New Hue: Rose Gold

Welcoming February 2018, Satya Jewerly introduces The Rose Gold Collection, a celebratory nod to our most beloved styles, now rendered in a luminous rose gold hue. Inspired by ancient symbols of spirituality that can worn as personal totems, each piece carries messages of peace, love, new beginnings and truth. A mala, or ancient prayer necklace, shimmers with lustrous pearls, stone of beauty, innocence and foresight to carry its wearer through meditation and daily life.

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Mandalas, symbolizing the sacred infinite cycle, figure prominently throughout the collection with necklace, earring, bracelet and ring designs, inspiring their wearer to embrace the now. To offset the warm hue of the pieces, brilliant white topaz—gemstone of creativity, individuality and awareness—delivers a sparkling accent.

 

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Spiritual symbols, the Om and lotus flower, are hand-etched on pendants and beads, uplifting the soul and inspiring the journey forward. As we bask in the rosy glow of these classic pieces made modern, we see the path to truth before us. We are reborn.

 

Empowering Ourselves Through the Chakras

The chakras are often referred to as “wheels of energy” that line along our spine, but they can also be referred to as the headquarters of the five main elements that exist within and all around us: earth, water, fire, air, and space. The 6th and 7th chakras relate to the quality of light and unbound intelligence.

While the chakras might seem esoteric, they are actually very much alive in our physical body, our glandular system, our emotions, and in our every day interactions. The yogis knew how to use the technology of our body to harmonize these centers, but we can also activate the chakras through simple, every day actions. Yogiraj Sarah Finger will now explore each of the seven chakras and see how we can empower ourselves through their alignment…

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The Root Chakra (Muladhara), or Earth chakra is at the base of the spine, right at the pelvic floor. Because earth is the most dense in quality of all the elements, it relates to our material world. Our ability to care and connect to our physical bodies, our relationship to our family, our sense of boundaries, and our ability to nurture and nourish ourselves all relates to the Earth chakra. If you are having a hard time feeling grounded in life and are neglecting your physical needs, you might have a root chakra imbalance. Walking barefoot in the grass, connecting to nature, and practicing long held standing postures all help to enliven the first chakra.

The Sacral Chakra (Svadishthana), or Water chakra is located at the pelvic basin and holds within it our seed of creativity and spontaneity. Just as the tide of the ocean ebbs and flows, the water chakra governs our likes and dislikes, our sensuality and sexuality, our attachments and our aversions. If you are addicted to your work, to sweets, or even to Netflix you are cutting yourself off from feeling and you may have a second chakra imbalance. Fluid, sensual movements, hip openers, and sweet fragrances can help activate this region and connect you to your source of pleasure and pure potential.

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The Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura) is the Fire chakra, which relates to our sense of self and our own individuality. It is located at the navel center, where our digestion takes place. Just as fire metabolizes our food, it also metabolizes our thoughts. When we are balanced in this area we are able to stand in our own authenticity and have a healthy sense of self esteem. If you struggle with making your own decisions and often need others to tell you what to do, your third chakra might need a tune up. Finding the balance between the navel and lumbar spine can strengthen the core and the third chakra. Practice toning this area by sitting, standing, and walking without collapsing in the abdominal area. This will empower you to show up for yourself and the world with strength, support, and lightness of being.

The Heart Chakra (Anahata) is governed by the element of air. Air is circulated throughout our body via the breath, and when we shift our breath we shift the way we feel. The fourth chakra is considered the bridge between the lower and upper chakras so in that sense it deals a lot with balance and harmony: the balance between giving and receiving, self and other, matter and spirit. When we are able to see ourselves in others, to love ourselves and others, to balance our individual self with the universal self – we are residing in the seat of the heart chakra. If you are unable to connect to your feelings, to cry, to smile naturally, or to feel compassion for others, you may be blocked in this region. Random acts of kindness, breath exercises, and gentle backbends are simple ways to soften us back to our hearts.

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The fifth chakra is the Throat Chakra (Visuddha) which relates to the element of space, which deals with our communication to ourselves, to others, and to spirit. When we have a balanced throat chakra we are able to express ourselves with truth and clarity. If you struggle with finding your own voice and are unable to communicate easily with others you may have a throat chakra deficiency. Chanting, speaking and singing (read: not texting!) are ways to harmonize the throat chakra. Even humming to yourself in your own home can help to get you comfortable with hearing your own, authentic voice.

The sixth Chakra, or ThirsdEye (Ajna) relates most clearly to light, which gives rise to seeing. But the light in ajna is the light of awareness. It is the light of intuition, insight, and inner vision. When we are “open” in the third eye we are able to see things clearly and have a good sense of visualization. Imagination is a powerful tool because it enables us to “see” things in a new way. If you struggle with dreaming up new ideas or new paradigms for yourself your inner eye may be closed. Visualization techniques, gazing on one point, and taking in beautiful scenery or poetry can help us to activate our third eye.

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The final chakra is the Crown Chakra (Sahasrara), which means “thousand petaled lotus.” It is located at the top fontanel and the pineal gland, and governs our connection to the unbounded, unlimited field of consciousness that is all around us. When our crown chakra is balanced we are able to live as spiritual beings in a material world. We are able to know our inherent selves as divine essence and see that essence in all things. Practicing mediation, prayer, or devotional rituals helps us to connect to our crown chakra. Take moments where you connect to things that inspire you. To inspire means to be “in spirit” and when we are in spirit we are in the crown chakra.

Want to learn more about the Chakras? Join Sarah and her husband Yogiraj Alan Finger for “Chakras 101: Unleash Your Wisdom & Vitality” their online course with Yoga Journal from anywhere in the world.

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Sarah Finger is the co-founder of ISHTA Yoga and the private yoga teacher of Dr. Deepak Chopra.  She has shared the elevating tools of ISHTA to the yoga community worldwide through trainings, workshops, and retreats which she co-teaches with her husband, Yoga Master Alan Finger. 

Sarah is a featured expert on Jiyo, a revolutionary new digital platform that brings health and wellness to online communities all over the world. She is co-creator of two online courses with Dr. Chopra: “Finding Connection Through Yoga,” with Yoga Journal and The Chopra Center, and “Radical Being” with Jiyo and her latest “Chakras 101” which she created with her husband Alan Finger in partnership with Yoga Journal.

Sarah is a Satya Jewelry Soul Sister, legacy ambassador for Lululemon and a Zenfluencer for Rituals USA. Her values of self-empowerment and authenticity led her to join the Board of Directors for Exhale to Inhale, a non-profit organization that teaches yoga to survivors of domestic violence. Always a seeker, Sarah considers motherhood to be her greatest spiritual practice. Her daughter Satya, inspires her to live a life based on love and unbound potential.

Eclipse Guide to Thrive

Eclipse season is always a game changer. These 2 upcoming eclipses will set the theme for your year ahead.  Trust yourself and love and act with courage. Your year of magic awaits!

Important dates to remember:

  • Release on Lunar (Jan. 31)
  • Trust on Solar Eclipse (Feb. 15)

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Aries

Trust: New business collaborations and developing friendships in February that will open doors for your year to come. Augusts’ eclipse opens the doors to true love. Tap into a new resource of playful creativity as life will not be as trying as those past 5 years!

Release: A Lunar Eclipse in Jan. asks you to release your old ‘love story’ so you can trust again as this year is full of romantic surprises. Release those old alliances that bring you down versus build you up. It’s the year to align with your soul community.

 

Taurus

Trust: The eclipse of Feb. 15 will invite you to take a giant leap up (not a lateral move) in your career path. It will first be essential to carve out time to imagine, hold the vision and then begin to act in alignment with it. These developments will unfold throughout the entire year so time to take a bigger risk. The 2nd half of the year will draw more attention to the foundations of your life so that your home, real estate, and family life can catch up with all of the upwards motion of your business.

Release: Any limiting beliefs and glass ceilings (inherited and created) around success in your career ie: there’s never enough time, it’s always hard work, I don’t have the resources to expand. Let go and play in the Eclipse Magic.

 

Gemini

Trust: International travel opportunities, global conferences, teaching platforms. Branch out with your communications and how you share your message with the world in broadcasting, publishing, and production. February, July and August will shine brightly on these fronts!

Release: Unproductive patterns of communicating with your colleagues, family and friends. This is a year to explore how your words can be used in more meaningful ways.

 

Cancer

Trust: That funding for a big project will finally come through with the February and August eclipse cycle. The support you need is near, however you may need to give it a nudge and explore possibilities. A new steady source of income in August seems to emerge from this, however take your time in negotiations to create a plan you are 100% thrilled about.

Release: Make room for growth this year and release a previous source of income that is no longer in alignment with you. Something much more exciting is waiting in the wings and you will need to trust this path.

 

Leo

Trust: An eclipse in February will open the doors for you to enter a divine union in partnership. This may well be with someone from another culture or country though, the differences will be helpful. This can apply to both business and love. It’s your ‘rebirth’ year with a Solar Eclipse in Leo in August so an important year to remember who you are and tap into greater freedom.

Release: The old re-occurring romances and partnerships that keep you tied back in the past. Let go of the old sense of self associated with these stories – it will be easier than ever.

 

Virgo

Trust: Invest energy in your team and employees this year as a new routine seems to be developing for a new you. Spiritual practices will call you and this new discipline will help to create the spaciousness you crave.

Release: Old health habits and thought patterns that are in the way of you shining even brighter.

 

Libra

Trust: The beginning of new love or perhaps a deepening to your present love connection in February and throughout the year. This could mean the birth or a child. Also it could be that you are at last ready to give birth to the project that has been in works for so long. Lean in to your creativity this year.

Release: Past relations and communities that are not in alignment with who you are. An Eclipse on Jan. 31 will clarify this.

 

Scorpio

Trust: New developments on the home front and this can mean working from home, buying or selling one or other ways to earn money from your abode. In August an Eclipse will highlight a stellar professional opportunity that can change your course of creation.

Release: Recognition without meaning. Release the work that does not give your life meaning as a Lunar Eclipse on January 31, brings the spotlight on you. Here you can decide which line of work you may like to move forward with and be clear on what you will release to live a more purposeful life.

 

Sagittarius

Trust: Your seed idea. Your ability to write and bring information together in a beautiful and concise way. Trust your ability to teach and learn and bring your voice to a larger audience.

Release: Take old ideas off the shelf to create space for something fresh, new and exciting.

 

Capricorn

Trust: This February, a Solar Eclipse will light up your sector of income, setting up a new road for you to build upon. Focus on what gives you a sense of worth and passion. It looks like there is a great deal of community involvement in this new project.

Release: The Lunar Eclipse of Jan. 31 will shine a light on the hidden areas of your chart – uncovering secrets. This will be your year to delve deeper within yourself and let go of any toxic involvements with others.

 

Aquarius

Trust: Explore a new form of self-expression as the year kicks off with a bright Solar Eclipse in Aquarius this year. In August a Solar Eclipse in Leo will highlight an important relationship for you – this could be marriage or a lasting business agreement.

Release: Relationships that are holding space in your life, though no longer meaningful. Release the roles you played in these to create room for healthy partnerships this year.

 

Pisces

Trust: Your path in spiritual development. Also maintaining a strong health routine will be the key to your success this year.

Release: The Lunar Eclipse of on Jan. 31 marks a time of endings for you in the area of health and routines. Call it an official break-up with a long-time habit. You will be so glad you did.

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Rebecca Gordon is a celebrated and world-renowned astrologer, founder of the My Path Astrology School, author, and resident horoscope columnist at Harper’s Bazaar. From bringing astrology to your health on The Dr. Oz Show to writing books, and giving consultations, Rebecca engages a range of audiences on the natural cycles and how to incorporate them for a more graceful, enriched and meaningful existence. Known as New York’s #1 lifestyle astrologer, Rebecca has a penchant for both science and spirit, merging the two with an unmistakable accuracy, passion, and the grounded wisdom of a Virgo.  Her newly released astrology book co-authored by Stephanie Marango MD titled ‘Your Body and the Stars’, features the intersection between health, the body and astrology. When she is not translating the stars, Rebecca loves to dance, practice Kundalini Yoga, travel without a map and play the cello!

Learn more about Rebecca Gordon at  MyPathAstrology.com 

How To: Set Your Intention

Setting an intention is a powerful practice that helps you to ignite change or stay focused on your path. Whether you’re a seasoned intention setter or trying this sacred ritual for the first time, here are our top 5 tips for setting a meaningful intention…

Tips for Setting an Intention:

1- Get Quiet: Find a quiet place to sit comfortably and get still. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to center yourself and clear the energy.

2- Time to Reflect: Reflect on both the positive and negative experiences, challenges, difficulties, lessons and blessings that have recently impacted your life. Consider how all of your recent experiences have shaped your journey.

3- Tap into your Desire: Staying true to yourself, what is it that you’d like to make space for in your life? Is there something you’d like to manifest? Listen to what your heart desires.

4- Get Clear: Write down a word, mantra or statement that clearly represents your intention. It can be as simple as one word; ‘love’ or even a short sentence or mantra e.g; ‘I am open to giving and receiving love’.

5- Live It: In honor of this this sacred practice, consciously commit to your intention. Remind yourself daily with a morning affirmation, ritual or wear your intention close to your heart with a Satya Jewelry Intention style.

Need a little extra help getting started? Here our some of our favorite intentions to inspire…

 

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New Moon In Sagittaruis

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November 17th New Moon In Sagittarius:

Cradled between Venus and Saturn with Uranus trine, this new moon signifies balance–all the benefits of leaving negativity behind to embrace the positive, without the possible upset. Coming at the end of the calendar year, this new moon is especially powerful! Whether or not you believe in making New Year’s resolutions, this is an ideal time to practice gratitude for all the blessings you received in 2017 and to release the energies you don’t wish to carry with you into 2018.

This new moon, though positive, is also a serious one, urging us to awaken to our fullest potential. Seize the opportunities that invite you to step out of your comfort zone; say yes to added responsibility that will bring you closer to your dreams; simplify your life so what matters to you takes precedence.

As Grandmother Moon readies herself for the month ahead, we lift our collective voices, “Wise woman, Grandmother Moon, keeper of the divine feminine: We thank you for your guidance. We welcome the illumination you bestow upon us. We honor you with these quiet moments of introspection so we may step into our full feminine power now, and in the coming year.”