The chakras are ‘wheels’ of energetic motion in our body, and correspond to specific physical, emotional, psychological, and emotional states of being, and influence all areas of our lives.
Within these energy centers flows ‘prana’ - the life-force energy, which is all around us and within us, to keep us healthy, happy and vibrant. When the chakras are blocked, energetic patterns are created and repeated over and over again. When they are aligned, our energy is flowing freely within the body, allowing us to balance our physical, mental & emotional state, making our life rich, vibrant and abundant.
BENEFITS OF THE PRACTICE
Through experiencing the chakras we can look differently at our lives and make change to what is not healthy. The experience of the course will help us align ourselves, so that we can open up to connecting to our inner wisdom. We can become aware of all aspects and qualities of our life and tune them in, as each one of them affects us and the others.
What part of your life is undernourished?
How can you put your system back into wholeness?
The work with the chakras gives us an opportunity to look at their shadows as well: at our own shadows, which is by itself a transforming experience. By looking at the other side we can address the qualities that challenge us in life, that impede us on our path towards our true self, and consequently that can help us decide to take the step towards healing and empowering ourselves. By nurturing these energy centers in the body we can leave old patterns and create new pathways that uncover new ways of thinking and being.
Through this course we can experience ourselves through the lens of the chakras, which could allow us become empowered to make changes in our lives: to become happier and healthier, to transform and heal ourselves, and then to become able to serve the world.
THE COURSE OFFERS
With this online course you will dive deeper into the chakra system - learn what the chakras are, how to nurture these energy centers in the body & why it is important to align them. The course offers to you the unique opportunity not only to learn but also to experience yourself the transformation in your body and consequently in your state of mind through yin yoga practice & mindful nutrition designed for each one of the seven energy centers - chakras.
‘Prana’, the life force energy that keeps us alive, is carried by the air we breathe and the food we eat. In order for us to feel in balance, we need to allow prana to flow easily within our bodies. That's why we offer to you yoga practice - in which you connect breath and body, and creative recipes based on foods that nurture each one of the seven chakra centers. The course includes seven yin yoga classes: in a yin yoga class seated and lying down postures are held for 3-5 minutes. While the muscles are relaxed, the connective tissue in the body is stimulated by the specific poses. Yin yoga has a positive effect on the organs, immune system, muscles and joints. Each class works with specific bodily parts, focused on each chakra. Additionally, you will receive seven creative recipes for each chakra. The products in each one of the recipes are healthy foods that nurture the specific energy center. Through working with the chakra system - with yoga & mindful nutrition - you can impact your life positively. Become conscious, vibrant & abundant!
In each session we will work on a specific chakra center starting from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. We will have a yin yoga class which includes asanas (yoga postures) that stimulate and help align the chakra center. Additionally, with each session, you will receive a creative recipe for a smoothie based on foods that nurture the specific energy center we are working on.
The course will follow the chakras from the base of the spine towards the crown of the head as follows:
Session 1: MULADHARA (ROOT) CHAKRA
The Root Chakra is associated with grounding, vitality, and stability. It includes our survival instinct, our desire for safety and security, and our basic needs, such as food and shelter. Also associated with the root chakra are emotional needs and functions, like family loyalty, beliefs and values.
Yoga: The associated body parts include the base of the spine, the legs, feet, and large intestine. Our yin yoga class will include poses that stretch and strengthen the legs and feet, which support Muladhara.
Nutrition: Our creative recipe for Muladhara chakra will include red foods: red foods such as cherries, beets, and apples can assist with balancing and grounding Muladhara chakra.
Session 2: SVADHISHTHANA (SACRAL) CHAKRA
Svadhishthana chakra is situated between the navel and the pubic bone, and is related to our emotions, sexuality, creativity, and pleasure.
Yoga: In our yin yoga class we will work with the hips - the hip and groin openers are particularly beneficial to this chakra as they provide freedom of movement in the pelvis.
Foods: Our recipe will include orange foods - foods such as sweet potato, mango and peaches help heal and balance this chakra.
Session 3: MANIPURA (SOLAR PLEXUS) CHAKRA
Manipura chakra is associated with self-confidence, will power, decisions, personal opinions, purpose. It governs the emotional body and it is your power and transformation centre. It is located between the navel and the diaphragm.
Yoga: In our yoga class we will be stretching the core - twists or poses that gently engage and stretch the core are beneficial for Manipura chakra.
Foods: Our smoothie will include foods with yellow colour: foods such as lemons, bananas, corn, and butternut squash as well as using turmeric and drinking kombucha help heal and balance this chakra.
Session 4: ANAHATA (HEART) CHAKRA
Located in our heart centre, Anahata chakra is all about love and compassion. It symbolises awareness and manifestation of love towards oneself and others, affection, compassion, acceptance, gratitude and kindness. It is about the heart of our feelings.
Yoga: We will work on the chest and upper back: chest openers and supported backbends are beneficial for opening the heart chakra.
Foods: Our smoothie will include green foods - eating green foods such as avocado, kale, spinach or drinking green tea, help balance this chakra.
Session 5: VISHUDDHA (THROAT) CHAKRA
Located in our throat Vishuddha Chakra is our communication centre with the outside world and how well we communicate our truth. If your throat chakra is out of balance you will find difficulty communicating your truth in fear of judgement. In balance you are able to express yourself open and honestly in any situation.
Yoga: We will stretch the neck and shoulders - various neck stretches and shoulder openers are good for the throat chakra.
Foods: Our smoothie will include blue foods - eating blue foods such as blueberries, blackberries and plums as well as soothing liquids such as honey and coconut water will help balance this chakra.
Session 6: AJNA (THIRD EYE) CHAKRA
Ajna, meaning 'to know', is the centre of our intuition, the right to'see' and self-realisation. It is located in the forehead, between the eyebrows, and is the extension of what the mind knowingly perceives. When in balance, we see our existence with clarity and have a powerful intuition.
Yoga: In our class we will activate this chakra by coming into forward bends, which allows you to press the forehead to the floor and stimulate the third-eye centre.
Foods: Our smoothie will include blue foods - eating foods such as prunes, dates, figs and red cabbage, will all help this chakra.
Session 7: SAHASRARA (CROWN) CHAKRA
Sahasrara, located at the crown of the head, is related to our connection with the Source, consciousness, and pure wisdom. It is where the universal knowledge and truth enter our body. From here, we can transcend the physical and connect with the divine. Every element of the previous chakras are already here and blend at the crown, as we are all One and everything is connected.
Yoga: Because this chakra is typically associated with meditation, yin yoga poses are the perfect preparation - the extended holds of postures train the mind to focus and remain calm, while also the challenge of sitting still by stretching beyond the muscles and into the connective tissue.
Foods: Sahasrara is the furthest from the physical realm, and that's why fasting is recommended. However, we are offering a delicious smootie recipe.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN
~Dive deeper into the Chakra System~
~Learn what the chakras are, how to nourish them and why it is important to balance them~
~Learn which foods are nurturing for each one of the chakra centers in your body~
~Experience yourself the transformation in your physical, emotional and mental state~
~Become aware of the areas of your life corresponding to each chakra and take conscious decisions~
~Become the creator of your life~
THE COURSE INCLUDES
~The chakras explained~
~7 videos of guided yin yoga practice for each chakra~
~7 videos of creative recipes for each chakra~