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Journey Thru the Chakras, Week 6 of 7 with Lisa Ware

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Enjoy a series focused on your energy centers combining Lisa’s two passions: Reiki and Vinyasa Flow Yoga. Learn through the practice of yoga and some breakdown/ lecture time about the colors, yantra meditation, crystals, foods for the chakras + positive affirmations and Sun Salutations specifically for each chakra.
Begin the series with the Root Chakra and end the 7th week focusing on Transformation and Ascension with the Crown Chakra!
Each week’s flow is designed to activate, balance and connection to breath through Mind, Body and Spiri Starting with breath work (pranayama) and setting your intention for the chakra energy center, Starting with breath work (pranayama) and setting your intention for the chakra energy center. Learn and feel in new ways, connect with our natural Prana (the body’s chi, ki or energy). Learn to awaken all of our energy points (chakras) with some new and many traditional techniques and poses. Specific Sun Salutations for each chakra (Surya Namaskar). Learn how certain Warrior series activate direction of energy (Prana Vayus). Experience delicious twists, beginner and advanced back bending and an intro to basic inversions. All Yoga 4 Love Signature sequences are chosen to stimulate and balance each Chakra center. Come to one class or all 7!

All learning is experienced during a flowing yoga practice, with a beautiful blend of Hatha and Vinyasa infused with the transformative yin energy of Reiki Healing Therapy.

Finish this class with Reiki and guided meditation during a lovely final relaxation (Savasana).

Journey through the Chakras 7 Week Series with Lisa Ware is especially dedicated for Lent and the Easter Season.

Lisa Ware, E-RYT500
Reiki Master Teacher

Third Eye Chakra

…a yogi who has passed through the Vishuddha Chakra at the throat to the Ajna Chakra transcends the five elements and becomes freed (mukta) from the bondage of time-bound consciousness. This is where the I-consciousness is absorbed into super-consciousness.

~Harish Johari: Chakras: Energy Centres of Transformation

Sanskrit Name:

Ajna

Meaning:

Command and Perceiving, the second of the 3 spiritual upper chakras; detachment to the personal mind, leading to the Higher Consciousness of Higher Truth

Element:

None; this chakra is related to the spiritual center, wisdom, internal direction, the supreme element, which is the combination of all the elements in their pure form,

Activates:

Pituitary, Pineal Gland, Eyes, Ears, Nose

Meditation:

Pratyahara,  and the withdrawal of the senses

Mudras:

Vira Mudra, Interlocked fingers, Index fingers and thumbs extended

Anjali Mudra

Bij Mantra:

Om (short Om)

Crystals:

Clear and Charged Quartz Crystals, Rainbow Fluorite Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Amethyst.

Foods for the Chakras

Feeding Your Third Eye Chakra

 

Theme: Awakening, Third Eye, Opening the 6th Sense, Pineal Gland

Affirmation: I SEE

There is no element associated with the Brow chakra, therefore no foods are truly for this chakra.

Fasting is essential when done with intention. Praying over the food and water, using sacred symbols, mantra and intention to bless food and water is a wonderful way to awaken and tap in.

  • Dark bluish colored fruits can help with awareness of the third eye: blueberries, red grapes, blackberries, raspberries, etc.
  • Liquids: red wines and grape juice
  • Spices: lavender ingested, poppy seed, mugwort

Incense:

Frankincense

Sandalwood

Copal Resin

 

Surya Namaskar for Third Eye Chakra

Starting Postures:

Mountain Pose with Anjali Mudra, Prayer hands at heart center

Vira Mudra at Heart Center

Vira Mudra at Brow Center

 

Vinyasa Flow:

Tadasana, Mountain Pose with Vira Mudra

Interlocked Fingers with Vira Mudra Reaching into a Backbend

Swan Dive

Forward Fold

½ Lift, Monkey

Forward Fold

All 4’s

Cat and Cow Breath with spiral motion

Anahatasana, Heart Centered opener with Bolster, resting on Third Eye

All 4’s Right

Foot back into Kneeling Lunge

Backbend Open Arms and sweep up with Vira Mudra, hold 3 breaths

All 4’s

Cat and Cow Flow

Right Foot Forward into Lunge, Anjaneyasana

Backbend Open Arms and sweep up with Vira Mudra, hold 3 breaths

All 4’s

Cat and Cow Flow

Extended Child’s Pose

Downward Facing Dog

Forward Fold

½ Lift

Forward Fold

Reverse Swan Dive

Mountain Pose

Interlocked Vira Mudra Reaching into a Backbend and hold

Mountain Pose

Repeat with option in lunge to it deeper each salutation

End in Mountain Pose

 

Additional Finishing Poses:

 

Headstand

Matsyasana with Third Eye Focal Point, breathing through mouth, look upside down

Plow, Halasana

Shoulderstand, with Kramas (stages), Salamba Sarvangasana

 

Recommended Reading:

Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing by Caroline Myss, PhD

Chakra Balancing Kit by Anodea Judith

Chakra Meditation by Swami Saradananda

Crystal Healing by Simon and Sue Lilly

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