I have come out of a 4-day chakra yoga teacher training course at Mukti Yoga Centre with Miriam Van Doorn. We were in Coorparoo in Brisbane and spent the other half of training at Seed Yoga, Pullenvale where it is absolutely beautiful! It’s only 30 minutes out of Brisbane, but it feels like a different world when all you see are trees outside and it is mainly the sounds of birds playing that cut through the quiet.
It was the circuit breaker I needed to accept the start of 2022 and reset for the remaining 6 months of the year! Also, the remaining 7 months of my dirty thirties before I hit my naughty forties! 😉 I don’t know what they call the fifties and sixties and so on, but I am looking forward to a new decade next year.
I left training feel refreshed, grounding, happy and ready to start again with a fresh mind.
Chakra yoga teacher training was great and we covered lessons around meditation, pranayama, asana flow, technique and connecting with the chakra energy centres, explored new healing modalities like QiGong.
Yoga teacher training ended on the Monday gone, and I taught on Tuesday and Wednesday. Needless to say, we focused on prana, which translates to energy. And focused on grounding the energy and settling.
I can’t wait to practice more from yoga teacher training in my own daily meditation and practice, plus share the lessons in my yoga classes.
Why focus on grounding your energy?
This relates to your foundation, root chakra and connection to your body, your breath, your feet and how you move in this world. When you are grounded and connected, this supports good health, feeling safe and secure, confident and able to relax and soften. When there is a lack of grounding, that’s when anxiety, or issues with feet and legs and knees may come up.
How do you balance yourself?
Grounding yoga practices, meditation, asana, gardening, walking in nature, connecting with your environment, people you love and touch.
An affirmation you can repeat to yourself is: The earth supports and meets my needs, I am safe and secure, I am grounded.
If you would like a grounding yoga practice, come join me! You are always welcome in class. DM for class times. I’ll work on a grounding yoga class to post on YouTube.
I will leave you with this beautiful quote from Thich Nhat Hahn, his words remind me to connect in this world and ground in and see the beauty in front of me.
“Around us, life bursts with miracles–a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap; a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings. When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there.”
Thich Nhat Hahn