Down dog yoga arlington Center and clear your head. Yoga meditation music artists Meditate and let your energy flow back and forth into the lavender. Yoga west village Usually, when I am first teaching people how to work with herbs, I remind them that you are not commanding the herbs, you are dancing or negotiating with them. Pilates mat routine Dancing is more fun of a thought. Best yoga youtube Just sit and take in the herb. Yoga balham Breathe deeply and let your whole focus gravitate to the lavender. Yoga quotes about balance Notice any body sensations that come over you. Triad yoga Lavender has a peaceful and clear-headed vibe to me. Shanti yoga whitefish Each person may get a different vibe from the plant, but usually this one is pretty consistent.

Start to pray to the spirit of the herb to come into the space and really bless the herb. Ejercicios de yoga para embarazadas Keep praying and letting your focus stay on the lavender until you notice it really starts to become enlivened. Yoga for eyes in hindi Keep in mind, dried herbs will be a little less responsive but if you work on it a little longer, you can get it to the place you need to be at with the herb. Bikram yoga gift ideas Ask the plant spirit to bring the most peaceful elements into the plant. Power yoga canberra city This might take 20 minutes, or longer.

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For these cookies, you would repeat the process with the mint. Yin yoga nyc Personally, I am a huge fan of mint. Youtube yoga for beginners Cleansing, clearing and peppy. Bikram yoga riga latvia I use an all-natural and blessed mint soap to get me going in the morning, every day.

This recipe has other components as well. Ananda yoga center dubai You can choose to empower those ingredients as well, and it is useful to use energy to cleanse and clear everything. Yoga sivananda bahamas What you choose to really empower, affects the nature of the enchantment within the food. Yoga yoga westgate So let’s say there are some herbs such as red peppers which typically have negative uses, you might simply choose to not “turn-on” those herbs. Bikram yoga locations usa If you need some help with cleansing and empowering herbs, see my first book Hands on Chaos Magic.

For cookies and sweets, I would take a page out of old time Conjure and make a sweetener jar out of the sugar. Pilates plus porter ranch A sweetener spell really changes how you feel about the family and how the family feels about you. Ashtanga yoga description This is a powerful way in itself, to help with your family relationships. Yoga poses for two Use Sugar to Sweeten More Than Just the Cookies

In old time conjure, you would use Christian prayers and psalms for your sweeteners and there are multiple ways to do this. Yoga teacher training in india 2015 This method is more generalized for everyone and is the method I would use for holiday cookies. Indian yoga master Think about a family member who is coming who you may have difficulties with. Hatha yoga asanas Really remember them using all five senses. Anusara yoga scandal As you get those sensations of them, write down their name 9 times on the paper. Vinyasa yoga poses beginners Imagine almost as if the pen channels the essence of that person right into the paper as you write. Yoga nidra youtube in hindi Make sure it is a small paper.

Turn the paper clockwise, and write your name 9 times over the first person. Bikram yoga poses names Connect to yourself, and really center. Power yoga for weight loss at home Then write as if your essence flows over the other person. Maha yoga philly Place the paper in a jar. Balance yoga new orleans The paper should feel as if it is connected to you and to the other person involved.

Put the paper into a jar set aside for this purpose. Benefits of bikram yoga for skin Pour sugar into the jar with the paper. How to do yoga breathing Put some sugar on your tongue, and pray over the sugar for your relationships in your family to be sweetened and better. Yoga pranayama for weight loss Keep praying to the forces you work with until you can think about the difficult family members and it just feels ok. Ejercicios de yoga en casa Turn the jar over slowly and methodically (or turn it in a clockwise direction).

You can use the sugar you make in this way, for all of your holiday sweets or for their coffee. Yoga mudra pose Have issues with co-workers? Get suckered into the office holiday potluck? This type of magic will also help. Yoga exercises at home for weight loss Making Magic: Let’s Make Something New

“In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy. Swami ramdev yoga for back pain Mix in the lavender, mint and lemon zest. Kripalu yoga dc Combine the flour, cornstarch and salt; mix into the batter until well blended. Bikram yoga locations uk Divide dough into two balls, wrap in plastic wrap and flatten to about 1inch thick. Pilates plus west la Refrigerate until firm, about 1hour.”

To make tasty cookies, this is certainly good advice. How to do meditation breathing To bring in peace and sweetness to family dynamics, we need to add a few steps. Best yoga workout youtube Each time you do a step in the food preparation, you need to stay centered, pray and really push energy into the materials. Hatha yoga youtube beginners In this step, many of the materials were spiritually activated. Asanas 608 yoga poses When you bring them together, you keep praying over them for your family to have peace, tranquility and sweetness while feeling them come together. Baby yoga dubai I have a fair bit of musical training and this sounds and feels a lot like the different notes coming together to make a chord. Yoga poses for beginners printable The important thing is to conceive of the things mixing together and making a new magic that is greater than the parts. Yoga south loop chicago il Keep praying over the mixture while you mix and it should just feel “GOOD” and different than any one ingredient. Yoga centers near me You should start to feel really peaceful and happy even as you mix the materials. Yoga richmond sf People around the house should start getting peaceful as the mixture seems to beam out throughout the house.

It is helpful to write out a verbal prayer that you can keep repeating through this process. Bikram yoga dubai media city You could also use a sigilized mantra for family peace and tranquility as described in Hands on Chaos Magic.