Root Chakra Vinyasa Yoga Class: Build Your Lower-Body Foundation

Root Chakra Vinyasa Yoga Class: Build Your Lower-Body Foundation

Welcome to your right to be here.

 

And welcome to a new yoga class experience, a new month, and a new season.

 

Your new yoga class is a root chakra vinyasa
practice that seeks to strengthen your lower-body foundation. Yep, it’s going to be a tad challenging and yes, it includes all the root chakra body parts (glutes, legs, knees, ankles, feet).

 

The new season is the upcoming Spring Equinox, a seasonal shift that marks the onset of a new experience and one that I particularly love for these qualities – light, warmth, emergence, rise, birth, blossom, expand, and extend. These qualities describe the individual and collective earthly energy we can experience (if we choose to tap into it).

 

Psst: Inside the BMS Studio, the entire month is dedicated to your root chakra and marrying it with the Spring Equinox. Want in on the experience? Click here to become a studio member.

 

So, why the root chakra? And what is the root chakra?

 

The root chakra is the first energetic center within the chakra system, and the chakra system is a collection of inner chambers that exist within the subtle body. The body that you can’t see, but can absolutely feel.

 

The root chakra is located at the base of the spine, think the area between your genitals and anus (way down there), and it’s been mapped to the coccygeal plexus (a bundle of nerves connected to the tailbone).

 

Because of it’s positioning, it is the foundation for both your chakra system and your spinal column. In terms of energy, it marks the beginning of the chakra liberation current which travels upwards towards freedom, and it marks the completion of the chakra manifestation current which travels downwards towards individuality.

 

Your root chakra is the foundation upon which everything rests!

 

Before we go annyyyy further, let’s discuss some root chakra basics.

 

  • Sanskrit name – muladhara, which means root support
  • Location – base of spine, legs, knees, feet, bones, and skin
  • Purpose – survival and stability
  • Goals – connection, grounding, physical health, trust, prosperity
  • Element – earth
  • Color – red
  • Sound – LAM
  • Activity – having
  • Relation to self – self-preservation
  • Identity – physical identity
  • Demon – fear
  • Excessive – heavy, monotony, lethargic, obesity, hoarding, materialism, greed
  • Deficient – fearful, undisciplined, restless, underweight, ephemeral
  • Harmony – stability, physical health harmony
  • Development – conception to 6 months old
  • Important factors – family and childhood experiences in relation to safety, stability, support, health, and finances 

 

These basics provide a framework to understand your root chakra, but how the hell are you supposed to create balance here? What are the secret tricks?

 

Great question! Let’s talk about it.

 

When I sat down to create an entire month of supportive root chakra materials, these are the energetic containers that came to me.

 

Nourishment. Grounding. Physical Health. Environment. Mental & Emotional Healing.

 

Now within these categories, I’ve mapped out individual aligning practices too. Below are 1-2 examples, but the entire root chakra guide is inside the BMS Studio (if that interests you).

 

  • Nourishment – rejuvenating sleep and meditation.
  • Grounding – outdoor activities, chanting LAM, restorative yoga
  • Physical Health – proper posture, protein rich foods, lower-body conditioning
  • Environment – indoor plants, cleanliness & organization
  • Mental & Emotional – making sense of your finances, body acceptance & appreciation 

 

What’s so interesting to me is that even though I grew up in a “white picket fence” scenario with no major family or childhood trauma, I’ve still got a pretty fucked up root chakra. I really, wholeheartedly, truly thought that because I came from an intact family who provided love, support, and the financial means to achieve my dreams, that there couldn’t possibly be a misalignment here.

 

And after four years of studying the chakra system, I also thought I knew my shit. Hah! I was wrong and how beautiful is that because the first step to create change is always AWARENESS.

 

Your girl is aware, thank you universe, root chakra stated noted.

 

You might be wondering, whaddya mean you have a fucked up root chakra? Can you explain?

 

Here’s what I mean. Through my life experiences, I’ve developed a set of beliefs, and not from indoctrination (my family), but rather from socialization (culture) and self-created thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

 

  • I believe consistent NOURISHMENT is for the weak.
  • I believe STRENGTHENING exercises aren’t really necessary for my body’s integrity.
  • I believe messy FINANCES aren’t a big deal.
  • I believe my gut intuition isn’t TRUSTWORTHY.
  • I believe BOUNDARIES are whatever and last minute efforting will always prevail.
  • I believe my masculine energy provides more WORTHINESS than my femininity.
  • I believe playing BIG isn’t for me, I’ll stay in the middle where it’s comfortable.

 

Notice the words in ALL CAPS, these are root chakra properties and practices.

 

Any of them sounding familiar? Any of them resonating with your subtle body? Any of them brushing up against your belief system?

 

Uh huh. Uh huh. Uh huh. Uh huh.

 

Now for me, here’s the antidote to my fucked up root chakra.

 

A little more nourishment. A little more strength (okay, a lot more). A little more organization. A little more trust in my capabilities. A little more more grounded discipline. A little more right brain, yin time.  A little more coloring outside the lines.

 

These are the energetic ingredients my root chakra needs? What does yours need?

 

To answer this question, I have a few suggestions.

 

First, do today’s yoga class and notice if afterwards you feel more grounded, stable within your lower body, and energetically supported throughout your day. Second, do a deep into your root chakra via books, yoga classes, and some of the practices I mentioned above.

 

Or…..

 

If you’re interested in dedicating an entire month to root chakra alignment, then the BMS Studio doors are wide open, waiting for you to step inside. Below is a quick overview of what you can experience over the next five weeks:

 

  • Week 1: Root Chakra Vinyasa Class – Build Your Lower-Body Foundation
  • Week 2: Root Chakra Power Class – Strengthen Your Roots
  • Week 3: Root Chakra Restorative – Nourish Your Body
  • Week 4: Root Chakra Vinyasa – Rise High into Prosperity
  • Week 5: Root Chakra Hatha – Respect Your Boundaries

 

Plus, every yoga class marries the root chakra properties with the upcoming Spring Equinox by using the analogy of a plant to guide our experience.

 

A plant? What does that even mean? I will explain, in order of the above weekly yoga classes.

 

A plant requires a solid foundation to begin it’s journey with equal parts soft and strong, permeable and powerful soil. A plant requires a strong root system to extend down, expand out, and rise high. A plant requires nourishment in the form of right nutrients (soil, water, sunlight, air). A plant requires equal parts masculine and feminine energy to blossom and prosper. A plant requires boundaries, protection, and respect if it’s to survive and thrive.

 

You are THIS PLANT and your root chakra is the key to unlocking your right to be here and your right to have.

 

Ready to unlock and align your root chakra? Click here to join the BMS Studio!

 

Psst: You also receive all of the below materials too ⬇️

 

  • Root Chakra Workbook (that’s insanely beautiful and badass)
  • BONUS: Body-Mind-Earth Guided Relaxation Meditation
  • Root Chakra Giveaway (two books, custom chakra mala, root chakra essential oil)
  • Weekly root chakra focused emails
  • Root chakra themed yoga class calendar
  • Private studio community to support your root chakra experience

 

Now whether you join the studio or not, here’s why your root chakra alignment is SO CRUCIAL.

 

Because of it’s location in the physical and energetic body, it plays a massive role in your ability to release attachments, fixations, and addictions, as well as bring your dreams from consciousness down to earth plane.

 

Meaning, you can SPEND YEARS doing all of the prescribed energy work to heal your other chakras, only to end up STUCK AF.

 

This is where I’m at.

 

You can meditate every damn day, but if your back is always in pain, are you experiencing peace? You can visualize your dreams every morning, but if you aren’t getting enough sleep in the evening, will your day be joyful and purposeful? You can tap into creativity, but if you don’t trust yourself, will you be able to share your work? You can have a ridiculously open heart, but if you’re not choosing nourishing foods, your heart will close and suffer. You can exercise your power and do-do-do, but if you can’t balance your yin and yang energy, your doing will burn to nothing. You can master the art of FUN, but if you have no boundaries, when will the work get done?

 

This is what I was missing all these years. I didn’t get how important the root chakra is. It wholeheartedly is the foundation for all that we do. And if you’re like me, wildly curious about how to live your journey and not let it live you, then aligning this chakra is what we need to do.

 

Ready to align with me? Uh huh. Uh huh. Uh huh.

 

Awesome. Please unroll your yoga mat and do today’s practice, and if you’re wanting more of where that came from…. step inside the BMS Studio, where the entire month is waiting to support you!

 

Click here to join the BMS Studio.

 

I’ll meet you on the mat, ready to practice.

 

All my grounded love,

 

Allie, Xx

 

Heart Chakra Yoga Class: Connect to Your Heart’s Desires

Heart Chakra Yoga Class: Connect to Your Heart’s Desires

Welcome to your heart chakra manifestation yoga class that seeks to create space using your breath AND welcome to the fourth class in the Manifest Your Journey series.

 

Whoa, that sentence was a mouthful, and so is the next paragraph.

 

This is the final *FREE* class in the Manifest Your Journey series, the second half of the chakra manifestation system is waiting for you inside the Body Mind Soul Studio – thebodymindsoulstudio.com. The second half includes four yoga classes, a second workbook, a chakra manifestation masterclass, weekly love letters, monthly product giveaways, a yoga calendar, andddd the most loving, badass private community you could ask for. If you wish to continue this journey, come join me and #thejjcommunity, we are waiting to welcome you!

 

Okay, announcements are complete, let’s keep manifesting. Shall we?

 

We have arrived at the heart chakra, anahata, which is located at your heart space (obvi). But it also includes your entire chest cavity (the heart, lungs, and ribs), the shoulders, upper chest area, and the upper-mid back.

 

That’s a lot of energetic real estate.

 

The heart chakra is associated with love and relationships, as such, we want to foster the qualities of connection, compassion, self-love, self-acceptance, and expansion. The element is air, expect to breathe here.

 

Balance and harmony are also of key importance as the anahata chakra is the center of the entire system, with three chakras beneath it and three above it. The entire system is reliant upon it as it’s the bridge between the physical realm and mental/spiritual realms. If it’s blocked, we cannot travel the manifestation or liberation currents.

 

Now when it comes tot manifestation, the practices are identifying what you love about your dream, recognizing and learning how to co-create, creating and realizing beauty, establishing right relationships, creating a dream team, and remembering to breathe.

 

Justtttttt breathe…….. imagine Faith Hill singing that line to us.

 

The manifestation principle is Love Enlivens.

 

Today’s yoga class focuses on co-creating with our breath, making S P A C E in the heart space to welcome our dream, and practicing self-love and self-acceptance as we continue to bring our dream into reality.

 

Today’s workbook exercise (click here to get the workbook) is a journal prompt that asks you, what do you love about your dream? This question might appear simplistic, but it actually carries great meaning and serves a distinct purpose.

 

Wondering why? Let’s dive in and learn about our heart chakra and manifestation.

 

 

What do you LOVE about your dream?

 

Love is the ruling property of the heart chakra.

 

When it comes to manifesting, we have the opportunity to approach our dream with the heart first, and the ego second (the ego lives in the solar plexus). This massively matters as it lays an aligned foundation, helping to create a solid structure for our dream to land and live within.

 

Let me provide more context.

 

Typically, and from my personal experience, we approach the creation process through the lens of the ego. We create dreams, we set goals, we do things, and we achieve things to keep the ego happy.

 

For example, many of us strive to increase our income because we’re conditioned to believe that money equals happiness, and yet we know from countless people who do amass large quantities of money, they still aren’t happy.

 

Why is this?

 

Or how about this one, many of us strive to live in a bigger, grander, fancier home, and yet we know that it’s not the size of the home that creates happiness, but rather the amount of living and love that’s infused into the home that matters.

 

And lastly, this one.

 

Many of us strive to own a “nicer” car, something newer, a vehicle with all the gadgets, all leather interior, a sought after brand name, and yet once we have the car and are sitting in it every damn day, we no longer find fulfillment in owning it.

 

Are you beginning to notice a pattern here?

 

Now let me be clear, some people do all of the above and find great fulfillment in their achievements. This is because their actions aligned with what they love and they continued to create within the dream, fueling their heart chakra energy. And let me also be clear in that there are outlier circumstances where money, a solid home, and a working car are necessary elements of happiness.

 

Butttttt, many of us fall somewhere in the middle.

 

We don’t need more money. We don’t need a bigger home. We don’t need a nicer car.

 

The ego confuses us into believing we do, usually to feel a sense of belonging, but the reality is quite opposite. We achieve “the thing” and still, we aren’t accessing happiness.

 

This is why the manifestation current is so potent.

 

Before we even get to the ego, we connect to the heart.

 

We lay a solid AF foundation, love brick by love brick, which builds a solid structure to support our dream. This way, when we reach the earth plane, there’s no misalignment. We are integrated with our dream. We know why we created it. We experience happiness. We know how to create within it.

 

I’ll share a personal example in regards to one of my dreams, creating the Body Mind Soul Studio.

 

When I asked myself this question – what do I love about my dream – this is what my heart told me:

 

  • The body, mind, soul foundation
  • Boundaries which create fluidity
  • Permission to dive deep
  • Ability to receive, assimilate, and express information and energy
  • Creativity
  • Responsibility
  • The impact, the potential
  • Direction to focus my attention on my intention (body, mind, soul integration)
  • Weaving of the chakras into my work
  • Invitation to keep learning, experiencing, sharing, teaching
  • My body, mind, soul practices directly impact my success and other’s wellbeing

 

Now it’s your turn. Pull out your workbook. Flip to page 22. And ask yourself…..

 

What do I love about my dream?

 

Once complete, I encourage you to return here when your energy misaligns, when obstacles arise, and when you need to choose rest over quitting.

 

Every Act is an Act of Co-Creation

 

Literally, everything.

 

The computer that I’m typing this blog post on was gifted to me as a wedding present from my husband. He generated the means to purchase it through his work, his projects, and his relationships. The existence of the computer itself was a co-creation between man and machine. And once upon a time, Apple computers was a co-creation between Steve Jobs and his consciousness.

 

See how that works.

 

Recognizing and respecting this fact is incredibly impactful when it comes to manifestation.

 

As much as I’d like to think it’s all about me, it’s not. It never was. It never will be.

 

It’s about us and our relationship to Self, one another, this planet, and the universe.

 

Remembering this is SO HELPFUL when it comes to manifesting your dream.

 

Take a moment to contemplate how many acts of co-creation led you to this point, the fourth step in the manifestation journey, the decision to be part of this series, the ability to dedicate yourself to a dream, the opportunity to practice yoga via a digital device, your relationship to me and this community, and how many acts of co-creation it will take to bring your dream to reality.

 

It’s insane how large of a role co-creation plays, whether we’re dreaming or existing.

 

So how does this fact help you manifest? Well I’ll tell ya how it helps me, in hopes that it helps you too.

 

This fact humbles me to my knees.

 

It reminds me to be grateful for where I am and where I began.

 

It reminds to be grateful for everyone whose supported and still supports me. 

 

It reminds me to be patient and trust the process.

 

It reminds me to do good work, because I never know who or how it will create impact.

 

It reminds me to practice acceptance, while also believing in the process of creation.

 

It reminds me to believe in magic.

 

We’ll dive deeper into co-creation in the chakra manifestation masterclass and the role it plays with our solar plexus. To access the masterclass, click here.

 

 

Right Relationships

 

Once we infuse love into our dream, we can use this love to enliven our relationships and establish the right relationships.

 

As a budding business owner, I’ve learned a thing or two about right relationships, and let me tell ya, it’s an ongoing process of refinement, communication, and appreciation.

 

In the beginning, I used to welcome every act of co-creation, believing that all relationships would benefit me.

 

Nope. That was incorrect.

 

I believed that trading my time, energy, and visibility was beneficial for a yoga towel, a yoga outfit, a yoga wheel, a yoga trapeze, a yoga mat, a yoga book, a yoga feature, a yoga promotion, and a paycheck.

 

At the time, I couldn’t comprehend the sacred component of my time, energy, and efforts.

 

I simply thought, cool, a new yoga product, an extra couple hundred dollars, a picture of me on a large social media account. Woo. I’m making it.

 

…….and yes, some of these relationships were beneficial.

 

But ultimately, what transformed my business was a devout dedication to building and uplifting this community through high-quality content, creativity, and constant communication.

 

Sure you might like my yoga pants, but that’s not why you keep unrolling your mat with me.

 

You keep showing up because we’ve formed a relationship with one another, a relationship built on connection, mutual respect, and trust.

 

This same relationship is what we’re seeking in relation to our dream.

 

We want to find the people who believe in our dream, who will uphold the integrity of our intention, and support us when we fall down and need helping RISING STRONG again (thank you Bréne Brown).

 

It will take time to find these people. Don’t rush the process.

 

But do start to expand your awareness. Become a faithful watcher of those who are doing the work. Notice the people who are putting in the effort. Then reach out. Extend a branch. Ask to form a relationship.

 

Sure, your invitation could get declined. But what if they say yes to your dream?

 

Let me share a personal example regarding the chakra manifestation workbook.

 

I was searching for someone special to create this document. A designer who understood what  the fuck a chakra is. A designer who could intuitively interpret my Google Doc into a work of art without needing my guidance.

 

Many of you know by now, a member of #thejjcommunity created the workbook, but here’s how it all went down.

 

Kassandra is a member of the BMS Detox community and during our 21 day experience, she posted about her work as a designer, and because I was searching for the right relationship, I was aware enough to notice her post, read it, click through to her profile, validate that she is a designer, and then send her a private message.

 

She then sent me her portfolio, which led to the co-creation you now have in your hands, and a forever connection between two creators.

 

While you’re here, let’s examine another right relationship.

 

A few years ago I received a message from Alyssa (the creator of the Journal Deck). At the time, the deck wasn’t born yet and I creating the first iteration of the BMS Detox program.

 

I was a little weary of her invitation to chat, but my heart said – SAY YES.

 

That first conversation lasted well over an hour.

 

Since then, we’ve had many an hour longer conversation supporting one another through the creation process. We’ve motivated one another to take risks, to take breaks, to change our systems, and mostly – to believe in our potential.

 

Alyssa gets it. She’s in it with me. She’s a yoga teacher. She’s a retreat leader. She’s a podcast host. She’s a content creator.

 

Had I not listened to my heart and had that first conversation, I’d be missing out on a right relationship that’s served me and my business.

 

Now it’s your turn. What right relationships does your dream need?

 

We’ll dive deeper into our needs during the sacral chakra week, inside the Body Mind Soul Studio, but for now – start identifying these relationships.

 

Bring them into your consciousness. Become that faithful watcher of others.

 

And when you’re ready, take a chance, extend a loving branch.

 

Just Breathe

 

Remember, the heart chakra element is air, this means our breath provides a direction connection to this energy center, and we have the power to employ different breathing practices to create that which we need in relation to our dream.

 

  • Need energy and clarity, practice kappalabhati.
  • Need balance and harmony, practice nadi shodhana.
  • Need to cool down, practice shitali.
  • Need to relax your nervous system, practice dhirga.
  • Need to focus, practice ujjayi.
  • Need self-acceptance, do the heart chakra pranayama (found in today’s yoga class).

 

As you expand your yoga toolbox, you’ll not only know how to do these breathing practices, but also when to employ them.

 

Above all else, when you and your dream meet an obstacle, remember to just breathe.

 

And with that said, let’s dive into the heart chakra manifestation plan:

 

 

Now please unroll your yoga mat to access your heart chakra center.

 

I’ll meet you there, xx.

 

Heart Chakra Yoga Class: Connect to Your Heart’s Desires to Manifest Your Dreams (Step 4 of 8)

Throat Chakra Yoga Class: Connect to Your Voice & Learn to Tell Your Story

Throat Chakra Yoga Class: Connect to Your Voice & Learn to Tell Your Story

Welcome to your throat chakra meditation class that seeks to create an energetic connection, develop your inner voice, and remind you how important it is to tell your story.

 

And, welcome to the third class in the Manifest Your Journey series.

 

The MYJ series is an eight week experience that uses the chakra system and our yoga practice to manifest our dreams from consciousness to reality. The series includes a free chakra workbook that I absolutely recommend downloading, if you’re serious about manifestation. Click here to get your copy! 

 

Your throat chakra is obviously located in your throat, but it also encompasses your ears, nose, jaw, and entire mouth. This energetic center is associated with communication, creativity, honesty, truth, authenticity, and resonance.

 

The manifesting principle is Communication Catalyzes.

 

To quickly recap, we’ve now descended three layers into the chakra system using the manifestation current. We began in the crown chakra, a boundary-less state where beliefs, thoughts, and ideas formulate. It was here that we updated our belief system and learned the importance of S P A C E making. We then traveled to the third eye chakra where we examined our life purpose, dreamt our ideal life, chose a dream to manifest, designed a vision vehicle to carry our dream, and committed to visualizing our dream.

 

At the fifth chakra level, we are both internally and externally focused. It’s here that we begin to communicate our dream to others, practice owning and telling our story (because every story matters), open ourselves to feedback and constructive criticism, and set our first goals. It’s also here that we develop an internal dialogue with our chakras, learning how to listen to our energy and respect it’s feedback, advice, and intuition.

 

Let’s cover the weirdest stuff first, learning to dialogue with our chakras, which happens to be what we do in today’s meditation too.

 

Chakra Voice Dialogue

 

In Creating on Purpose, Anodea offers this exercise as a way to turn our inner voices into allies (the ones that we typically ignore) and to help strengthen our listening skills. Often times we become fixated with a specific dream/goal and move full steam ahead, and also often times, we meet a shitload of resistance along the way. We think we want one thing, when in actuality, we might want something completely different that’s buried deep within, unable to reveal itself because our insecurities are muting the communication connection.

 

Our mind says one thing. Our heart says another.

 

Today’s meditation seeks to open our closed communication channels through chanting, sound, meditation, and writing. We will use the throat chakra bija mantra – HAM – to activate the sound element and awaken our energy. I will guide us through 108 chants that begin audibly, then transition into silent chanting. At the conclusion of the meditation, I will ask you to dialogue with your throat chakra about your chosen dream.

 

You will need the chakra voice dialogue exercise in your workbook, please have it ready. 

 

At this stage, your only job is to listen. Listen to the feedback your throat chakra is sharing. Accept whatever it shares with you. Write it down. And thank your throat chakra for speaking to you. 

 

Now I gotta be totally honest, my first time doing this, I heard diddly squat from my chakras. No words. No intuitive hits. No advice. No feedback. No guidance. No you’re doing an awesome job at manifesting Allie! I was disappointed and immediately leapt to self-deprecating conclusions about my dream.

 

Luckily, I tried again, and again, and again.

 

And about the third attempt, I began to get the hang of it. I excused my mind from the conversation and allowed my subtle body to take the stage. The advice I received wasn’t over the top life-changing, but it did provide a lens to listen through, and an awareness that my listening skills are a biiitttt underdeveloped (my husband would definitely agree too).

 

In the today’s meditation class, I lead us through one round of chakra voice dialogue and  we only do it with the throat chakra. I highly recommend doing this dialogue with each chakra using the related bija mantra, meditation, and then asking your chakra for feedback in regards to your dream. 

 

Also, this practice doesn’t need to always include a mantra + meditation, it can be done whenever you want to check in.

 

Okay onward with our fifth chakra, let’s shift to external communication and listening.

 

 

Communication & Story Telling

 

This is the step where you begin to share your dream with others, and others can be anyone that will listen. Your partner. Your parents. Your sister. Your brother. Your friends. Your co-workers. Your yoga class neighbor. Your running buddy. Your teacher. Your fellow club member. Your online community friend. Your social media friends.

 

Literally anyone qualifies as a listener. 

 

When we engage in communication, sharing our dream and vision, it gives us an opportunity to refine the message. Let me give you an example. 

 

Over the past year, I’ve been crafting my message surrounding the new Body Mind Soul Studio. I would talk, talk, talk, talk my husband’s head off about my dream and vision, and one day, he finally challenged my message. He told me it wasn’t clear enough and my communication wasn’t painting the intended picture. He knew the picture from hours of conversation, but it wasn’t being translated properly.

 

I was missing the mark. 

 

Now here’s where the difficult component of sharing begins….. the receiving of criticism. No one wants to hear that their dream is falling on deaf ears. No one wants to feel like their vision isn’t resonating. No one wants to put in hours of effort only to witness their dream not be received. 

 

This is why the exchange of listening and receiving is V I T A L when it comes to manifesting our dream. We have to learn how to use our voice. How to tell our story. How to communicate effectively. How to create with resonance. How to receive feedback. How to tweak our message. How to craft potent messaging.

 

The best way to do this is to talk. 

 

Talking can be overwhelming and intimidating in the beginning, but the more you do it, the more natural it will become. As a yoga teacher and writer, talking is my main form of connection. It is through language that I create an experience, whether that experience happens on the yoga mat or via a written email, it’s all delivered through language. 

 

This is the case for many people. 

 

So, what’s the manifestation lesson here? Talk is cheap, do lots of it!

 

This is your next assignment. Share your dream. Share your vision. Share your message.

 

Throat Chakra Goals

 

Goal talk time. Ready to do some more writing? 

 

The fifth chakra refines our dream and vision by breaking it into smaller pieces, these pieces are projects and goals. Projects are a portion of our dream/vision that can be completed in a reasonable amount of time, while goals fall underneath projects as a singular thing to be accomplished. 

 

The throat chakra is the first mention of goals on the manifestation journey, and these aren’t just any goals, these are SMART goals. SMART is an acronym that’s widely used in business as a way to craft meaningful and purposeful goals, it stands for:

 

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Realistic
  • Time-based

 

Anodea recommends listing out the first five projects necessary to complete your dream and strengthen your vision. The projects you choose should be in alignment with your dream as this alignment will naturally motivate your efforts, strengthen your abilities, and make the creation experience more enjoyable and fulfilling. 

 

To do this, download the chakra manifestation workbook and do the SMART goals exercise. 

 

 

Okay friends, your fifth chakra lesson is now complete. Below are your manifestation recommendations for this week:

 

  • Have the Chakra Voice Dialogue exercise by your side.
  • Sit down. Chant. Meditate. Dialogue with your throat chakra. 
  • Practice talking this week to anyone who will listen. Share your dream and vision!
  • Practice receiving feedback and refining your message. 
  • Do the SMART Goals exercise in your workbook
  • Share your fifth chakra experience inside the MYJ Pop Up Facebook Group!
  • Purchase Creating on Purpose (affiliate link) to deepen your manifestation journey. 

 

And remember, the purpose of the manifestation current is to condense upper chakra energy towards lower chakra creating, as such, the practices we’ll be doing from here on out will continue to bring more shape and form to our dream and vision, helping to create density and bring them into reality. 

 

Now please find a seat to connect with your energy, tell your story, and craft your first goals on the manifestation journey! 

 

p.s. – Manifest Your Journey is an EIGHT week series! The first four weeks (1/2 the chakra system) are being shared on YouTube (woooooo)! The second four weeks, plus a second workbook and a chakra manifestation masterclass are being shared inside my brand new Body Mind Soul Studio.

 

The studio opens February 1st, click here to read what it’s all about!

Throat Chakra Yoga Class: Connect to Your Voice & Learn to Tell Your Story to Manifest Your Dreams (Step 3 of 8)

Third Eye Chakra Yoga Class: Strengthen Your Vision & Trust Your Intuition

Third Eye Chakra Yoga Class: Strengthen Your Vision & Trust Your Intuition

Welcome to your third eye chakra yoga class that focuses on strengthening your vision and learning how to trust your intuition AND welcome to the second class in the Manifest Your Journey series.

 

The MYJ series is an eight week experience that aims to bring our dreams from consciousness to reality using the chakra system. It includes a FREE, 22 page, must-have chakra workbook too – click here to get your free manifestation chakra workbook. 

 

Your third eye chakra, located between your brow space, is connected to your eyes and pineal gland (which develops as a third eye in the embryo). This energy center is associated with imagination, intuition, visualization, vision, attention, and clairvoyance.

 

In the manifestation current, the guiding principle is Vision Vitalizes.

 

Once we establish S P A C E, stillness, and sacredness in the crown chakra, our energy is able to descend and take on more shape, form, and density. It’s here that we develop our life purpose through examining past patterns, dreaming our ideal life, choosing a dream to focus on, designing a vision vehicle to carry our dream forward, and finally – visualizing our path to fulfillment and back.

 

The work we do at this energy level is massively important as it lays the foundation for the entire manifestation journey, so it’s vital that we focus our attention to develop an aligned foundation.

 

And in this same breath, this work also requires a strong ability to be vulnerable. It takes guts to delve into your past, connect the dots, and give yourself permission to dream. So many people won’t even entertain the idea of dreaming for fear of their dreams not manifesting, they choose to play small and live within their comfort zone.

 

As you begin (or continue) to travel this energetic current, please extend compassion towards yourself, this is not easy work and it’s not traditional or widely accepted work, but it is life-changing work.

 

Shall we continue manifesting? Let’s dive in.

 

 

To recap, the third eye manifestation practices are:

 

  • Exploring Life Purpose patterns
  • Identifying a Life Purpose (this might take years to craft, btw.)
  • Dreaming Your Ideal Life
  • Choose a Dream to Manifest
  • Design a Vision Vehicle to carry your dream
  • Visualizing your path to fulfillment and back

 

I don’t know about you, but prior to reading Creating on Purpose, I was quite confused on how to do all of the above and frankly, what the differences were between them. Isn’t a dream the same thing as my life purpose? Isn’t a vision synonymous with a dream? Is a life purpose also a vision? My intention in the next section is to unpack each third eye chakra practice using the exercises from Creating on Purpose. I’ll  explain the process, and hopefully, leave you with a clear understanding of it’s purpose in relation to manifestation.

 

Your Life Purpose

 

A life purpose encapsulates that which we are naturally good at, naturally interested in, and what naturally makes us feel alive. It can be likened to a calling and is usually stated as a short statement, like:

 

My life purpose is to help people integrate their body, mind, and soul.

 

Or, my life purpose is to make people laugh.

 

Or, my life purpose is to bring peace to animals.

 

Or, my life purpose is to heal people who suffer from trauma.

 

These statements are simple, succinct, and easily understood. But how does one discover their life purpose and begin to craft their unique statement?

 

The first step is to track your life purpose. To do this, revisit your childhood and adulthood experiences, then write down the moments where you felt MOST ALIVE, energized, inspired, and fulfilled. As you write down these moments, also reflect upon who you were with, what the environment was, and what you were doing.

 

Try to write down ten and at the very least, five.

 

Once your list is complete, connect the dots between your moments and notice if a recurring pattern exists. You can also ask a partner, friend, or co-worker to read your list and help you connect the dots too.

 

The final step is to declare your life purpose. Using the information from your MOST ALIVE moments, begin to craft life purpose statements. Give yourself permission to brainstorm multiple statements and recognize how they feel as you write them down and say them aloud.

 

When you find the statement that resonates with your energy, Own it. Go with it. Embody it. Be it. Trust it. Write it down. Keep it present. Share it with others. Cozy up to it. Love it. Create with it.

 

Now what if you struggle here? It’s all good, remember this work is typically new, so allow yourself the time to explore, experience, and mature.

 

 

Dream Your Ideal Life

 

Your dream is the what and it should align with your life purpose. Here’s how this looks using the above life purpose examples. 

 

My life purpose is to help people integrate their body, mind, and soul. My dream is to be a guide/teacher who facilitates this integration experience.

 

My life purpose is to make people laugh. My dream is to be a comedian.

 

My life purpose is to heal people who suffer from trauma. My dream is to become a therapist or life coach.

 

Once you’ve explored and possibly declared a life purpose, the next step is to dream your ideal life. This exercise uses our third chakra energy to imagine and visualize how our life could look and feel in the realm of several life categories.

 

It’s here that we put pen to paper and bring our consciousness into a physical manifestation. Anodea Judith says this one of the most important steps in the manifestation process, so shall we?

 

To Dream Your Ideal Life, download your free workbook that includes this exercise in it’s entirety. 

 

Choose Your Dream

 

As you reach the end of the above exercise, I ask you to choose one dream. Most likely, you have several dreams, but it’s important to focus your attention on the most immediate and important one. The one that’s begging to be made manifest!

 

This dream will be the focus of your efforts for the remainder of this series and for the rest of the chakra manifestation journey.

 

When your dream makes it to the earth plane, you can revisit the Dream Your Ideal Life worksheet (inside the free workbook) and choose a new one to manifest. This one dream at a time thing kinda startled me in the beginning, especially as someone who loves to “stay busy” and “multi-task”. I always thought the more action, the better, bring it on! However, I’ve come to appreciate the art of a single-pointed focus, something we employ during our time on the mat in yoga postures. It requires focus, commitment, and a steady gaze to hold a posture like garudasana (eagle pose), so why not apply these same tactics to our manifestation efforts too?

 

One breath. One posture. One practice. One dream.

 

Are you with me?

 

 

Design a Vision Vehicle

 

Now that you’ve created the what (your dream), it’s time to visualize the how – this is called your vision vehicle. Let’s reexamine the examples from above.

 

Example #1:

  • My life purpose is to help people integrate their body, mind, and soul.
  • My dream is to be a guide/teacher who facilitates this integration experience.
  • My vision vehicle is a studio space to share body, mind, soul practices and to uphold my personal body, mind, soul practices.

 

Example #2:

  • My life purpose is to make people laugh.
  • My dream is to be a comedian.
  • My vision vehicle is a comedy club to perform in and practice making people laugh.

 

Example #3:

  • My life purpose is to heal people who suffer from trauma.
  • My dream is to become a therapist or life coach.
  • My vision vehicle is a masters program to obtain my license.

 

The vehicle is how you make the dream happen! It’s what carries your dream from the nonphysical realm to the physical earth plane.

 

To design you vision vehicle, call upon your imagination (third eye chakra quality) and begin to brainstorm ways to create your dream. Start by writing down ridiculous, out of this world, over the top vision vehicles. Then transition to more practical, realistic vision vehicles. Once your list is complete (shoot for 10), choose the one that FEELS RIGHT!

 

Below are examples of my vision vehicle brainstorm to ignite your imagination:

 

Fantasy, Fantastic Vehicles:

 

  • I create a physical – brick and mortar – studio space and expand into multiple areas that uphold the integration intention.
  • I go VIRAL on the internet, get picked up on all the major news stations and publications, growing my community with new people and curiosity, which will create capital for things I never thought possible.
  • All of the teachers I turn to for wisdom decide to become my mentors and personal yoga teachers. They guide me in creating a space to share my body, mind, soul dream.
  • I become a physical therapist, somatic therapist, and train extensively under Anodea Judith to become the ultimate master/guru/teacher.

 

Practical, Realistic Vehicles:

 

  • I commit to my own body, mind, soul practices.
  • I create an online space to share impactful body, mind, soul lessons.
  • I continue to train within my fields of interest, helping to create impactful content, which will lead to integration for myself and others.
  • I film in beautiful locations around the world to create yoga content which will inspire people to get on the mat with me. 
  • I hire people to support me and do the work that they’re best at, so I can do the work I’m best at.
  • I heal my pain so I can create without pain, helping others to heal their pain during the process.

 

After all of the above brainstorming, I chose the top two (under practical) to be my vehicles. They felt right. They felt homey. They felt challenging. They felt inspiring.

 

Your turn. Go brainstorm. Find your vehicle!

 

Visual Your Path to Fulfillment

 

Last step baby, then it’s time to unroll our mats and feel all these words through our third eye chakra yoga practice. Now that we’ve laid a serious manifestation foundation, we can begin to visualize our path to fulfillment. To do this, simply close your eyes and use your inner vision to see every step happening.

 

Take as much time as you need to internally witness this journey.

 

This step can be done lying in bed, sitting in meditation, during your yoga practice, while walking outdoors, or whenever you have a moment of stillness and silence.

 

Anodea recommends doing it often as it strengthens our connection to that which we want to create and hey, it’s free! So sit down friend and visualize who and what you want to be.

 

Okay, our sixth chakra manifestation lesson is complete, which brings me to today’s yoga class and final reminders.

 

Below are your third eye chakra recommendations:

 

  • Have your NEW BELIEF from the crown chakra practice present
  • Do the Trust Your Intuition third eye chakra yoga practice (video above)
  • Do the Dream Your Ideal Life exercise in your workbook
  • Share your DREAM inside the MYJ Pop Up Facebook Group!
  • Commit to visualizing the fulfillment of your dream
  • Purchase the book Creating on Purpose (this is an affiliate link) to deepen your manifestation journey

 

Now come join me to integrate everything we touched on here through the combination of yoga postures, breath work, and attention.

 

Unroll your mat. I’ll meet you there, xx.

 

p.s. – Manifest Your Journey is an EIGHT week series! The first four weeks (1/2 the chakra system) are being shared on YouTube (woooooo)! The second four weeks, plus a second workbook and a chakra manifestation masterclass are being shared inside my brand new Body Mind Soul Studio.

The studio opens February 1st, click here to read what it’s all about!

 

Third Eye Chakra Yoga Class: Strengthen Your Vision & Trust Your Intuition to Manifest Your Dreams (Step 2 of 8)

Third Eye Chakra Yoga Class: Strengthen Your Vision & Trust Your Intuition to Manifest Your Dreams (Step 2 of 8)

Crown Chakra Yoga Class: How to Upgrade Your Belief System

Crown Chakra Yoga Class: How to Upgrade Your Belief System

Welcome to your crown chakra yoga class that focuses on creating and upgrading your belief system AND welcome to the first class in the Manifest Your Journey series.

 

The MYJ series is an eight week experience that aims to bring our dreams from consciousness to reality using the chakra system and manifestation current. It includes a FREE, 22 page, must-have chakra workbook too – click here to get your free manifestation chakra workbook. 

 

Psst: New to the chakra system and the manifestation current? Click here to get the full briefing before you begin your journey.

 

Now please prepare your energy, we are about to travel through very powerful territory. 

 

Your crown chakra, called Sahasrara, is located at the top of your head and connected to your cerebral cortex and nervous system. This energy center is associated with consciousness, wisdom, knowledge, freedom, expansion, universality, divinity, and spirituality. 

 

In the manifestation current, the guiding principle is Consciousness Creates. 

 

It’s here that we pull energy down from the greater universe and into our individual galaxy of awareness, opening ourselves to a vast field of thoughts and ideas that can be made manifest on the earth plane.

 

Buttttt there’s one catch.

 

Many of us have no idea how to welcome the universe into our awareness, and even if we do, we usually struggle with transforming this awareness into a tangible, physical, real life thing. With that being said, our primary work in helping us achieve this awareness is to carve out a meditation practice and upgrade our belief system. 

 

Let’s start with meditation piece and how it affects our dreams. 

 

 

Up until recently, I approached my “goal setting” practice with a very strong energy, like a forceful, going to shove my goals out of my head, onto the paper, and they better come to fruition kinda energy. I thought my fiery nature was enough to sustain this type of thinking, behaving, and achieving. 

 

I don’t want to say this was the wrong way, because it worked many times over, but I have discovered a new, more organic, feel good way thanks to the manifestation current and Anodea Judith’s teachings. 

 

The real magic, the powerful-dream-making-kinda-magic, doesn’t come from force (much to my surprise). Rather, it comes from softening, stilling, and surrendering.  When we create S P A C E within the body and the mind, we send a clear message to our consciousness: I AM READY TO RECEIVE.

 

It’s within this receiving that we are able to download new beliefs, thoughts, ideas, and dreams.

 

These new downloads can then transform into answers, answers to BIG questions like….

 

What is my life purpose? What are my BIG, BOLD, BEAUTIFUL dreams? Who am I here to serve? What is consciousness? What are my outdated, limiting, fucked up false beliefs? 

 

Woo. I’m getting all worked up over here. Let’s take it down a notch, we are talking about softening after all. 

 

So how do we begin softening, stilling, and surrendering? Below are the recommended manifestation practices from the book Creating on Purpose by Anodea Judith (that’s an affiliate link). This is the book that has guided my journey and also the creation of this series. 

 

Crown Chakra Practices: 

 

  • Spending time in silence (aka meditation) 
  • Setting daily intentions to guide your day 
  • Studying and learning something new 
  • Asking yourself and contemplating BIG questions 
  • Connecting with the Divine through sacred rituals 
  • Relaxation practices to create S P A C E 
  • Upgrading and creating our belief system 

 

You can do all of the above practices, although I wouldn’t recommend overcommitting,  so maybe choose one or two that speak to you and feel reasonable. Remember, this is only the first chakra, we’ve got six more to travel through. 

 

Once you decide on a crown chakra manifestation practice, stick to it. The body-mind complex feeds on repetition. The more ingrained the behavior is, the easier and more powerful it becomes. 

 

My favorite crown chakra practices are daily meditation, studying and learning something new, and setting daily intentions. The one I would like to do more of is upgrading and creating my belief system which leads me directly into today’s yoga class purpose. 

 

Say hello to your belief system, the operating force behind almost all of your thoughts, emotions, feelings, behaviors, and actions. 

 

It’s a serious system and it’s directly connected to your crown chakra. 

 

The best way to explain this connection is via Anodea Judith’s teachings surrounding our beliefs and the below analogy likening ourselves to an electronic device. 

 

Think of your body as the hardware, the outer casing that protects the inner workings, just like the outer shell of a computer or phone. Think of your mind as the software programs that have many different functions all communicating to the body, just like the apps or programs on your computer or phone. Now ask yourself, what tells the mind to communicate to the body? What wills the program to run?

 

The answer is the operating system.

 

 

In the chakra system, your crown chakra operates based upon your personal belief system. Say whatttttt. Yup, it’s true, your belief system is the HBIC. 

 

The operating system is the CEO of the whole operation. It calls the shots. And just like how your computer or phone needs the latest, greatest, newest upgrade to run efficiently and effectively – so too does your belief system. 

 

Except here’s the misalignment, most of us haven’t been taught how to do this. Myself included. Many of us enter into this life-changing work (yoga, meditation, personal development, spirituality) and put a lot of energy into it, and yet we find ourselves in cyclical patterns, feeling STUCK AF. 

 

Based on my studies, by understanding and upgrading our belief system, we can successfully get UNSTUCK and open ourselves to an entire world of potential & possibility. 

 

This is the intention behind today’s crown chakra yoga practice, butttttt more on beliefs first. 

 

Our beliefs manifest through three different conduits: indoctrination, socialization, and self-creation.

 

From the moment we are conceived, beliefs are pressed upon us, this is natural and normal. But over time, we amass tens of thousands of beliefs, they accumulate within our consciousness, and many of these beliefs are so subconscious we barely know they even exist, and yet they are calling the shots regarding our existence. 

 

Not no more, we’re changing that today! 

 

The first beliefs we’re exposed to come from our parents, family members, religious organizations, school systems, and typically anyone whose a prominent authoritative figure (like a friend’s parent, your babysitter, a doctor). These are indoctrinated beliefs and holy hell, they are stubborn and strong. 

 

The second layer of beliefs come from our environment, where we are born, the culture we are raised in, the generation we are born into, the country we live in, the current social climate, and often times, marketing and advertising tactics. These are beliefs brought on by socialization. 

 

The third layer and often times most powerful are self-created beliefs. These are the beliefs we were conscious enough to create, believe, and embed into our subconscious thinking. These beliefs can be some of the hardest to uproot as we are the creators of them. Think beliefs like: I’m not  good enough, I’ll always be overweight, I can’t learn new information, I can’t stick to a routine or habit, I will always fail at my pursuits, I don’t have enough confidence, I will always be in pain, I am not lovable. 

 

After reading all of that, it’s painstakingly obvious how influential our beliefs are, which finally brings me to today’s yoga class and manifestation lesson. 

 

Below are your crown chakra recommendations: 

 

  • Do the Create Your Belief System exercise in your workbook (click here to download your free copy). 
  • Choose a limiting belief to focus on during today’s yoga practice, super important.
  • Choose a new powerful belief that will replace your limiting belief, we will focus on it at the end of the practice. 
  • Share your new crown chakra belief experience inside the MYJ Pop Up Facebook Group!
  • Commit to one crown chakra manifestation practice (see above) for the next week, this will prepare for you third eye chakra class next week. 
  • Purchase the book Creating on Purpose (this is an affiliate link) to deepen your manifestation journey.

 

Okay JJ Fam. Ready to do the damn thing?

 

This is quite the journey we are embarking on, thank you for trusting me and choosing to join me. 

 

Now unroll your yoga mat and let’s begin to manifest our dreams using the manifestation current of the chakra system.

 

I’ll meet you there, xoxo.

 

p.s. – Manifest Your Journey is an EIGHT week series! The first four weeks (1/2 the chakra system) are being shared on YouTube (woooooo)! The second four weeks, plus a second workbook and a chakra manifestation masterclass are being shared inside my brand new Body Mind Soul Studio.

The studio opens February 1st, click here to read what it’s all about!

 

Crown Chakra Yoga Class: How to Upgrade Your Belief System to Manifest Your Dreams (Step 1 of 8)

Crown Chakra Yoga Class: How to Upgrade Your Belief System to Manifest Your Dreams (Step 1 of 8)

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