FOUNDER OF METAFLORA & DANCER, NEW YORK CITY
TALKS DANCE, MOVEMENT, MINDFULNESS & THE BODY
"I’m very mindful of what I eat and how I take care of my body - what I put into it and movement is so much a part of who I am and how I carry myself... energy wise I always try to do things that make me happy at all costs. I don’t like doing obligatory things or stressful things. I really try and curate my time so that it's fulfilling and in line with what brings me joy"
BY BOBBIEJEAN FISHER
BY BRIANNA CAPOZZI
BY ANA KRAS
BY LOUISE FOLLAIN
The Walk Home
BY JESSE GOUVEIA
Better Without Pants On
BY VIRGINIA LEIGH
FOUNDER OF BENSHEN & KUNDALINI YOGA TEACHER, NEW YORK CITY
TALKS GRIEF, TRAUMA & THE BODY & PARTICIPATING IN YOUR VISION
"You take one step closer to what you want and the universe will take one step closer to you. I don’t think it’s sitting on the couch and winning the lottery - you have to go out and buy the lottery ticket if you want to win and then you also have to scratch it off and then do the next step and the next step.
It’s a very participatory thing - you have to create the construct and the box and the home for things to come through and exist. It’s a lot of negotiating and then renegotiating with yourself - is that what I really want and if that’s not what I really want - how and what do I change?"
Yoga & Meditation
Sama Vritti Breathing Technique
01 Sit in a comfortable position. Begin.
02 As the ball expands we inhale.
03 As the ball comes to a stop - hold the breath.
04 As the ball deflates we exhale.
05 As the ball comes to a stop - hold the breath.
This visual guide is set to:
4 count inhale, 4 count breath retention.
4 count exhale, 4 count breath retention.
If your breathing becomes uncomfortable or agitated, return to normal breathing.
Sometimes known as the "relaxing breath" to help with anxiety, restlessness and to aid with sleep. Retaining and holding the breath helps the body to replenish it's oxygen and allows your mind and body to focus on the breathing cycles rather than placing attention on frazzled thoughts and worries.