The Dalai Lama has said, “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” Rarely has this idea been as important in U.S. history as it is right now. Although all chakras are impacted by the recent turn of events, the prevailing experience seems to be one of grief. We find ourselves in shock or sad or angry.
Please join me to spend an evening in community, focusing on the heart chakra, letting the music help us move through this difficult time so that we can find our resilience. When we begin to heal the heart chakra, the heart center can start to soften and expand, stirring the energy of love and compassion. Through awareness we can begin to dissolve the hurt so many of us are experiencing and find the courage and strength to move forward. I hope you will join me and other dancers for an evening of authentic connection to ourselves, each other, and what is good in us.
About the Heart Chakradance:
Chakradance music is specifically tuned to the chakras. This particular composite of music from and will energize and balance your heart center. To dance the heart chakra is to move with lightness, joy and compassion, as reflected in dances from ancient Spain, Egypt and China. Many of these dances used exaggerated arm movements to gently whirl into deep states of joyful harmony. Other dances of China symbolized balance, where mimetic movements expressed the union of heaven and earth. The creators of Chakradance drew inspiration from these dances; enlivening the arms to feel uplifted, light and free. Inspired by the whirling of the ancient ones, we dance a soaring journey of love, compassion and joy.
About the heart Chakra
The heart chakra’s true purpose is to help us fully and safely experience love. The Sanskrit name for the heart chakra, Anahata translates to unhurt, a beautiful reference to the place from which we can love without fear or pain, without attachment. When we balance our heart chakra, we simultaneously release past relationship wounds and attachments which may be hurting us in the present, and which could also compromise our future. The key to attaining the state of being ‘unhurt’ is to find love, forgiveness and compassion, for both others and ourselves.
5 Top Tips for balancing your heart chakra:
1. Try to find compassion and kindness for yourself daily, so that it is possible to find it for others.
2. Try to see beyond people’s behaviours and through to the real person.
3. Live your life in the most generous and open way that you can.
4. Know that compassion does not mean that you have to fix things. Rather than turning away, be there to offer compassion.
5. Try to find as much compassion for strangers as you do for your family and friends.
Everyday ways to balance your heart chakra
Take a few moments every day to consciously tune into your breathing. Use your breath to slow down your thoughts and release any tightness in your chest. Use your breath to become more present in the moment. Wear the colour green or rose pink, or play with these colours in different ways in your life. Do some random acts of kindness and spread the heart energy.