Launching Deepen the Heart 2019! In just 6 short months, it will be time for Deepen the Heart Round 2! This year's theme is all about the New Moon and creating space for a little more self care and self love in our lives!
In honor of completing our Yoga is for Lovers challenge, I thought I would create this nice little introduction to the Anahata, or Heart Chakra. Now believe me, there is more info out there on our chakral system them any of us will ever be able to absorb in this lifetime alone! So don't get overwhelmed. This post is meant to be an easy intro to our 4th energy center. A nice little appetizer of sorts, and when your ready you can dive into your own study and learn more!
Within our Yoga is for Lovers yoga challenge this year, we took on 8 different heart opening, or back bending postures to help us increase energy, better our posture, cultivate compassion and connection, decrease isolation and depression, face our fears, and increase our breathing capacity, blood circulation, and our capacity for love, confidence and trust!
Especially as a teacher and a business owner, I find it really important to be able to sit and restore when I can, so that I can continue to offer my best to you all. For our Yoga is for Lovers this year, I included 4 guided meditations that I practice and teach rather frequently. I love each and every one of them for a variety of reasons, but most importantly for the love and care they help me cultivate in my life.
With our Yoga is for Lovers Challenge this year we spent some time examining our the love we give and to whom we give it too. We focused on Self Love, Loving Relationships, and Global or Community Love. I absolutely loved being able to dive in a little deeper in to how I approach these relationships and experiences. I am a big journal-er in my daily life, so to help us all find a broader understanding I offered up prompts for each category and encouraged participates to take some time with each question.