WELCOME TO MY
10/29 – 11/4
Alrighty HO! I’m switching things up a bit this week. As you may or may not know, I worked the sacral chakra last week. It was up and down with how active, stimulated and balanced this chakra was. I knew it was way under balanced and it would take a lot of work but, like the other chakras, I underestimated it. It sure needed lots of love and I noticed lots of wanting to shut off, hide, and be less social this whole week. I didn’t really want to do yoga that often, though I pushed through most days. Meditation, trying to eat yellow, basically just anything this week was sort of a struggle. Towards the end of the week I could feel a sort of shift, if you will. Nothing so mystical as actually feeling some jolt or actual change in the wind or something. But there was a shift nonetheless; a change in mood, confidence, will-power, sociability, and productivity.
Manipura is the “I do. I act. See me, see me,” chakra. And what was the first thing I did when I started working on this sadly underworked chakra? Why that’s right! I did do the opposite of “See me.” I basically hid away, didn’t write blogs, didn’t see friends, didn’t have the energy or the want to do the things I needed to do. Now like I said, towards the end of the week I could feel a shift beginning to happen and knew I had to keep that momentum going. What exactly does that mean for the coming week? Not too much, just that instead of moving on to the heart chakra, I’ll be continuing to feed that Manipura fire. I want this chakra to be shining so bright, really embodying it’s name, before I move on up.
Yoga everyday, manipura focused. 3 yoga classes at an actual studio
Any form of meditation focused on Manipura each day.
1 best friend hang out session
Halloween in coming up this week. Since I’ve been feeling much more “see me” coming into this week, besides doing the Manipura inspired yoga, I want to head out and try out some classes at a couple different studios. I’ve already signed up for one of those classes; vinyasa at Kindness Yoga in Golden. It’s also on Halloween, with costumes encouraged. How could I pass that up?! I love dressing up! Coupled with yoga?! Get the hell out of here, I want to do that always! That’s one class planned; I also take a class on Sunday’s, whenever I’m able, over at Shoshoni Yoga Retreat. They have an all-levels class in a large room and an intermediate class in a small room. I choose the class based on not only how I’m feeling the day of but also on how busy each class is. Sometimes they’re crazy busy and you really have to find a place to squeeze in and other times it’s super chill and there’s only 2 other people flowing with ya. Whatever the class tho, I love them all! That leaves just one class to find and I have a pretty good idea what it’ll be. I’ve been desperately wanting to try an aerial yoga class and one day get my own aerial yoga deedleybobber thingy. I’ll more likely than not be doing an introductory aerial yoga class somewhere, but I’ll be doing a wee bit of research before. Perhaps something else will catch my eye and I’ll try that instead!
I’m going to just be going with the meditation flow this week. Whatever strikes my fancy I’ll give a try this week. Maybe 5 minutes just sitting by myself, maybe a 10 minute guided one, maybe falling asleep to something. Who knows. It’s a feel what feels right week.
Lastly I’ve been a teensy bit on the lonely side. I’ve also been trying to stay home and maybe save a bit of money. It’s kind of spitball effect of me just turning into a hermit. I’ve been invited out for a birthday party for a friend of my best friend. Time to be seen and get a crazy overdue friend recharge!
The fire within me burns through all my fears...
When I’m feeling doubtful and this chakra is duller than it ought to be, I’ll be using this phrase to remind myself of the power of my personal fire.
I deserve a wonderful life...
I do. You do. We all do. Why don’t we tell ourselves these loving positive statements more often?
I am confident in all that I do...
Nobody is confident all the time. And when that confidence has slipped out of my reach, this will be a kick in the seat reminder that it’s never far enough gone I can’t pull it back.
This week I don’t foresee too many challenges, maybe one or two maybe big ones tho. Besides of course me slacking off and maybe neglecting my to-do list, I think another challenge will be the weather. Living in Colorado, heading into the fall/winter months means changing weather. Could be nice and lovely. Could be snowy, windy, and freezing. Colorado… get it together.
If the weather is agreeable this week, there shouldn’t be a problem in heading out to the classes i have planned. However, if it is poor weather, that could change things. My tires aren’t winter ready and it gets slippery. I don’t feel like driving over any mountain edge. Also, my lovely mother passed her fear of snow driving down to me. I do ok I suppose, but I avoid it if I can. Fingers crossed the weather cooperates!
Last week, stimulating this chakra was really something else. I basically shut down for a week while this chakra recharged and got itself back on the upswing. Since I’m feeling more confident I don’t think I’ll be as much of a challenge to myself as I was last week, but never underestimate me.
Goodbye October. Can I send you out in style with some fun ass goodies for myself? Only one way to find out…
Another week closer to the end of the year, How have the numbers risen?