Chakras!

Namaste! Chakras are energy centres that are located in the body, from the base of the spine up through the energy channel of the spine to the top of the head. Some schools of yoga believe that blockages in these energy centres and channels relate to blockages in life. For example, is your throat sore or are you unable to speak up?  Well, maybe your vishuddi chakra is blocked. Try gently and nourishingly clearing this space with neck rotations or bringing your head side to side (right ear towards the right shoulder, and then to the other side). See if you feel lighter and clearer. For more info on chakras, please check out this visual that I’ve created located below. om shanti 🙂 -Laura

 

Mums Yoga

Mum’s Yoga is held every Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:30 at Dynamic Yoga Rainbow Region (142 Keen St) in Lismore. Come join us tomorrow or any other Wednesday. Drop-ins welcome.
Quiet the mind, strengthen the body and soothe the soul while our little ones play and join in . Yoga feeds peace, balance and tranquility. As mums nurture and strengthen themselves the benefits ripple and the children soak in the energy of relaxation. Please join for some peace and love for you and your little ones. $15/class or ***$30/3 classes new special ***
I also offer massage for $50/hr.
I am a certified Massage therapist, yoga instructor and Ayurveda lifestyle consultant.
www.ljspeace.com

 

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Holistic Parenting

 

Every morning, I open my eyes and see my daughter.  I usually feel tired and then I feel that great joy that my little guru reminds me of with her cute smile.

We are given a gift every day: to enjoy it all!

We can choose to feel present in every moment and to make choices that will contribute to our well-being of happiness and satisfaction. We can allow ourselves to feel nurtured and relaxed.  Then we can give back these energies of unconditional love to our little ones and to those around us. This process also allows us to feel aligned with our natural, balanced state of being, our intuition guides us and we can be the best versions of ourselves.

Building on years of education and work in the field of peace and love, I offer a safe space for women, mothers, mums-to-be (and sometimes for fathers, too) to feel happy, satisfied and healthy.

I’m Laura Shaz, a postitive thinker, big dreamer and mother.  I am also a yoga instructor, massage therapist and Ayurveda lifestyle consultant.  I incorporate ancient wisdoms, along with techniques of aware communication and mediation to create an environment of love and compassion in clases, individual sessions, workshops, courses and sacred sharings. I have a Masters degree in Conflict Resolution and Mediation and worked as a facilitator and educator building bridges of communication & understanding in a conflict zone for many years.

Everyday I use principles of aware communication (NVC/non violent communication), yoga, massage, and Ayurveda, to raise my toddler and to have fun being a mother ☺. We spend a lot of time outdoors in nature and creating healthy meals.  Also, we practice yoga and pranayama (breathing exercises) together.  For example, I use deep breathing and mentally repeat a mantra when lying with my little one to sleep:

Breathing In Deeply: IN
Breathing Out Out:         OUT
In:                                                  DEEP
Out:                                                 SLOW
In:                                                          SMILE
Out:                                                            RELAX
In:                                                                       BREATHE
Out:                                                                           RELEASE
…After this mantra and deep yoga breaths, we have both relaxed and slowed down. We have released so much energy that we do not need to hold onto any longer. We have allowed space for fresh, healing energy to come in. We are lighter and clearer… and usually after a few minutes of lying there together my munchkin has then drifted off to sleep.

Go ahead and try it if you’ve got a little one at home or if you want some moments to relax with deep breathing and repeating this mantra: IN>OUT>DEEP>SLOW>SMILE>RELAX>BREATHE>RELEASE.

Feel free to leave a comment and let me know how you feel afterward.