We are Spirit in flesh. The anatomy of our spirit connects with the anatomy of the physical and allows us to be the spiritual beings that we are and to interact with the physical world.
But it doesn’t end there. Our world is not just physical any more than we are merely the bodies we move. Every tree, bird and blade of glass has an aura and energy system. Every dog, cat and fish has a chakra system and every stone has an energy field that surrounds it. This world is alive in more ways than even the most awe-inspiring photograph can ever capture.
Energy Anatomy is more than just your chakras, it is more than your aura, it is how you interact with the spiritual world that flows through the physical.
Summer is the time to explore energy anatomy, because we can play outside. This summer I am thrilled to be offering my daylong Energy Anatomy class in Youngstown, June 13th and in Pittsburgh, August 29th.
In this class you will learn to• Follow the flow of energy in living things, finding blockages and imbalances.• Be aware of the unseen beings, spirits and critters around you at all times.• Explore methods of energy clearing, shielding and psychic protection.• Explore the Chakra System and how it affects your physical and mental health.We will use meditation, imagery, art, yoga, and movement to explore this unseen world.
All levels of experience are welcome!
Students will receive workbooks and reading suggestions as well as a certificate of completion.
Saturday June 13th, 10a-5p at my home studio in Youngstown, OHSaturday August 29th at River’s Healing Arts in Pittsburgh, PACost for the workshop: $85.00
Guided Meditation CD and Autographed Workbook Bundle ~ Buy the CD and Workbook individually or Get Both Together and Save!
Containing three different guided meditations, this CD focuses on:
The steadiness of Grounding
The release of Forgiveness
The Joy of Gratitude
Each meditation offers new tools to help you down your spiritual path and ways to bring healing to your soul. Featuring original music by Deborah "Ingy" Ingersoll to quiet your mind and soothe your senses.
Designed to accompany the guided meditation CD, "Grounding, Forgiveness & Gratitude" by John Michael Thornton with original music by Deborah "Ingy" Ingersoll, this workbook can be utilized on its own; like the CD, it is a powerful tool. However, using it in conjunction with the CD can enhance your experiences and discoveries through the meditations.With this workbook, be prepared to take a 30-day journey of self-discovery and healing utilizing supplemental essays on Grounding, Forgiveness & Gratitude as well as probing questions to help deepen your meditation experience.Utilizing encouragement and guidance, this workbook is designed to give you the support you need to find healing and connection.
Walking gently through the chakras, this meditation leads you through the seven energy centers of your body to help you heal, balance, and, with the help of your Spirit Guides, gain insight into your Energetic Anatomy. In this guided meditation you will travel through your chakra system, exploring each one to find imbalances and free blocked energy. You will commune with your Spirit Guides, become comfortable listening to their guidance, and balance your energy.This meditation helps you to explore the ways you can free up your divine energy to flow to all parts of your life. 30 minute runtime.
I recently started taking aerial yoga classes and for the first time in over twenty years I feel like a yoga beginner again.
I started taking yoga at 16 in the cafeteria at Hubbard High School (20 years later I teach chair yoga in the gymnasium). Some parts of yoga were easier then, most are easier now, but one thing a have always struggled with is drishti, or focus. In yoga you often find your self in positions that make balance a challenge and take great focus to achieve. Mindfulness, breath and lots of practice can help you melt into poses you never thought possible.
In its most basic form, a drishti is a focal point, something to stare at when you are working with balances and inversions that helps you keep your equilibrium so you don’t fall over. Ideally, that peaceful focus carries over to the rest of your life, helping to stay peaceful and balanced in the face of chaos.
I have struggled with drishti my entire life – I struggle to stay focused on projects, I procrastinate (sometimes with positive results, I did weeks worth of filing putting off writing this) and I still fall over in yoga class. Joe says it makes me seem more approachable as a teacher, I can’t believe I fell over teaching a chair yoga class.
Aerial yoga has forced me to find focus in a way no other yoga practice has – to be suspended in a fabric sling that is never perfectly still, without the steadiness of the floor to support you, is terrifying at first. All the tricks I have used for years to look balanced in class, most notably grounding has hard has possible, have to be revisited or tossed aside.
I find myself reaching downward through that first chakra in a way I never have before. Instead of that single line of energy I have focused on for so long I find myself reaching multiple lines of energy downward – multiple roots instead of a single connection (Yes students, the way I have been telling you to ground is not the way I usually do – do as I say, not as I do).
When I walk out of class I feel steadier and more confident in my connection to the Earth.
I am also finding my drishti. To be as a beginner again has made my focus clearer and more defined. I take less notice of the other students and turn more inward as I concentrate on alignment and balance. I also find my gaze is rock steady and unwavering in class as I try to use visual cues to steady myself.
I love this shake-up to my normal practice and I love the renewed focus it is bringing to my grounding and personal balance, but most of all I love the new lessons I am learning every week and I continue to deepen my drishti.
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