What is the meaning of life if we only have the surface experience?
This is a good time for a change!
We start to realize the condition of our mind. We start to recognize how our mind is very busy and fast. Within this condition, it’s hard for us to be focus even to feel relax. Thus, many problem appears such as anxiety, worries, stress or even frustration. When the mind is feeling agitated, the body become agitated. It’s hard for us to feel good in our body.
It is written in yoga sutra that we start our practice in yoga because we want something in ourselves to change. We believe that yoga can give us the true path to that changes we expected to have. One of the path to change our life and change our karmic circle.
Let’s start our practice today!
When sickness manifest in some part of the body, this might be related to some blockages (opening or closing) of the chakras. A blockage in one primary chakras causes imbalance to the rest of the chakras. This blockages can be overwhelming and in some cases causing severe illness and discomfort in the body. That’s why it is important to find out where is the main blockage what cause the blockages. This knowledge in some way can be a helpful guidance to restore the free flow of energy in your body.
ROOT CHAKRA (MULADHARA)
Color: Red | Element: Earth | Location: Base of Spine | Work of wheel: This chakra correspond with basic sense of survival both physical and mental state. Become the foundation that concern about life survival, comfort, safety, shelter and belonging.
When the Root Chakra (Muladhara) is closed or blocked: you feel stuck, slow and sluggish. You experience unrelenting stress due to the belief that you must rely on external circumstances, you may have persistent financial problem and feel that you are less-in-your-ideal-career. This might also because you have been abandoned by your parents, so you feel that you must survive in life and constantly getting by or going without. You might not hate or not satisfy about your body and who you are.
When the Root Chakra (Muladhara) is opened: You have strong connectin with your family and people you care about and loved, as result you feel loved and wanted. You feel like you are belong to where you are. You comfort with your body and feel satisfy about your life. You are confident with money and managing it well, having enough for what you need and what you want.
SACRAL CHAKRA (SVADISTHANA)
Color: Orange | Element: Water | Location: Below the navel become the physical center and looking at the body from head to toe | Work of Wheel: Relates with sexuality and the nature of relationship, freedom of guilt, pleasure, sensations, creativity and joys of life.
When Sacral Chakra (Svadisthana) is blocked or closed: You will find difficulties to allow yourself to feel emotional and have difficulties in your intimate sexuality. You might feel abused, hurt and confused, don’t trust that you can be loved. You have believe that sex is bad, or have belief that you have a bad manner in your sexual acts. You have feeling that you have to be sexy to be loved. You struggle with your healthy self-image. You move from one relationship to another, and desperately trying to find “the one” yet lacking sense that you are worthy of love.
When Sacral Chakra (Svadisthana) is opened: You have strong sense of your sexuality and recognize it as one of your most powerful creative energy. You create a healthy sexual experience with other that honor you and you enjoy pleasure in many different life experience.
SOLAR PLEXUS (MANIPURA) CHAKRA
Color: Yellow | Element: Fire | Location: Above the navel, to inches below the breastbone | Work of wheel: Take care of the relationship with yourself, personal power, self-esteem, self-worth and freedom of shame.
When Solar Plexus (Manipura) Chakra is closed or blocked: You feel that you are the victim of the world and often feel powerless relative with other people and in many circumstances. You easily give your power away to others as you feel that it is necessary to keep peace in relationship. You will find difficulties to take action in your dreams dues to sense of powerlessness and low self-esteem. In physical body, you might have problem or suffer with stomach pain or stomach anxiety.
When Solar Plexus (Manipura) Chakra is opened: You have strong sense of your own power and how to decide and make healthy way of living. You admire and appreciate others with power and influence and choose people who support you. You want to use your power to become a good influence in the world.
HEART (ANAHATA) CHAKRA
Color: Green | Element: Air | Location: Center of chest | Work of wheel: relates with understanding of love (both to other and self-acceptance) and spirituality, compassion, emotional zone, power of masculine and feminine of the self and forgiveness.
When Heart (Anahata) chakra is blocked or closed: You are afraid of commitments and have feling that you must please others to be loved. You have been hurt many times in relationship so then you have feeling that you must protect yourself in order not to be hurt again. You have problem with giving and receiving love and being compassionate. You hold grudge (anger and distrust) and become needy in relationships. In physical body, you might experience illness such asthma, skin problem or allergies.
When Heart (Anahata) chakra is opened: You are comfortable in your relationship. You can give and receive love easily, and you feel a heartfelt of gratitude for how wonderful your life is. You appreciate other and feel compassion for yourself and others without feeling sorry for other.
THROAT (VISSUDHI) CHAKRA
Color: Blue | Element: Sound/ Ether | Location: Hollow of throat | Work of wheel: this chakra works as your communication center, your voice and your creative self-expression. Speaking of truth, words come from your willpower, you have ability to listen and being heard.
When the Throat (Vissudhi) Chakra is blocked or closed: You feel afraid to express yourself with your word, you afraid to speak up and say what you feel. You are more comfortable to go along with others so you don’t upset anyone. You feel frustrated because you don’t feel that other people hear what you have to say. In physical body, you may have problem with sore throat and throat problem.
When the Throat (Vissudhi) Chakra is opened: You are comfortable speaking your truth. Others are listening to you and you feel that you are heard and honored for your truth.
THIRD EYE (AJNA) CHAKRA
Color: Indigo/ Blue | Element: Light | Location: Between eyebrows | Work of wheel: Responsible for psychic abilities such as intuition as well as sense of purpose of your life, self-reflection, visualization, discernment and trust your own intuition.
When Third Eye (Ajna) Chakra is blocked or closed: You have problem with finding meaning in life, and often have confusion answering the question of “Why am I here?” You feel disconnected with you intuition, or don’t feel like you have any intuition. You have trouble making decisions and you feel lost when it comes to your spiritual purpose and path in life. You feel frustrated that there is something wrong with you as you feel like other people have this intuition sense and you don’t. In physical body, you feel tension in your brows area and headache in the front part of your head.
When Third Eye (Ajna) Chakra is opened: Your intuition is your constant guide that you trust and act on with confidence. You have a strong sense of your own inner truth and listen to and follow it s it guides you on your life path.
CROWN (SHAHASRARA) CHAKRA
Color: Violet | Element: Thoughts | Location: Top of head | Work of wheel: This is the connection between you and the divine. It is responsible for spirituality, belief system, revelation, divine consciousness and enlightenment. Your brain function and central nervous system are controlled by the crown chakra.
When your Crown Chakra is blocked or closed: You experience loneliness, insignificance and meaningless life. You may feel a strong attachment to material possession and achievements, you often define yourself based on your material belongings and disconnect from spiritual side of life. You feel no connection and no guidance from higher power and often lost with your own delusional thought. You feel unworthy of spiritual help and you are full of anger with your belief that your higher power abandoned you. In physical body, you often suffer from migraines and tension headache.
When your Crown Chakra is opened: You feel connected to higher power and sense that you are being watched over, protected and cared for. You know you deserve immense blessings. you feel immense gratitude for the universal love and appreciation you feel towards yourself and others.
These list of symptoms of blockages can become the primary surface indication for us to learn and to know deeper about ourselves.
Practice yoga in Bali is a perfect experience in our life. The beautiful land of Gods provide powerful source of energy helps our nature to regain and rebuild the life force inside ourselves, including the wheel of life, our chakras.
At the inner core of each of us spin seven wheel energy centers, called chakras. Swirling intersections of vital life force, each chakra reflects an aspect of consciousness essential to our lives. Together the seven chakras form a system for that consciousness enables us to better ourselves — in the mind, body, manner and behavior and finally to enlighten our tradition and culture. This system is a valuable tools for personal and society growth.
Chakras are center of activity for reception, assimilation and transmission of life forces. All of our action and understanding arise and return to this points within ourselves, the chakras, as the core centers form a coordinating networks to our complicate body and mind system. This centers of chakras instinctual behavior to consciously planned strategies from emotional to artistic creations that governs our life, love, learning and illumination. Like the rainbow bridge, our chakras channel between mind and body, spirit and matter, past and future, Heaven and Earth.
The chakras are spoken of both as actual center and metaphor for the way our mind and body work together. It is a metaphoric qualities to express and expand mind, body and spirit focus on a gradual healing of both the inner personal quality and outer society relations, thus finally create an evolution of a human quality.
The chakra system works through many different quality of person. The lower quality support higher quality to be achieved, vice versa, the higher quality cannot the express before the lower quality is clearance. Qualities relates to chakra system as below:
When we work with chakras, we cannot separate our intelligent and our spiritual understanding. Both body of the material world, must be connected with the body of the spiritual world. Thus the healing will happen.
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Pranayama comes from Sanskrit word which translated into “the extension of the prana”. Pranayama contains two words: “prana” which means life force and “ayama” means to restrain or control the prana.
Prana as the life force is a form of energy which we cannot see, touch, smell, hear or feel the physical form. However, this energetic exist within our body and helps us to maintain our bodily circulation. The energetic enforcement is a very subtle form, thus in order to connect, regain and maintain it’s quality, the practice must be done in a very gentle and soft technique most efficiently through breath.
Therefore we often known pranayama as a set of breathing technique sequences that helps us to improve to maintain the quality of our physical body and also helps to empower our mental body. Thus, when practice pranayama we must include our quality of the mind and thoughts, as it will influence the quality of our practice.
Benefits of practicing pranayama are mainly helps us to clear the mind, so we understand the path of spiritual journey and not being captured or stuck in this crowded life. Pranayama also helps to decrease stress and confusion, helps to regain self-confidence and self-comfort through understanding of the truest-self-desire.
Via is a yoga teacher, inner beauty and chakra healer. She also the founder of Healing Breath therapeutic breathing and trauma release. Her background study of social science and communication, helps her deeper understanding about the general situation to each of her client, passing through the realization to the reality of life.
She has practice yoga for more than 9 years and completed studies of Hatha yoga, Yin Yoga and Trigger Point therapy, Flyhigh yoga and Spine Therapy, Mindful Insight Meditation, Inner Beauty Healing and Therapeutic Breathing & Trauma Release for the complete teaching for asana, pranayama through breathwork and meditation.
The asana class with Via include the alignment movements of physical body and breathing slowly. Meditation and practice of concentration become the core to link each conscious movements. At the eand of each practice is closed with energetic healing and relaxation.
The Inner Beauty Healing is a combination of breathing practice, enegertic healing and meditation especially helps to calm the mind. The technique is using focus and concentration, gentle physical movement and breath gaining the traquility in the mind which beneficial for physical, emotional and spiritual healing. This practice helps to emit the inner beauty of the practitioners to be expressed on the surface or their physical and mental state to bring harmony in life.
The Healing Breath Therapeutic Breathing and Trauma Release involves a simple technique that opens up the full potential of the breathing system for a better physical health and emotional well being. This breathing practice is a self-healing modality. The technique helps to integrate suppressed emotions and feelings throught the process of re-experiencing them within the breathing practice. It is a regular breathing practice that has been known to eliminate sickness, addiction, psychosomatic illness, stress, depression, trauma and many other disorder. By increasing our breath we increase our life and can access more energy. Breath is also the main way for our body to detoxify. The combination of breathing and energy work helps many of her client to release emotional and mental tension which bring calmness to the mind for a peaceful feelings through day to day life. More info at Healing Breath Bali.
Certified 50 HR Yin Yoga, Trigger Point Therapy
Completion of 240 HR Mindful Meditation Retreat Practice
Certified 200 RYT Hatha Yoga
Certified 50 RYT Flyhighyoga
Completion 80 HR Inner Beauty Healing
500 HR Therapeutic Breathing & Trauma Release
The purpose of practicing yoga is not only about maintaining the physical beauty, but also maintain the mental beauty — the right thoughts, the right speech, the right action. This can only be achieved by understanding the spiritual principle of yoga.
This month’s regular asana practice:
One of the most profound jewel can be found in the deepest cave of the ocean. For those who seek for it with on open-hearted mind, they will find the wisdom through the journey seeking for it.
Silent Healing Program is our newest healing program which combine the wisdom knowledge through noble silence, meditation, yoga and breathing practice. This program is held in 2 night & 3 days in a beautiful meditation center in Bona village, Gianyar. Limited space, this practice will only be open exclusively for 6 participants. Price for this retreat including room, food and beverage, and learning material including teaching of Dhamma, understanding and practice of the noble silence, walking meditation, sitting meditation, within the meditation practice we will also learn chanting. Yoga asana practice, and breathing practice.
For details price, details activities schedule during retreat, retreat preparation and profile teachers please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Via Wijaya).