If you have never done collaging or art journaling I highly recommend it for your soul. In fact Kimberly started off by reading a poem by Derek Walcott that I have always loved and I pulled out one of my art journals from 2007 (below) and there it was ~ "Sit and feast on your life". Just love that. Her next virtual retreat will be for spring and I highly recommend it! Also she has some amazing travel retreats too that you can find on her web site. I always feel completely grounded and relaxed after one of these and also focused with renewed energy. And as an added bonus all my fur babies fully cooperated, even the Stella Monster.
I really want to share all of this with you so if you are new to Chakra healing or this aspect of yoga, here's my crib notes;
We have seven Chakra's in our body, these are our energy channels, when they're balanced, you feel good, when a Chakra's out of balance you don't feel good and each Chakra can be related to symptoms, pain, stress, illness, etc. I like this chart (posted on insta gram by meg-weatherly) because it gives you the name of the Chakra, it's color and the Sanskrit chant, also called mantras.
If you are interested in learning more, here is a great Complete Guide To The 7 Chakras for Beginners. And if you're new to all this, here is my favorite Chakra balancing meditation, super easy and beautiful to zen out in front of and it's only 15 minutes. All Chakra Tuning, Mediation and Balancing.
There are also crystals that represent each Chakra. Crystals were not included in this particular workshop, (except for the bowls), but I did bring my seven Chakra crystals with me and put them on my yoga mat. I love the balancing energy of crystals, I think they are extremely powerful. The row down the middle in this picture are my 7 Chakra crystals, under the clear quartz crystal, which some people use for the crown Chakra, I use amethyst but I always like to place the quartz above them all. There are many stones that can be used for each Chakra, the important thing when is comes to Chakra's is the color. Most stores that sell crystals sell Chakra sets. And you can get them on line too. They are inexpensive, my set was only $3, rough stones cost a little more than polished.
a guide to learn the different mudras. And here's a good list of the essential oils to balance each Chakra.
Take your ME time, you deserve it! And whatever you love to do that feeds your soul, do more of it!!!
In the window at Harmony isn't she gorgeous!