And what’s with all the Love…? Well, did you know that 2013 is, astrologically speaking the YEAR of Love! I originally posted this in February (for hopefully obvious reasons!) but here is a modified version to remind ourselves to keep on loving, ourselves and others.

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Numerologically speaking, it is a ‘6’ year and in the yogic tradition, the six pointed star is one of the symbols of Anahata chakra (see above, thank you Ashram Yoga), the energy centre in the chest governing the heart and lungs and the seat of unconditional love and compassion. The other energy centre with a strong six association is Swadistana – the sacral/pelvic chakra governing, appropriately enough, the emotions and the reproductive organs.  What’s not to love?!!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – we women are so fabulous at giving love to others, being compassionate and nurturing, but we really must find ways to bring that back to ourselves.   It is one of my biggest life lessons, which is why I keep banging on about it!

How do we give this attention to ourselves without feeling self indulgent or guilty?  Here is a simple practice I will share with you to open up to this energy of unconditional self love and self compassion.