Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
The final main chakra is Sahasrara Chakra, the Crown Chakra at the top of the head. It is envisaged as a thousand-petaled lotus, and its color is white, because white is comprised of all the colors of the rainbow. All of the effects and benefits of the other chakras are encompassed in Sahasrara, considered the most subtle of the chakras, symbolizing pure consciousness. This chakra is no longer concerned with the "earthly" things of the lower chakras. In Kundalini Yoga, when Kundalini energy finally reaches the Crown Chakra, Samadhi-Enlightenment-occurs. Samadhi is considered union with God, full absorption in the Divine. Yoga is the philosophy behind major Eastern religions Hinduism and Buddhism, but the idea of absorption in the Divine is central to the mystical traditions of all faiths. I am actually doing research now on a work I plan on the "Yoga" of St. Theresa of Avila.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Mondays,Tuesdays, and Thursdays in locations in Monmouth County, NJ
Monday: 6:00 pm Mixed Level Hatha Yoga at Spa & Bodywork Market, 10 River St. Red Bank NJ http://rbhlc.com/
Tuesday: 9:00 am Beginner Hatha Yoga at Cedar Village Adult Living Community
12:45 pm to 1:30 Lunch Hour Hatha Yoga at In Spirit Living, 560 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ http://inspiritliving.net/
Note that the time of my Tuesday class at In Spirit Living has changed! Now a convenient 45 minute lunch hour class!
Thursday: 7:00 am Beginner/Intermediate Hatha Yoga at In Spirit Living, 560 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ http://inspiritliving.net/
5:15 pm Chakra Yoga (level intermediate and up) at In Spirit Living 560 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ http://inspiritliving.net/
Classes at Chisel Personal Training in Middletown to resume when interest resumes. Anyone who wants to take yoga with me in Middletown should let me know what days work best for them.
Anyone in New York City (Manhattan, sorry Brooklyn!) who is interested in private, in-home classes, should contact me for rates.
The sixth chakra is known as the Brow Chakra, Third Eye, or Ajna Chakra. It is located between and above the eyes. It doesn't have an associated element as do the lower chakras, but, as the Vishuddha Chakra is connected to sound, Ajna Chakra is connected to sight. Visual consciousness, intuition, dreams, and perception are governed by the Third Eye. The eyes as well as the pineal gland in the brain are the domain of Ajna Chakra. If something is "seen" in the mind's eye, it is the Third Eye that is seeing. In the subtle body, there are considered to be three main channels for energy (as well as countless smaller ones, known as meridians or nadis), known as Ida (left side, yin energy), Pingala (right side, yang energy), and Shushumna (central, main channel). At the Third Eye, these channels converge. For a basic intro to the subtle body, check out my post here. Trataka (steady gazing), meditation, and eye exercises are good ways to stimulate the Ajna Chakra.