Feminine Fire Yoga Class Playlist!

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1 Ganashyama – Dave Stringer

2 Lakshmi – Girish Girish, Donna Delory, Greg Leisz

3 Praise – Jaya Shantala

4 Govind Gopala – Wah!

5 Om Narayani – Govindas and Radha

6 Long Time Sun – Girish Girish, C.C. White, Jon Gilutin

7 Dub Version – Wah!

8 Remembrance – Benjy Wertheimer

Mala Beads & Mantras!

 

We take our Mala Beads all over the world for meditating any where!

We take our Mala Beads all over the world for meditation anywhere and everywhere!

We love supporting Tiny Devotions, a wonderful company committed to inspire by sharing their love of Mala Beads.

We love supporting Tiny Devotions, a wonderful company committed to inspire by sharing their love of Mala Beads.

To understand the history of the Mala, we must first understand the significance of the number 108.

Astrology:

-There are 12 constellations, and 9 arc segments called namshas or chandrakalas. 9 times 12 equals 108. Chandra is moon, and kalas are the divisions within a whole.

-The diameter of the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth. The distance from the Sun to the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Sun.

-The average distance of the Moon from the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Moon.

-In astrology, the metal silver is said to represent the moon. The atomic weight of silver is 108.

Sanskrit alphabet: There are 54 letters in the Sanskrit alphabet. Each has masculine and feminine, shiva and shakti. 54 times 2 is 108.

Geometry: The angle formed by two adjacent lines in a pentagon equals 108 degrees.

1, 0, and 8: Some say that 1 stands for God or higher Truth, 0 stands for emptiness or completeness in spiritual practice, and 8 stands for infinity or eternity.

Some even believe that 100 repetitions is sufficient and the remaining are said to cover errors or omissions. The 8 are also said to be an offering to God and Guru. While some of these you may write off as coincidence, but its significance in a myriad of different cultures in religions is amazing! A fantastic quote from our friends at Tiny Devotion, “the meaning behind the number is more than one of simply a number but rather one of humility and surrendering to the higher powers of the universe.”

Mala, or Prayer beads, almost always come with one larger bead (the Guru stone) and 108 smaller beads, that are said to rotate like plants around the sun. Malas are a great tool if you are new to meditation because it easily focuses your mind through physical touch and a repetitive, rhythmic intention. First, choose a mantra or affirmation for your meditation. Next, hang the first mala bead gently on the middle or ring finger of your right hand. Place your thumb on the guru bead and begin reciting your mantra. At the end of the mantra push the mala bead away with your thumb and move onto the next bead for another round.

Examples of mantras and affirmations courtesy of our co-founder Silvia Mordini:

I am open to receive love

I am grounded in acceptance

I create my reality

I receive and welcome the intuition of my inner spirit

I recognize the limitless potential of my body, mind, and spirit

The joy of my inner spirit lives in me and is expressed through me


I allow the light to flow through my being, enlightening my spirit

All the answers are within me

More writings from Silvia about Mantras, Affirmations, and Malas:

Why is Mantra Helpful to Change my Life

Inspiring Mantras for Daily Living

Chakra Affirmations: Prescriptions for Happiness

Photos courtesy of Tiny Devotions

6th/7th Chakra Yoga Class Music Playlist

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6TH/7TH CHAKRA: Intuition and Crown
Intuition and Knowing. These chakras are those of internal communication. They help us answer the question Who Am I? And how does what I believe influence the reality of my life.

  1. There Is A Light – Steve Gold
  2. 6th Chakra – Violet Universal Eye – Sound -Love -Alchemy
  3. Big Medicine – Mari Boine
  4. Buffalo Dance – Dub Sutra
  5. Here Comes the King – Snoop Lion
  6. No Guns Allowed – Snoop Lion
  7. Doin’ It Right (feat. Panda Bear) – Daft Punk
  8. Do You Believe? – Poolside
  9. Karate – Kennedy
  10. Something You Can Feel – Stars On 33
  11. Don’t Go – Justin Martin
  12. Trapped In My Mind – Kid Cudi
  13. State Of The Art (A.E.I.O.U) – Jim James
  14. Jai Ma – Annmarie Solo
  15. 741 hz – Sol (Awake Intuition)
  16. Stand By Me – Various Artist

5th Chakra Yoga Class Music Playlist

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Expression. Voice. Art. The fifth Chakra lies at our throat, between out third eye chakra and heart chakra. When this chakra is blocked or hindered, we find it difficult to find the words to express ourselves, we may have ‘writer’s block,’ or get in a creative rut. The music below will stimulate that fire.
TIP: Try surrounding yourself with the color blue, Aquamarine gemstones, and aromas of Eucalyptus, spearmint, and lemon.
THROAT CHAKRA: Fifth Chakra- Vishuddha 
  1. Om Namaha Shiva – Sheila Chandra
  2. Nobody’s Perfect – Madonna
  3. Madrugada 8 – Twinkle Engine
  4. Let Your Heart Be Known (Acoustic) – Steve Gold
  5. VCR – Xx
  6. Say Something – Mariah Carey Feat Snoop Dogg
  7. Express Yourself – Glee Cast
  8. Beauty in the World – Macy Gray
  9. Good Times – Strange Fruit Project
  10. Feel the Rush (Extended Remix) – Shaggy
  11. The Sound of Sunshine – Michael Franti & Spearhead
  12. Happy (from “Despicable Me 2”) – Pharrell Williams
  13. Crabbuckit – K-OS
  14. Memphis Happiness – Sly & Robbie & The Mad Professor
  15. Om Numah Shivaya – Apache Indian
  16. For What It’s Worth (India Dub) – DJ Drez
  17. Have a Little Faith In Me – Benni Chawes
  18. Consciousnesss Unfolding – Saggio

Bali Yoga Retreat VIDEO!

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Check out our amazing footage from last year’s Bali Yoga Retreat! Bali is truly a spiritual, amazing land that everyone should experience. If you feel called to travel, practice, and learn with us, this is your year! Stay inspired!

Air: Fourth Chakra Yoga Class Playlist

Fourth-Chakra“Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart..” 
-Pablo Casals
This playlist contains songs of the heart! Your fourth chakra lies right at heart center, opened and ignited with back bending poses like wheel or camel. All music easily appeals to our hearts, but certain songs speak to our heart chakra more clearly.
AIR: Fourth Chakra- Anahata
  1. Tangled Up In Blue – Bob Dylan
  2. I Got Love for You – Michael Franti & Spearhead
  3. Give Me Love – George Harrison
  4. Its your thing (Out of Sight) – The Isley Brothers
  5. One Tribe – The Black Eyed Peas
  6. But I Feel Good – Groove Armada
  7. Do You Believe? – Poolside
  8. Something You Can Feel – Stars On 33
  9. Karate – Kennedy
  10. Golden Nectar – J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science
  11. Gooey 4:49 Gooey – EP Glass Animals
  12. State Of The Art (A.E.I.O.U) – Jim James
  13. Aint feel nothing – Zino & tommy
  14. Goodbye – Lost In Translation