| Melodic Mantras: The Seven Chakra Series: THE SACRAL CHAKRA |

Rising from the First Chakra to the Second, we realize that it is only when we are rooted, that we flow.

The energy center that is the Second Chakra resides in the pelvic region, just above the sacrum. And this energy center, and all that it embodies on all energetic levels, is a personal vessel of emotions and creative expression of the self, as it, along with the Vishuddha Chakra, is the only outlet of energy that we have.

Within ourselves, the Second Chakra emphasizes our emotions regarding our personal identity and sense of self, and when imbalanced, feelings of disconnection or shame, strength and resilience, the bodily senses and our relationship with our phsyical self and our sacred sexuality.

Outside of ourselves, this energy center houses our ability to relate to others on all levels, the beauty of intimacy and the strength of vulnerability, interpersonal boundaries, the acceptance of, and conversely, our need to control the world around us, financial security, addictions of all forms, and the unwavering power of choice.

As we relate to the worlds within and around us through the creative energies of Sacral Chakra, we live a life of passion by fostering a sense of joy, depth, and fulfillment through connection and self expression. Fluidity, flexibility, and grace. Personal conviction, purity of intention, and strength in our selves.

Join Molly and I, and together we shall plunge into the watery depths of the Sacral Chakra through yogic movement, music, meditation, and mantra.

April 24 | 6pm-8pm | Sojourn Studio | $50

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Melodic Mantras: The Seven Chakra Series| The Root Chakra

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The inner most process of this human and spiritual experience is the deepest, the most intimate process that we will ever experience. It is a vibration that dives into, combs through, and energetically touches and massages every cell of our entire being. The physical and sensual body. The conscious, and ever-undulating mental and emotional self. The cosmic, spiritual creatures that we are.

When we tune into, and align with this process, we become guided by something greater. A different language of sorts, that we naturally, intuitively, and creatively understand with our hearts and souls and visceral bodies, no matter what logic and our intellectual minds may have to say.

So, listen. And whisper back. And have these pillow-talk conversations with and through the self.

In doing this, you will enfold organically and spontaneously, unlearning and re-learning, and expanding.

You will find a sense of gravitational grounding that strengthens and heals. And you will let go so that you may trust, play, and be guided. Almost as if you are doing a Trust Fall with the Universe and playing with Life again, as if (and it really is) your most intimate love and your best friend.

Join Molly And Ellie as we explore the Chakra system through yogic movement, music, meditation, and mantra.

|THE FIRST CHAKRA|

The energy center that is the Root Chakra resides in the lower body, just at the base of the spine. And this energy center, and all that it embodies, is an emotional reservoir, indeed.

Join Molly and I this Monday evening as we explore the Muhladara Chakra, focusing on strength and stability of this energy center that is the foundation of our physical and energetic bodies.

As if referring to yoga, Henry David Thoreau has been quoted as saying, “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” And so it is in practice.

In yoga, just as in life, the integral structure of anything physical is built upon its foundation. And when the foundation is strong, it keeps us grounded by providing stability and support and allowing for balance. It is only when we are rooted in a strong internal and external foundation that we are able to ebb, flow, and move with strength and grace, for when we root deeply and surrender, trusting that the earth will support us, we are able to rise and expand upward.