Digital Wellness Series: Digital Sisters Are You A Flowista?


Greetings Digital Sisters!

This month, Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN) is promoting digital wellness. In yesterday’s blog post, we shared tips on how to create a digital wellness plan. It was based on an excerpt from Ananda Leeke’s new book, Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online. Click here to read the tips.

Today’s blog invites you to explore the question: Are You A Flowista? The Flowista Profile description is an excerpt from the Digital Sisterhood  book.

Flowista - Photo Credit: Leigh Mosley

Flowista – Photo Credit: Leigh Mosley

Flowista Profile – Copyright 2013 by Madelyn C. Leeke

A Flowista is a woman who unplugs from her digital life and tech devices for periods of time so she can recharge and take care of her own needs; and encourages women to unplug from their digital lives by incorporating mindfulness and self-care practices.

If you identify with one or more of the Flowista’s characteristics, please check out the Flowista Manifesto collage below. Consider making one to jumpstart your writing process. All you need are some of your favorite magazines, construction or poster board paper, scissors, and glue sticks.. Look for words, phrases, and images that represent your definition of a Flowista. Paste them on to your paper. If you need to write some of your words and phrases, use magic markers, crayons, or pens. After you finish the collage, give yourself a few days to look at it. Record any thoughts you have while looking at it. Use them  as writing prompts for your Manifesto. Feel free to use the one contained below as a sample or adopt it as your own.

Flowista collage by Ananda Leeke

Flowista collage by Ananda Leeke

Manifesto:
I am a woman who disconnects from her digital life and to-do list in order to find my flow and be present to what matters most in my life. When I unplug, I am giving myself the gift of self care. I am nurturing my spirit, mind, heart, and body. I am releasing stress and tension from all parts of my spirit, mind, heart, body, and life. I am creating space to relax, rest, and enjoy life. The end result is a healthier me.
Chakra Connection (click here to learn more about chakras):
Flowista’s energy is connected to the:
  • Throat, or fifth chakra, which corresponds to communication, expressions of feelings, or the truth. It governs the throat, ears, nose, teeth, mouth, and neck.
  • Third-eye, or sixth chakra, which corresponds to intuition, imagination, wisdom, and the ability to think and make decisions. It governs the eyes and base of the skull.
  • Crown, or seventh chakra, which corresponds to the crown of the head and pituitary gland. It governs the higher self or inner spirit.
Chakra colors
Color Connection (click here to learn about the connection between chakras and color):
Wear or surround yourself with the colors light or sky blue (fifth chakra), indigo blue (sixth chakra), and purple (seventh chakra) to connect with Flowista’s energy.
Gemstone Connection (click here to learn more about the connection between gemstones and chakras):
Wear or surround yourself with turquoise (fifth chakra), lapis lazuli (sixth chakra), and amethyst (seventh chakra) gemstones to connect with Flowista’s energy.
Goddess Connection (click here to learn about Goddesses):
The Flowista is connected to the Goddesses mentioned below.
  • Vach, the Hindu goddess of speech and communication (fifth chakra)
  • Tara, the Tibetan goddess of wisdom (sixth chakra)
  • Shakti, the Hindu goddess of divine feminine energy (seventh chakra)
Yoga Connection (click here to search YogaJournal.com for instructions on how to practice the yoga poses):
There are certain yoga poses that can help you connect with your Flowista chakra energy.
Practicing bridge, fish, lion, plow, and upward plank poses (fifth chakra); bridge, child’s, downward facing dog, shoulder stand, and standing half forward bend poses (sixth chakra); and corpse, headstand, lotus, and half lotus poses (seventh chakra) can help you connect with Flowista’s energy.
Cover Art by Dariela Cruz

Cover Art by Dariela Cruz

You can purchase Digital Sisterhood on Amazon.com as a Kindle download and paperback book.
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