The heart chakra (4th Chakra). It is centre of love for the self and other. It is associated with unconditional love, compassion, and joy. Each chakra has is associated with sound and colour. It is the connecting centre between the lower three chakras and upper three chakras).
The Fourth chakra:
The upper chakra and lower chakra connection embodies the grounding and stabilising nature of...
We are universal beings so whatever happens around us affects us.
How we respond depends on us. We can create drama around the event, which I call Neuro Drama or develop resilience.
Emotional intelligence enables us to process events and behaviours to protect ourselves and develop positive relationships. It involves developing a flexible body and mind. In Yoga, I often see students who are physically inflexible and interpreted as stubborn (inflexible mind). The stubborn mind and inflexible body prevent from moving on in life, thus creating Neuro Drama.
Life is full of adversity and stress has now become part of life. We are continuously bombarded with negative information via multimedia. We have a choice to either succumb to the outside negative noise or take responsibility for how we respond.
We can’t plan our whole life without stress, but we can learn to deal with how we respond and how to diffuse the inner storm...
The Five Koshas
Our body is made of several layers and bodies. The physical body is the one you see. The other subtle layers are experienced through breath, yoga, and the environment.
The Physical body is a tangible cover for the self. The skin is the permanent clothing to protect our physiology, which functions automatically. The advanced technology enables us to see the interiors of the body and understand the function of the body, but it does not help us to understand the subtle function of the body, such as Chakras, the meridian lines, and the Marma points. The unseen and sensory body enables us to connect with the intuition, the Chakras, the 11 bodies and the Koshas.
The Koshas are the one element of the function of your physical body. The knowledge helps to understand the Self.
The Koshas (five layers) are:
Annamaya Kosha - the food sheath
The Annamaya Kosha belongs to the physical body. The Physical body is one you can...
The consumer society encourages us to surround ourselves with objects and create attachments to those objects.
Attaching our emotions to objects clutters our physical space leading to living an emotionally trapped life. The cycle does not let us move beyond the emotionally and physically charged space. It clutters our conscious mind to live the past.
It is not easy or straightforward. The process can be painful and long, oddly enough sometimes all some people know is pain and it is comfortable. Self-compassion and love for yourself are usually starting points. By letting go we are letting go of our old self to create a new self. Allowing the layers of the old self to peel off gently, helps with the creation of the new self. Just the...