Gaining Self-Awareness and Balance Using Chakra Theory – Yoga Workshop Series
This series of workshops is designed to help you gain awareness of specific aspects of your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energies using chakra theory as a guide. Derived from eastern yogic philosophy, the chakras are energy centers that represent various parts of the physical body, our emotions, our perceptions, and how we project ourselves to the world. Using the chakra system as a tool, we will use group discussion, Hatha and Kundalini yoga, and meditation to gain insight into ourselves, find balance, and move towards higher states of being. Participants are welcome to attend any of the workshops individually or join us for the whole series.
Second Saturday of the Month (1-3pm)
3/9/19 – The Navel Chakra – Building Inner Strength and Power
The third chakra is called “Manipura,” which translates from Sanskrit as “city of jewels” or “lustrous gem”. Physically, this chakra is located at our navel center or solar plexus, and it is connected to the element of the sun. Just as the earth would not survive without the sun, we rely on our third chakra to regulate and energize us and to give us the power to take proper action to manifest our goals.
4/13/19 – The Heart Chakra – Live from Your Heart, and Trust the Unfolding
The heart chakra is also known as “Anahata,” which translates from Sanskrit as “unstruck sound,” relating to the constant rhythmic beat or vibration of the heart. Located in the center of the chest, this chakra is related to the physical heart, lungs, arms, hands, thymus gland, and immune system. Energetically, the heart chakra is related to compassion and unconditional love. If we are fully connected and living from our heart, we treat everyone with kindness and offer forgiveness freely. Ourselves included! We accept and trust that all is as is should be. Through the heart chakra, love is our motivation and our relationships with others, nature, and ourselves are harmonious.
5/11/19 – The Throat Chakra – Speak Your Truth
The Sanskrit name for the fifth chakra located in our throat is “Vishuddha” which could be translated into “purification”. The Throat Chakra has to do with your self-expression and speaking your truth in order to live from the highest expression of who you are. Physically this chakra is made up the ears, nose and throat, including the thyroid and parathyroid glands.
Imbalances in the chakra can manifest as: lying, gossiping, communication issues, inability to listen or hear, weak or dominating voice, shyness, or speaking too bluntly. We may also notice tension in our neck and shoulders or a sore throat. When the throat center is balanced, we have a clear, strong voice, we speak clearly with honesty, and our neck and shoulders are relaxed. When you can express your truth you are truly free! This class will focus on communication, truth, and courage. We will let go of tension in our neck and shoulders and tune into our voice.
6/8/19 – The Third Eye – Find Clarity and Strengthen Your Intuition
The Sanskrit work for this chakra is “Ajna,” meaning “to command”. Located behind the forehead between the eyes, the 6thchakra is associated with the pituitary gland and gaining mastery over the mind. The third eye allows us to have a clear perception of our reality so we can fully understand our purpose in life.
When our sixth chakra connection is strong, we have a reliable intuition and we trust our inner wisdom. We may experience synchronicity and feel “tuned in” to our lives. On the other end of this spectrum, when we are disconnected from the third eye and our intuition, we can feel confused and depressed. We may feel “out of it,” and have a hard time focusing on any one thing. Physically, imbalances may manifest as eye problems, headaches, sinusitis, or nightmares. This session will focus on strengthening the pituitary gland, gaining an awareness over reality, and connecting to our own inner guidance.
7/13/19 – The Crown Chakra – Integrate your Experiences, and Connect to Infinite Knowing
Also known as the “tenth gate,” the crown chakra, or “Sahasrara,” meaning “thousand-petaled lotus,” is our connection to oneness with the universe or cosmic consciousness. Located at the top of the head, the crown chakra is associated with the central nervous system and the pineal gland, which yogic texts say is the “seat of the soul.” The theme here is transcendence.
$55 per class
10% discount if you register for a package of 4 classes
540 Baxter Ave.
Louisville, KY 40204
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