Speak Up!

Good morning and welcome to September.  No matter how old I (or my kids) get, I will always feel that sinking feeling of summer on it’s way out (even here in South Florida) and the school year back in.  But it is back to school time for all of us, and life, after all, is one big learning experience!

Today I will be subbing for Ellen at 10 (SilverSneakers) and back tonight for regular 6 and 7 pm classes….

We will be moving up the chakra line during 7 o’clock yoga/Pilates fusion class.  Tonight we will focus on the 5th chakra, the all important throat chakra, which is visualized as a beautiful shade of blue.  Feel free to wear blue, and as always bring anything that will make your practice more comfortable (pillows, eye masks, straps, blocks).

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“The fifth Chakra is the seat of self expression, and can be seen as the crossroads between the head and the heart.  As such, it serves as the mediator between thought and emotion.  The throat must be open in order for the energy to flow. “Open” means that the person is capable of “letting the sound out” – both the sounds of pleasure and of pain.  Often, as the throat is opened, the pelvis begins to move spontaneously, indicating a strong link between self-expression and passion.  Blockages will be seen in sore throats, shoulder and neck pain, and clenched jaws.”

Thanks, once again, to all of you who contributed to the “gift” we will be presenting to one of our workout buddies when we next see her.  You are all amazing and restore all my faith in what is right with this world.  Thanks, Rita…the card is perfect!!

Wherever you are, consider learning something new, giving something of yourself to someone else, finding your fitness, and of course your peace!  Namaste….

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