Yoga for balancing your energy system: activating the warrior within

This post is the third in our Yoga for Balancing Your Energy System series. If you missed the first two, check them out here: Mooladhara Chakra (1) and Svadhistana Chakra (2). Chakra three, Manipura, is all about igniting and activating your agni, or inner fire. Manipura is your centre of will, so fostering a strong internal fire here is vital for fulfilling your life purpose. Manipura is where you develop your determination and endurance. Our chakras are not the source of our energy; we need to manage our energy by activating it then channeling it accordingly through our chakra system. A
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Yoga as a Way of Being (in everyday life)

By Kel Fox Sarah is helping with the Dru Yoga Teacher Training this weekend, so once again I have commandeered the blog 😉 And I have a question for you: What is yoga, when you’re not doing yoga? I think any students of Dru would agree that yoga is not just an hour a week in a class. If you let it, yoga becomes a way of being. If I go for a walk, I let yoga be part of that. Yoga is engaging my core when I stand up and slip on my shoes. Yoga is standing tall, spine
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Earth Day Yoga and Writing

Editor’s Note: we apologise if you are receiving this twice! Somehow the first one got deleted. “The universe corresponds to the nature of your song.”  Michael Beckwith Earth Day fell on Sunday 22 April this year so a special event was held at our new studio: our inaugural yoga and writing immersion. We took time out to go within and venture deeper on all levels of our being.  This is what I call “extreme self care”, making time to connect with something so much greater than our small everyday self. Our day opened with a quote that reflects this so
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Yoga for balancing your energy system: aligning into one’s own place

I like to think of my body as a temple that facilitates the full expression of my soul. It puts a whole new meaning on how I care for this body temple! As we continue our theme of extreme self care, what could be more important than honouring our own temple? In my last post, we explored the first chakra and the importance of grounding to establish your foundation within your body. I hope you felt the difference some intentional grounding can make to centre the base chakra. This week we will explore the second chakra, svadhisthana, and its meaning
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Yoga for balancing your energy system: entering the physical body

Balance in life is all about energy management. Your energy management. As energy beings we are made of energy. Everything we interact with is energy, all of varying vibrations. Last week I talked about values and vision. I’m working on my new vision board collecting pictures, words, photos and planning where I’m going to place them. I’m also working on bringing my vibration into alignment with my vision. That brings me to the issue of balancing my whole energy system, starting with my base chakra. A chakra is an energy centre, a spinning vortex of subtle energy. In Sanskrit the
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The Value in knowing your Values

As we come into the second quarter of the year (yes a quarter of the year has gone!) it is a good time to reflect upon what our intentions were as we came into the New Year in January and where we are now. You may well be on track and know exactly where you want to be in six months time or you may not. You may have got swept up in the new year fever of making many plans and, for want of a better term, new year resolutions. As you know I declared this year to be
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My year of extreme self care!

I chose the theme of extreme self care because last year I declared was my year of “Slow Living” and that manifested some potent keys that I intend to continue exploring. I feel like I need more time with the slow living concept as I know I need more of it. It was that feeling at the end of last year, of wanting more time, that sparked my realisation that I could do with some serious self care. It was a full on year and finished on a high but left me a little tired! So I’ve been exploring options
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Managing your energy – Energy Block Release sequences

Greetings and welcome to my first blog for this new yoga term. As I have been reflecting on what to share with you through this platform I felt that a great way to start the yoga term would be to shed some light on these amazing sequences we refer to as EBRs. Some of you are very familiar with them and others not so much. It is always good to refresh our memory on why we are doing certain things and learn more that will add to your practice of these amazing sequences. As a traditional Dru yoga teacher I
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Make it a year of dreams

(by Kel Fox) When I was a kid, my mum and brother and I would go outside on New Year’s Eve and lie in our hammocks under the trees to write our New Year’s resolutions. I had a special section in the middle of my journal for it (the front was a diary of all the angst of a 14-year-old introvert, and the back page was reserved for very special wishes, which had come true so often I began to suspect the book had magical powers). Before writing the new list, we would review our previous year together. We’d talk
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Surya Namaskara

This term we have been practicing the sun sequence, Surya Namaskara, and as I have been reading more about this ancient, time-honoured sequence, I want to share some of the information I have found with you. Surya Namaskara is a practice that has been handed down from the sages of Vedic times. In many cultures throughout history the sun has been worshipped as a daily ritual because it is a powerful symbol of spiritual consciousness. This sequence is very complete within itself as it works on all our levels of being: It stretches, massages, tones and stimulates all the muscles
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