The Ajna chakra is the space of self-reflection. It gives you the “right to see” – to understand yourself through the workings of your mind. The Ajna corresponds to the pineal gland which regulates the sleep/wake cycle. One of the ways I assess the energy of my Ajna is in dreams. The Ajna can be […]
Just as the tides change direction from gravitational force, the instant lengthening of daylight hours is an event that modern science can now explain. Yet, my primordial heart stays sheltered in the mysticism and promise of connecting to other worlds today. The astronomical presentation of complimentary opposites is enticing: dark to light, ending to beginning, dormancy to activity, decay to growth, denial to promise, and death to rebirth. A non-duelist dream epitomized in one night!
Like all energy centers, when working with the svadhisthana chakra, it only takes one accepting impression on the mind to stay focused. That impression can be an association with that particular chakra: awareness in the physical location, color, element, sense, a gland or organ, emotion, function, bija sound or any mantra or affirmation that sticks
For many years, on the Wednesday night before the US Thanksgiving – what I considered the start of the “official holiday season rush”, I offered Chakra Restorative Yoga to a full house at Bear Foot Yoga Studio. Traditionally, that Wednesday is a big drinking night at the bars. Loved ones return home and travelers talk
I have a few markers of where I am with my health; restful sleep is at the top of the list. We all experience stress and suffering, whether it be our own or in the space of empathy for others. The brain and nervous system are built for protection, but there is a limit to
As I have been dealing with intense joint pain, particularity when waking up, I have been taking to heart a quote that I heard awhile back that “the brain is like velcro for negative experiences and teflon for positive ones”. The acceptance of this statement has been leading my practices. In yoga, the “velcro” might
Vacationing to see family can be a trigger and that is where I am as I write this. The joke is that if you want to test your mental strength and spiritual attainment, spend time with family. I have always been and continue to be “too sensitive”. Doing embodied practices does not desensitize me. Quite
Whatever hemisphere you are in, we just passed through the solstice; an important annual event in the astronomical calendar. Though the idea of the days getting longer or shorter may seem like it has more to do with your electric bill, the amount of daylight we receive sets the tone for our food choices, practices,