The following theme can be used either for your own personal practice, or for your group classes or one ones that you are teaching. Everything below is just a guide based on my thoughts and experiences in the moment. Feel free to change anything to better suit your teaching/practice style or so that it feels more authentic to you and your own teaching voice. Namasté
Theme: Speaking our Truth
Quote: Our deepest fear – Marianne Williamson
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. You’re playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Physical Focus: This practice is all about opening the throat chakra so incorporating poses such as cat/cow, camel, fish or bow. Include neck rolls or gentle neck stretches.
Pranayama: Cleansing breaths or deep sighs and Lion’s Breath
Chakra: 5 – Throat Chakra
Mantra: So Ham I am that
Where should you be speaking your truth but are instead holding it in? Where are you allowing your light to be dim out of fear for the unknown?
How does that make you feel in the depths of your heart.
What do you need to ask for? Ask now
This can be a powerful practice for those experiencing an imbalance in the throat chakra. Tread carefully as it could also be quite emotional.
Encourage chanting but let your students know that just be present through the experience is enough. One of my favourites for a class that might be a bit timid with sound is child’s pose and chanting OM 6-10 times.
Chant OM at the beginning and end of the practice for your students to be aware of the difference in energy.
Make sure you explain why we chant OM. OM is the primary sound. Pronounced A U M it begins in the belly and travels up the spine. It unites all 7 chakras and creates powerful healing vibrations for your vagus nerve. It is also a classical way to both begin and end practice.
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