Anahata ( Heart Space Poems)

This Fridays class was themed around Anahata ( heart chakra). I love working with the subtle body and enjoy using different ‘tools’ to get in: chanting, music, poetry, pranayama.

Love is such a powerful emotion, it brings with it great joy yet also pain; when you’ve had love chances are you’ve felt great fear, fear of losing that special person whether it be a child or lover. If you have experienced loss of a loved one be it through death or break up there is fear about loving again. All this and more you see when people are on the mat working in this area. Fear comes up in a lot of poses: ‘ can I do it?’ , ‘ will I fall’, ‘ I’m too old to do it’, ‘ what if something snaps!’…. When the heart space begins to open people feel a release of compression- not just on a physical level but emotions can come out too- always have tissues on stand by for Savasana. 

One of my favourite asanas to do is ‘Dhanurasana‘ otherwise know as bow. This pose brings tremendous strength and elasticity to the back and spine but also stretches the chest so just as a bud on a flower starts off tight and then pops into bloom so over the course of a ‘ heart opening sequence’ the heart space softens and blossoms. As a teacher this pose is a lovely one to assist- with just a gentle touch on the shoulders people really open up and it’s easier for most people to get into than ‘Wheel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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