Michelle Alva Blog / 01.08.2015

  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FREE MEDITATION TO AMPLIFY YOUR RELEASE and FLOW ABILITIES. WHAT IS OUR NATURE? It is our nature to love, heal, reproduce, digest, process, and eliminate. It is also our nature to grow, die and transform, just as all the trees and animals do. It is our nature to feel pain and pleasure, to express a wide spectrum of emotions. We are NOT designed to hold, to supress or avoid feeling our emotions. When we are not living aligned with our True Nature, what is natural for us, we cause our stress hormone to be elevated. When we are under chronic stress we actually block the flow of energy, slow down all those natural processes and lower our vitality. Healing is dampened when we go against our nature. Flow IS our nature. Our bodies and minds are happiest and most healthy when we simply ARE present and fully engaged...

Michelle Alva Blog / 17.05.2015

Sensuality refers to "experiencing pleasure through the senses." Have you ever felt the pleasure of a peacock feather lightly brushed over your body? When you stroke a feather over your skin it causes you to heighten your sense of wherever you are being touched. This brings you more fully into the present moment and relaxes you.             A tender touch, the delicious smell of fresh roses, a romantic song played under a candlelit room, a deliciously aromatic meal prepared with love, a delicious glass of wine- all of these captivate our senses, if we choose to engage fully in the moment. A person that takes in more fully the experience of the NOW through their five senses is a sensual person. The opposite would be a person who is distracted from the moment because they are inundated with thoughts "in their head" all the time. A person who...

Michelle Alva Blog / 25.09.2013

How To Create Calm Amidst The Chaos Today more than ever we are bombarded with distractions that pull us away from the present moment. We function at our best when we are engaged in the present moment. For example, you are having breakfast with the tv on, then the phone rings while you receive a text. Does that relax you or bring you into a state of stress? We turn on the computer only to find that we have 10 tweets, 5 facebook messages and a whole bunch of new emails from 4 different email addresses. Is it just me, but did life get a little bit busier? At times I feel I am swirling in a tornado of social media outlets in a virtual reality of chaos. My personal relationships and present moment awareness of myself and my life sometimes is placed on the back burner to tend...

Michelle Alva Blog / 21.09.2013

  Allow Your Soul To Run Wild and Free Our soul is a part of us that is beyond our bodies and beyond our minds, beyond space and time. The part of you that is observing your thoughts is your soul. When we live as "the witness of our thoughts and the observer of the "stories" that we are creating in our minds, we get to live connected and aware of who we are. For we are timeless, we are not the illusion of the mind. We are so much more than this, yet for many of us, we allow ourselves to be chained and weighed down by the shackles of our beliefs and thoughts. A great book I recently read, called The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer goes into great detail about this. Life is the highest spiritual path and also the greatest place to...

Michelle Alva Blog / 29.08.2013

  Are you "present" and aware of yourself throughout the day, or do you numb out your feelings and emotions? Some of us have had past hurts and traumas which make it painful and scary to be fully engaged in the moment. For when we show up completely whole and present in the moment, it actually stimulates our healing response and causes us to bring to the surface and release our past hurts and traumas, if we have any.¬† That is why for some of us, we can't be "relaxed" and simply enjoy being present in the moment. For some of us, simply "being" ourselves makes us feel antsy and unsettled. These are the folks that need to reach for that cigarette, for that extra drink, or those who shake their leg when they are sitting still for too long. The ones that seem restless and uneasy and...

Michelle Alva Blog / 30.07.2013

                              Each one of us is a vital collection of powerful interconnected molecules of energy in our vast universe. Each one of us has the power to manifest more peace, love, balance, harmony, connection and profound healing on our planet. All we have to do is BE in a state of unconditional love and acceptance of who we are, of everything that IS (as much as possible throughout the day).                         When we are fully engaged in the present moment, we heal and we BECOME peace, connection, love, and feel the powerful force of creation- the pulse of the universe, God, Source, whatever name you like to describe this timeless and boundless force, that is our nature. HOW TO FEEL THE EXPANSIVE AND BOUNDLESS FORCE OF CREATION THAT FLOWS THROUGH YOU IN EVERY MOMENT: Breathe deeply and notice how you feel as you expand and receive the breath of life through your...

Michelle Alva Blog / 30.01.2013

  DO YOU REALLY HAVE TOO MUCH STRESS, OR JUST NOT ENOUGH Play and Pleasure In Your Life? Did you know play is actually a great way to relieve stress and get to know yourself and someone else? Plato said "You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.‚Äù Let's define what play really is and try some easy ways to integrate play into all areas of your life. We can weave into our day playful experiences so that we actually start to live our lives as though everything including our work is experienced as a playful and pleasurable experience! What is the definition of play? Play is all about Being in the moment. Play is healing, sensual & brings us so much pleasure, excitement and creativity! We are truly "in the zone" when we are playing. HOW CAN I PLAY? The...

Michelle Alva Blog / 27.01.2013

  Every Wednesday at Yogiiza Headquarters in South Beach, a yoga teacher from the Miami community shares their passion and personal teaching style of yoga by guiding a free Karma Yoga Class as part of the Yogiiza Unified Progam. Mark Oliver and Dawn Oliver, founders and CEO's of Yogiiza Organic Clothing sponsor this weekly event and workshops like the Upcoming February 23, Empower The Empress For Women I am co-teaching with Yoga Teacher Jennifer Pansa, to create awareness of the benefits of yoga, to build community and educate people about the personal and environmental benefits of wearing Yogiiza organic, chemical-free clothing. DID YOU KNOW? According to Mark Oliver, "Polyester or Nylon is made from petroleum. It does not breath. It is highly flammable so it is usually treated with toxic fire retardants ¬† When poly comes in contact with water such as sweat, toxic monomers may be released....

Michelle Alva Blog / 24.01.2013

Do you sit for at least 6-8 hours per day? Does your body feel tired, tense and drained at the end of your day? Did you know that sitting for 6-8 hours per day is detrimental to your health? Recent research reveals that sedentary behavior causes an increased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer and pre-mature death. Try these 3 easy tips to de-stress at your desk: 1. Align Your Spine.                   An erect and neutral posture minimizes stress to your spine. Bring your ears, shoulders and hips in the same vertical line. Avoid slouched postures which cause excessive stress on your body and mind. Add a lumbar roll to your low back area to enhance posture and comfort. 2. Expand The Front Of Your Body and Breathe IN Life To The Fullest. Stand up and bring your hands behind your back. Inhale to extend your upper body...