SoundKORA: Do you listen to music when you practice or relax? Miranda: It varies depending on my mood, how I feel and what I want to get out of that particular practice, but an all-time favorite that I always like to end my yoga practice with is Snatam Kaur’s “Long Time Sun.” Other favorite songs on my Yoga Playlist are…
- Om Namo Bhagavate by Deva Premal & Miten
- Aad Guray Nameh by Snatam Kaur
- Ra Ma Da Sa by Snatam Kaur
- Sat Siri by Sada Sat Kaur
- Ong Namo by Snatam Kaur
- Baba Hanuman by Krishna Das
- Kashi Vishwanath Gange by Krishna Das
- Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya by Krishna Das
- Brindavan Hare Ram by Krishna Das
- Namah Shivaya by Krishna Das.
ScentKORA: Do you incorporate aromatherapy while you practice? Miranda: I apply my KORA Organics Heart Chakra Aromatherapy Oil before I begin to help relax and bring my mind, body, and spirit into a calm and present state. I burn Sage and Palo Santo to clear the energy of the room and like to light a candle. My go-to candles are from Holly Star’s Matter & Home range, they are designed to uplift and support the body, mind, heart, and spirit; and they also have healing and space clearing benefits. I have aromatherapy diffusers in nearly every room in my home and use different essential oil blends depending on my mood. I like the doTERRA and Young Living oils, as well as SEOC essential oils.
EnergyKORA: What crystals do you have in your relaxation space? Miranda: Amethyst, Clear Quartz, and Rose Quartz. I also have a little crystal wand that I often hold when I meditate – it fits perfectly into the palm of my hand and is great for travel.
DriveKORA: What is your motivation for practice every day? Can you share with us a quote, affirmation, or belief that can help motivate our readers to practice every day? Miranda: I know the positive impact yoga has on my mind and body, plus I really enjoy it so that’s motivation in itself. In terms of sharing a quote or affirmation, I like to read the daily affirmation Yogi Bhajan to start practice, inspire motivation and set my intention for the session. At the end of a session, I like to read a piece from the book “To Bless This Space Between Us” by John O’Donohue.
PracticeKORA: What is your favorite yoga pose and chant? Miranda: I like to practice at sunrise or sunset, it’s believed that’s when you get the most out of your practice. Sometimes I do both! My favorite chant is “Sa ta na ma” My favorite yoga poses before I was pregnant were:
- Tree Pose
- Downward Dog
- Warrior Pose.
- Cat cow – massages, relaxes, and opens entire back/spine; building strength in the lower spine and relieves pressure in the belly. (Be careful not to overarch the low back)
- Butterfly – opens and relaxes hips and groin
- Squats – builds strength in legs, back, hips; enhancing blood circulation and stretches pelvic region to help prepare for birthing. (If baby’s position is breech or unknown, it is not recommended to squat).
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