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Journey Thru the Chakras, Sacral Chakra Week 2 of 7 with Lisa Ware

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Journey Thru the Chakras Week 2 of 7 Sacral Chakra, Svadhisthana with Lisa Ware Yoga 4 Love

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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

 

Sacral Chakra Svadhisthana

Sanskrit Name:

Svadhitsthana

Meaning: One’s own Seat, the dwelling place of the Self

 

Element:

Water

Grandmother Moon and the Tides

 

Breath Work:

Ujayii Breathing

 

Mudras:

Lotus Mudra

Lotus in Lotus pose or Half Lotus Pose

Anjali Mudra

 

Surya Namaskar for Sacral Chakra Slow Flow 3-5 breaths per movement

Focus: Feeling the element of water and nurturing of our Divine Mother:

Starting Posture; Samasthiti with Anjali Mudra

Far Reaching Mountain; Prayer hands up overhead

Forward Fold through; hands through heart center

½ Lift Monkey

Forward Fold

Step one foot back into Runner’s Lunge

Kneeling Lunge; Anjaneyasana with options:

Bring Hands inside front foot

Bring forearms to Earth or use blocks

Back to Runner’s Lunge

Downward Facing Dog

Step into Wide Leg Down Dog

Bring hands middle of mat, thumbs together

Rock hips side to side and pivot heels

All 4’s

Cat and Cow Breath with spiral movement in hips and shoulders

Kneeling Plank

Caterpillar; Chest, Chin, Belly

Cobra Wave

Crocodile, rock hips as if in the water

Extended Child’s Pose

All 4’s

Runner’s Lunge series other side

Step to Forward Fold

½ Lift Monkey

Forward Fold

Reverse Swan Dive hands thru heart center

Samasthiti with Anjali Mudra

Repeat the Flow at least 2-3 times, rest in Wide Knee Child’s Pose between cycles

 

Additional Starting/Finishing Poses; hold 5-15 breaths:

Wide Knee Child’s Pose

Cat and Cow Breath with spiral movement in hips and shoulders

Low Goddess Malasana

Padangusthasana Hand to Foot; Gorilla Pose

Butterfly

Folded Butterfly

Supine Butterfly

Supported Shoulderstand; Salamba Sarvangasana

Legs Up the Wall; Viparita Karani

Plow; Halasana

Happy Baby; Ananda Balasana

Fish; Matsyasana focus on third eye and Pineal gland; huge breath through mouth; hold at least 15 breaths

Supine Twist both sides

Savasana

 

Crystals:

Ruby, Carnelian, Citrine, Amber, Pyrite, Orange Kyanite

 

Foods for the Chakras

Feeding Your Sacral Chakra

Theme: Nourishing, Divine Feminine, Sexuality, Creativity, Fertility

Affirmation: I FEEL

  • Sweet fruits: melons, mangos, strawberries, passion fruit, oranges, coconut, etc.
  • Honey (local)
  • Raw Nuts: almonds, walnuts, sesame seeds, caraway seeds
  • Spices: cinnamon, vanilla, carob, sweet paprika
  • Coconuts: A hard encased fruit filled with a soft, white flesh and nourishing milk, the coconut embodies the feminine qualities of the sacral chakra. The fact that it is also full of good fats and oils make it perfect for this energetic vibration.
  • Orange foods: Oranges, carrots, sweet potatoes, peaches, apricots, mangoes, papayas, pumpkin and mandarins, cuties, oranges are all sacral foods. When eaten with fats they help absorb more vitamins and mineral and they are excellent at restoring an unbalanced sacral chakra.

 

Recommended Reading:

Chakra Balancing Kit by Anodea Judith

1st Chakra Muladhara Root Chakra

3rd Chakra Manupura Solar Plexus Chakra

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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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