Heart Chakra Flow
From Jenn Collotta
An in-depth look into practice
What would it feel like to have a heart that was wide open? What would it feel like to be free of fear or constriction – to be totally open?
Our practice today is centered around our heart space and this fundamental question. Our anahata chakra is our fourth chakra located around the center of our chest. This chakra, placed between the lower three physical chakras and the upper three spiritual ones, is the bridge – not only between chakras but the bridge that guides us towards ourselves. It is through this compassion and love that we find acceptance for who we are, as we are.
The beauty of this practice is it is less about changing yourself to be someone you are comfortable with as you leave your mat and more about honoring the person that stepped foot onto your mat in the first place.
For if we can do this, if we can free ourselves from fear, constriction and expectations, we may experience our truest self – and from this trues, pure self we may walk through this life with authenticity.
When Travis and I first created the source we chose the color green, the same color as anahata chakra. We did this because we believe changing the world starts with love and compassion. Love first for yourself and then for those around you because in the end, we are not so different. Compassion is looking around and saying if I were born at the same time as you, with the same gender, ethnicity and circumstances, I would not be so different form you at all. This practice of yoga is a calling to strip away our external identification to go with-in to the essence of who we are.
We are not so different.
So it is with love, compassion and understanding that we see each other. Namaste.
- Spinx Pose (Salamba Bhujangasana)
- Dolphin Dog
- Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Śvanāsana)
- Ragdoll (Uttānāsana)
- Mountain Pose (Tādāsana)
- Backbend (Anuvittasana)
- Chair Pose (Utkatasana)
- Eagle (Garudāsana)
- Bound Airplane (Deskāsana)
- Warrior II (Vīrabhadrāsana B)
- Extended Side Angle (Utthita Pārśvakonāsana)
- Reverse Warrior (Pārśva Vīrabhadrāsana)