Welcome to Fall Reiki Yoga with Chakra System Themes
Welcome to Fall session of Yoga Reiki!
Fall is the season that supports introspection, nurturing and healing. As the weather cools and the trees shed their leaves we delve deeper into the core of our being. What can be more internal than learning about the chakras and their impact on the mind and body?
This season in class, prepare to ground into poses and flow to sequences designed to increase your energy (Chi). Many of you have shown an interest in the chakras during class which inspired me to design Fall classes around the theme of the Chakra System.
Each week I will introduce a new chakra along with poses and a mantra designed to activate that specific chakra. Energy work will vary upon class with modalities ranging between Reiki, pendulum clearing, breath work, meditation, Oracle cards and Tapping. Of course, you can count on the usual flow for each class, but the focus on chakras will bring a freshness to our practice with something new to look forward to each week.
You may be asking, what exactly are the chakras? The word Chakra literally means "wheel" in Sanskrit and symbolizes the flow of energy in our body. There are 7 main Chakras and over a hundred altogether. Although vital to whole-body health, chakras are not visible to the naked eye. Think of chakras as energy centers that interface with the flow of the body’s energy (Prana/Chi). They are known to regulate emotions and impact overall health and wellness. The study of Chakras originated in early Hinduism and Buddhism and has continued to play a pinnacle role in integrative medicine and wellness practices in modern years.
Here is a brief overview of the Chakra of the weekly classes:
Wk 1/Oct 3 Muladhara (Root) Poses: Easy pose, Childs pose, Savasana
Wk 2/Oct 10 Svadhisthana (Sacral) Poses: Butterfly, Wide Angle Forward Bend, Pigeon
Wk 3/ Oct 17 Manipura (Solar Plexus) Poses: Downward Dog, Warrior 1, Warrior 2
Wk 4/ Oct 24 Anahata (Heart) Poses: Sphinx, Dancer, Crescent lunge
Wk 5/Oct 31 Vishuddha (Throat) Poses: Bridge, Cat/ Cow, Reverse Table
Wk 6/ Nov 7 Ajna (Third Eye) Poses: Rabbit, Down Dog, EFT Tapping
Wk 7/ Nov 14 Sadashara (Crown) Poses: Tree, Inversions or partial inversion. Modality: Alternate Nostril Breathing
Wk 8/ Nov 21 Ear Chakra/Thymus Chakra Pose: Thread the Needle, Knee to Ear poses. Modality: Thymus Tapping
Wk 9/Nov 28 Earth Chakra Poses: Savasana. Modality: Theta Healing Meditation
Wk 10/Dec 5 Hand/Feet Chakra Poses: Downward Tree, Mountain, Table Top
Wk 11/ Dec 12 Aura (Luminous body sometimes known as 8th Chakra) Modalities breathing exercises, energy clearing