I am honored that Bettie has asked me to come and visit in Mint Hill. It is an amazing opportunity to connect with a whole new set of people, while spending time with some old friends, and bringing everyone together to share in a common experience. For those experienced with yoga, you know this feeling all too well. If you are new to yoga, you may have seen a glimmer of this, but you haven’t quite figured out what it is. It is quite simply the union that is yoga. Yoga means “to yoke” or to bring together. And, while it yokes mind, body and spirit, it also draws together otherwise different people to a place of common ground. It gives us a glimpse of the love, joy and peace we can experience everyday, in every surrounding, with every human being. Big time stuff right there, hey?!
I have been contemplating what I will bring to Mint Hill in regards to chakra balancing. I know I will tell you about all the seven chakras, what they mean, where they are, etc. etc. This is all cerebral. I can tell you, you can write it down, and you can memorize it. This is a good place to start for anyone. But, what I most want to bring, is the understanding of how chakras work in our lives daily. I want you to be able to align the sensations in your body with your emotional awareness and connect that to a more universal idea of yourself.
In its essence, I want you to know what it is like to connect energetically to the universe you live in. Recently, I had a facial with a friend. At the end, she gave me a head and neck massage. She quickly asked how it was because since she was not trained in massage therapy she wanted my professional opinion. I told her it was fabulous. Not because of technique or where she massaged, but, because she was connected and intentional. While she massaged I saw the color green in my mind’s eye. This is the color of the heart chakra. I undoubtedly felt the energy exchange of giving and receiving nurturing and pure love she intended me to feel.
We can find moments of union in the universe when we are aware and ready to receive. In the experience of chakra balancing flow, I hope you are able to come open to receive and hear what the universe is ready to provide you. If you have taken my chakra balancing flow before, come again! There are always more things to learn, more facets of our being to experience, and more YOGA to share.
Jessica King will be teaching a Chakra Balancing Flow at the Lofts at 7714 in downtown Mint Hill this Saturday afternoon from 2-4:30. Admission is $35, cash or check only. Please bring your mat and any props you might need, and wear clothing comfortable for movement. The address is 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227