**Important Note about Parking**
Please be mindful to park head in and as close to each other as possible. Be careful as the circle has a ice all over.
“You are seeking joy in far off places, but the spring of joy is in your heart. The haven of peace is in yourself”
The Chakras System
Whether you are aware of the chakra system inside your subtle body or not, chakras or energy centers interact with your spiritual, emotional and physical bodies at every moment. The chakra’s are spirals of energy, one relating to the other, that contribute to our overall well being. In Sanskrit the word Chakra translates as “wheel”. Each wheel spins a particular vibrational speed creating a vacuum that draws in anything it encounters on its level. All of life’s experiences have an effect on our entire selves whether positive or negative. Negative experiences force our chakra’s to close as positive experiences enable them to open. In most of us as we move out of childhood, harsh reality begins to effect one chakra or another and they begin to become unbalanced and stop working in harmony with each other. We get stuck in cetain ways of being, not knowing why or how to move forward.. Blocked energy will eventually end up effecting you emotionally and physically as well.
Yoga, body awareness and meditation connects deeply to our chakra system and can act as a rebalancing tool. You may have experienced a deep release when you began practicing yoga. You may even have released cleansing tears or laughter during or after your practice. Each yoga pose directly effects one or more chakras. For instance, backbending opens up the heart and throat chakras while hip openers effect the root and sacral chakras. Incorporating the color, sound and mantra to the corresponding chakra also has powerful healing qualities while meditating.
With each coming week, our study will focus on each individual chakra, begining at the root (Muladhara) all the way up the the crown (Sahasrara). Below is a chart of the chakras, where in the body it is located and its’ individual charactoristics. Next time you feel stuck in a certain area, either emotionally or physically, you may want to check out the chakra associated with your discomfort and work with it in your own way. We do this work not only for ourselves but for the world; When we clear our own inner energies, we can then be open to those around us, being of service with compassion, power, purpose and joy, expressing our dharma in the truest sense.
|Crown Chakra||Enlightenment • Unity • Serenity||Om (long)||Violet||Amethyst||Half sphere|
|Forehead Chakra||Intuition • Wisdom • Insight||Om (short)||Indigo||Iolite||Star|
|Throat Chakra||Communication • Honesty • Integrity||Ham||Blue||Apatite||Pyramid|
|Heart Chakra||Universal Love • Compassion • Purity||Yam||Green||Peridot||Half moon|
|Solar Plexus Chakra||Will Power • Assertion • Trust||Ram||Yellow||Citrine||Sphere|
|Sacral Chakra||Sensuality • Growth • Creativity||Vam||Orange||Carnelian||Pyramid|
|Root Chakra||Patience • Stability • Strength||Lam||Red||Garnet||Cube|
Classes for this Week
Monday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow class
Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
**There is no Thursday Night Class this week – Happy Valentines Day**