Our last week of full classes before the holidays is perfect timing to bring awareness to our hearts, the location for our fourth chakra, Anahata (unstruck chord). Element air and vayu prana draws energy into us as we express our right to love and be loved. When lost or denied, we experience grief.
Our balanced heart chakra gives us compassion and empathy, providing love to others as well as ourselves. In caring for ourselves, we support a good immune system, feel peaceful and balanced, able reach out to others.
We connect to rising chakra energies with flowing vinyasas to bring focus to our heart. With stability, fluidity and power, we dispense with the need to shield and protect ourselves, ready to open our hearts, to be uplifted.
We finish our practice with a chocolate (or raisin) meditation, engaging all our senses to fully appreciate it, without haste. A timely reminder as we head into our festivities to slow down, savour each moment, let it linger. Give yourself the gift of now this holiday season. Namaste.
Ruth teaches yoga in Cheltenham UK, weaving yoga philosophy into the asana practice to help students connect yoga on the mat to their lives off the mat.