Nurture the Heart with Yoga, Crystals and Affirmations

Benefits of Anahatasana (Heart Melting Pose) Anahatasana expand the chest and give a soothing effect on the Anahata chakra is associated with feelings and emotions. It can release any blocked emotions and we can feel free of the burdens of the heart.

Deeply opens the shoulders, pectoral muscles of the chest, thoracic spine, neck and lower back. Heart and lung meridians receive a fresh burst of prana.

From hands and knees position, melt your heart towards the Earth to the degree that feels appropriate. Ultimately your chest can lay on the ground, with the chin tilting up. This will compress and massage the back on the neck and must only be done if comfortable. Hold for 3-5 minutes, breathing deeply into the shoulders, neck, spine, chest and lower back. Always remember where your attention goes, energy flows and it is important in these type of challenging Yin yoga poses to remain focused inwards.

Observe the emotions rising in this yoga pose. Melting heart is particularly effective in releasing heavy or sad feelings, so you may have a need to cry which will create profound healing. By the end of the pose, you will feel joy and lightness.

(Always approach your physician if currently undergoing medical treatment on the cervical area of the spine)

#anahatachakrayoga

#nurturingtheheart

#nurturingthesoul

Last but not least;

“What if I fall?”

Oh, but my darling…

What if you 🕊 fly? -Rumi

Author:

Glenda Lee Santos; Humble Military and Yoga Warrior; RYT-200 hrs; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; CAI; CAHP; CCR; CCHP; CACR; SGC; MRT.

Yoga is the practice of tolerating the consequences of being yourself…

Low Squat (Malasana)

The root chakra, positioned at the base of your spine, houses the raw, static life force energy known as Kundalini. Also known as Muladhara in Sanskrit, or first chakra it governs your “survival instincts” and is associated with red — the color of vitality and energy. When the first chakra is open and balanced, you feel grounded and at ease with the world around you.

Malasana is also a grounding pose that stimulates the apana vayu, or the downward-flowing eliminating prana energy. By tapping into this energy, the yogi can deal with whatever physical, spiritual or emotional issues are holding him/her back.

Lesson

The first chakra is about trust and learning to trust the world when your initial reaction is fear. Feeling safe and grounded in your surroundings, community, family is key to healing yourself.

Affirmation

I am grounded, safe and secure.

This low squat also focuses on the pelvis and allows you to be open and receptive physically, emotionally, and energetically in order to accept yourself fully.

Malasana also balances our second chakra Svadhisthana.

Located in the lower abdomen between the navel and the genitals is the energy centre of our Sacral Chakra. Connected to our sciatic nerve and offer referred as the “Seat of Life”, our Sacral Chakra is our focal point of change, emotional connection, pleasure and balance.

Within the element of water and the gifts of Yin and Yan, we find balance between our masculine and feminine energy and we come home to our natural expression of sexuality and sensuality. Allow yourself to be open and simultaneously share with the deeper aspects of your being.

Lesson

The life lesson in the second chakra involves replacing guilt with forgiveness and acceptance, especially in the areas of sexual relationships.

Affirmation

I accept and forgive myself.

How to get into Malasana:

a). Come to stand with your feet about mat’s width apart.

b). Bend the knees and lower your butt toward the floor to come into a squat.

c). It’s natural for your toes to want to turn out and that’s ok, but don’t overdo it. Eventually, you’re working toward keeping the feet closer to parallel.

d). Take your upper arms inside your knees and bend the elbows to bring the palms together into (Anjali mudra ( prayer position 🙏🏼 )

c). Try to bring your hands to your heart center with the forearms parallel to the floor, allowing the pressure of your elbows to open the knees slightly.

Author:

Glenda Lee Santos; Humble Military and Yoga Warrior; RYT-200 hrs; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; CAI; CAHP; CCR; CCHP; CACR; SGC; MRT.

The Heart Love Recordings…

Love yourself enough to take actions required for your happiness… enough to cut yourself loose from the drama-filled past…enough to set high standards for relationships… enough to feed your mind and body in a healthy manner… enough to forgive yourself…enough to move on.

-Steve Maraboli

#anahataloverecordings

Life is a Journey…

The heart chakra is developed as emotional issues are resolved and integrated.

Experience is the magic ingredient.

In heart centered consciousness, mind, body and spirit are seen as facets of a human being which can all balance achievement and wholeness.

Our heart is the gateway to spiritual consciousness, it is the bridge for our physical, energetic, emotional, intellectual and spiritual bodies to interlace and balance free of tightness and resistance to flow through our journey in life.

The more we open and allow our heart to expand with forgiveness and love, the more we develop spiritual awareness.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

With light and love ❤️

Author:

Glenda Lee Santos; Humble Military and Yoga Warrior; RYT-200 hrs; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; CAI; CCR; CACR; SGC.

How to Resurrect your Anahata (Heart) Chakra…

No gravity can stop you from rising.
While the moon pulls the tide of life towards us, our soul in oneness with all of life, answers her call. A wave of love consumes us and upwards we fly, fly through water🕊 to greet her shining body. 
And so we feel instead the truth of her love and a divine reflection she shines back at us from her radiant heart.
There are moments during our life, when we must go through a cycle moved by forces greater than our own will. Karmic experiences not necessarily should bring darkness, they actually bring light to our lives. Because is an opportunity given by ourselves and the universe to embrace and complete any business unresolved.
When movements of greater planetary bodies such as Hurricane Harvey and Irma, there is certainly an impact upon the earth and humanity.. These are examples of greater cycles affecting smaller ones.
Although the smaller ones soothe the impact, are not less important. However they will have to bow to the power of the great in oneness with the magnificent unfolding divinity that is Life itself.
Our free will is provided in order to lead us through the sound judgement path, teaching us about an always available disposal which is the power of choice as to how we respond to these affecting movements and cycles.
The effect of this karmic cycle into our lives is to bring us into sweet surrender and awakening into greater love. However even if we sense at one level that a shift has a positive end in store for us, we can encounter resistance and fear, born of the ego, in response to the stirring of spiritual rising.

We may quake in our holy body and wonder if everything is getting out of control and in some disorder. We will feel more familiar into our sense of imminent chaos!

 The disorder, is no other thing than the ego perspective because it’s range of vision is too small, too limited, to comprehend the greater workings of the planetary systems that move life towards love. 

Soak your awareness into your heartbeat the way rainwater soaks the ground after a storm.
Notice the quality of feeling in your heart.

What do you feel? 

Does your heart feel vacuous or full, weighty or light, guarded or open? Then evoke feelings of  tenderness and receptivity in your heart. 

Give yourself a hug like the one you would give to the love of your life.

Come on bring it on…

Do it, Love yourself.

Allow your heart to be embued with loving kindness.

Direct kindness towards yourself, making the following affirmation:

“May I be free from emotional suffering, and may I be spiritually awake. 

As you set this intention ( sankalpa) notice any biochemical shifts that occur in your body.

When you feel an all prevading compassion, allow the feeling to spread throughout your chest. 

Start observing your heart rate as well as any changes that takes place in the micropulses throughout your wrists, hands, neck, and head. 

Observe any changes during the following 10 to 15 minutes. 

Take note regards any changes you will detect. 

Congratulations you just gave your heart free chakra’s therapy with the best quality of love…

Your unconditional self love.


Last but not least; 

‎”I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.” ~ Gandhi


Author:
Glenda Lee Santos; Humble Military and Yoga Warrior; RYT-200 hrs; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; CAI; CCR; CACR; SGC.