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Sacred Circle Sundays| Muladhara Session2|

 

Sacred Circle Sundays| Session 2 Muladhara| Sound and color| Shakti Rising

Sacred Circle Sundays|  Session 2 (Continuation of Session 1 )

 

UNDERSTANDING COLOR AND SOUND CONNECTION

Color essentially is a wave traveling thru space and depending on its wavelength we see its color. The color associated with Muladhara Chakra is RED. Wavelength of the red color is between 625 to 740 and it vibrates at 400-484MHZ (sound). Between the wavelengths and vibrating frequencies lies information in reference to levels of physical\ mental\emotional\spiritual wellbeing. Root Chakra with its slow wavelength  is dense and heavy connecting us to Earth.

Root Chakra reminds us of our deep connection with Earth, we come from earth, we are made of Earth, and we go back to Earth.

So much of our life is lived in our heads/mind, with mind controlling and spinning our lives. Constantly either living in the past or predicting the future, without acknowledging or living in the “Now”

Root Chakra is the foundation of our Energy Body. Muladhara is the seat of the Kundalini, the hidden energy in all of us, it is the seat of Shakti.

The four petals of the chakra ( each with its own letter/ sound) represent four significant functions of mind, intellect, consciousness, and ego. They also represent four human goals,

  1. Dharma (righteousness)
  2. Artha -(wealth earned in a righteous way)
  3. Kama (Ethical Desire)
  4. Moksha (liberation)

Yoga Asanas for Muladhara

Hero’s Pose| Virasna

Tadasan| Mountain pose

Warrior two| Virbhadra Asna 2

Recommended Activity

Rub essential Oil of your choice in your palms, with intention inhale deeply 6 to 8 breaths. Find crystal for Muladhara that speaks to you :), hold it in your palms and step out in to your garden/yard bare feet. Take a little stroll, find a spot where you can see or witness a tree. Find a comfortable stance, take time to dig your feet ,heel, and toes into the soil. Close your eyes, and let your awareness travel to your root chakra. Keep your awareness here, as you stay with your breath

Chakra Alchemy (by Cynthia)

Root ~ Muladhara

Signifies

Connection to survival instincts ~ Core need for survival ~ Security and livelihood

You can balance your mind, body, and spirit by aligning your seven chakras with the help of essential oils.

  • Inhale from the bottle; diffuse; or place drops in your hand, rub together, and inhale
  • Rub over unbalanced areas of the body

Ylang Ylang ~ The Inner Child

Helps in releasing emotional trauma from the past.

Dispels negative emotions: joyless, stressed, over-analyzing, sad, disconnected from inner child

Promotes positive aspects: playful, free, intuitive, emotionally connected, healing, joyful, innocent

Supports: low libido, infertility, hormone imbalances, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat/palpitations, adrenal/mental/heart fatigue, loss of will/apathy, anxiety, frustration, stress, fear, hair loss, colic/stomachache, emotional balance

Frankincense ~ Truth

Reveals deceptions and falsehoods.

Dispels negative emotions: abandoned, spiritually disconnected, distant from father, unprotected, spiritual darkness, misaligned

Promotes positive aspects: enlightened, loved, protected, wisdom, discerning, spiritually open, connected to father

Supports: cancer/tumors, seizures, trauma, Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, brain injury, depression, wound healing, wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, sciatica, back pain, headaches, immune system, cellular health, emotional balance

Cedarwood ~ Community

Brings people together to experience the strength and value of community.

Dispels negative emotions: inability to form social bonds, lonely, feeling separate from the human family, antisocial

Promotes positive aspects: emotionally connected, belonging, supported, social bonds, sociable, community oriented

Supports: ADD, ADHD, psoriasis, eczema, anxiety, stroke/seizures, urinary tract/bladder infection, gum issues, acne, emotional balance

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

 

Sacred Circle Sundays| Journey to self| Shakti Rising

Sacred Circle Sundays

A journey to our inner being/ Reconnecting to ourselves on all levels

Muladhara/ Root Chakra/ 1st session

Color Red| Beeja Mantra LAM| Element EarthSacred Circle Sundays| Shakti Rising| Shakti Aerial yoga and dance

About Muladhara

Located in the perineum, Muladhara is the basic chakra in the body. Basic does not equate lower. In fact MULA-DHARA literally translates to foundation. As per yogic sciences our physical body and energy body builds around the Muladhara. Stabilizing our Muladhara is of utmost importance.

Signs of disconnect or Root Chakra imbalance

Feeling Unsupported| Feeling very Vulnerable| Anxious about Material and Physical survival

Understanding Beeja Mantara

Sanskrit word Mantra is made of two words Man = Mind and Tra = Liberate, Beeja mens means seed. Seeds have transformative powers, and hence chanting of Beeja Mantara has potential to creates transformation, at Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual levels

Understanding the importance of Sound

Beeja mantras are Monosyllable sounds, but they have the power to create transformation and expansion in humans, at Physical, emotional, and Spiritual levels.  Any sound in the universe is a vibrational energy, for example our own language, speech at its most basic is a sound vibration. Vedic science and now Quantum physics both state that the universe was created through cosmic sound energy. Sound energy is intimately connected to “Parana” life energy.

Monosyllable Beja Manatrs are designed to create balance and harmony in the human body. Every part of your body functions at a certain rhythm and vibration. The Beeja Mantra for Muladhara is LAM . Chanting this Manatra and keeping our awareness on our Root chakra we can bring the plan e and harmony to this chakra. The Beja Mantra Vibrates at 400 to 484 Mhz.

In our next session we will go into understanding the color association, and how the sound and color relate to each other.

Root Chakra and Metaphysical World

Understanding the connection with Grounding

Red jasper

The color and iron content makes this stone highly activating for the root chakra. It is considered highly protective and is used for  to drive away nightmares. Red Jasper lends strength and energy to the physical body promotes healthy heart, regulates blood pressure, and improves sexual performance. It is ideal for improving concentration and developing will power, people drawn to this stone have a need for new creative outlet. It reduces irritability and increases passion.

Black Tourmaline

Very protective stone, strongly connects to the earth, replenishes depleted energy with the energy of the earth. A stone of self discovery, it breaks down barriers and revels the shadow self. Black Tourmaline helps to find direction and provides protection during periods of emotional vulnerability. It neutralizes stress and  moderates OCD and anxiety. Protects the body against environmental toxins and pathogens. Mobilizes the immune system and corrects autoimmune conditions.

Tiger Iron

Centering Calming and grounding energy, a powerful grounding stone, good for courage strength and stamina, deepens connection between body and spirit, encourages you to keep going with new endeavors, enhances creativity, helps you make decisions using reason and not emotion, helps improve functions of the lungs, kidneys, intestines, and pancreas. Helps prevent bad habits by increasing stamina and will power, good for focus and creating solid intentions.

Essential Oils and their significance in balancing Chakras: Root Chakra

 

Essential Oils| Root Chakra| Sacred Circle Sundays

Importance of Yoga for Pole dancers|Aradia Fitness Loudoun

 

Yoga classes| Aradia Fitness Loudoun best pole dance studio in NOVA

Importance of yoga for Pole Dancers

I was fortunate enough to grow up with yoga being a way of life, however I was also not particularly fond of it. As a child I did not understand its importance. I went thru the practice mostly because it was expected and required. As a pole dancer and pole instructor over the years I have realized the immense importance of yoga especially for pole dancers. So many aerial yoga students state that their body needs it, their body craves it.

The main benefits for anyone practicing yoga are learning how to breathe, increased flexibility and strength as well as balance and coordination. I can not tell you how many times I have made students realize that they were holding their breath while learning a new pole move. Everyone does it, because our mind is so focussed on performing that we forget to breathe, Practicing yoga slowly helps us understand our breath, and how it allows us to flow effortlessly through life. Practicing yoga teaches us to focus on our breath, our prana, our life force.. Holding your breathe instead of breathing through the entrance into a pole move hinders your ability to even do it. In our classes you will hear your instructors reminding you to breathe. You would think that is an easy fix to do on your own but it takes practice. Something done repetitively, is something that becomes second nature and yoga focuses on breathing in each and every class.

We all know the importance of Flexibility for pole skills ; yoga has a way of moving you into poses that are beneficial not only for your flexibility but also your strength. A very simple example of this is Sun Salutations and Moon Salutations. We close our feminine divine flow with Moon Salutations with calm settling breaths and our warm-ups have variations of Sun salutations. Sun Salutations are a whole body toning and conditioning and each move has a breath associated with it, which becomes rhythmic almost like a dance within you.

One of the biggest challenges in any sport including pole dance  is coordination. Coordination is a key component in pole and any time you can practice slow, methodical movement such as yoga,  it will  help greatly. Coordination is a skill that is learned through practice. It isn’t built into the DNA for some people and not others. The actual definition of coordination is ‘the ability to use different parts of the body smoothly and efficiently’. This skill cannot be more important than in pole. When we work on pole combinations, recognizing unnecessary movements are key to smoother moves and transitions.  Yoga is about thoughtful, efficient movement. It’s about flow and transitions involving breath in a very intimate way, exactly what we strive to achieve in pole.

Balance is key, inside and out. Looking at some yoga poses we have all had a thought of tipping over 🙂 but we also know practice makes everything better. The most significant outcome of practicing yoga is mind body connection and at a deeper level with your soul.

If you have taken a class with me I have always equated pole dance with meditation. Even if it is for a few seconds we are completely immersed in learning a move with our full attention with our mind body and soul in that moment.  Life today is go go go, and sometimes we tend to bring the same to our pole practice too. The release, calm and relaxation a yoga practice brings is much needed.

If you haven’t tried it before, or if you tried it a long time ago, try it again. I am a big believer in yoga, especially for us. It’s no coincidence that we offer it at our studio. It compliments everything we do as pole dancers and it will help you get to the next level.

Love and Light Always

Neelam

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