Today was one of those days when everything seemed to be going not-my-way: when it looked like I was trapped by circumstances. Today was one of those days when all I could see was that I'm
home-schooling a seven year old, day-caring a two year old, not making enough money and feeling the creativity and life drained out of me minute-by-minute while A.X. refused to nap. Today was one of those days when I really needed to do some yoga.
Fortunately, nap was achieved and I got on the mat. What I did was a twenty-minute Chakra Balancing Yoga class I downloaded from YogaDownload.com . (YogaDownload.com, by the way, has changed my yoga practice and, I do not lie, my life. I HIGHLY recommend it for anyone who can't get out of the house to do yoga.)
What did I get from today's practice?
Firstly, Chakra Balancing is a great thing to do when you're stressed. Secondly, my Red, Yellow, Purple and White Chakras seem to be going strong, but my Orange, Green and Blue Chakras? Not so much. In short, while I'm expressing a strong will and being intuitively plugged in, I'm feeling sensually/creatively deprived and my heart's not very open. A pretty accurate diagnosis.
Time to start remembering I am more than my circumstances. And opening my heart.
Lots of pictures and more about chakras here.