Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Mind/Body Connection: Balance and empathy in the fourth chakra

The mind/body connection: balance and empathy in the fourth chakra
by Nancy B. Loughlin
Published in News Press on June 25, 2013.  Posted with permission.

anjali mudra

The heart, chest, upper back, arms and hands are the home of anahata chakra. This chakra is the center integrating the solid matter of the lower realms with the spiritual of the upper.

This integration is the key.

People with anahata imbalances are trapped in the conundrum of duality. The reality is often me/you, Republican/Democrat, guilty/innocent and right/wrong.

Nothing positive comes from this. The greatest happiness in life is when we recognize we are subsumed in the universe’s humming whole. There is no us/them.

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The Mind/Body Connection: The Power of Will in the Third Chakra

The mind/body connection: the power of will in the third chakra
by Nancy B. Loughlin
Published in News Press on June 18, 2013.  Posted with permission.

gary granza in boat pose

Gary Granza in Boat Pose for the Third Chakra

“Go with the gut” is apropos.

The chakra journey began with grounding and safety in the first and the flow of feeling in the second. Now, use the belly’s fire to push the will to action in the third.

The gut is the home of the third chakra, manipura power. From the navel to the solar plexus, this is the center of transformation, the will fire. It’s here that you overcome the inertia of the lower chakras and turn matter into energy.

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Mind/Body Connection: Feeling secure in Chakra One

The Mind/Body Connection: Feeling secure in Chakra One
By Nancy B. Loughlin
Published in News Press on June 4, 2013.  Posted with permission.

Dancer Pose to open the first chakra.

There’s the physical body, and then there’s the energetic body.

The body’s seven major chakras, literally “wheels,” are invisible energy vortices along the spine. They are programmed by your life experiences and filter and guide your life energy. Ideally that energy flows.

But sometimes it’s blocked. It’s time to release the baggage.

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Mind/Body Connection: The right to feel with the second chakra

The Mind/Body Connection: The right to feel with the second chakra
By Nancy B. Loughlin
Published in News Press on June 11, 2013. Posted with permission.

marcie king pigeon

Marcie Molloy Gillis demonstrates King Pigeon to open the second chakra.

Reclaim your right to feel.

Svadhisthana, the second chakra energy center, is in the sacrum, hips and lower abdomen. The first chakra is about grounding and security. The second is about movement, sensation and pleasure.

A free and flowing second chakra is apparent in someone who is compassionate and emotionally available. Such a person is friendly and open without being clingy.

With a healthy second chakra, you can express yourself sexually without using others or exploiting yourself. You know you are entitled to be loved and happy, and you don’t have to do anything to earn it. You are a prodigal child.

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