Michelle Alva Blog / 05.12.2013

Have you ever had the pleasure of singing with a group of people and felt that amazing connection and oneness from joining in unison through our voices? Or does the thought of singing your heart out terrify you? I love to sing in the shower, while I am driving on my way to work in the morning, but I was not always like this. In the past two years of my life, different opportunities and people have come into my life that have inspired me to use my voice more and more, and it has made me more aware of just how closed off many of us are to expressing ourselves through our voices. I was inspired to create a CD of guided meditations after my clients would repeatedly ask me to record my voice which they said helped them to relax during our healing sessions where I...

Michelle Alva Blog / 01.12.2013

Have you made enough time in your life to ask yourself, "what is my dream life?" Then taken the time to listen for the answers and visualized that dream life? Other helpful questions: What does my ultimate dream life feel like? Who are the people in my dream life? What am I doing in my dream life? Dare to ask and you will definitely manifest some answers, maybe a little quicker than you may expect! A few months back I had the honor of teaching yoga and belly dance to a group of amazing women at The Women's Rejuvenation Retreat in Costa Rica led by Jennifer Grace,  Hay House author of "Directing Your Destiny." One of my dreams is to offer life enhancing and empowering retreats all around the world! I had envisioned that goal just a few weeks before Jennifer Grace had asked me to be a...

Michelle Alva Blog / 20.11.2013

Did you know heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in the USA? While 1 in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, 1 in 3 dies of heart disease. Much of the reasons why we die of heart disease is diet, belief and lifestyle related. We can prevent heart disease by quitting smoking, managing our blood sugar, getting our blood pressure under control, lowering our cholesterol, staying active, losing weight and eating healthy. A lot of these behavioral changes would be easier to accomplish if we valued and loved ourselves more. Too often we place other people in our lives before ourselves. We forget to make time to prioritize self-love, daily exercise, food that nourishes our heart and soul, and managing our stress levels. Sometimes we do not prioritize nurturing our emotional heart and this affects our heart health also. We can...

Michelle Alva Blog / 28.06.2013

Did you know you are a powerful being able to manifest and create a life that you truly desire? Did you know that your thoughts and actions in every moment greatly influence your existing reality? When you are focused and completely engaged in the moment you get to experience the power of BEING PRESENT. Eckhart Tolle wrote about it in his best selling book, The Power Of Now. This is the state of being where you get to experience your true nature and innate power. If most of our day is spent with our mind somewhere else such as with chronic worry about the future or resentment about the past, then we are not fully engaged in the present moment. This leaves us with the feeling of being scattered, drained, weak and tired. Today you see people walking around and driving while texting or talking on...

Michelle Alva Blog / 13.10.2012

The Truth About Honesty at https://www.michellealva.com/the-truth-about-honesty/   Honesty is a fairness and straightforwardness of conduct. ‚ÄúBe yourself; everyone else is already taken.‚Äù ‚Äï Oscar Wilde It is our nature to be honest. To tell the truth actually makes us feel lighter. We feel relaxed and energized when we are honest. When we lie or avoid the truth, we are actually lowering our energy and make ourselves feel heavier or stressed out. Why do we lie? Why do we complicate our lives? Honesty is only achievable when we allow our own truth to be revealed to ourselves. The more we can live our lives from a place of what is our true heart's desire, the more honesty we can experience. Sometimes we fear being honest with ourselves because we might hurt someone else or we may be rejected if we are true. Acting from a place of love instead of...

Michelle Alva Blog / 21.08.2012

Billions of people today suffer from chronic stress, pain and tension. Our modern life has caused us to experience an epidemic of burn out, chronic fatigue and stress related illnesses. More than ever we are in need of integrating activities into our lives that bring us to a state of balance and peace. Meditation is a focused mental activity that is proven to bring us to a state of balance where we can deeply relax and lead more joyful and productive lives. There are many forms of meditation. One of the easiest ways to learn how to focus the mind is to listen to guided meditations. Spoken word guidance with relaxing nature sounds and music brings us to a state of calm alertness so we may lead a healthier life. Researched Benefits of Guided Meditation Psychological Benefits: • Increasing your intelligence • Improving your memory • Enhancing your creativity • Drastically improving your...