How To Spiritually Cleanse

How To Spiritually Cleanse

In the Yoga Journal advice column, called Wolf Wisdom, Wolf Terry, a Bhakti Yoga teacher and writer in Denver, Colorado, answers pressing questions about practicing asana, meditation, mantra, and more.

In this post, she gives advise on cleansing our energy.

What is a good weekly spiritual cleansing to practice?

Blessed Be :: Pure Spirit

Dear Pure Spirit,

When I am feeling spiritually stale, unmotivated, or depleted, I turn to nature. Sometimes I stand barefoot in my yard in Tadasana (Mountain Pose) and connect to every leaf, rock, blade of grass, dirt pile, flower, tree, and cloud. I imagine that I’m drawing healing energy from Mother Earth through my left foot. I envision it traveling in an arc through my body, collecting all of the stuck emotions and negative thoughts fogging up my inner landscape. Then I release it back into the earth through my right foot. Other days, I sit by running water or hike into the darkest forest. However I choose to connect with the outdoors, I do so with all of myself, my whole presence. That helps remind me that my spirit and the many spirits that surround me are all connected through nature.

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