Emotional Healing Through Yoga

On the last day of my yoga teacher training, we gave our final presentations. In the first half, we presented a yoga sequence. For the second half, we talked about our experiences through the teacher training. I was the last one to present– I was so anxious about presenting, everyone before me had gone and done a fabulous job. After I had started presenting, I was crying and way too nervous, I couldn’t follow my notes. It was embarrassing! I couldn’t believe I couldn’t even get through my presentation without having a hard time. I was never good at speaking in front of people, and I was living in my fear with everyone watching me– Crying in front of a group of people. Continue reading “Emotional Healing Through Yoga”

Affirmations: 3 Ways to Use Them

Take a moment to think about the thought you were just thinking. Whatever you were just thinking about is creating your future. We tend to believe what our mind thinks about the most. What are the quality of your thoughts in this moment? What we tell ourselves reflect our emotional and mental state. One way to help shift your emotions and your future is to use positive affirmations. Affirmations are a fun way to retrain how you think about yourself.

Affirmations are one tool I recommend for anyone looking to shift their life in a simple way. Using them daily provides the best results. There are many different ways to use affirmations. Here are three ways I like to use them: Continue reading “Affirmations: 3 Ways to Use Them”

The Root Chakra: Muladhara

Meaning the “Foundation of Support” in Sanskrit, the Root chakra is our connection to the physical plane, survival, and connection to all things that give us life. It’s where we store the feelings of basic necessity, the right to live. It is the lowest center in human incarnations, located at the very base of you, centered at the perineum in men and the posterior side of the cervix in women.

Balancing the Root Chakra

After we begin to connect to this masculine energy center, we can begin to connect with the earth itself. In meditation, you can imagine that you have roots, roots of light extending from your feet and going deep into the center of the earth to ground yourself.

What can we learn from the root chakra?

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Pranayama

When did you last take a nice, full breath?

One of the fastest ways to shift your energy state is by using the breath. Breathing more fully, deeply, and consciously brings much benefit into our lives. The word pranayama alludes to breathwork– breathing using certain patterns and techniques to help the prana to flow through the body. Using the breath helps us to connect our ethereal body to our physical body. The breath itself invites in prana– the vital life force energy.

Breathe in love, Exhale negativity

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