Heart Chakra (Anahata)

The Anahata (heart) Chakra is actually not represented by our biological heart but is situated in the spinal column behind of the inner wall at the center of the chest. Its element is Air and its function is balance, openness, giving/receiving, breath and sense of...

Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)

The sacred truth of this Chakra is to honour oneself by forming a ‘self’ separate from our inherited identity, helping us mature and improve our self-understanding. Located in the space between our navel to the solar plexus (core) its element is fire and its function...

Yoga in Ecuador

I had the great pleasure of visiting South America for the first time recently. To show my appreciation to all for your patience and loyalty while I trekked off to another continent for a couple of weeks to celebrate my 50th trip around the sun, I wanted to share with...

Belly Chakra (Swadhisthana)

This Chakra is concerned with sexual impulses, sensuality, sensory pleasure, survival of the species and our desire to merge with others. Located in the lower abdomen and genitals, its element is water and its function is sexuality, procreation, change, movement and...

Root Chakra

The Muladhara is home to the first chakra. From a physical perspective, it is the first building block of our entire system, and the base foundation on which all the other chakras unfold. When this chakra is strengthened through our ‘root’, it is solid, deep, healthy,...

Kundalini: Awakening the Sleeping Serpent

At the heart of the practice of Flowyoga is Tantra and Kundalini. These are defined as awakening, stimulating and moving energy to induce a meditative state. Westerners often see Tantra as sexual. This can intrigue some and make others uncomfortable. It tends to cloud...

Patience

‘The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset’. Over the past few months I have been given an opportunity to get deeply acquainted with the practice of ‘Patience’. After I had a routine mammogram this past November,...

Fear

FEAR False Evidence Appearing Real As we approach the Autumn Equinox and enter into the darkest time of the year, our shadow side yearns for the validation that only fear can deliver. It would seem that this is a necessary and natural reaction to the cycles of our...

Living Yoga

My relationship with yoga all began in August of 1999. I was living on my own in Toronto and working as a Marketing Manager at a high tech company. Two months earlier I had just met Bill, the man of my dreams while visiting NYC for a long weekend with a friend. Bill...

Summer 2012: Intuition

Have you ever retraced the pattern of your life and wondered about the circumstances and choices that led you to this present moment? Have you ever made a decision based on a gut feeling rather than a rational conclusion? Have you ever been influenced by what feels...