A heart chakra practice designed for the holidays, focused on compassion, empathy, and love + acceptance of ourselves, others, and the world around us.
Anahata (heart) chakra is the energy center that governs relationships in our lives; our relationship with ourselves and others. When this energy center is tamasic or underactive we can be judgmental, intolerant, struggle with forgiveness and suffer from feeling down. When this energy center is rajasic or overactive we can be clingy, jealous and demanding of others. When balanced we have healthy relationships and are both compassionate and self loving. The entire practice including the asana, restorative poses, pranayama and yoga nidra will be designed to bring balance to this energy center. The practice begins with a gentle guided vinyasa to release stress in the breath and tension from the muscles and joints. Each restorative pose will be held for about ten to fifteen minutes. The workshop will end with a thirty to forty-minute long yoga nidra designed to balance the heart chakra.