The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”
~ Maya Angelou
The Root Chakra Elements
Sanskrit Name: Mulhadhara Meaning: “Root support” Root Chakra Element: Earth/Physical Root Chakra Keywords: “I Am” – grounded, present, safe, secure, healthy Associated Color: Red Musical Note: C Organs: Spinal column, legs, hips, kidneys and adrenal gland Root Chakra Consciousness: Survival, grounding and balancing the physical and spiritual life
The root chakra (Mulhadhara) is located at the base of the spine and radiates a rich color of red. This chakra deeply connects us with the earth. It is in this chakra that we ground into our lives, who we are and our sense of belonging. When this chakra is balanced it tells us we are loved for who we are and that our basic needs for survival (love, food, shelter) are being met. It affords us the inner confidence and courage to be who we truly are because deep inside our root, we know we are loved. When we feel grounded and secure in our lives we become willing to take risks, to be vulnerable enough to make mistakes and to give to others more freely without fear of judgement, rejection or lack of resources.
If you are feeling unbalanced in these areas, unsure of your life’s direction or your place in this world, try this simple Root Chakra Meditation. Sit in an east comfortable cross legged position on the floor. Connect to the base of your spine and feel the energy of the earth rising up. Chant the sound of LAM, LAM, LAM and feel its vibration radiate throughout your entire body. Think of the Mulhadhara chakra as a lotus flower grounded in the mud and muck of life’s suffering and pain and as you chant the sound of LAM, visualize this lotus rising up your spine, clean, clear, open and free…..end your meditation by repeating this mantra.
I forgive myself for being Imperfect
I forgive myself for Making Mistakes
I forgive myself for being a Learner in this Lifetime
I am what I am
Classes for this Week
Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm
Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am
**There is No Tuesday Morning Class this Week**
(Please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have change)
The Therapeautic Yoga Class is now full. First class begins Wednesday, February 27th at 11am. Look for an email this week to confirming your spot.
Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupunture for March 6th still has two spots left….even if you have experienced this healing session before, each time you receive the treatment, you will continue to receive many benefits that address where you are in your life at present. This session is beginner friendly. No prior yoga experience is necessary. https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/ Sign up asap.
Yoga Jam will be on Saturday, March 9th at 8am
This class will be intentionally challenging on all levels. A free flowing fast-paced vinyasa sequence set to rockin’ playlists with holdings of some adventurous poses and free style flows (moving on your own) mixed in for fun. This class will be held on a monthly basis and will require at least three students to sign up each month for the class to fly.
Class Cards will be honored – $12 Walk In Fee
Restorative Friday Yoga will be on March 22nd
$15 for session/$12 for Seniors
(Please sign up for the monthly workshops at your earliest convenience)
And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
Love, Peace & Yoga