Throat Chakra-Visuddha

My throat chakra has required the most work, attention and feelings of discomfort. Speaking my truth freely has not  always come easy. I think of the  throat chakra as associated with assertiveness. Whenever I teach communication or anger management skills to my...

Heart Chakra-Anahata

The heart chakra is the core of the chakras. With three above and below, it's the bridge between the lower chakras call to action and the upper chakras call to thought. The heart chakra is associated with the RIGHT TO LOVE AND BE LOVED. The heart chakra's energy is...

Solar Plexus Chakra-Manipura

This week I focused on my solar plexus chakra. This chakra is located around the navel area and is associated with confidence, empowerment and self-assurance. The solar plexus chakra is mostly thrown off balance by SHAME. This can leave one feeling doubtful, without a...

Sacral Chakra-Svadhisthana and Why We Cry in Yoga

This week's focus is on the Sacral Chakra. The Sacral Chakra is associated with pleasure, creativity and sexual energy. When this chakra is too closed, there can be repression, suppression of creativity, a sense of being out of touch with sexuality or a denial of...

What I Ate-The Family Edition

One of the most common questions I am asked is if my husband and step-son are also vegan. My husband is vegan and my step-son sort of is....he mostly eats vegan when he's at home with us because that's all we cook. When he is not with us, he does not always eat plant...

Root Chakra-Muladhara

Over the next seven weeks, I will explore and examine each one of my chakras and my yoga classes throughout that week will be devoted to the corresponding chakra. The first is the root chakra. The root chakra is located at the base of the spine and is associated with...

Intro to the Chakras

Digging into to the chakras has been life changing for me. I loooooove learning more about them, reading, exploring, talking, teaching and now here, writing about them. What is not always so fun is actually putting in the work to balance them out, but I am going to...

Yoga Journal Conference-Estes Park

I am fortunate enough to have a mother in law who lives in Estes Park and offers her home to me whenever I want to visit. I was even more fortunate to be able to attend Yoga Journal's conference that was held in Estes Park, last month. The conference was held at the...