Bowspring Babes

January-February 2018 Session

Week 1 - Radiant Heart

~Circumferentally expanded on all 6 sides
~Lifting away from the pelvis
~Sits vertically in relationship to the pelvic floor

What does it take for YOU to open your heart?

Here's a list of heart qualities that may help spark your heart inquiry...

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Here's another (from Ellen)

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Week 2 - Roots/Pelvis

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~Glutes and Hamstrings lift and tone
~Pelvic floor moves back and widens
~Groins hollow by moving down and back

~The pelvic floor is horizontal in relation to vertical alignment of the ribcage

First Chakra:  The Root

The root chakra is comprised of whatever grounds you to stability in your life. This includes your basic needs such as food, water, shelter, and safety, as well as your more emotional needs such as letting go of fear. When these needs are met, you feel grounded and safe, and you tend to worry less day to day.

 

 

 

 


Week 3 - Head and Neck

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~3-D inflation of neck.  No crimps in the hose
~Head-upward and back

Chakras:

5th
clear communication, truth/inner knowing, resonate voice, good listener, good sense of timing and rhythm, inner knowing

6th
clairvoyance, imagination, good memory, able to access and remember dreams, able to think symbolically, able to visualize

7th
connecting with source, ability to perceive, assimilate information,  and analyze, open minded - able to question, wisdom and mastery, broad understanding

 

Love this Chakra video:


Week 4 - Wings

Outside Shoulderblades and Collarbones
~expanding evenly wide front and back
~up like a V from the Radiant Heart toward the head

Remember your overarching theme:
What makes my heart open?
What allows me to feel connected?

How can I offer those qualities to myself moment to moment?

Meditation Resource:

Jillana is currently doing Sharon Saltzberg's 21 day Happiness Course.  The course is already in progress however there are tons of resources on her website.  
http://www.sharonsalzberg.com


Week 5 - Wings -  Arms, Hands

Seed hands - base of palm makes a butt
Bright hands - Pull of the fingers, push of the palm in a doming action
Elbows – expanding wide and moving forward and up.  


Week 6 - Knees

Knees push forward, up, and apart


Week 7 - Roots - Feet/Toes

-toe pads and mounds Dig-Drag back through light heels, energetically doming the top of the feet

Link to Foot Ball Massage


Week 8 - Lower Back/Belly

-rising forward and upward in a long and strong bow



Peace is This Moment Without Judgment (excerpt from full poem)

Peace is this moment without judgment.
That is all. This moment in the Heart-space
where everything that is is welcome.

Peace is this moment without thinking
that it should be some other way,
that you should feel some other thing,
that your life should unfold according to your plans. 

Peace is this moment without judgement,
this moment in the heart-space where
everything that is is welcome. 

-Dorothy Hunt