Guide Yourself with Cindy

Sacral Chakra

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by Cindy VanDykeIn our last blog, we talked about the root chakra, and today we are going to talk about the second chakra, known as Sacral chakra. This energy venter governs the pelvis, lower back, abdomen and reproductive organs. It is also known as Svadhistana and it is connected to the elements of water. Where our first chakra is stability, this chakra is the energy of movement, fluidity and connection. It affects our feelings and emotions, and it influences creativity.  The emanating colour for this chakra is orange. If there is excess energy here, we can be too sensitive or...

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Root Chakra

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by Cindy VanDykeIn several articles, I have talked about or mentioned the seven main chakras or energy centers that are apart of the philosophy of yoga.  Today we are going to look at the first chakra known as the root chakra, called Muladhara. It is the foundation located at the base of the spine and it governs the bottom 3 vertebrae, the legs, the colon and the bladder.  This chakra is the energy center for stability, security, survival, and basic material needs such as food, water, shelter and community. The element of earth is connected to this chakra an the...

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Colour

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by Cindy VanDyke Today, I would like to bring our awareness to colour and how it affects is knowingly and unknowingly. How we use it to describe emotion or in everyday conversations such as:"I am in the pink today""She was green with envy""The business was in the red last year"" He has blue days""That is the golden boy" And so on.  I want to share with you how we can use colour to enhance our lives.  When it comes to colour, most people have an attraction or an aversion to certain colours.  When you become consciously aware of colour you...

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Sound Healing

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by Cindy VanDyke I want to share a little bit about sound healing and introduce you to gong baths, as they are known in the yoga world, and other tools used in sound healing as well as music. Music is a wonderful therapy for the brain and nervous system. Some music sweeps between the left and right brain hemispheres and balances the IQ and EQ that is balancing intelligence with emotion. Mozart is the best example of this, and it is known as the Mozart Effect. Studies show when this music is played during a task or test the focus...

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Alternative Breathing Techniques

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by Cindy VanDyke Now that you know about some simple everyday breathing techniques, here are some other breathing techniques that can be used to help you in other areas of your life where you may have trouble. Strengthening the Abdominals Purse your lips and pretend you are blowing through a straw. Feel the muscles contract and work in your core area. This strengthens, massages, and invigorates your organs. Now let’s learn how to take a full breath. A lot of the breath is in the rib and back of your body. It is done in three parts. Your hand is...

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