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 …

Good Yoga Books – The Yoga of Food: Wellness from the Inside Out

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I stumbled upon this book at the library one day in between appointments. In this thoughtful, sensitive and well-written work, Melissa Grabau, psychologist and yoga teacher, looks at eating habits and eating disorders from a yogic point of view.  What do I mean by “yogic point of view?” You might be thinking this is a book about Ayurveda and food for the doshas. …

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 …

Previews: Yoga & Breath – A Workshop

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I wanted to give you all some highlights of what we’ll be covering in my Yoga & Breath workshop on April 12, 2015. To do that, I’ll present a few of the texts I’m using as resource material for our discussion and practice, and then finish this previews series of posts by enticing you with food! Today I’m bringing us …

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 …