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The focus is yoga & meditation for the Earth Element.
The asana build strength in the physical body and create a healthy spine.
The meditations and breathing techniques focus on creating a strong and stable mind.
The Base Chakra teachings help balance emotions such as stress, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, insomnia.
Discover a little of what this means in my 10 minute seven stones meditation.
This is the first meditation I recorded, early one morning, in my garden.
Is being published at the moment!
When you start the course, practice Week One of Bird Song. Click on the link below to access it
There are 52 Weeks in the book which gradually draw you deeper into the heart of yoga and ayurveda. During the first 8 weeks of my book, practice the yoga classes which are suitable for you and teaching meditations in this section.
Learn and feel how the Earth Energy helps you become stronger and steady.
Later in the course you will fill in a constitution chart and discover the balance of the 5 energies in your body and how they effect you physically and mentally.
The earth provides you with strong foundations for everything you do in life. Don't skip to the next section for at least 2 months.
Week 1 to 8 of Bird Song, compliments the first section of the yoga & ayurveda course.
The course begins when you have bought yourself a diary or journal.
Make a timetable or jot down some healthy routines.
Start after the New Moon and before the Full Moon.
There is no better time keeper.
Start to feel in rhythm with nature.
This might be the first time you have asked yourself this question and the answer will change over time. Start simple. What do you want from the course, from life? Examples might be, to have a healthy lower spine again, to learn techniques to let go of stress, to find my life purpose, to learn more about yoga.
Don't jump in the deep end. Don't give yourself too many commitments. You have the rest of your life, to gradually grow stronger, more flexible, calmer. Give yourself the gift of time and love.
Set up a special if tiny space in your house for your practice, collect things from walking in nature.
Write the date in your diary and maybe after practicing a class or meditation write a little about your feelings, hopes and dreams.
If all you practice is chair yoga, yoga nidra and the meditations...good. You don't have to be able to practice all the classes before moving on.
The meditations, breathing exercises and yoga asana help promote emotional stability.
Before starting any of the other yoga classes, practice my
2/ Try chair yoga no matter how experienced you are. The class is below
* Practice this class until you feel, confident, comfortable, strong and supported.
If you have experience go ahead and try the classes below. Add more depth and detail with the 6 workshops.
There are 6 special zoom workshops & yoga classes in this section for students being guided through the course.
I send the links through gradually to you over the 8 weeks via Email and will happily answer any questions. These classes are the foundations of your yoga practice. They should be returned to often. Book in with me if you wish for guidance there are only a couple of spaces.
The zoom classes and workshops are available to purchase via my webshop.
They are unique and very special classes and really help you to understand "energy" to feel more and experience more. They are what is known as yogic healing classes. Bringing together the physical, emotional and spiritual.
1/ Touching the Earth Mudra Workshop and breathing exercises for inner strength.
2/ Love your feet. Hatha Class. Finishes with a love letter to your feet meditation.
3/ Strong Spine . Hatha Class
4/ Yin Yoga & Yogic Healing Workshop with Marma Therapy and self massage for the feet. This class will bring you back down to earth if you are feeling anxious or stressed.
5/ EARTH ENERGY = Strong Foundations. Move your physical yoga practice to a another level
6/ Ganesha Mudra - Strength & Stability - Practice a visual meditation - The Earth Yantra
Meditations for this section include:
Yoga Nidra - The Heart of Yoga
The meditations below are found here
Red Stone Meditation
Three Wise Women
Yoga Nidra Meditation
Practice as little or as often as you have time for.
10 minutes per day is better than 1 hour per week.
Write in your journal how much time you'd like to commit to the course.
Something like 10 minutes meditation before bed.
3 yoga classes a week beginning with chair yoga for a week.
Use the next New Moon to begin again if you forget or get caught up in other things.
All is well❤
Do you understand any of what is written below?
Practice the Earth Yantra Meditation. You'll receive the youtube link if you are being guided through the course.
It is available as a download in my Webshop.
Do a little research, my classes and meditations should help you to see the connections which will guide you later to put together your own treatment plans.
What yoga asana are good for the Base Chakra and why?
Why is it important to feel grounded and supported?
Kapha Dosha is a combination of The Earth & Water Element
What foods are good for Kapha and why?
If kapha becomes out of balance what sort of diseases & emotional problems might occur?
Why is The Earth Element good for Stress & Anxiety?
Mantra - Each chakra has it's own chant.
The chant or seed mantra for the earth/base chakra is LAM.
Did you know OM is the seed mantra for the Third Eye Chakra?
Meditative Mind have a lovely guided meditation with chanting on YouTube.
(Root Chakra Meditation. Healing Camp)
The colour of this element/chakra is RED
Red crystals, clothing, furniture will help you feel strong.
The musical note is Low C - This low note begins to vibrate in your lower belly and spine as you chant or sing.
The area of your spine is the BASE
My chakra essential oil blend is - Vetiver & Orange. Research these 2 oils and find out why.
Is wonderful for balancing Kapha Dosha - Earth & Water
The Fragrent Heavens by Valerie Warwood give essential oils more heart.
Fill in a health questionaire and I will advise you on which classes or asana, meditations and other healing modalities will benefit you.
I will send you links via email to the Zoom workshops and yoga classes and when you have learn't your individual constitution in section 3 of the course, we can make up a treatment plan together, with herbs, food, yoga, meditation and more.
I encourage you to ask me questions and get in touch when ever you have a question via email.
Zoom one on one yoga or meditation sessions especially for you can be organised Cost $120
Buy yourself something Red.
A crystal, a scarf, clothing, something lovely that reminds you that you have completed the first section.
Send me an email, maybe some details of how you went and I'll guide you through the next section and send appropriate classes, sequences and meditations.
* I am practicing my own course and have found that I like to buy my gift as soon as I see something that feels right. I bought a beautiful pair of Rhodonite crystal earings a week after I started this section. They are bold and eye catching and wearing them has helped me stay focused.
You'll learn more details about the healing benefits of crystals below and throughout the course.
Can a crystal change your mind ?
Find out a little more in January 2021 Newsletter
I was distracted one day by a lovely picture of some Rhodonite earings on an ad for Healing Rocks Website. At the time I was focusing on the Base Chakra. Click. Click. And I had my gift for myself ready for when I finished this section. But when they arrived I decided that it was better to put them on and wear them to help me keep my focus on the Base Chakra. To remind me that I am strong and growing stronger. They are bigger and bolder than any earings I have worn for a long time. I knew they were connected to physical & emotional strength, they are a red/pink and therefore also for the heart.
Today 7 months later. I found myself picking up THE BOOK OF STONES by Simmons & Ashian and reading about Rhodonite. I am planning a class for the Base Chakra at the hall.
"Rhodonite aids in perceiving where one's talents lie, and in using those talents for the highest good of all. It is a stone of learning and development - encouraging one to expand or perfect one's skills so those skills can help others"
Affirmation - I call forth my hidden talents and abilities, and I use them lovingly for the benefit of all.
So ladies are your crystals just for show?
What positive messages are they sending you?
Some might close their eyes and see how they feel. But I also love to pick up a book and learn more.
A teacher & a student ❤
I feel a little sad today, surprisingly so
It is time to learn more
I have spent 2 months focusing on the Earth and really feel her in my bones.
I feel the connection between us.
The comfort, strength & power.
I watch the sunrise through the trees
I realise...I am not leaving but adding another layer.
I love the water, to watch the moon, to practice feminine, flowing yoga.
I dust off my Sacred Earth CDs and feel my spirits lifting. Julie Ivison
Yoga Classes for a strong body and mind. Image is from the Hatha Alignment Workshop
The yoga classes in this section help strengthen your whole body, particularly your lower spine, legs and feet. They are slow as you get to know the postures and teach safe alignment for your bodies, strength and flexibility.
There are 4 complimentary yoga classes and the introduction to Bandha short video in this section.
*This section has the most classes. There are 10 yoga classes and workshops. Build your foundations, yoga is a cultivation practice. Imagine the teachings for the Base Chakra as the base of a triangle, once stable you can begin to explore more and move upwards.
Learn the asana well, then it's time to flow and explore the Sacral Chakra. Your Sacred Self. What things give you joy.
Ayurveda and many other cultures have been using herbs & spices as medicine for thousands of years. Special combinations are used to enhance the therapeutic benefits.
Find out about the health benefits of bay, cinnamon & cardemon and how to make a delicious warming soup that improves digestion here JUNE 2018
There's a lot more and it is all encouraging and positive and seems to me to be a reminder that I am on the right path. Reading this touched something deep and knowing within myself. Not just a message or teaching for me but a message for you, reading this.
"Tiddalik is a small mischievous and very thirsty frog who appears in one of Australia's best known Creation Stories. It's the story of a frog whose greed results in all of the water in the creeks, lakes and rivers being depleted, resulting in the other animals working together to see it returned."
I think it's time we worked together.
Yoga is not just about ourselves, it is our connection with life.
Our connection with the environment.
Who out there will step up, if not us?
Don't despair, look to the future, plant trees, nurture and grow.