Power of Give and Take
My most watched video to date comes from my workshop Writing the Energetic Body. After teaching the course live for two years, I released my first online version of the class in 2011.
So much has happened in the last 10 years! Since I first released this class I have created a much more extensive version of Writing the Energetic Body, with extra lessons and tips and extended experiments for each chakra. All that I need to do is to film it. Hopefully that will be coming out in 2022.
It was so much easier to mix videos in youtube back then – and I recorded everything on a flip camera balanced on lentils! Often you can hear a child talking in the background, or Tiger, the family kitty meowing. It was fun making these videos on the fly – and hard work, too. My point is, I didn’t have an amazing camera, or anyone helping me, or even a studio in which to create the class, I just made an outline of the class and did it.
My style is a little cheeky, yet serious, too. Learning should be fun, even a bit playful.
The 2nd chakra is where kundalini release begins – orgasm, exercise (movement, fluidity), and creativity. This is where we begin to put ourselves out to the world – we take what we experience and reflect on it. We move beyond the tribe. We like to make things, and push boundaries and we develop our unique “taste” for things.
Opening and closing the legs, the pelvis. Try the exercise – it’s very relaxing! And powerful!
- What is your relationship to power?
- What does power mean to you?
- How are you powerful? How do you acknowledge your power?
I began studying the chakras in 1990. I was initially fascinated with emotional patterns and the physiological relationship those patterns have with the human body. That led to hatha yoga, meditation, pranayama, chanting, and reiki. I realized that so much of the knowledge we carry is not only in our minds (or head/brain) – but within and without our bodies. I was curious to see what would happen if I gave voice to the whole body/mind/spirit system – rather than voice only to the rational mind.
I created Writing the Energetic Body, and it has been spiraling and growing ever since I taught the first workshop. It has led to all sorts of new workshops and ideas – and now I have to act on those, too.
What ideas do you have that you can act on and share with others?
One of my biggest lessons from ten years ago, just act. Don’t wait. You learn from taking action. You know more than you think you know! And you learn as you go. So, go!
November 11, 2011
Sun in Scorpio, Moon in Aquarius – First Quarter
Now that you have more information, what are you wanting to nurture and grow since last week’s Scorpio New Moon, and, from the Aquarius New Moon nine months ago?
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