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This morning Erica @getfityogagirl posted a beautiful heart opening flow, exploring some seriously deep backbends for #shaktirising 
I went to class this morning @mulayogato and @hanalukac warmed me up so nicely.  Came home to explore a little bit more.  This is the most comfortable I have EVER been in camel pose.  EVER.  I know its not about the postures, but for me it is about freedom.  And feelig this free in a backbend liberates my heart.  I am love.  I am open to the flow of love.  I give love freely.  My heart beat is conected to the heart beat of the universe.  I am one with all that is.
Whats your favourite/most challenging way to open your heart??
peace and so much love.

This morning Erica @getfityogagirl posted a beautiful heart opening flow, exploring some seriously deep backbends for #shaktirising
I went to class this morning @mulayogato and @hanalukac warmed me up so nicely. Came home to explore a little bit more. This is the most comfortable I have EVER been in camel pose. EVER. I know its not about the postures, but for me it is about freedom. And feelig this free in a backbend liberates my heart. I am love. I am open to the flow of love. I give love freely. My heart beat is conected to the heart beat of the universe. I am one with all that is.
Whats your favourite/most challenging way to open your heart??
peace and so much love.

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Heart waves
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Add these ripples to your pratice. Or simply do them on their own. Let the repetitive nature of this lead you out of your head and into your heart. Feel the energy, the love and light travel through your spine from tail to tip and tip to tail. yum
From downward dog, inhale to lift your heels and wave forward to high plank. exhale start to let your hips dip to the floor and wave through to upward dog on an inhale. exhale chin to chest and ripple back downward dog. yum yum.
Open the space around your heart, front and back. If you can, do this in front of the window, open your heart to the sun and the moon.
Keep going. Feel everything. Notice things that come up, words, thoughts, smells, images, emotions. Write them down. What is your heart trying to say?
Ask yourself, “what does love mean to me?” “How can I better love myself?”.
peace and so much love

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Self love.

Self love.

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Heart opening free form and writing
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Creative cobra. Close your eyes and feel the movement ripple through your spine. Lead with your heart. Let all tension and stress melt off of you soaking into the earth. Let go. Breathe. Move. Feel everything. Inhale only love. Exhale only love. Continue to move in this way for a couple of minutes…longer if youd like. See where the breath takes you. Let go of thought and keep moving from your heart. When its time to stop, stop. Simmer. Sit back into child pose and ask yourself “how can I serve?” “what can I give?” ” how can I serve?”
Take your piece of paper and start writing. Dont think about it, just write. Keep going, from your heart. How can I serve??
See what comes up.
Now, here’s the fun part; pick one of those things, and go out there and serve it up. No matter how big or small, go out there and give love.
#shaktirising
Peace and so much ooey gooey love.

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Practicing backbends. This is more than just a physical practice for me. This is a practice of letting go, surrender, acceptance and self love. Embracing my abilities along with my limitations. It’s coming.

"Your heart has not to open to others. Your heart has to open to yourself." ~ Yogi Bhajan

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Today is the best day.
Birds chirping.  The sun actually feels hot on my skin and I am full of love.  Ready to share all I know about anahata, heart chakra.  The center of love.

Here we go.

The heart chakra is the center of the chakra system.  It sits at the center of the chest, connecting the physical realm with the spiritual.

Directly behind the heart is where the soul resides, and its within the heart that the Divine dwells.  We can call upon the Divine whenever we need guidance.  Love, by nature is unlimited, unconditional and free; and its all around us all the time.  Heart chakra energy is very powerful and resislient and has the power to heal.

Anahata is the sanskrit word for unstruck.  This refers to the most subtle cosmic sound of the universe.  A vibration that is constant.  There is no beginning, no middle, no end.  It vibrates endlessly as the heart beat of all creation.  It is in our heart center that we connect with the heart beat of the universe.  Connecting us all as One.  We are of separate bodies, but the air we breathe and the energy that pulses through our lives is shared.

Learning to love ourselves and to love others is the most powerful way to balance, open and energize this, as well as the other, chakras.

A healthy heart chakra is able to forgive and let go.  Believing that we have a right to love and be loved and opening up to the flow of love helps us release past hurts, anger and loss.  Loving ourselves first, we can be healed by the heart chakra.

The heart thrives on brotherhood, joy, peace and understanding.

Love love love.
Give love freely.  Give to whomever you come in contact with…a compliment, a hug, a smile, a silent prayer
Be open to recieving love.  From others, from yourself, from nature.

Peace and so much love.
Stay tuned for more #shaktirising

Ps…check the comments for the qualities of the heart chakra

Today is the best day.
Birds chirping. The sun actually feels hot on my skin and I am full of love. Ready to share all I know about anahata, heart chakra. The center of love.

Here we go.

The heart chakra is the center of the chakra system. It sits at the center of the chest, connecting the physical realm with the spiritual.

Directly behind the heart is where the soul resides, and its within the heart that the Divine dwells. We can call upon the Divine whenever we need guidance. Love, by nature is unlimited, unconditional and free; and its all around us all the time. Heart chakra energy is very powerful and resislient and has the power to heal.

Anahata is the sanskrit word for unstruck. This refers to the most subtle cosmic sound of the universe. A vibration that is constant. There is no beginning, no middle, no end. It vibrates endlessly as the heart beat of all creation. It is in our heart center that we connect with the heart beat of the universe. Connecting us all as One. We are of separate bodies, but the air we breathe and the energy that pulses through our lives is shared.

Learning to love ourselves and to love others is the most powerful way to balance, open and energize this, as well as the other, chakras.

A healthy heart chakra is able to forgive and let go. Believing that we have a right to love and be loved and opening up to the flow of love helps us release past hurts, anger and loss. Loving ourselves first, we can be healed by the heart chakra.

The heart thrives on brotherhood, joy, peace and understanding.

Love love love.
Give love freely. Give to whomever you come in contact with…a compliment, a hug, a smile, a silent prayer
Be open to recieving love. From others, from yourself, from nature.

Peace and so much love.
Stay tuned for more #shaktirising

Ps…check the comments for the qualities of the heart chakra

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Happy Easter Loves!
Go ahead…try something new.

Happy Easter Loves!
Go ahead…try something new.

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Brene Brown is my homegirl

Brene Brown is my homegirl

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Good morning risk takers!
Erica @getfityogagirl asked us to step outside our comfort zone, to do something that scares us.  Stoke the fire.  Manipura Chakra style.
Physically, there arent many poses that scare me.  I grew up in gymnastics and learned how to fall, roll, tumble out of things at a pretty young age.  So backbends dont scare me for fear of falling or injuring myself, backbends scare me because they show my weakness.  Backbends are my nemesis!  My shoulders are tight, my back is tight and I just seem to get stuck.  I know I need to practice more but I almost feel embarrassed to back bend in class because of just how inflexible I am in this way.  Have you noticed…there are no pics of me back bending on this page…ever.  So here I am in all my glory (cringing a little as I post this) in wheel pose.  My arch enemy.  I will practice more.  I will also get over myself and realise that none of this shit matters.
I know this may not seem like a big risk, but to me…showing my limitations like this is scary.  Vulnerability can be scary.
How are you taking risks today?
#shaktirising

Good morning risk takers!
Erica @getfityogagirl asked us to step outside our comfort zone, to do something that scares us. Stoke the fire. Manipura Chakra style.
Physically, there arent many poses that scare me. I grew up in gymnastics and learned how to fall, roll, tumble out of things at a pretty young age. So backbends dont scare me for fear of falling or injuring myself, backbends scare me because they show my weakness. Backbends are my nemesis! My shoulders are tight, my back is tight and I just seem to get stuck. I know I need to practice more but I almost feel embarrassed to back bend in class because of just how inflexible I am in this way. Have you noticed…there are no pics of me back bending on this page…ever. So here I am in all my glory (cringing a little as I post this) in wheel pose. My arch enemy. I will practice more. I will also get over myself and realise that none of this shit matters.
I know this may not seem like a big risk, but to me…showing my limitations like this is scary. Vulnerability can be scary.
How are you taking risks today?
#shaktirising

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Stoking the fire part 2
Kundalini and writing
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Seated roll backs. Sit tall, knees bent about hip width apart. Exhale to draw belly back rounding the spine, roll back. Inhale sit tall. Keep going about 1-2mins. Add the twist 1min one way 1 min the other. Or as long as youd like. Use your stomach muscles to support you.
Sit and simmer.
Reflect on all the masks you wear throughout the day. What roles do you play with what people. Take this beyond the obvious roles of mother or daughter. Do you ever play the victim? The authoritarian? With who do you play these roles, why? How does it make you feel?
Write write write
No judgement, just words.
When do you feel you are your truest self. Who can you be around as your True Self?
Write write write
No judgement, just words.
Wearing masks throughout the day I think is unavoidable, we play different roles to different people. The key is to spend as much time as your True Self as possible and spend as much time around others who you allow yourself to be seen with.
Try it. Let me know how it goes…what you think.
Peace and so muh love.

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