50 minute Yoga Power Vinyasa Routine (Intermediate)
Try YOGA at home! Are you intimated by Yoga? No time to get into a studio or can't afford it? Try one of Kimi's signature all-level yoga flows at your convenience from anywhere and everywhere! Open up your chakras, ease your mind, sweat & burn off negative energy and calories with this simple awesome energizing vinyasa yoga practice
How to properly execute a YOGA SQUAT for your Root Chakra
The garland yoga pose or aka MALASANA stretches the ankles, groin, and back. This yoga pose is part of your root chakra. *If your heels don't reach the floor, rest them on a folded blanket or set a brick under your sits bones. Malasana is the Sanskrit name for this posture. The breakdown for the Sanskrit name is as follows, "Mala" meaning "Garland", and "Asana" meaning "Posture or Pose". Some believe that "Garland" refers to the arms hanging around the neck like a necklace. As a result, this yoga pose is also called Garland yoga pose and many simply refer to the posture as "Yogi Squat". The Root chakra must be balanced so that the higher chakras can be healed / unblocked. The Root chakra governs our physical energies, to give us a sense of safety and security with other people and ourselves. Primary Benefits: Opens The Hips Strengthens Core Stretches The Hamstrings Stretches The Ankles Helps Tone The Glutes Loosens low back
Throat chakra...QUICK way to open and clear your throat which is the gateway for communication.
Your throat chakra governs communication in all of your relationships be personal or professional. The throat identifies with being able to communicate clearly, confidently and effectively without harming others. When your throat chakra is healthy and unblocked, your are able to speak your truth. When your throat chakra is blocked, you may appear SHY or afraid to speak up or the ladder and speak over others too much and conversions might not flow because you always try to take over and talk about yourself as oppose to hearing what others have to say and express. When we are effective at being service to others we are able to balance this energy so we can speak our truth but also give others opportunity to speak theirs. The Throat chakra is the 5th chakra. Located at the center of the neck at the level of the throat, it is the passage of the energy between the lower parts of the body and the head. The function of the Throat chakra is driven by the principle of expression & communicating with others. The fifth chakra is referred to as: Throat chakra Vishuddha Kanth Padma Shodash Dala The most common Sanskrit name for the Throat chakra is “Vishudda”, which means “pure” or “purification”.
Learn How to Unlock Your 3rd Eye , the gateway to your intuition.
Your chakras are the gateways of your energetically system. In many cases, our chakras get blocked or abandoned because the hustle and bustle of life or traumas leave us blocked and in denial. Why should you open your 3rd eye? Your 3rd eye governs your intuition and ability to make safe healthy decisions that serve your greatest good.The Sixth Chakra is also known as the Third Eye and the Ajna Chakra. It is characterized by the union of opposites, intuition, wisdom, clairvoyance, visualizing, fantasizing, concentration, determination, self-initiation, the power of projection, and understanding your purpose. Use these poses for 3rd eye awakening. Try this short mediation and clear everything and anything that may be blocking you from your best life and self!
The sacral chakra is the second chakra of the 7 systems. It is associated with the emotional body, sensuality, and creativity. Its element is water and as such, its energy is characterized by eb and flow and flexibility, of course. The primary function of the sacral chakra is directed by the principle of pleasure & desire. Let’s have a look at this energy center’s basics, including its location, color, symbol, potential signs of imbalance, and what to do heal your sacral chakra. It's location is about three inches below the navel, at the center of your lower belly. From the back, it’s located at the level of the lumbar vertebrae...some experts expand its location to the genital area, especially at the level of ovaries for women and the testicles for men. *It is associated with the lymphatic system. Behavioral characteristics of the sacral chakra The sacral chakra is associated with the following psychological and behavioral functions: Emotions, feelings Relationships, relating Expression of sexuality, sensual pleasure Feeling the outer and inner worlds Creativity Fantasies vs. REALITY
A healthy solar plexus chakra allows you to know yourself and truly LIVE your LIFE with confidence, strength, & perseverance. Someone with a balanced solar plexus chakra will be able to set boundaries and be assertive without being aggressive. It allows you to know yourself, judging yourself and others fairly but not critically. It plays such a fundamental role in self-confidence, an imbalance in the third chakra can cause many problems. Some common symptoms of a blockage include: Low self esteem Inability to set or maintain boundaries Codependency Lack of self-control Depression or anxiety Addiction The solar plexus chakra is also important for physical health. It is closely tied to digestive health, but a blockage can cause an issue with other systems as well. Common physical symptoms of a blocked third chakra include: Ulcers Poor digestion, gas, nausea Hypoglycemia Diabetes Asthma and other respiratory problems Arthritis Organ problems, especially in the liver and kidneys Nerve pain and fibromyalgia Difficulty gaining or losing weight Solar Plexus chakra: Location: In the solar plexus area (upper part of the belly, where your diaphragm rests); it is the third chakra from the bottom in the traditional system counting 7 chakras Color: Yellow (higher frequencies of this chakra can turn into golden yellow) Symbol: A circle with 10 petals in which is inscribed a downward-pointing triangle Sanskrit: Manipura Element: Fire
Heart Chakra (Anahata) Cleanse your Heart Chakra in 5 minutes
Anahata or heart chakra is the fourth primary chakra, according to Hindu Yogic, Shakta and Buddhist Tantric traditions. In Sanskrit, anahata means "unhurt, unstruck, and unbeaten". The 4th chakra, also known as the heart chakra or Anahata, is the gateway of love and human & spirit connection. A healed strong, balanced heart chakra allows you to live freely and openly from a place of compassion & empathy. However, a blocked heart chakra can interfere with your happiness and relationships in many ways if left unhealed. Symptoms of a Heart Chakra Imbalance A blocked heart chakra manifests as a lack of love and compassion. Symptoms include: Loneliness Shyness Social anxiety Being overly critical towards self and others Holding grudges for long periods Inability to give or receive freely (everything comes with a price or expectation) Suspicion and fear, especially in friendships and romantic relationships (paranoia) Common symptoms of an overactive 4th chakra include: Loving indiscriminately (Lack of) proper boundaries in friendships and intimate relationships Tolerating too much from others to the point of neglecting emotional self-care Acceptance of others without discernment Losing your sense of identity (feeling lost or like a chameleon) Giving to others or to a cause without restraints Being a YES MAN (saying yes when you don't want to or shouldn't) Codependency A blockage in the heart chakra can also lead to physical symptoms like poor circulation, heart troubles, and respiratory illness like asthma. If you consistently have an issue with these conditions in your life, clearing your heart chakra may help you recover from them and lead a healthy life, both emotionally and physically. Symptoms of imbalance can also point to an overactive heart chakra, which is when the attributes associated with this energy center are expressed in excess.
Crown Chakra (Sahasrara) Meditation
Sahasrara or crown chakra is generally considered the seventh primary chakra, according to most yoga traditions. Your crown chakra governs your spirituality. Located at the top of the head, it gives us GATEWAY to higher states of consciousness as we OPEN to what is beyond our personal preoccupations and visions. The function of the Crown chakra is driven by consciousness and gets us in touch with the universe & spirituality. It's non-denominational. Whatever religion you are, you can tap into whatever you believe or drives your faith on a daily basis! The 7th chakra is referred to as: Crown chakra Sahasrara Shunnya Niralambapuri The Sanskrit name “Sahasrara” can be translated as “Thousand petals”. Crown chakra color: PURPLE OR WHITE The crown chakra is most commonly represented with the color white, although it can also be depicted as deep purple. The auric color of crown chakra energy can also be seen as gold, white, or clear light. The symbol of the Crown chakra is composed of: A circle A thousand petals The dominating color of the crown chakra symbol is white. Its petals are multicolor, like a rainbow. The circle is sometimes compared to the symbol of the full moon.
Welcome to Wellness According to Kimi Rae AKA Kimiraewellness
Kimi Rae is a renowned Yogapreneur and Wellness Passionista! She loves all things Mind, Body & Spirit and believes everyone is a teacher and student no matter what level you’re at. Kimi’s coined saying from her Wellness TV show was “Perfectly Imperfect” and that’s how she describes herself. She’s a Yogamama of 3 vivacious boys who keep her on her toes and bring belief in self-care to the forefront because when she’s practiced her morning yoga and nourished herself, she’s a better mom and person all around. Her teaching style is approachable and relatable and she’s got a welcoming laid back vibe in her life and infamous studio called California Yoga. Kimi owns a top notch Yoga School accredited by the Yoga Alliance and has certified hundreds of Yoga Instructors cross country. Kimi is an RYT, ERYT, CPT, and lifelong lover of studying meditation, mindfulness, chakras, and more. Kimi and her team lead several wellness retreats yearly in exotic locations where they share their love for travel and yoga alike. This channel brings everything you need for the mind, body and spirit in the comfort of your home or sacred space. You’ll find meal ideas, meditations, life hacks, yoga flows, and more.
Root Chakra (Muladhara) Yoga Poses
The root chakra is the 1st chakra. Its energy is based on the earth element. It’s associated with the feeling of safety and grounding. It’s at the base of the chakra system and lays the foundation for expansion in your life. Where is the Root Chakra? The first chakra or root chakra is located at the base of the spine. The corresponding body locations are the perineum, along the first three vertebrae, at the pelvic plexus. This chakra is often represented as a cone of energy starting at the base of the spine and going downward and then slight bent up. The first chakra is associated with the following functions or behavioral characteristics: Security, safety Survival Basic needs (food, sleep, shelter, self-preservation, etc.) Physicality, physical identity and aspects of self Grounding Support and foundation for living our lives
Easy Seated Pose (Sukhasana) root chakra yoga pose
While opening the hips and lengthening the spine, the asana's relative ease on the knees makes it easier than siddhasana or padmasana for people with physical difficulties. For meditation, it is important that the spine be straight and aligned with the head and neck. But if the practitioner steadies the sukhasana pose by putting pillows or blankets under the knees to create a steadiness, it may be easier to sit longer in sukhasana for meditation without slumping forward. An additional blanket or pillow under the buttocks may also be beneficial and steadying... The root chakra is the 1st chakra. Its energy is based on the earth element. It’s associated with the feeling of safety and grounding. It’s at the base of the chakra system and lays the foundation for expansion in your life. Where is the Root Chakra? The first chakra or root chakra is located at the base of the spine. The corresponding body locations are the perineum, along the first three vertebrae, at the pelvic plexus. This chakra is often represented as a cone of energy starting at the base of the spine and going downward and then slight bent up. The first chakra is associated with the following functions or behavioral characteristics: Security, safety Survival Basic needs (food, sleep, shelter, self-preservation, etc.) Physicality, physical identity and aspects of self Grounding Support and foundation for living our lives
Alternate Nostril Breathing (Nadi Shodhanana)
Nadi Shodhanana, also known as Alternate Nostril Breathing, is a powerful breathing practice with wide reaching benefits. Nadi is a Sanskrit word meaning “channel” or “flow” and shodhana means “purification.” Therefore, nadi shodhana is primarily aimed at clearing and purifying the subtle channels of the mind-body organism, while balancing its masculine and feminine aspects. Nadi Shodhana BENEFITS: Infuses the body with oxygen Clears and releases toxins Reduces stress and anxiety Calms and rejuvenates the nervous system Helps to balance hormones Supports clear and balanced respiratory channels Helps to alleviate respiratory allergies that cause hay fever, sneezing, or wheezing Balances solar and lunar, masculine and feminine energies Fosters mental clarity and an alert mind Enhances the ability to concentrate Brings balance to the left and right hemispheres of the brain
Chakra Cleanse GUIDED
1. Colors Notice what colors you are drawn to...if your root chakra feels out of balance, wear red, eat red foods, seek red where you can. Each chakra identifies with its own unique color, try incorporated the colors according to your needs. 2. Food Adjust your diet to take in more food of the same colour of the Chakra you are trying to balance. Using the root chakra as an example once again, try adding more red colored foods to your diet i.e., tomatoes, radishes, beets, peppers, pomegranates. 3. Sound Just as colour has a frequency, so too does sound. Our energy resonates to specific musical notes. Root = C, Sacral = D, Solar Plexus = E, Heart = F, Throat = G, Third Eye = A, Crown = B. Listening to music in the above notes will stimulate that particular energy center. SOUNDBATHS are excellent for rebalancing the chakras. 4. Toning We can also use our own voice to create tones to stimulate and balance the energy centres. Place both hands on the energy centre that feels out of balance, then begin to sound your deepest possible tone saying "AUM", gradually getting louder. 5. Essential oils Essential oils also resonate at a particular frequency and can be used to balance chakras. They can be applied directly or by inhaling. 6. Visualization Visualization is quite possibly the most powerful tool of all. Sitting in meditation, visualise drawing energy up from the centre of the earth and cleansing each energy centre, with the relevant colour, sound and frequency.