This seven day Chakras for Beginners course is a holistic approach created to highlight the power of the chakras and chakra balancing through meditation, journal writing, yoga postures, and breathing techniques. Studying the chakras separately one day at a time breaks down the information so the depth of each can be easily digested. This Chakras for Beginners course will show you how effective consistent practice with clear intention can be for finding and keeping peace.
Studying the energy within guides you to find a deeper understanding of yourself. Following my instruction you will learn what the chakras are and how focusing on balancing chakra will bring you greater self-understanding, self-confidence, and less stress.
So what is a chakra?
The term chakra translates to wheel or disk. Within our body there are seven major chakras, which can be thought of as energy centers. Each chakra correlates to our levels of consciousness, from the most primitive to transcendent. The seven chakras are: Muladhara (root), Svadhisthana (sweetness), Manipura (lustrious gem), Anahata (unstuck), Vissudha (purification), Ajna (Command Center), and Sahasara (thousand fold). The first chakra starts with the most primitive level of consciousness and gradually develops until you reach the seventh chakra and highest level of consciousness.
This video takes you through different asanas (yoga postures) that help build strong roots into the earth. The yoga of the root chakra is hathat yoga and practicing asana is one way to balance the rooth chakra.
Suggested props: 2 blocks and 2 blankets
This meditation allows explores becoming grounded through being present.
Stability and growth through grounding. Begin with watching the breath to follow the connection of your energy to the earth.
Is it easy for you to "go with the flow"? Or perhaps it's something you are exploring. This video offers a simple practice for you to explore the idea of "going with the flow" to help bring balnace to your second chakra.
The second chakra relates to our ability to adjust to the ups and downs in life. Going with the flow is easier said than done sometimes. Take time to explore your breathing and its natural flow.
The manipura chakra is our power center. With asana (yoga postures) we can create heat from the inside out to ignite our interal fire.
If we are unable to love ourselves it is challenging to offer love to others. Practice asana (yoga postures) in this video that open the heart, and take care of your body.
The sixth chakra is located between our eyebrows, and this area is often referred to as our "third eye". This location is home to our intution. As we begin to allow our eyes to see clearly we open up to our natural ability to be intuative.
This video offers a short excersise for you to try to open your eyes to the world around you.
As we move up the body the chakras become more ethereal, and for some harder to comprehend. I know when I first started studying the chakra I felt the top two chakras were beyond me. However, as I have developed my meditation practice I have begun to understand better the importance of the ajna and sahasara charkas.
This video guides you through a simple meditation. Starting with basic meditation practices allow for it to be accessible to everyone.
As we allow our crown chakra to expand our minds become more flexible. Yoga is not about the flexibility of your body, but how flexible your mind is to adapting to different situations on and off the mat.
Liza Laird’s teaching and coaching comes from her passion to enjoy and savor life. The philosophy Liza brings to her classes, retreats, workshops, and coaching is best expressed by her daily mantra, “live light, because everything is already okay.” She has found that these few words have the power to calm and clarify her mind. By experiencing life through the lens of this daily mantra, Liza is able to share this wisdom and help others achieve their brightest and fullest desires.
As a 500 HR Registered Yoga Teacher trained at YogaWorks and a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, Liza has gained a wide range of knowledge from her teachers and continues to see herself as both student and teacher as she believes there is always more to learn. Liza’s approach to teaching yoga benefits from the powerful combination of yoga and psychology. She is intrigued by the intersection of eastern and western thought and through yoga psychology her classes provide a platform for yogis and students to find clarity on the mat that translates into day-to-day life.
Liza is also a Co-Active Coach trained at The Coaches Institute, the leading international coaching school. Through “Live Light” coaching, Liza offers support and accountability to those seeking to live to their fullest potential in business or personal life. Entrepreneurs starting a new venture, yoga instructors searching for ways to build their practice, and anyone seeking to cultivate a happier life benefit from Liza’s coaching.
Liza also enjoys knitting, meditation, collecting and making cool things with cork, traveling to remote and exotic places, and playing incessantly with her abyssinian, Ike.