15 December

Yoga being the seed for creation

Yoga being the seed for creation

Truth be told, although yoga IS a way of life, a way of living, breathing and being in the world, which I much admire; I haven’t made the time or felt I’ve had the stamina to self-practice in the physical sense (or even go to another’s class!) for months, probably as long as my blog writing has […]

21 August

Frazzled?

Frazzled?

  I’m being blessed with many sessions to instruct recently, from meditation through to strong Pilates classes, thus I see a lot of bodies and the majority of them seem to be more tired than I realised at this time of year! Caffeine helps but for how long? Getting more into instructing the physical side […]

22 April

Sahasrara Chakra

Sahasrara Chakra

Moving up from Ajna Chakra.. Sahasrara chakra, the crown chakra, the last in our series looking at these 7 major, yogic (and Reiki) chakras.  Sahasrara meaning thousand fold and hence it’s symbolised by a 1000 petal lotus, located just above the crown of the head and is most associated organ is the Pineal gland.  It’s […]

15 April

Ajna Chakra

Ajna Chakra

Moving our way up from Vishudda Chakra.. Ajna, meaning to perceive and command.  Located between the eyebrows and is associated to the pineal and pituitary glands.  It is represented as a 2 petaled lotus, each petal of which can be use to signify the unity of dualities, namely, sun and moon, feminine and masculine, yin […]

8 April

Vishudda Chakra

Vishudda Chakra

Moving up 1 step from Anahata chakra.. Vishudda is translated to, pure or purification; it is the name for the throat chakra and it’s associated colour is blue.  It’s element is Ether or sound and the main aspect or purpose of Vishudda chakra is communication and creativity, it’s located at the throat area; it’s related […]

1 April

Anahata Chakra

Anahata Chakra

Moving up from Manipura Chakra.. Anahata chakra, also known as the heart chakra; is located just below the sternum/breast bone.  The heart is considered to be at the centre of the body and puts out thousands of times more electromagnetic activity than the brain; you really have got to live in a cave these days […]

25 March

Manipura Chakra

Manipura Chakra

Moving up from Swadisthana Chakra to.. Manipura (mani = jewel, pura = dwelling place), also known as the solar plexus chakra.  It is depicted by the colour yellow and associated to the fire element; it’s located just above the belly button where it has it works with the digestive system.  Manipura is also thought to […]

18 March

Swadhisthana Chakra

Swadhisthana Chakra

Stepping up from our roots at Mooladhara Chakra to.. Swadhisthana chakra is translated as the ‘self dwelling place’ chakra, it’s located between the naval and the genitals.  It’s main aspect is sweetness, the sweetness of love and life, flowing with our emotions; thus is also has a connection to the water element.  The parts of […]

11 March

Mooladhara Chakra

Mooladhara Chakra

The Mooladhara chakra (it’s Sanskrit name), translated as ‘root’ chakra, is located at the base of the spine, close to the perineum. The element of the root chakra is Earth and it is our energetic connection to the physical.  The parts of the body associated with it are the legs and feet, large intestine and […]

3 March

The yogic chakra system

There are many different chakra systems used through out the world, in this series of posts I will describe the yogic chakra system, coming from India and Hinduism.  You may have heard of many other names, locations or numbers for the chakras (relating to their different interpretations).  In my opinion, all of these different interpretations […]