Welcome to the heart! The seat of compassion, empathy and unconditional love. When we are balanced in this area we enjoy a sense of connection to all living beings that springs from the well of compassion. To bring a greater sense of balance to your heart chakra you might surround yourself with the color green – paint a prominent wall in your home green, burn green candles, eat green apples or grapes, spend time gazing at green grass or green trees, wear green clothing. You might begin or continue posting in a gratitude journal. The element of the heart chakra is air – choose to enjoy our spring breeze! Padma Mudra is one gesture that brings an enhanced sense of connection to your heart chakra. Meditate on someone you love! Come practice yoga asana, the Padma Mudra and enjoy aromatherapy at Yoga Adobe. We’ll continue our focus on the heart through April 28th. See you on the mat!
Nurture your inner wisdom in this supportive haven using the time honored tools of pranayama*, asana* and dhyana*. Enhance inner peace, focus and balance through the use of visualization, mantra and relaxation. Yoga Adobe welcomes students of all ages, sizes and experience with a variety of classes. Yoga practitioners may notice a marked decrease in stress, improved sleep and increased flexibility – both physically and mentally. Enjoy the benefits that stem from gentle movement and conscious awareness of the inherent beauty of your personal journey. The Gentle and Restorative focus of classes at Yoga Adobe brings the potential of vibrant rejuvenation to practitioners across the lifespan, allowing us time to sink deeper into release and spirit as we connect on a new level.
*For those of you not inherently familiar with the language of yoga, please don’t be intimidated – a knowledge of Sanskrit is not required to benefit from your practice. The term Pranayama means breath control. Prana means specifically breath or life force. Ayama means extension, as prolonging the duration of the withheld breath is thought to prolong life. The ultimate purpose of pranayama is to control the movement of the mind. Asana refers to the physical postures used in yoga which have been designed to facilitate the ability to sit in meditation and connect with your inner wisdom. Dhyana means meditation – said to be the highest virtue, the highest purity. Meditation may also be explained as a natural continuation or deepening of concentration. For the ancient yogis, meditation was held in value above intellectual knowledge. Come join our new Meditation Group meeting at 7 pm on the second Monday of each month. Keep an eye on our newsletter for the meditation schedule.
Additional tools we use are Visualization – a process that can guide your personal journey. You may chose to script your own visualization to empower your growth. Mantras – the repetition of a particular word or short phrase – may facilitate tension release and increase focus. Relaxation will be experienced at the end of each session, giving the body time to integrate release on a deeper, more personal level.
Join me on the path. Follow the links to class schedules and descriptions to determine your best fit at Yoga Adobe. I look forward to connecting with you soon!