For the first week in this series exploring the chakras through Kundalini yoga and yantra meditation, we will be grounding through the "root chakra," your energy center located at the base of the spine. This work will help you get more comfortable with your body and your relationship with the earth element, including your relationships with food and money, and help balance your adrenal glands. The class includes a short lecture on the root chakra; yogic movement, breath work, and sounds to open this energy center; and a meditation while coloring a sacred shape known as a yantra.
Meditating on a yantra has a subconscious positive effect on the energy center the shape represents. This will help you deepen your understanding of your energy body, or pranamaya kosha, and how this body affects your relationships with yourself and your environment. You will be given practices to help these energy centers remain balanced so you can fully enjoy your life and face its challenges.
Register on Artistree's website or call them at 802-457-3500. The class is $35, or $200 for the full seven-week series. Scholarships are easily available; call to inquire. Please note that you may join this series at any time, and no prior yoga experience is necessary to benefit from this class.