Surrender

Surrender

I feel my emotions and my pain. I reawaken my passion. I surrender to this moment.
Have you ever thought of what it would be like to be a tree root in the ground? Or a lotus leaf? These things in life have completely surrendered to the moments life brings to them, yet at the same time have such passion and energy that they never stop trying.
A root, so strong and searching, always under foot yet always groping and providing the sustenance for the tree to grow strong and proud.
A lotus leaf, passionately in bloom with such delicacy and intimacy that can hardly be expressed in words, yet emotional and painful remembering the relatively short time spent before returning back into the earth.
What beautiful surrender. Today I will try to surrender.

Muladhara or Root Chakra

Muladhara or Root Chakra

Muladhara is the root chakra, the magical chakra that emanates from the root of your spine to the external world all around you. Muladhara is very important to exist in this world because it is one of the only chakras directly associated with our interactions with the world.
Often also referred to as base chakra, muladhara is associated with passion, fire, energy, strength, and because of this it is associated with the colour red. And this makes sense, having the core of our body, the root, being the center for our physical movement. The root chakra is in charge of your legs, arms, muscles, spine, and also some of your organs: bladder and kidney.
It is also very interesting to note that muladhara is associated with the endocrine glands, the glands responsible for secreting their products, hormones, directly into the blood. I know I’ve been hearing a lot recently of people saying they have a hyper -something- gland (which can indicate both super active or super suppressed). This doesn’t really come as a surprise to me, considering the deepening disconnect we are experiencing as a culture.
We can notice a suffering root chakra with fatigue, constipation or diarrhea, lower back pain, weight issues, trouble sleeping, or poor circulation, insecure, afraid, cautious, or clumsy. So, to heal the muladhara, there are a few things you can do!
Envision the root chakra, that is, envision the fire, the energy, the power of your chakra. Or, perhaps you may like to move! Dance, sing, go for a walk, do some YOGA!
When you have found balance in your muladhara, you will feel more confident, decisions will come easier, you will feel physically alert and adept, you will be grounded!
Do you have some tips for healing your muladhara?

Healthy Thyroid & Adrenals through Yoga

Healthy Thyroid & Adrenals through Yoga

HEALTHY THYROID & ADRENALS

A FOCUSED YOGA WORKSHOP
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Saturday, May 27, 2017
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm at Chinook Yogain Prince George, BC

de-stress your life

Root & Throat Chakras

From sleep to weight to fertility, your thyroid manages it all. The adrenal glands are also absolutely vital to your wellbeing.
Join Carla, yoga teacher and Homeopath, for a workshop where we will learn yoga, breathing and lifestyle practices that will help us to strengthen the thyroid & adrenal glands.

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From sleep to weight to fertility, your thyroid manages it all. The small butterfly-shaped gland located in your neck pumps out hormones that play a key role in how your body functions. The adrenal glands are also absolutely vital to your wellbeing. We each have two of them, and they play a hugely important role in producing the hormones that we need, particularly during times of stress.
Join Carla, yoga teacher and Homeopath, for a workshop where we will learn yoga, breathing and lifestyle practices that will help us to strengthen the thyroid & adrenal glands. We’ll learn how to empower our Root & Throat Chakras to balance and rejuvenate this important part of our glandular system. We’ll also discuss lifestyle modifications including diet and specific exercises that along with the yogic practices will increase our vitality and strengthen our ability to respond to stress. Offered just once a year!!
Cost: $57 + gst.
Head to chinookyoga.com to register.

How Deep Can You Experience Your Root Lock?

The root lock, or Mula Bandha, is defined by B.K.S. Iyengar as “a posture where the body from the anus to the navel is contracted and lifted up and towards the spine.” There is a system of energy that starts at the base of your spine, or root, and runs up your spinal column to your skull. With this logic, by using your bandhas, you can control the flow of energy within you.
The lock is located at the base of your spine, or directly at the pelvic floor. This lock is hard to pin-point so the broadest way to get in touch with this area, is by starting with the anal sphincter. You must start by contracting and relaxing all the muscles down there. Sit, breathe, contract and relax, holding for a second. As that becomes more comfortable, work your way up to holding those muscles for longer periods.
Once you have mastered tensing all the root muscles, the focus then is on isolating and contracting independent muscles.
The purpose of getting this close and personal with these muscles is to integrate the full mind-body connection. Contracting your root lock can affect many systems of the body and your inner energy. Using these locks can transform your practice by adding stability in poses and keeping energy from leaking during meditative practice. Having control of these locks is to also have control of your life force energy.