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Take Root in Yourself

The month of June is well upon us. Spring season is taking charge of the atmosphere, warming us inside and out and bringing more light with each coming day. The rainy storms of April and May have saturated the land, giving it the much needed drink before the long warmth of summer. June is truly the manifestation of the new season: the blooming of color, life, and rebirth.

Take Root this June

Just as we've observed the transition of the season and how that has grown the life around us, observe the transition within yourself. Take root in your changes and in your growth. Reflect on how you've realized your potentials, and truly embraced yourself and your inner energies.

As the life outside begins to take root, take a moment to do so in yourself. Taking stock in yourself and owning your actings, behaviors, and words provides the insight and reflection needed to continue your path or make changes to push it in the direction that is right for you. Ask yourself how you've aligned with your goals. Take time to meditate on the direction in life you seek to pursue, not because you feel you should, but because you are naturally drawn to it. Find your inner center, and put down your roots.

Rooting Yourself as a Yogi (and How We'll Help)

Rooting yourself means connecting deeply to your Muladhara or Root Chakra. This is located at the base of your spring – it is the gateway to some of your deepest connections in life, including the connection to your body, the environment around you, and the Earth as a whole.

To ground yourself and balance this chakra, it's critical to employ both spiritual and physical means. Meditation serves as a connection to both a higher spiritual plane and as a connection to the Earth and world around you. Meditation requires a deep trust of your surroundings, as well as a trust in a higher power. This links you directly to your root chakra.

You can also employ asanas to help align and balance your root chakra. Some asanas Sukhasana (Easy Pose), and move into asanas such as Balasana (Child's Pose), Tadasana (Mountain Pose), Virabhadrasana 1 (Warrior One), and Setu Bhandasana (Bridge Pose). Each pose help clear streams of energy connected to your root chakra and will help discipline your sense of grounding and rooted strength.

This June with Yogi Surprise

This month, we'll focus on grounding and rooting ourselves in the season. You'll discover inspirational goodies that help encourage a stable, strong center. You'll also find complements to your ongoing growth as a yogi and transition into a simpler, more humble being.

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