12 Poses to Awaken Manipura Chakra: Third Chakra Attunement by Kristen Coyle

The third chakra, known as manipura chakra in Sanskrit, is energetically located in the solar plexus region of the body. Manipura translates as: city of jewels, or jeweled abode. It is the chakra¬†associated with will power, determination, and manifestation. Manipura is governed by the element of fire, and is represented by the color yellow. It…

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Why Search?

  I just finished reading Siddhartha and was reminded how the point in life is not to search. The point in life is not to condemn, nor attempt to find enlightenment in some distant corner of the Earth. The point is there is no point- just be, just feel, just experience, become.  Siddhartha is a…

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12 Poses to Awaken Manipura Chakra: Third Chakra Attunement

The third chakra, known as manipura chakra in Sanskrit, is energetically located in the solar plexus region of the body. Manipura translates as: city of jewels, or jeweled abode. It is the chakra associated with will power, determination, and manifestation. Manipura is governed by the element of fire, and is represented by the color yellow. It…

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Overcoming Limitation: That Which Needs No Definition

The other day I was accused of not being in alignment with yogic philosophies after channeling a dharma talk about overcoming duality. I was approached in a way as if I should be ashamed for what I had said. It really got me thinking about the constant web of illusion the mind attempts to ensnare…

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Unchaining the Spirit

He who has no object to gain by what he does in this world, nor any to lose by what he leaves undone; nor is there anyone, among all beings, on whom he need depend on any object.- 3:18 Bhagavad Gita Lately I have been feeling more trapped and karmically embedded than usual. Whenever I…

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Broken Shoes

To the knower of what is unknown, To the lover whose seeds have yet to be sown, To the critic within that thinks my soul it does own, To the depths of the ocean, To the ohia’s high mountain abode, I wonder when along the way did the pieces of my heart get strewn, Across…

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On One-Pointedness

I remember the first journey I made outside of the United States as if it were a long time friend, who every now and then comes for a brief visit in the movie of my own awareness. I travelled through Mexico on a rather unexpected jaunt, on a whim really. From the time I crossed…

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Journey hOMe

I’m so very grateful to be home again. today was a lovely day, including full trust in the Goddess to even leave St.Louis as the plane was coated in ice and snow had fallen earlier…it started intensely….as the airline workers sprayed de-icer acid (?) it sprayed into the plane about 1 foot form my narrow…

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The Art of Stillness

The art of stillness within I have become aware of my impatience with the process of life over the years. I have realized, within my behavior and way of carrying myself in the world, I have been conditioned, or rather conditioned myself, to need to possess all that is beautiful as my own, to control…

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