Rina Jakubowicz is a Yoga Journal Live! presenter and the owner of Rina Yoga in Miami. Try to find her on the March 2015 cover of Yoga Journal.

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    This practice starts YogaJournal.com’s #ChakraTuneUp 2015. Join all of us month to listen to and tune up your power centers for a mind-body-soul health overhaul this year.

    For years I was immune to ‘recovery my chakras.’ I just hadn’t located a description concerning them that made sensible feeling to me. That was until after my divorce, when I went deeper right into myself as well as studied the topic of healing in higher depth. Then I learned that the seven chakras are actually synonymous with 7 spiritual life lessons that lead a specific to develop towards a greater consciousness of one’s Self. With this new understanding, I was able to accept the process and heal one step at a time.

    In the following sequence, I have actually shared a life lesson, a pose, and an affirmation connected to every of the seven chakras. Hold each posture for numerous breaths duplicating its affirmation to yourself as you breathe in as well as exhale. These postures and also rules will certainly aid you heal from 2014’s trials as well as start the brand-new year with depend on, approval, confidence, concern, clarity, instinct, and also recognition of your own divinity.

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    1. Root Chakra (Muladhara)

    Warrior II Posture (Virabhadrasana II)

    Lesson

    The very first chakra has to do with depend on as well as discovering how to trust the world when your first reaction is fear. Really feeling secure and based in your surroundings, neighborhood, family members is vital to recovery yourself.

    Pose

    Warrior II makes you attach your two feet to the planet, providing you with security as well as safety.

    Affirmation

    I am safe. I trust.

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    2. Sacral, or Pelvic, Chakra (Svadhisthana)

    Low Squat (Malasana)

    Lesson

    The life lesson in the second chakra entails changing guilt with forgiveness as well as approval, specifically in the areas of sex-related relationships.

    Pose

    This reduced squat focuses on the hips as well as enables you to be open and receptive physically, psychologically, and also vigorously in order to approve on your own fully.

    Affirmation

    I accept and forgive myself.

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    3. Navel Chakra (Manipura)

    Boat Pose (Paripurna Navasana)

    Lesson

    The lesson of the 3rd chakra includes changing insecurities with confidence.

    Pose

    Practicing Watercraft Pose and allowing yourself to drink and really feel the burn in your core offers the possibility to summon the self-confidence to keep going and know that YOU TIN DO IT!

    Affirmation

    I am confident and worthy.

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    4. Heart Chakra (Anahata)

    Full Wheel (Urdhva Dhanurasana)

    Lesson

    The 4th chakra’s lesson bargains with healing rage and also frustration by developing empathy and also love in your heart for on your own and others.

    Pose

    Urdhva Dhanurasana calls for exceeding your convenience degree of opening up the heart. Getting to that side and also breathing into it will certainly link you to the happiness of love, which stays beyond the animosity of anger.

    Affirmation

    I am lovable. I really feel compassion.

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    5. Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)

    Fish Pose (Matsyasana)

    Lesson

    The lesson of the fifth chakra involves creating the capability to plainly connect with on your own and others. Often we don’t claim what we indicate or indicate exactly what we say because we’re distracted by unnecessary layers that don’t permit us to embrace our authentic Selves.

    Pose

    Fish Pose take care of opening the throat and also spinal column in such a way that could really feel strangely susceptible till you discover your personal expression. The exact same relates to connecting truthfully with on your own as well as others. In the beginning it could be uneasy until you locate your very own real voice. After that, it is liberating.

    Affirmation

    I connect plainly and compassionately.

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    6. Third-Eye Chakra (Anja)

    Child’s Pose (Balasana)

    Lesson

    The life lesson for the 6th chakra is creating the capacity to trust your instinct. You replace ignorance of oneself with surrender to magnificent guidance. You recognize that you are one drop in the ocean, you become part of the whole. Your intuition is guided by your spiritual eye– the 3rd eye, located in between the eyebrows.

    Pose

    While in Youngster’s Pose, feel your pineal eye touching the flooring and also breathe right into it, feeling focused and also clear. Be endure. Get in touch with and hear your intuition while in the pose.

    Affirmation

    I am connected to my intuition.

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    7. Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)

    Headstand (Salamba Sirsasana)

    Lesson

    The life lesson of the seventh chakra has to do with creating the capacity to surrender to pure consciousness, as you lastly discover your true nature or a minimum of become conscious of it. You recognize that you are the sea. You are the mini as well as the macro.

    Pose

    In Headstand, the crown of your head gets on the floor, which implies it is based as well as attached to the earth. Allow this pose advise you that while your objective is attached to the Divine, you are still rooted on this Planet in order to continue to serve and fulfill your purpose.

    Affirmation

    I am the Self. I am right here to serve.

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