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Yoga for Vishuddha – Throat Chakra

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I am so tempted to make some “open your throat” jokes here, but I’ll try to keep it clean (ish). The throat chakra, or Vishuddha is definitely my chakra. This is the most powerful chakra I was born with but also the source of the majority of my problems in chakra balancing too. So I know this one well. Vishuddha is located in your throat, and it’s the source of communication and song. This is the place where you interact with the world at large and both understand and communicate…read more

Yoga for Anahata, the Heart Chakra

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Anahata means “unhurt” in Sanskrit, which is a fitting name for the 4th chakra in seven. It’s the middle ground chakra, the bridge between the three lower, physical realm chakras and the three higher, spiritual realm ones. The heart chakra in Kabbalah is the space that Jesus and Buddha inhabited. The heart chakra can always use a little opening by pretty much any human on the planet. It rules the breasts and lungs and of course the heart organ in the body. There are probably many times in the day…read more

Intro To Reflexology-How To Touch Someone’s Heart With Your Hands

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  In February of this year, I was lucky to have attended an incredible gathering of creative people on the beach in El Salvador called Equilibrio. It was part workshop, party celebration, full on deep beach. During the day I taught workshops-yoga and meditation and how to make shampoo, and I also took some too. Travel Writing and Reflexology being the two standout tracks to what was one of the best mix-tapes of a weekend event I’ve ever attended. In reflexology we learned the basics: which part of your feet…read more

Yoga for Svadhisthana, the Sex Chakra

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The second chakra of the main 7-chakra channel is referred to loosely as the “sex chakra”. In sanskrit it’s called “svadhisthana” meaning, “ones own abode” but also to “taste with pleasure”. This is the seat of creativity, the water or flow in the your body. It’s ground zero of your emotional self and the place where pleasure resides. This is where the butterflies from a first kiss come from and the enjoyment in the finer things in life, like good chocolate and wine and the place that art is created…read more

Yoga for Muladhara Chakra

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Muladhara is the root. It’s located at the base of your body-for women it’s behind our cervix, for men it’s the perineum. For my own visualization, I just picture my butt hole. When we say, “root down”, in yoga and you’re sitting, picture your anus rooting into the floor like a electric connection to the earth. If you’re standing, then picture your feet as tree roots into the earth. In my culture, the good old West, we are Muladhara obsessed. It’s the place where security lives. Money, red meat, power, the…read more

Yoga for Manipura Chakra-30 Day Challenge

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  Manipura is the name of the third chakra of the seven main chakra’s in the central nadi system. So what does that mean? A chakra is an energy centre in the body and having clear chakra centres, means the energy can flow from the root (Muladara) to the crown of your head (Sarasrara). When there are blockages in the energy centres, we can experience all kinds of wonky energy that manifests emotionally as well as physically. The Manipura chakra is located a few inches above the belly button, near…read more