The fifth chakra, Vishuddha, is the first of the three spiritual chakras. In the area of the throat, it governs the anatomical regions of the thyroid, parathyroid, jaw, neck, mouth, and tongue.
The fourth chakra that's also referred to as the heart center, is located at the center of the chest and includes the heart, cardiac plexus, thymus gland, lungs, and breast bone.
In yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. The seven chakras are the centers in our bodies in which energy flows through.
We are more than this body, the clothes we wear, the car we drive, the job we have, our material possessions. There is something about you that is beautiful Light and pure, radiant like a diamond.
Calm: Peru Balsam
Aroma: rich, sweet, and creamy, like balsamic and vanilla.
Inhale to evoke a relaxed, and light mood.
Life moves so fast sometimes that our minds can spin in circles. It seems that life’s demands keep growing and meeting the family’s needs on a daily basis is getting harder not easier. How can we keep from feeling out of control and live peacefully?
Using yoga props in your yoga practice is an efficient way to create safety, support, and accessibility, in any pose. No matter what style of yoga, physical ability, age, or level, props can open up a myriad of possibilities from the beginner to the well-seasoned practitioner.
Most of us are programmed to "do" a lot—it keeps us engaged and makes us feel productive and in control. But our habit of running around, conquering our to-do lists, and fueling ourselves with ambition can often be a way we avoid deep discomforts or feelings in the body and mind. Restorative yoga is the opportunity to turn inward.
Tree pose is one of the simplest yet profound postures in the yoga practice. While it looks pretty straightforward, it actually embodies a multitude of layers that is fertile with rich lessons that are waiting to be learned. So, what exactly does Tree Pose teach us?
Yoga is all about balance. Off the mat, it teaches us how to establish and maintain balance our lives. On the mat, yoga’s most obvious lesson in balance is the challenge of finding physical equilibrium; connecting to that space between effort and effortlessness.
Drishti is a Sanskrit word that translates to “gaze” or “vision.” Incorporating drishti into your yoga practice enhances mental focus, physical balance, and energetic awareness.
Like other beneficial skills, disciplining the mind and drawing your attention inward comes with practice. Moment-to-moment, every single day, you need to make an effort to quiet the rambling mind that often takes center stage in your life.
B.K.S Iyengar once said, “Yoga is first for individual growth. But through individual growth, society and community develop.”
What we focus on is what will grow. It’s the law of attraction. When we identify with our physical body only we will also identify with the material world. If we identify with our Soul or Spirit we will grow spiritually.
It's pretty common to intentionally or unintentionally spend copious amounts of our precious time staring at a screen. Here I am, guilty of this as well as I am staring at my computer screen and typing this message.
Have you ever observed that when you’re breathing in a way that suggests consciousness, everything else that occurs within that experience is also heightened, maybe even liberated? Yeah, me too...
When I first arrived onto my yoga mat four years ago, I would ritually ask myself, “What can I receive from this – what can I take away from this experience?”
Someone very dear to me needed some words to help relieve some fear and worry. The words I said to her were, “Right Timing, God’s Plan, Let it not be my will, but Thy Will be done.” These words helped her immediately.
Learning how to consciously choose love over fear in every moment will add up to an overall improved experience of this life.
July 7 marks the 7 year anniversary of Yoga Shala Sacramento and Radical Retreats, and I have been reflecting on the inspirations that lead to the creation of these two companies. While it might seem that a yoga studio and a boutique adventure outfitter might not be aligned or connected, actually there are a few quality key points that intentionally tie them together harmoniously.
I hear this all the time, “I wish I had more time in the day.” Well now you do! It’s summer time and the days are longer. When we allow ourselves to fully sync up with the flow of seasons our body mind and Spirit feels harmony.
When darkness comes over you, remember all it takes is one spark of light to make you glow!
Sanskrit is believed to be the oldest language in human history; and while things do get lost in translation with a language that’s more than 6,000 years old, we can begin to delve into the meaning of Namaste in many different, resonating ways.
In Sanskrit, the term Prana translates to ‘life force’. It is believed that every individual possesses the power to cultivate a vibrant life force and longevity with the diligent practice of breath consciousness.
Dive into Sun Salutations with personalized touches that can liven up this simple yet powerful ancient practice:
What challenges us the most is also the area in which growth in the most fertile and the possibility for growth is endless. This can also be said for one of the most challenging areas in the yoga practice: balancing postures.
In Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, the number one transitional posture is downward facing dog. Among other poses such as table top pose, or high plank pose, a lot of time is spent with the hands on the yoga mat.
There are many ways to feed your soul. It doesn’t have to cost money either!
- Self Awarenes
- yoga classes
- THIRD EYE