Thursday, August 5, 2010

Throat Chakra Workshop

The Throat Chakra is for purification, communication and self expression. At Bamboomoves, as we do every last Saturday, we explore a chakra, and this past month we explored the throat chakra. Everyone had a handout that provided condensed information about the chakra (as per usual). Being that it is the throat, we explored the Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) with the mantras that correlate to each posture. We did asanas (yoga poses) to open the throat, and we did meditation, chanting, pranayama, and yoga to balance, and purify the throat chakra. We had an array of vegan yummy cakes to eat afterward, including Death By Chocolate, Carrot Cake, German Chocolate, and Peanut Butter Bomb (all VEGAN). Our lovely Jody, took some amazing photos. Throughout the evening the brilliant sounds of my amazing Sitar playing friend Giann, echoed in the studio. Many participants like with all workshops experienced something unique like vibration throughout the body, warmth in the throat, tears, flood of emotions, vision, light around the body, light around the throat, and everyone had an open throat chakra after, because a whole lot of good talking happened! It was really wonderful to have everyone learn and repeat the tradition Surya Namaskar with the mantras. Thank you all for participating, and Jody for your amazing photography!!! She literally dived on her tummy to catch the shot of Giann through my Downward Dog!!!