Friday, April 12, 2013

Sunday Workshop: The Seat of the Self and the Core of your Being

This Sunday's workshop in the Chakra series moves into the Svadisthana and Manipurna chakras located at the Sacrum and at the Solar Plexus. 

Join us to explore these vital energy centers that help form the very basis of who we are!  We will meet from 3:30-5:30 at Heartstream Yoga.  If you have a pendulum, a peice of cornelian and a peice of citrine, please bring these with you for the guided meditation.  They are also available for purchase.  We welcome all levels of experience in this workshop. 

Svadisthana translates from the Sanskrit as "The sweetness of being" or "One's own place."   It is the seat of creativity and sexuality.  This chakra can hold emotional memories and is one of the body's places for storing intense experiences and/or traumas.  The svadisthana is associated with the element of water and the color orange.  This Chakra corresponds with the DanTian of Tai Chi and Qigong practices.

Our Yoga practice for the Svadisthana will be one of deep hip openers and nourishing restorative poses for the hips. 

The Manipurna chakra is the seat of our will power and joins with the Manipurna to form the core of our being.  This chakra is associated with fire: the agni fire of digestion and metabolism, the rajas fire of discipline, and the shining center of our being. 

Our Yoga Practice for the Manipurna chakra will be an exploration of the warrior poses, and how we can use internal core support to find the ease within the joyful fire of the manipurna.  To stoke this fire, we will explore kapalabhati pranayama.

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