GETTING GROUNDED IN SELF-ACCEPTANCE
SEPTEMBER 3, 2009: Grounding into 1st Chakra
I dedicate this class to all those friends, students and unknown hearts that are feeling uprooted or ungrounded in life right now. To you I say, “I know” I’ve been there. And by learning more about the power of the Root Chakra, which is our foundation for life, we can regain our sense of security, internal power and stability. You can believe in your choices with greater conviction once more. Most of all to me the root chakra reminds us to accept the TRUTH of who we are. This truth of our own specialness and uniqueness keeps us connected to the present moment. Otherwise when we lose our center it is so often because we are trying to be what someone else wants us to be and as a result we feel unstable.
We used a series of poses to till the soil of our bodies warming them up so we could be in our own skin. Inside ourselves we find an inner security and stillness. A quiet peace that is unrelated to circumstance or others opinions. I mentioned how I love photography and collect cameras. That the 1st chakra when balanced brings us clarity no different than holding a camera, setting up the angle, moving yourself or the subject around and then refining the focus of the picture by growing still. This crystal clear clarity on our decisions is based in strongly rooted self-worth. If you know who you truly are then taking action on your personal pilgrimage towards what’s important to you is a whole lot easier.
I guess all that I want any of us to do is be present to the loveliness of our lives and claim our place in the world. Through yoga you can regain your stable center and assert yourself with lovingkindess: strong get gentle. Join me on the mat to experience more of the root chakra. Wishing you your best courage! Silvia