By Danielle Jacobs
We all connect to spirit in different ways. For some, it is through church, temple or prayer. For others it is a walk in the woods or a stroll on the beach. A mediative practice like yoga, running or singing can get one in touch with a deeper place inside themselves.
If you are lucky, that connection to self can have a sense of something larger, that connects you to something beyond. The method is not important, but what matters is that it works for you. This practice can change over time in the same way that we grow and evolve.
For me, yoga, art and journaling have been key. If nature is involved, even better. When I do tree pose, I love to use a tree as my drishti, yoga gaze, to connect me to nature and its immense power, to connect myself to something larger. Drawing or painting that tree is my way of honoring it’s beauty, regardless of the outcome of my art. The prize is in the process. Journey through art is about connection to self. Art, yoga, meditation, and journaling, are just a few of the tools we can use to get there.
Join me on a Yoga Journey Through Art where you can use creative expression to free your spirit!
Danielle Jacobs, MA, is an Expressive Arts Therapist and a 200-RYT Certified Yoga Instructor. Danielle has found yoga, mindfulness, journaling and art to be extremely powerful forms of expression and healing. Sharing her skills and guiding others into a safe space to explore, heal and grow is her intention. Danielle lives with her husband, two children and dog, in Marblehead, MA. In addition to art and yoga, she loves hunting for sea glass and spending time with friends and family.