Lupita Nyong’o’s Lessons in Beauty and Self Esteem

Lupita Nyong’o topped herself with her flawless Sacred Bombshell glam that screams that she really woke up like this. I played with Barbie dolls but I am hoping that someone creates Lupita dolls because this is where I want my daughter to see her reflection.

Here’s what Lupita had to say about beauty and self esteem at an Essence award ceremony a year ago. The goddess won Best Breakthrough Performance Award at the 7th annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. This text is from the transcript of that event.


Breath of Fire How to with Amel Larrieux and Abiola

What is the Breath of Fire in Kundalini Yoga? With Yogini Bravebird Amel Larrieux (Video + Transcript)

It was my sacred honor to have a positive healing dialogue with singer Amel Larrieux. We took a moment to power up and cleanse with the pranayama breathing technique known as breath of fire, Agni-Prasana. That’s right, the Bravebird is also a yogini. Amel was half of the neo-soul powerhouse known as Groove Theory. Along with Erykah Badu, India Arie, Jill Scott, Alicia Keys, D’Angelo, Maxwell and others, they changed the face of music and defined a generation – mine!

The conversation with Amel was so powerful that I want to share it with as many women as possible. That’s why the extended dialogue is included in The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love. Watch the video here — and meanwhile, here’s what the Wikipedia gurus have to say on the topic.

“Prāṇāyāma (Sanskrit: प्राणायाम prāṇāyāma) is a Sanskrit word meaning “extension of the prāṇa or breath” or “extension of the life force”. The word is composed of two Sanskrit words: prana, life force, or vital energy, noted particularly as the breath, and ayāma, to extend or draw out. Not “restrain, or control” as is often translated from yam instead of ayāma. It is a yogic discipline with origins in ancient India.”

Ok, here it is…