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Root Chakra: Foundation for Balance

Root Chakra: Foundation for Balance Workshop benefitting Annual Campaign

1100 W. Cesar Chavez, Austin TX, US 78703
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  • Workshop

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When

Mar 29
2014
08:00 amto08:00 am

Saturday, March 29 3-5pm

Price

$30

Root Chakra: Foundation for Balance Workshop benefitting TownLake YMCA Annual Campaign Fund

Full Description

According to ancient tradition, everyone has seven energy centers that serve as junction points between the body and consciousness, or between matter and the mind. These energetic wheels, called chakras in Sanskrit, receive, assimilate and express our vital life energy. When the flow of energy in one or more of the chakras becomes stagnant or overactive, we may develop physical and mental illnesses. The ancient seers perceived the chakra system as a column of energy centers that extends from the base of the spine to the top of the head. The location of each chakra loosely corresponds to an area of the body’s anatomy and is associated with a specific color.

Located at the base of the spine, the first energy center, sometimes called “the root chakra,” or Muladhara, relates to our most basic survival needs and our sense of belonging, whether to our family or a larger group. When this chakra is clear and energy flows through it freely, we feel secure and confident that we can easily fulfill our needs. On the other hand, blockage in this area can contribute to feelings of fear and anxiety.

Join Katherine and Sean for a short introduction to the root chakra, followed by a 60 minute asana, or posture, practice and ending with pranayama, or breath work, and a guided visualization in Savasana called Yoga Nidra.