If you read our first blog, you know we’re talkin’ chakras (click here, if you missed it)! Last week, we focused on the first chakra, the Root Chakra (Muladhara). We talked about what a root chakra imbalance looks like and some things you can do to clear it.
This week is all about the second chakra, the Sacral Chakra (Svadhistana). The sacral chakra is located above the root chakra, in the pelvic area, and is associated with the element of water. It gives us fluidity in our thoughts and our bodies, sensuality within ourselves and our relationships and is responsible for our feelings, emotions and creativity. The second chakra is instrumental in developing flexibility in our life. It supports personal expansion and the formation of identity through relating to others and to the world.
Symptoms of Sacral Chakra Imbalance:
- Dependency, co-dependency with other people or a substance that grants you easy access to pleasure.
- Being ruled by your emotions.
- The opposite: Feeling numb, out of touch with yourself and how you feel.
- Overindulgence in fantasies, sexual obsessions.
- Or the opposite: Lack of sexual desire or satisfaction.
- Feeling stuck in a particular feeling or mood.
Things You Can Do for Balance:
- Sacral Chakra Meditation (click here)
- Eating Orange Foods
- ·Wearing Orange
- ·Fluid Movement, Dance, YOGA!!!
Come to Chakra Hatha, Monday mornings at 9:30am, to experience a yoga flow based around balancing our weekly chakra (Click here to attend)! Next week, we’ll move on up to the Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura) - see you then! Namaste!
Other January Happenings...
Check out last week's blog post to take a look at even more great events going on this month! The awesomeness continues - READ ON!
When: Friday, January 19 @ 7:00pm
Where: SoulShine Yoga - 120 W. Grand River, Ste. 210, Howell
Grab your partner and join Steve and Carie for a gentle, light hearted, and fun class! All of us can use some playful down time and some great stretches, and that is exactly what you'll get in this class. No yoga experience is needed. ANYONE can enjoy this class! Feel free to BYOB to enjoy after class.
SPACE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 12 COUPLES WHO SIGN UP ONLINE.
FAMILY Partner Yoga
When: Friday, January 26 @ 6:00pm
Where: SoulShine Yoga - 120 W. Grand River, Ste. 210, Howell
This is a class that ANYONE in the family can attend! It would be great for a mom/child, dad/child, or anyone who has a special child in his or her life who would enjoy some yoga play and time to connect. This class is best suited for children ages 5-10, or those who can easily follow directions for a 45 minute period of time. Come breathe, laugh, move, and explore with your special kiddo in this class led by Lisa (Momma) and Delaney (10 year old daughter of Lisa). It is sure to be a wonderful time!
Click here to sign up!"
You Won't Want to Miss...
INTRO TO AERIAL YOGA
When: Friday, February 2nd @ 5pm
Click HERE to sign up! Classes fill quickly!
In this 75 minute workshop, you will learn the basics of the yoga hammock, how and why we use it, and how to safely enjoy the benefits of it. We recommend wearing a shirt that covers the armpits and shoulders (no tank tops or sports bras), due to the hammock material rubbing against this area throughout our hammock exploration. Grab your friends, and come have some fun with us!
Cost is $25/person
SPACE IS LIMITED TO 8 STUDENTS
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You have a calling and a unique set of gifts to share with the world: This is your Dharma.
Our school blends the wisdom of Transpersonal Coaching, Shamanism and personal inquiry to provide you with a direct and personal experience with Spirit. We teach a set of practices designed to heal your heart and give you the tools for Truth Based Living, otherwise known as "feeling good and living your Dharma." When we discover and live our Dharma, we experience more soulful connections with people and our lives take on a deeper sense of purpose and joy. We are on a mission.
We believe that by supporting your journey to discover and live your Dharma, you will find soulful innovative ways to love, lead and govern in your families and communities. Can you imagine living in that world?! We can.
Saturdays 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sundays 11:30AM - 5:00PM
Earth Medicine: February 10th and 11th
Water Medicine: February 24th and 25th
Air Medicine: March 10th and 11th
Star Medicine: March 24rd and 25th
If you are feeling the calling to be of greater service in the world, to reduce fear and anxiety, to become a beacon of calm within the storm, then you are ready. If you are ready to become a part of a vital, spiritually diverse community, join us! Don't look back and think, "I wonder what could have been." Come and find out what is possible for you.
• 8 Live Workshops
• Personal coach for duration of program
• Dharma Types Assessment
• Admission into private Facebook community
Cost is $1,300 for all 4 weekends, supplies, and support.
Space is limited.
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Yoga Q & A - The SoulShine Way!!
Q: What is Yoga?
A: The term "yoga" encompasses many different things, but at its core, yoga is a mind-body practice that dates back to ancient India, which includes meditation, movement and breath-work used to optimize well-being.
Q: Who is Yoga For?
A: Yoga is literally for EVERYONE! There are many different styles of yoga - from gentle and slow to heated and extremely energetic - anyBODY can find something that feels good! It's important to try different styles and studios to find the right fit for YOU, because once you do, you'll find that yoga can greatly improve your life!
Q: Is Yoga a Religion?
A: The short answer is no. Even though yoga originated in Hinduism, its philosophies, movements, and teachings are applicable to ALL people, regardless of religious beliefs. At SoulShine Yoga, we welcome ALL faiths, and encourage everyone to use their personal practice to connect to whatever higher power makes THEIR soul shine!
Q: I Have __________ Injury, Can I Practice Yoga?
A: Many people with injuries can still practice yoga. As with any type of exercise, it is important to speak with your physician about your own limitations and abilities. At SoulShine Yoga, we attempt to offer yoga that helps as many people as possible, so we support an individual's body autonomy and responsibility. If you're unsure about which class is best for you, please give us a call and we'll be happy to assist!
Q: Why Should I Practice Yoga?
A: Yoga is a deeply personal practice. It can bring physical, emotional and spiritual peace to those who practice regularly, as well as assist us in dealing with our day-to-day stress.
If you are interested in really deepening your own yoga practice or in becoming a certified yoga teacher, SoulShine offers a Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Immersion/200 hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) which starts March 17, 2018 (more info on this can be found on our Facebook page, in the Events section). There will be a free YTT Q & A session held at our studio on January 28 at 4:00pm (click here to save your seat)! We hope you'll join us!