Sahasrara – The Crown Chakra by Jacquelyn

Feeling connected? The seventh and final chakra on our journey is sahasrara or the crown chakra. Sahasrara means thousand and refers to the ‘lotus of the thousand petals’. Located four fingers widths above the crown of our head, sahasrara is the meeting place of Shakti and Shiva energy. The female Shakti energy coming up from [...]

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Ajna – The Third Eye Chakra by Jacquelyn

Are you seeing what needs to be seen? The sixth chakra is ajna or the third eye chakra. Ajna means both to perceive and to command. To perceive implying the ability to recognize patterns in our lives and to command meaning the ability to hold visions of the future in our minds for the purpose [...]

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Live Like Ferris – Happy Birthday by Jacquelyn

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Live Like Ferris It’s our birthday! Two years old tomorrow! Thank you for all your support. I’m not sure where the last two years have gone. It’s been a blur of joyful work but as Ferris Bueller  so wisely said, ‘Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could [...]

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Bursting into Bloom by Jacquelyn

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Rebirth and renewal It’s officially Spring. A time of renewal and rebirth. Plants and animals start to reappear and we can shed the layers of coats and mittens we’ve been wearing for what feels like forever. Well, in theory we can. If it’s being a little slow then at least we can take comfort in [...]

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Tapas by Jacquelyn

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Where is the heat? This week we return to the niyamas with the third, tapas. Tapas is often translated as heat. Be it the heat we generate in our bodies through practice or the fire of dedication and self-discipline, tapas is a catalyst for change. Change generates heat through friction, the old rubbing against the [...]

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Vishuddha – The Throat Chakra by Jacquelyn

Are you saying what needs to be said? We’ve reached the fifth chakra, vishuddha! Vishuddha means ‘purification’ denoting the purifying effect of releasing sound from the body; a gasp, a sigh, a scream or simply saying that which needs to be said. The fifth chakra on our journey, vishuddha is a blue wheel of energy [...]

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Anahata – The Heart Chakra by Jacquelyn

Is love and compassion central to your yoga practice? We’ve reached the fourth chakra, anahata! Anahata means ‘unstruck’. This refers to the concept of the unstruck sound, a sound which underlies all things. The sound of the universe, that which has always been and always will be. In the case of your body your heartbeat [...]

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Manipura – The Power Chakra by Jacquelyn

Are you in touch with your personal power? We’ve reached the third chakra, manipura! Manipura means ‘house of the lustrous gem’ a bit like having a power cell in our body. The third chakra on our journey, manipura is a yellow wheel of energy located at the navel or slightly above (the solar plexus). Having [...]

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Family Day by Jacquelyn

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Happy Family Day! From our family to yours, have a wonderful day! Namaste, Jacquelyn My schedule ~ Tuesday – Flow Yoga at 9.15 am, Gentle Yoga at 6.15 pm, Yoga for Beginners at 7.45 pm Wednesday - Flow Yoga at 6.15 pm Thursday – Flow Yoga at 9.15 am and Yoga for Beginners at 6.15 pm Sunday [...]

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Asteya by Jacquelyn

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Are you keeping a healthy balance? This week we return to the yamas with the third, asteya. Asteya means non-stealing or desireless-ness. This is a great skill to cultivate in a society that bombards us with advertising telling us what we ‘should’ want. If we can remember that happiness doesn’t come from acquisition then we [...]

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