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A quest for balance and healthy living inspires celebrity yoga twins to share their chakra-loving “recipes” for life
Lions, tigers and chakras…oh my!
Balance has become a buzz word. In this world of constant hustle and bustle, gadgets and gurus—attaining this notion of “being balanced” is enough to make one dizzy. And when we are overwhelmed with not knowing how and where to start…we often don’t.
There’s a lot to sort through on the path to achieving this harmonious peace we all seek. It starts by pausing and uncomplicating things. One of the most powerful lessons that life has taught us is that most of the answers to life’s dilemmas are already right there inside each of us. Seek no further…you’ve got this! Isn’t that a relief in itself?
Our journeys may look very different from the outside, but it is the same energy flowing through each of us that guides us along the way.
The key to staying in balance is recognizing when we are out of balance. There is no golden recipe or magic wand to achieve a state of constant bliss. Life is a perpetual ebb and flow of falling in and out of harmony in different areas of our lives. To feel and to flow is to be human.
We get it—we’re both moms and entrepreneurs who run our own businesses and have houses full of teenagers (enough said). So, feeling a degree of chaos is to be expected in the busyness of life. It’s what we do with our “chaos” and how we navigate it that matters most. Learning and understanding the merit of our chakras and our “energy bodies” has helped us both understand how to recognize when we need more self-care in certain areas of our lives. In other words, it’s how we reset and recalibrate. When we are out of alignment, it is simply shining the spotlight on where our attention is needed.
The Yogic principles of the energy system can be confusing, but instead of trying to understand all the complexities of an ancient philosophy, sometimes it’s better to just learn how to feel it.
We all know what anxiety feels like; for me it might be a queasy feeling in my stomach, but for you the muscles in your lower back might tighten up. Regardless, we both need to get grounded in our root chakra. A simple walk outside barefoot or the right essential oil can bring you right back to feeling secure and trusting in the Universe again. I’m serious, it’s that simple once you begin to understand the power of connection to yourself.
The chakras are like a recipe that help categorize and integrate the ingredients for creating balance. We each have different measurements (and different needs) to make it right for us. Most of us have long been connecting to our chakras without even knowing it. The last time you got dressed up and went out dancing because you were in a rut—you were healing your sacral chakra. You probably left the dance floor invigorated. You felt more confident after a hard ab workout because your solar plexus was on fire. We all know that self-care helps us to care for those around us, and who doesn’t feel more alive after belting out their favorite song in the car or shower? When we can slow down and quiet all of the noise that surrounds us (even if just temporarily), we start to hear that little voice that is always there ready, to guide us back to feeling centered. If we stumble or feel off our game, we can get back up simply by realigning with our chakras.
It is from this quest and desire that our journey to creating “The ChinTwins”, our new show airing on The Design Network (debuting February 16th), was born.
This series explores how we can seek balance in everything we do. Each episode highlights a chakra and illustrates how our energy centers can be balanced through mindful living by cultivating a holistic approach to our homes, style, beauty routines and cooking.
From preparing meals for our families, to throwing a party to commune with others, and indulging in self-care to organizing your kitchen—every aspect of this series will take the viewer on a journey to reconnect with their chakras. Each week, The ChinTwins will simplify some of yoga’s more complex principles and to make it fun, accessible and easy to slow down and look inward.
Join us as we prepare a dish inspired by visiting local artisans in Woodstock, New York, where we learn their craft and hear their stories. Each dish hosts a “Golden Ingredient” that we twist into a DIY beauty treatment. From your root chakra to your third eye chakra, we will explore them all and discover how to nourish ourselves while feeding others. The kitchen is where we gather, where we stop everything and work together to create a common comfort.
We focus on each other, share our lives and savor memories from the past and most of the time we learn something new. Sometimes we laugh, sometimes we cry, but we always share a little bit of our heart in our food.
Please tune in as we gather, ground, feast and spread the love…one chakra at a time!
Join us as we connect with our roots by visiting a local market steeped in tradition, and by preparing our grandmother’s famous dumplings. If you are grounded to your foundation, you can move mountains! Allow your roots to support you and stay connected by passing on your family’s traditions in the kitchen and beyond.
We have always valued the idea of balancing work and play, so when it comes time to take a break, we love to express our creativity through entertaining! Let’s explore how our passions can create our realties, and how to harness that energy! Join us, as we throw a Fiesta and visit local creatives who express themselves through their craft.
Discovering your inner strength is the key to a happy and successful life. Come with us today as we visit a breathtaking location that will inspire us to declutter and get organized and then heat things up in the kitchen with a healthy competition! Let’s discover how to clean out old habits and find our own power!
Let’s get down to the heart of the matter! Before we can care for others, we need to start with loving and caring for ourselves. It’s time to scrub away the past and shower ourselves with self-care at a fabulous spa, then create a succulent dish inspired by our beauty treatment. By embracing the present moment with an open heart, we can all glow and share our inner light.
Get ready to bite into the bread of life at a local bakery and soothe your soul with their creations, then head back to our kitchen as we try out the new techniques we learned. When we get into the flow of life, we can communicate our own unique magic.
Third Eye Chakra
Roll up your sleeves and join us as we dig deep into a local garden to harvest roots and herbs for a seasonal Ayurvedic dish that will balance all of our elements. True balance is found when we listen to what our bodies need and let nature be the guide.
TRAILER FOR THE SERIES
You may also enjoy reading A Body of Art: A Celebration of Life in Motion, by the ChinTwins