It all began one morning while following Grounded Yoga's Facebook page. Co-Founder, Amy Haysman posted a super cool picture of Deepak Chopra's "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheros" that peeked my interest. On the cover of Chopra's book is a new super hero with the world in her hands and with text that reads, "Harnessing Our Power to Change the World". I had to go further and research more about the book and the author. In his book, Chopra teaches us that by exploring the boundaries of energy and awareness, allowing us to better understand ourselves and our potential, we are capable of changing the world. Yes! Of course!! This made total sense to me. So, I decided to take on the challenge of saving the world by tapping into my own Chakras. I found that I was becoming more grounded, more creative, more present, and more aware of my surroundings than ever before. My soul just opened up! This was only the beginning of my Chakra Adventure! I had to take what I was learning into my classes. I taught a six week Chakra System series to children ages 4-11 Super Hero style! It was Chakrariffic!!
Kids LOVE tapping into their super powers!! Discovering the different levels of activity each Chakra has and igniting them through yoga is life changing! When we gain more balance and become more energized our super powers become stronger helping our senses work more clearly. Just as Hulk, Spider-Man , Wonder Woman, Wolverine, and Supergirl all have super powers...We do too!!! When we ignite these super powers life becomes more blissful!! Just ask Chakra-man.
The Red Chakra forms our foundation! "KA-BOOM!" It is related to our survival instincts and the ability to live in the present moment. Breathing in LIFE!! When tapping into this Chakra we feel more secure and rooted! The Orange Chakra connects us to others through our feelings, desires, and movement. "OM-POW!" It is related to creativity and the ability to express ourselves clearly. The Yellow Chakra is known as the "Power Chakra"! "ZAAAP!" It rules our power, independence, and energy level. The Green Chakra is related to our ability to feel centered and peaceful. "Zing!" The Blue Chakra bridges the body and mind and is related to talking and self-expression. "OM-BAAM!" The Indigo Chakra is about insight and visualization. "THWAP! And, the Violet Chakra is about wisdom and awareness. It's related to our spirituality! "NAMASTE!"
I taught the Chakra System during a 6 week series. We learned about a new Chakra each class and created our very own Chakra Super Heros by the end of the series. Our heart centered word throughout the lesson was "bliss". Anusara Yoga founder, John Friend was asked in Yoga Journal Magazine's September 2010 issue if he was happy. He answered, "Yeah, I'm blissed out! I'm dancing better with the Divine all the time." I want to be blissed out!! I think we all do!! When we tap into our super powers we reach blissfulness. "Chakraaariffic!"
Be on the lookout!! In January of 2012, Grounded Yoga's NEW Lesson Plan Series on the Chakra System will be available for purchase. To go deeper, these oh so awesome energy centers will also be available on Grounded's website in worksheet format for students to color.