Kim sat down with our Partnerships & Community lead, Connor to discuss and share more about how she got started as an anti-racist educator, how her yoga practice informs her work and three key pieces of advice she offers health & wellness professionals who are looking to make their spaces and programs more accessible. You can watch the full 3-Part Series on our Instagram TV - @shophalfmoon. Read More
Using a singing bowl adds another layer of ritual to your meditation, which can help to prime your mind and body for practice. This can be especially helpful if you’ve been finding it challenging to make the transition from “regular life” into your self-practice. Read More
Finding my inner voice is a journey I’m continuing to navigate. Like many of you, it’s been a process of self-reflection and self-learning. It has been interesting, fun, challenging, and sometimes absolutely exhausting. It is an act of returning to myself and a process of going inward. Read More
Massage Therapy is an easy and feel good modality that helps treat soft tissue trauma in our body. This can be as microscopic as an adhesion in our skeletal muscle tissue that is causing pain, referral pain or a headache, and as obvious as a muscle stuck in contracture that causes what we refer to as a knot that seems to roll under your touch. We put our bodies through a lot, and physical stress like working out or even the physical stress from our jobs (whether it’s sitting all day or moving), as well as mental and emotional stress, can store itself in our bodies as tension. Read More
As our beaches and parks get shut down, the preciousness of nature seems even more important. If anything will keep us sane and healthy right now it is the forests, the trees and the wide-open seas. My hope is that we always take the time to observe the beauty of nature. Even if we are locked inside, we can still look up at the clouds and the stars; and see the immense beauty that we are a part of. We can feel the gift of the green leafy trees in every breath we take. Read More
Now, more than ever, is the time to pause, recenter and reset. Meditation has been seen to reduce levels of stress, increase calmness and enhance one's awareness of self. However, it can take practice. Read on for an easy step-by-step guide on how you can start meditating. Read More
Historically, cultures all over the world have used crystals as a source of healing, clearing energy, and transforming both physical and spiritual states. Recently, there has been a resurgence of crystal healing and a growing movement of people discovering how crystals can positively enhance wellness in body, mind, and spirit. Read More
The holidays can be a busy time with all of the added social gatherings, meals and changes in routine. Here are a few simple ways to give love and thanks to yourself and others this season and help avoid burnout. Read More
Everyday activities like sitting at a desk, staring at a computer, hunching over a cell phone or even holding a bag consistently on one side can cause stagnancy, stiffness and fatigue in the body. As habits build, poor posture can easily become second nature, causing back and neck pain and even damaging spinal structures.
However, the main factors that affect posture are totally within our control, and aren’t difficult to change with consistent awareness. If you’re sitting at a desk for eight hours a day, the following tips will help support you in maintaining a better posture.
Throughout this meditation, we let go and start to cultivate new energy for the new season. We invite and accept transition and gain perspective, we notice what does no longer serve us and make room for what it is that we are truly seeking. Read More
Sound healing sessions sometimes known as sound baths, sound meditations, sound journeys or sound ceremonies, are all incredible spaces to receive the amazing benefits of working with sound to heal the body and mind. Whether this be with a skilled and trained facilitator or on your own with sacred instruments, like singing bowls, gongs, rattles, chimes or the voice, there are a wide variety of ways in which one can explore and help effectively free the body and mind of dis-ease, depression, anxiety, stress, or even physical discomfort and pain. Here, we will discuss what a sound healing can look like, how to participate in a session, and the many benefits of working with sound as medicine. Read More