Has the cat got your tongue? Most of us know what it feels like to be rendered speechless, but if you consider what goes on in your day-to-day life it’s unlikely that you will be left speechless very often. However, speaking the truth is not an easy task, which is why so many struggle with clear and concise communication.
Communicating well is not just a skill needed by charismatic leaders. It is a crucial and necessary function for anyone interested in developing strong relationships in work, and in personal life. Consider the consequences of not being able to get your point across, and you’ll soon understand the importance of speaking, writing, or transmitting information clearly.
The following yoga poses help to open and stimulate your throat chakra, the energetic center of communication in your body. When your throat chakra is awake and alive, you will have no trouble speaking your heart, and your mind. (more…)
We know that practicing yoga is mentally and emotionally centering, but the question is can one be more present and in harmony as a result of the clothes they wear? The creators of Be Present, a popular yoga clothing company, seem to think so.
In 2002 this grassroots and family owned clothing company began its journey making clothes for yogis and yoga instructors. Designer and founder Amy Lopatin Dobrin saw a need for quick drying, moisture wicking fabrics like those of the athletically minded ski industry of Colorado where she spent many years.
She started by creating pants for her brother Ian, owner of At One Yoga in Arizona. Ian asked Amy to make enough pants to sell at his studio. After a great response from students and teachers alike, the business grew. Since then, the Be Present line of clothing has set an industry standard for versatile, agile and mobile yoga pants. They continue to be a leader in innovate clothing design.
Stemming from the Hindu tradition, chakras are identified as energy centers that are located throughout the human body. The word chakra is Sanskrit meaning “wheel.” Chakras can be thought of as energetic spinning wheels in the body.
There are seven main chakras. They are located along the spine from the base to the crown of the head. Each one corresponds with an area of the body, a natural element, color wavelength and sound vibration.
When our chakras are out of balance due to either excess energy or a clog in the flow, we may suffer from emotional discomfort, physical ailments or social and psychological problems. When they are in balance within themselves and their relationship to the other chakras, we feel light, full of positive energy and at ease in every aspect of our lives.
The following is a guide to the first three chakras and what you can do to keep them in balance.