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Journey Thru the Chakras, 1 of 7 with Lisa Ware

Join Lisa for a 7 Part Series, take 1 class or all 7!

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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 part focusing on Transformation and Ascension with the Crown Chakra!
Each part’s flow is designed to activate, balance and connection to breath through Mind, Body and Spirit. 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.

Try 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 Part Series with Lisa Ware is especially dedicated for Lent and the Easter Season.
Lisa Ware, E-RYT500
Reiki Master Teacher

Muladhara Root Chakra

YouTube Video with Lisa Ware:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmzx7u5USq8

 

Element:

Earth

 

Breath Work

Alternate Nostril

Breath Mudra:

LAM Root~ Left in

YAM Heart~ Right in

TAM Moon~ right in

Other hand mudra: Janya Mudra

 

Poses:

Cat and Cow Breath

Down Dog

One Legged Down Dog

Tree

Forward Fold

Chair

Apanasana

Active Child’s Pose

Child’s Pose

Corpse Pose

 

Crystals:

Smoky Quartz

Jasper

Hematite

Carnealion

Rhododendrite

Black Lava

Selenite

 

Surya Namaskar for Root Chakra

Utthita Hastasana, Far Reaching Mountain Pose

Forward Fold with prayer hands, follow energy through and point hands downward as you fold past the solar plexus chakra

Rag Doll | Uttanasana

Lunge One foot back | Anjaneyasana

Downward Facing Dog | Adho Mukha Svanasana

Turbo Dog Core (lower a few inches up to almost to Extended Child’s Pose, knees hovering)

5x lower as much as you can

Downward Facing Dog | Adho Mukha Svanasana

Lunge other foot front

Forward Fold

Chair | Utkatasana

Mountain | Tadasana

Flowing Arms in Mountain

Repeat at least 3x

 

Foods for the Chakras

Feeding Your Root Chakra

Theme: Grounding

Affirmation: I AM

  • Root vegetables: carrots, potatoes, parsnips, radishes, beets, onions, garlic, etc.
  • Protein-rich foods: eggs, clean meats, beans, tofu, soy products (non GMO), peanut butter, raw nuts
  • Spices: horseradish, hot paprika, chives, cayenne, pepper
  • Red foods: Red fruits and vegetables are great for balancing the root chakra. Strawberries, cherries, apples, pomegranates, tomatoes, beets and raspberries.

 

2nd Chakra Svadhisthana Sacral

7th Chakra Crown

 

Recommended Reading:

Chakra Balancing Kit by Anodea Judith

 

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Sources:

http://healing.about.com/cs/chakras/a/learnchakras.htm

http://www.smokeysantillo.com/juiceatricle.htm

http://jordannalevin.com/foods-that-balance-your-root-chakra/

www.juiceplus.com

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