To speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks. ~Ben Jonson~
SANSKRIT NAME: Vishuddha
LOCATION: Throat area.
COLOR: Sky blue
ORGANS: Throat, mouth, upper lungs, arms, thyroid and parathyroid.
FUNCTIONS: Communication, speech, sound and vibration.
METAPHYSICAL QUALITIES: True communication, creative expression, knowledge, peace, truth, wisdom, loyalty, honesty, reliability, kindness, gentleness and sense of responsibility.
NEGATIVE QUALITIES: Communication and speech problems, depression, lack of discernment, ignorance, thyroid problems and the tendency to use knowledge unwisely.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Greetings dear yoga students,
Hoping this email finds you well. Spring is almost here and it is time to embrace our creativity and expression. The visshudda chakra is the center of communication. When it is balanced we can speak our truth with the wisdom of the heart and the integrity of the mind. Words are powerful. They have the ability to heal and destroy relationships. The words we say to ourselves can empower us or block our own growth as well. When we align our intellect with what is true for us by connecting to source for guidance, we can speak our truth with confidence and have the ability communicate clearly our wants and needs. When our throat chakra is open and balanced we have the ability to hear others in the same way.
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Saraswati: Goddess of Creativity, Music and Wisdom
Pay attention to your throat and what rises up each time you feel the need to express yourself. To clear the energy in your throat, chant, sing, hum….open the gateway with vibrational energy. Before your speak, pause…..pay attention to what is rising up your throat and try to speak and vibrate the highest quality of energy. As we explore the vishuddha chakra, let us focus on speaking our truth clearly and honestly in the most loving way possible to those in our lives and within our inner dialogue. Listen to the birds sing as they return after the long winter. Allow their song to fill you with joy, hope and peace…sing your song, speak your truth, dance into the day as creatively as you can expressing the only truth you can express; that which is inside you.
Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. ~Emory Austin
Camel Pose to open the throat
Keep your words soft and tender because tomorrow you may have to eat them.
Yoga this Week
Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to Follow
Wednesday Therapeutic Yoga – 11am (prior registration required)
Friday Morning Restorative Yoga
Special Class – Special Time
(please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
This Friday is Restorative Yoga Friday – Please note the start time is at 9am. There is a special fee for this class of $15. If you have signed up, please let me know if your plans have changed as there is a waiting list.
A new session of Therapeutic Yoga will begin again on April 1st. Four Wednesdays in April at 11-12:15. The cost is $55. We may have one or two spots open. Let me know if your are interested in attending or would like more information.
Have a Happy St Patricks Day….Shanti