The Mind-Body-Life Connection

I'm sitting at my little desk in my home yoga studio, and I'm thinking about the mind-body connection.  Nick and I just talked for a couple hours about what chakras are and why I work with them, etc.  And it's not because I was explaining things to him.  He was doing most of the talking, and it's everything I needed to hear.  

You see, I have been learning and thinking about the chakras for so long, I see the complicated interplay, I know the history, I know they're not something to "fix," and you can't poke them with a stick.  And yet there they are.  A beautiful map of...of what? I was having trouble getting to the basic idea of what's going on here and why it works.

Nick said it: mind-body connection.  

BAM.

If you've reached adulthood and have any amount of personal reflection and self awareness, you know you have patterns.  You know you keep doing something that isn't helpful, and is possibly...

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January 6

 

Today we acknowledge January 6 as an important day in the history of our country.  I'm sharing with you the class I taught that proved helpful to those present.  When we ask what we can do, I think we can do 3 things: Seek to see the Truth, Pray, and Bring our gifts.

In this class, we focus on 6th chakra to see clearly through any illusion in our lives, collectively and individually, and fire up our 3rd chakra will to have the courage to do what we're here to do.  

Bring two blocks, a blanket, and a strap.

Invocation:

Lokah Samista Sukhino Bhavantu

May all beings in the world know happiness and peace, and may I contribute to that happiness and peace.

 

 Poem The Hill We Climb, by Amanda Gorman

 

Spotify Playlist:  Lokah Samista Sukhino Bhavantu

 

If you enjoyed this practice, consider enrolling in ongoing Donation-Based Hatha Yoga or try a free trial Zoom class:

 

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