Happy St Patrick’s day! No walk today

There won’t be any group walk this week. Hoping next week we have nicer weather and we can resume our Wednesday walks. Enjoy the green that’s beginning to pop up from the Earth. This week we focus on the green of the anahata heart chakra. Every time you see the green focus on your breath and expanding your heart center and you will surely find joy. Enjoy the day see you in class

Yoga this Week – March 14, 2021

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  Color- Green   Element – Air

Functions – Brings balance to entire system.  Energizes the blood and physical body with life-force, & blood circulation  Glands/Organs – Heart, thymus glad, circulatory system, arms, hands, lungs

Positive 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, codependency,  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 Anahata is the chakra balances perfectly in the center between the lower and upper chakras.  It draws up from the lower chakras; the stability of the root, the mobility of the sacrum and the power at the solar plexus to be able to be open and free while simultaneously drawing  down from the top three; spirit let guidance, intuitive vision and verbal expression so that the heart can be balanced to both receive and give love.
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 balanced,  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.  After all, this is the week we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day so when you begin seeing the green all around you, silently take a breath into your heart chakra and know you are loved!
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
Lao Tzu

Yoga this Week-Zoom Links

Monday Morning Meditation 9:45am

Passcode:  399316 Meeting ID:  895 2878 3480

Monday Morning Chair Yoga Zoom 11am

Passcode:   795223 and Meeting ID:  834 4427 9682

930am Tuesday Morning Zoom

Passcode:  499588 and Meeting ID:  854 3636 0577

Wednesday Walk 2:pm – Stay Tuned for Location Details-Suggestions Welcomed-Let’s get out into the GREEN of Nature 

Wednesday Evening Yoga 645 Zoom

Passcode:    499588 and Meeting ID:  835 2485 7761

Friday Morning Gentle Yoga ZOOM 930am

Passcode:    708245 and Meeting ID: 871 6725 8690

Yoga this Week – March 7, 2021

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.

Elisabeth Kubler Ross

The Third Chakra – Manipura – Jewel of the Navel

 Color:   Yellow     Physical Location:  Solar plexus     Seed Sound – RAM

      Greetings dearest yoga students,

This week’s study takes us to the third chakra located in our solar plexus, the Manipura.  This chakra is deeply associated with the relationship you have with yourself.  It deals with self-esteem, personal power and knowing who you are and trusting in your intuition or “gut feeling” to guide you into manifesting your desires and dreams.

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my shipLouisa May Alcott

Carolyn Myss describes an element of the Third Chakra in her book Anatomy of the Spirit  as “While we measure our own success in terms of our personal comfort and security, the universe measures our success by how much we have learned”.    The Manipura Chakra is associated with the element of fire, and is meant to transform and challenge us to find our inner strength and connection to our individual higher power when dealing with the world in which we live.  When we truly find our own personal power,  it creates a beautiful inner strength that both supports us and nurtures us from the inside.  Fuel your inner fire by repeating the mantra, “RAM” as your read the words below  connecting to that area below your rib cage an around your navel, the Manipura.

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.  Anais Nin

Yoga this Week

Monday Morning Meditation 9:45am

Passcode:  399316 Meeting ID:  895 2878 3480

Monday Morning Chair Yoga Zoom 11am

Passcode:   795223 and Meeting ID:  834 4427 9682

930am Tuesday Morning Zoom

Passcode:  499588 and Meeting ID:  854 3636 0577

Wednesday Evening Yoga 645 Zoom

Passcode:    499588 and Meeting ID:  835 2485 7761

Friday Morning Gentle Yoga ZOOM 930am

Passcode:    708245 and Meeting ID: 871 6725 8690

Mount Sinai Hike is on, Meet us at 2pm today

Yay!  We are getting out and getting together, in person!

Where appropriate shoes, the trail may be a little mushy from the melting snow.

Mount Sinai Congregational Church at 233 N Country Rd, Mt Sinai, NY 11766.  The parking for the trail is in front of the cemetery on the left side of building.  Just drive straight in from the entrance to the dirt parking lot.  (social distancing/with masks)

See you there,

Amy

Take a Hike (with me that is) !!!

Greetings yoga enthusiasts,

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 3rd,  is supposed to be a warm 45 Degree afternoon.  I would like to take a walk together.  There is a beautiful trail behind the Mount Sinai Congregational Church in Mount Sinai that I have walked often.  It is pretty flat and at has a gorgeous view of the back of Mt Sinai Harbor at the end of the trail.  It would take about 45 minutes or so.

Let me know if anyone would like to meet at 2pm.  I am only going to go if you join me, (I would never walk alone in the woods).  You can respond back to this email or text me tomorrow morning before 12pm.  I will post if the walk is going to happen or not.

Here’s the address 233 N Country Rd, Mt Sinai, NY 11766.  The parking for the trail is in front of the cemetery on the left side of building.  Just drive straight in from the entrance to the dirt parking lot.

So, whos in for an uplifting walk together (social distancing/with masks) tomorrow?

Shanti!!  Keep Smiling

Amy

Yoga this Week – February 28, 2021

Please note:  From time to time the link to the classes are updated so be sure to use the links either from the weekly email or on my website at Link to Zoom Classes

“Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement”

Alfred Adler

Svadhishthana (sva = vital force; adishthana = seat)

Element: Water   Color: Orange  Mantra: VAM

Hari Om Dear Yoga Students,

This week we will explore the Svadhishthana Chakra, also known as the Sacral Chakra which is all about relationship. If our sacral chakra is balanced we can trust, feel free and allow ourselves to be deeply connected, in a healthy way without attachment,  to people, places and things in our life. It is the seat of creativity, procreation and sexual energy. Its element is water which when allowed to flow freely, no forcing and no holding back, guides us down the river of our life. All of life is movement; relationships ebb and flow, children grow, our bodies change with each passing year as do the people, places and things around us. Connecting to the vital force of our Svadhishthana chakra allows us to flow moment to moment, open and receptive to our emotions allowing us to meet each passing day with creativity, confidence and truth.

Yoga this Week

Monday Morning Meditation 9:45am

Passcode:  399316 Meeting ID:  895 2878 3480

Monday Morning Chair Yoga Zoom 11am

Passcode:   795223 and Meeting ID:  834 4427 9682

930am Tuesday Morning Zoom

Passcode:  499588 and Meeting ID:  854 3636 0577

Wednesday Evening Yoga 645 Zoom

Passcode:    499588 and Meeting ID:  835 2485 7761

Friday Morning Gentle Yoga ZOOM 930am

Passcode:    708245 and Meeting ID: 871 6725 8690

Yoga this Week February 21, 2021

Visoka va jyotismati

{Meditate on} The light within which is free from all suffering and sorrow.

—Yoga Sutra I.36

Greetings dearest yoga students,

In Chapter One of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras he describes the intention of yoga practice; to calm the mind, body and spirit so we can free ourselves from self-inflicted suffering in this lifetime and come into balance and stability.  Sutra 1:36  encourages us to connect to our own inner light.  This inner light is sometimes referred to as dwelling in the cave of the heart When we take time to meditate on the heart, that place where true love, compassion and forgiveness dwells,  we can get a glimpse of a life that is void of judgment, grief and sorrow.

There is an enduring, pure light that never goes out inside all of us, When we purposefully connect to that everlasting, enduring light within us, we unconsciously shine more light into the world.   So close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and imagine a bright light emanating from the center of your chest every time you breath in and expand.  Notice how you feel.  Take time to enter the cave of the heart whenever you need comfort or feel disengaged with life.  After all, it’s matters of the heart that we are here to share, to love and be loved, to shine and be shined upon, and to connect to that pure place of freedom within.

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Yoga this Week

Monday Morning Meditations 9:45am

Meeting ID: 870 0421 3481
Passcode: 338044

Monday Morning Chair Yoga Zoom 11am

Passcode:   795223 and Meeting ID:  834 4427 9682

930am Tuesday Morning Zoom

Passcode:  499588 and Meeting ID:  854 3636 0577

Wednesday Evening Yoga 645 Zoom

Passcode:    499588 and Meeting ID:  835 2485 7761

Friday Morning Gentle Yoga ZOOM 930am

Passcode:    708245 and Meeting ID: 871 6725 8690

Yoga this Week – February 14, 2021

*No Meditation or chair Yoga this Monday-Both resume next week*

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Happy Valentine’s Day Dearest Yoga Students,

On this day we tune into the Anahata Heart Chakra located in the center of your chest.  The element of this chakra is AIR and it signifies the leap, or bridge, from earth to spirit.  The first three chakras located below the heart are connected to earth energy and relate directly to the way you move through the physical world.  The upper chakras beginning at the heart are connected to they way you allow spirit to move through you.

When the heart chakra is open, you give and receive love freely just as you breath in and out.  Essentially your heart is AWAKE and OPEN.  When this chakra is blocked, you hold onto judgements, resentments, grief and regret; your chest can literally feel heavy.  Consider meditating on the heart to day, this day of love and explore what you may be holding onto that keeps you stuck.   Breathe deep into the wings of the heart and be with whatever arises sending your yourself some love and compassion so you can lovingly do the same for all you meet.

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Yoga this Week

930am Tuesday Morning Zoom

Passcode:  499588 and Meeting ID:  854 3636 0577

Wednesday Evening Yoga 645 Zoom

Passcode:    499588 and Meeting ID:  835 2485 7761

Friday Morning Gentle Yoga ZOOM 930am

Passcode:    708245 and Meeting ID: 871 6725 8690

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Namaste

Amy

Yoga, Meditation & Healing Studio in Rocky Point NY… 631-839-0644