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Journey Thru the Chakras, Part 5 of 7 with Lisa Ware

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Journey Thru the Chakras Week 5 of 7 Throat Vishuddha + Lion’s and Bee Breath with Lisa Ware Yoga 4 Love

Foods_ Affirmations and Themes for the Chakras with Lisa Ware 18-02

 

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

Throat Chakra

Sanskrit Name:
Visuddha
Meaning:
Purification, the first of the 3 spiritual upper chakras
Element:
Ether
Breath Work:
Lion’s Breath
Bee’s Breath, Bhramari Pranayama
Cat/Cow breath Chakravakasana with spiral movement in hips and shoulders
Meditation:
Focus on Ether, Silence
Tortoise Chakra the practice of Pratyahara,  and the withdrawal of the senses
Mudras:
Prana Mudra, place thumb over ring and pinkie nail, extend other two fingers with energy, palms up (use for increasing air, and uplifting)
Reverse Namaste
Anjali Mudra
Interlocked Fingers Flip Palms and Reaching in Mountain Pose
Bij Mantra:
HAM
Crystals:
Turquoise, Aventurine, Lapis Lazuli, Peacock Ore, Blue Lace Agate, Aquamarine, Amazonite, Malachite Azurite, Blue Kyanite, Chrysocolla, Hemimorphite, Apatite, Amber (especially Baltic Amber), Clear and Charged Quartz Crystals.

 

 

Feeding Your Throat Chakra
Theme: Speaking One’s Truth, Your Communication Center
Faith
Affirmation: I SPEAK
I AM AT ONE WITH THE UNIVERSE
  • Liquids play a large role in healing the throat chakra because of their lubricating qualities; soups, warm teas, lots of pure water, fruit juices, herbal teas
  • Avoiding dairy is highly recommended as it can congest your mucus membranes, coat the throat and clog the sinuses
  • Blue foods: Blue is a color found rarely in natural foods. Blueberries, black grapes, blackberries
  • Blended berries into a smoothie with hydrating coconut water to make a very healing throat chakra tonic
  • Tree growing fruits: apples, pears, plums, peaches, apricots, mangoes, oranges and plums. They are 100% pure and ripe and chock full of phytonutrients when they are harvested after naturally falling off the tree
  • Tart or tangy fruits: lemons, limes, grapefruit, kiwi, Meyer lemons
  • Spices: salt, lemon grass

 

Surya Namaskar for Throat Chakra

Starting Postures:
Extended Child’s Pose with hands in prayer, bend elbows to place prayer hands behind back of heart center. Breathe.
Vinyasa Flow:
Mountain Pose
Interlocked Fingers Flip Palms and Reaching into a Backbend
Mountain Pose
Forward Fold
All 4’s Right Foot back into Kneeling Lunge
Backbend Open Throat pressing hands into thigh
All 4’s
Cat and Cow Flow
Right Foot Forward into Lunge, Ajnyasana
Backbend Open Throat pressing hands into thigh
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 Fingers Flip Palms and Reaching into a Backbend
Mountain Pose
Repeat with option in lunge to take one hand back or both hands back into full backbend with Mudra  with interlocked fingers flipping palms

 

Additional Finishing Poses; hold 5-15 breaths:
Forward Fold Rag Doll or Holding Opposite Elbows
Monkey Pose
Mountain Pose
Reach up and Backbend using Mudra with interlocked fingers hold no backbend aligning chakras, Sky to Earth, Earth to Sky
HA Breath sigh
Thunderbolt Pose, sitting on heels with toes tucked, spread out pinkies
Rock Pose sitting bones on bone of heels
Lion’s Pose, Simhasana
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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