Carl Jung on the Solar Plexus or Manipura Chakra

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In our next Yoga+Art class we’ll explore manipura, or the fire chakra. In looking for inspiration for both the postural and creative components of our class, I went back to pioneering psychologist Carl Jung’s insights into the chakra system and to manipura specifically. Contemporary chakra psychology sometimes isolates our study of the chakras (or energetic centers) in order to diagnose and treat …

Book Review: Making Time and Taming Time “Overwhelm”

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I work with busy people. Women and men, old and young. For some, our weekly or twice-weekly yoga sessions are the only times of the week they allow time and space for themselves, to tend to their own needs, so inundated are they with work, kids and the obligations those spheres entail. Some, I’m sure, don’t make time (because they …

Previews Part 4: Yoga & Breath – A Workshop

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More highlights of what we’ll be covering in my Yoga & Breath workshop on April 12, 2015. So, more here on a few of the texts I’m using as resource material for our discussion and practice. I’ll finish this previews series of posts by enticing you with food… There are a lot of good yoga anatomy books out there. I …

Previews Part 3: Yoga & Breath – A Workshop

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More highlights of what we’ll be covering in my Yoga & Breath workshop on April 12, 2015. So more here on a few of the texts I’m using as resource material for our discussion and practice. I’ll finish this previews series of posts by enticing you with food… The “Breath of Yoga” gives us the yoga philosophy undergirding the practice …

The Yoga of Breath

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From Richard Rosen’s “The Yoga of Breath”: “How does an inefficient breather breathe? She’s inclined to breathe too shallowly, mostly high in the chest because the diaphragm is stuck, and too fast – she hyperventilates, which makes the flow of breath turbulent. She often breathes through the mouth, which is universally censured because it reinforces hyperventilation, and under extreme stress …