Before diving in, you may find it helpful to read my Introduction to the Chakras and posts about the first, second and third chakras. Located in the centre of the chest, the fourth chakra is the ‘bridge’ between the lower chakras which represent our place in the physical world, and the higher chakras which…

  Before diving into this piece, I suggest reading my Introduction to the Chakras and posts about the first and second chakras. The third chakra, known as the solar plexus chakra or manipura, is yellow in colour and located around the area of the stomach. It is responsible for looking after the health of the stomach, liver,…

You’ve seen it on Instagram. You’ve seen it on tank tops. I’m just here for the savasana. Hell yeah! Although my students rarely leave before savasana, I’ve heard it’s common. When I talk about this phenomenon with other teachers or long-term yogis, they look quizzical and say something like, “but it’s the best bit!” The…

I suggest reading my Introduction to the Chakras and post about the first chakra before diving into this article! The second chakra (aka. sacral chakra or svadisthana in Sanskrit), is orange in colour and located just below the navel. This chakra is responsible for looking after the health of the body parts located in this area…

I’ll be the first to put my hand up and say I struggle to stick to a daily meditation practice. Erratic would be the best way to describe it: a little mantra here, a guided chakra meditation there. Some days I’d meditate first thing in the morning. Other days, I’d be about to drift off to…

If you feel stuck, scattered, burnt out or disconnected, chances are, your first chakra could use a tune-up. (not sure what a chakra is? Check out my Introduction to the Chakras.) Located at the very base of your spine, the first chakra (also known as the base chakra, root chakra or Muladhara in Sanskrit) governs the health…

I was introduced to the chakras many years ago in a yoga class. I was intrigued by the idea that your energy, vibration or frequency is just as important as what you experience physically or emotionally. But I have to admit, it took time and a leap of faith to wrap my rational mind around this…

I describe myself as a Type A in recovery Type A (adj.) A pattern of behaviour characterised by competitiveness, a sense of urgency, impatience, perfectionism, and assertiveness, and possibly associated with an increased risk of heart disease.  Source: Dictionary.com I was a curious but highly-strung child who never quite fit in so I think, on some…

My left arm prickled with pins and needles, my skin felt clammy and I was struggling to breathe. I looked up from my laptop, the screen showing search results for ‘symptoms of a heart attack’. Alice looked at me with concern from across the partition. ”Are you ok?” she asked, before running in the direction…

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