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#chakratalk day 7. manipura chakra

navasana, boat pose
sit tall
use any help you need, bent knees, hands behind thighs, any support you need.
sit up tall for 5 deep full breaths
x5

check out my last post for more info on this chakra

assignment # 7
Who am I??

Beyond the labels of mother, daughter,  teacher, brother.

Who are you.  At your core’s center, who are you.  From your soul.  No masks, no labels, who are you.  Your pure unbiased, unwavering, unjudging soul.  Who are you.

This is the good shit.

write.  write.  write.

check your beautiful hosts
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and our amazing sponsors
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xoxo
Shawna

#chakratalk day 7. manipura chakra

navasana, boat pose
sit tall
use any help you need, bent knees, hands behind thighs, any support you need.
sit up tall for 5 deep full breaths
x5

check out my last post for more info on this chakra

assignment # 7
Who am I??

Beyond the labels of mother, daughter, teacher, brother.

Who are you. At your core’s center, who are you. From your soul. No masks, no labels, who are you. Your pure unbiased, unwavering, unjudging soul. Who are you.

This is the good shit.

write. write. write.

check your beautiful hosts
@yogitina
@yogashalawaterdown @mulayogato
@getfityogagirl

and our amazing sponsors
@chakramindset
@hiddenvibrations @mybohemiajewelry @lovezuvi @intrinsicjourneys_yoga

xoxo
Shawna

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Moving up to the third chakra
 manipura, the solar plexus
#chakratalk

Manipura Chakra ~ city of jewels

The solar plexus chakra is the first stop along the path to an awakened life. The first two chakras deal with karmic imprints from our ancestors and our past and clear the way for us to focus on our Self. Manipura is about realising our own hearts desires and tapping into our truest, purest potential.

Center of personal power, self-esteem, warrior energy and the power of transformation. Rules all aspects of our personality and ego -influences self-confidence, personal power and freedom of choice. 3rd chakra develops as we form our personality and sense of individuality.

Location: Below sternum, over stomach 
Sense: Sight (inner and outer) Colour: Yellow 
Body Parts: Stomach, liver, gallbladder, small intestine, pancreas and muscles 
Bija Mantra: Ram 
Glandular Connection: Pancreas

Developing a strong sense of Self and self-worth are the primary qualities of this chakra.

Check out next post for first pose and writing for manipura 

xx
Shawna

Moving up to the third chakra
manipura, the solar plexus
#chakratalk

Manipura Chakra ~ city of jewels

The solar plexus chakra is the first stop along the path to an awakened life. The first two chakras deal with karmic imprints from our ancestors and our past and clear the way for us to focus on our Self. Manipura is about realising our own hearts desires and tapping into our truest, purest potential.

Center of personal power, self-esteem, warrior energy and the power of transformation. Rules all aspects of our personality and ego -influences self-confidence, personal power and freedom of choice. 3rd chakra develops as we form our personality and sense of individuality.

Location: Below sternum, over stomach
Sense: Sight (inner and outer) Colour: Yellow
Body Parts: Stomach, liver, gallbladder, small intestine, pancreas and muscles
Bija Mantra: Ram
Glandular Connection: Pancreas

Developing a strong sense of Self and self-worth are the primary qualities of this chakra.

Check out next post for first pose and writing for manipura

xx
Shawna

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about a month ago a huge willow tree came crashing down on our dock ( the day before my little bros wedding).

This is what I make of the wreckage.  

Playground.

***stay tuned for #chakratalk photoshoot on willow tree***

xx
Shawna

about a month ago a huge willow tree came crashing down on our dock ( the day before my little bros wedding).

This is what I make of the wreckage.

Playground.

***stay tuned for #chakratalk photoshoot on willow tree***

xx
Shawna

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#chakratalk day 6 - upavistha konasana
one of my favs
Sacral chakra is all about the hips.  It’s said that we store our emotions in our hips.  Holding on to past hurts as karmic imprints around our pelvis.

Come to a comfortable seat
sit tall and close your eyes
what old hurts are you holding onto?
bring one to mind
what does it feel like?  is there a colur or smell or vibration.  Bring this old pain to the surface
Open your legs wide to the side - wide leg straddle
active legs here
sit tall.  or if you have more space lean forward, keep your spine long
Breathe into your pelvis
Breathe into this old pain
process it
let it go
stay here for a few minutes 

Assignment #6
write about this old pain.  acknowledge it, give it a space to be present and then let it go.  Is there anyone you need to forgive?  yourself included.  write a letter of forgiveness.

Find more freedom.

I love you.

xx
Shawna

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#chakratalk day 6 - upavistha konasana
one of my favs
Sacral chakra is all about the hips. It’s said that we store our emotions in our hips. Holding on to past hurts as karmic imprints around our pelvis.

Come to a comfortable seat
sit tall and close your eyes
what old hurts are you holding onto?
bring one to mind
what does it feel like? is there a colur or smell or vibration. Bring this old pain to the surface
Open your legs wide to the side - wide leg straddle
active legs here
sit tall. or if you have more space lean forward, keep your spine long
Breathe into your pelvis
Breathe into this old pain
process it
let it go
stay here for a few minutes

Assignment #6
write about this old pain. acknowledge it, give it a space to be present and then let it go. Is there anyone you need to forgive? yourself included. write a letter of forgiveness.

Find more freedom.

I love you.

xx
Shawna

Check our hosts
@getfityogagirl @mulayogato @yogashalawaterdown @yogitina

Sponsors
@chakramindset @lovezuvi @hiddenvibrations @mybohemiajewelry @intrinsicjourneys_yoga

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Morning pleasure seekers

Here are some tips to help balance the sacral chakra: 

~ get in water (flowing water is the best, but a nice bubble bath will do just fine)
 ~ find a fun, enjoyable outlet for your creativity ie: writing, painting, singing, dancing, cooking… 
~ eat full flavoured foods. Eat slowly. Enjoy every bite ~ 
make love…to EVERYTHING 
~ wear orange 
~ drink lots of water
~ practice gratitude

xoxo
Shawna

Morning pleasure seekers

Here are some tips to help balance the sacral chakra:

~ get in water (flowing water is the best, but a nice bubble bath will do just fine)
~ find a fun, enjoyable outlet for your creativity ie: writing, painting, singing, dancing, cooking…
~ eat full flavoured foods. Eat slowly. Enjoy every bite ~
make love…to EVERYTHING
~ wear orange
~ drink lots of water
~ practice gratitude

xoxo
Shawna

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The way we were
Robert Redford
Barbara
heaven

The way we were
Robert Redford
Barbara
heaven

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#chakratalk day 5 - pigeon pose for the sacral chakra.

Balance is key for this chakra to function. Knowing when to hold on and when to let go. Sthira and Sukha. Effort and ease. Balancing work and play, exercise and rest. It’s important to take care of ourselves and take time to allow this second chakra to rejuvenate and replenish itself, or it will drain all other chakras in an attempt to do so.

Practice both variations of pigeon.  The top is a more active, proud pigeon.
front leg is bent
shin parallel to top of mat
back toes tucked under
keep hips square to top of mat
stay lifted toning your glutes
add little pulses, one inch up and down.  about ten

then ease yourself forward into sleeping pigeon.  stay here for a minute or two.

balancing effort and ease

This chakra is the birthplace of creativity. Artistic creativity but also a less obvious type of creativity. The creativity that comes up when we set our intentions, where we imagine and manifest all the things that we want in our lives. This creativity can help us to flow - like water - in the face of challenge and change.

Sacral chakra is stoked by pleasure and joy. Our sense of deservedness around pleasure and joy is deep rooted in the unconscious realm. Our attitudes about our self determine our relationship to this second chakra. If we believe that we have a right to the life that we want and give ourselves permission to be joyful and experience pleasure, this chakra will be more balanced.

Assignment #5
Write out the life you want.  What your dream life looks like in one year, five years, ten years.
Be specific.  
Where do you live.
What do you do 
Who do you see
What do you believe in
Whats your message
Create the life you want.
Don’t hold back
write write write

See what our hosts have to say
@mulayogato
@getfityogagirl
@yogashalawaterdown @yogitina 

And our sponsors
@chakramindset
@lovezuvi
@mybohemiajewelry @intrinsicjourneys_yoga @hiddenvibrations 

So much love
xx
Shawna

#chakratalk day 5 - pigeon pose for the sacral chakra.

Balance is key for this chakra to function. Knowing when to hold on and when to let go. Sthira and Sukha. Effort and ease. Balancing work and play, exercise and rest. It’s important to take care of ourselves and take time to allow this second chakra to rejuvenate and replenish itself, or it will drain all other chakras in an attempt to do so.

Practice both variations of pigeon. The top is a more active, proud pigeon.
front leg is bent
shin parallel to top of mat
back toes tucked under
keep hips square to top of mat
stay lifted toning your glutes
add little pulses, one inch up and down. about ten

then ease yourself forward into sleeping pigeon. stay here for a minute or two.

balancing effort and ease

This chakra is the birthplace of creativity. Artistic creativity but also a less obvious type of creativity. The creativity that comes up when we set our intentions, where we imagine and manifest all the things that we want in our lives. This creativity can help us to flow - like water - in the face of challenge and change.

Sacral chakra is stoked by pleasure and joy. Our sense of deservedness around pleasure and joy is deep rooted in the unconscious realm. Our attitudes about our self determine our relationship to this second chakra. If we believe that we have a right to the life that we want and give ourselves permission to be joyful and experience pleasure, this chakra will be more balanced.

Assignment #5
Write out the life you want. What your dream life looks like in one year, five years, ten years.
Be specific.
Where do you live.
What do you do
Who do you see
What do you believe in
Whats your message
Create the life you want.
Don’t hold back
write write write

See what our hosts have to say
@mulayogato
@getfityogagirl
@yogashalawaterdown @yogitina

And our sponsors
@chakramindset
@lovezuvi
@mybohemiajewelry @intrinsicjourneys_yoga @hiddenvibrations

So much love
xx
Shawna

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you must know…

you must know…

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#chakratalk - moving up to the second chakra, svadhisthana, sacral chakra.

Check my last post for a bit more info on this chakra.

day 4: anjaneyasana - low lunge
from hands and knees
step your right foot in between your hands
line your front knee up over your ankle
sink your hips forward and down
Stay for five to ten breaths
repeat on other side
*hands can stay down by your foot, up toward the sky or reaching back and down by your sides.  I like having my fingers connected to the earth, staying in touch with my root.

Todays assignment:
What do you want.  We talked about what you need for your soul to survive, now we want to know ‘what you want’.  This chakra is all about desire and pleasure and joy.  What feeds your soul.  Be indulgent.  Dont worry about being realistic, ask deep down “what do i want”
write write write
Ask again
What do I REALLY want?
What feeds my soul.

No expectation, no judgement, just love.

Check out our beautiful hosts:
@yogashalawaterdown @getfityogagirl @hanalukac @yogitina

and our sponsors
@chakramindset @mybohemiajewelry @intrinsicjourneys_yoga
@hiddenvibrations @lovezuvi 

Enoy :-):-)

xx
Shawna

#chakratalk - moving up to the second chakra, svadhisthana, sacral chakra.

Check my last post for a bit more info on this chakra.

day 4: anjaneyasana - low lunge
from hands and knees
step your right foot in between your hands
line your front knee up over your ankle
sink your hips forward and down
Stay for five to ten breaths
repeat on other side
*hands can stay down by your foot, up toward the sky or reaching back and down by your sides. I like having my fingers connected to the earth, staying in touch with my root.

Todays assignment:
What do you want. We talked about what you need for your soul to survive, now we want to know ‘what you want’. This chakra is all about desire and pleasure and joy. What feeds your soul. Be indulgent. Dont worry about being realistic, ask deep down “what do i want”
write write write
Ask again
What do I REALLY want?
What feeds my soul.

No expectation, no judgement, just love.

Check out our beautiful hosts:
@yogashalawaterdown @getfityogagirl @hanalukac @yogitina

and our sponsors
@chakramindset @mybohemiajewelry @intrinsicjourneys_yoga
@hiddenvibrations @lovezuvi

Enoy :-):-)

xx
Shawna

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The second chakra is svadhisthana, the sacral chakra.

It sits just below your navel, into your pelvis.
It’s element is water and governs the emotions.

It rules the hips, low back, genitals and bladder.

The colour is orange.

Svadhisthana translates as “my own sweet abode”.

This is the birthplace of creativity, sensuality, sexuality, pleasure and joy.

Where we connect to a belief in ourselves.  The first chakra establishes our right to be HERE.  The second chakra firms up our belief that we are ENOUGH.  Just as you are, right now, today, is already enough.

Do you beleive that?  Can you feel it?

This is where we dream.  Where we desire.  Where we create the life we know we deserve.

Are you ready for this?

Stay tuned for tonight’s first pose and writing piece for the sacral chakra.

We feel.  We want.  We desire.    We dream. We dance.  We create.  All from our own sweet abode.

xx
Shawna

The second chakra is svadhisthana, the sacral chakra.

It sits just below your navel, into your pelvis.
It’s element is water and governs the emotions.

It rules the hips, low back, genitals and bladder.

The colour is orange.

Svadhisthana translates as “my own sweet abode”.

This is the birthplace of creativity, sensuality, sexuality, pleasure and joy.

Where we connect to a belief in ourselves. The first chakra establishes our right to be HERE. The second chakra firms up our belief that we are ENOUGH. Just as you are, right now, today, is already enough.

Do you beleive that? Can you feel it?

This is where we dream. Where we desire. Where we create the life we know we deserve.

Are you ready for this?

Stay tuned for tonight’s first pose and writing piece for the sacral chakra.

We feel. We want. We desire. We dream. We dance. We create. All from our own sweet abode.

xx
Shawna