Yoga this Week – March 10, 2013

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller


The Anahata Chakra – Heart Center

Location – Center of the chest (heart), love Color – Green   Element – Air

Energy – Consciousness Sense – Touch    Mantra – YAM Statement – “I want to give and receive love”

Functions – Anchors the life-force from the Higher Self. Energizes the blood and physical body with the life-force, blood circulation

Glands/Organs – Heart, thymus glad, circulatory system, arms, hands, lungs

Qualities – Divine/unconditional love, forgiveness, compassion, understanding, balance, group consciousness, oneness with life, acceptance, peace, openness, harmony, contentment

Negative Qualities – Repression of love, emotional instability, out of balance, heart problems, circulation problems

“Love is not something that is attached to an object. Love is a state of being in harmony with oneself”
Anodea Judith
Greetings dearest Yoga Students,
The Anahata Chakra is the point of transition between the lower grounding, earthly chakras to the higher, more spiritually based chakras in the upper body.  The stability of the root, the mobility of the sacrum and the power at the solar plexus tranform at the heart to achieve higher goals; goals that come from the heart.  The heart chakra focuses on being in a state of acceptance of life which radiates peace, kindness and compassion internally and externally to ourselves and those around us.  When the heart chakra is open and balanced we break through our ego’s limitations and feel a connectedness to all beings.  You choose to see the good and beautiful around you and feel a strong connection to the divine presence in yourself as gratitude is a common result of an open heart.
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
Lao Tzu
The heart chakra is your most vulnerable place.  When we are hurt in life or love, our first instinct is to build protective walls around ourselves in fear of being hurt again.  These walls, however, only cut us off from the very energy we long for which begins with self-love.  In order to receive or express true compassion and unconditional love, we must first open our heart to ourselves.  Then this beautiful, abundance energy can flow freely, just as the physical heart pumps life giving blood throughout our system, and then receives it back again; the infinite source of compassion, forgiveness and joy that is stored in the recesses of our heart can radiate throughout our lives,  flowing within us, to those around us and then back again.  The  Anahata Chakra holds the ultimate, most powerful healing energy there is on earth and beyond:  Love, Compassion, Forgiveness, Kindness and Joy.
The Heart Chakra is deeply associated with Nature and the element of Air, so enjoying this beautiful  day, try taking some time in the outdoors and recite the following mantra to connect with your own heart center:
I am an open channel for divine love
I open my heart and share it with others
I love who I am and embrace the world as it is
Yoga this Week
Monday and Thursday 730-9pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with 11am meditation to follow class
Wednesday – 11am – Therapeutic Yoga – Pre-registration was required
Friday Morning 930am
Saturday Morning 8am – Yoga Jam
(Please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have changed)
Adventures in Yoga

This Afternoon!!  Come celebrate the return of light…ShaktiPath Kirtan – March 10th – 530-730pm at the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon. Come bring your beautiful energy and chant with us!!! Click on the link to pre-register or just walk in!

Rescheduled Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture for this Wednesday, March 13th is currently full. If you are signed up for this event, please let me know asap if your plans change as there is a wait list. Thank You!!

**Yoga Jam Saturday March 16th 8-930am**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 mixed in for fun. Class Cards will be honored – $12 Walk In Fee –  Class is currently full, if you are signed up, please let me know if your plans change as there is a wait list for this one as well…

Restorative Friday Yoga will be on March 22nd – $15 for session/$12 for Seniors – Currently one spot left

(Please sign up for the monthly workshops at your earliest convenience)

Where there is Love, there is Life”  Gandhi
Amy Perri RYT500 Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr 631-839-0644

7 thoughts on “Yoga this Week – March 10, 2013”

  1. Good Morning Amy – I love these weekly posts! May I sign up for Tuesday’s class? Thank you, Gretchen


  2. Hi Amy, I plan on coming tomorrow night. My back is still hurting so Ill just need to go super easy. Maybe some stretching will help. Carrie

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  3. Amy ; Sorry for the late notice, but I’m going to have to bail on tomorrows yoga jam. I’ve got this weird allergy to birch trees that hits me for about 3 weeks in the fall + spring ( not allegic to anything else ). You probably heard it coming up on me during kirtan last week. Hope someone else can take advantage of my spot. Bob

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