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Physical. Mental. Spiritual.

ALCHEMY

  

Ancient Alchemists, like their Yogi counterparts, saw all of creation as composed of Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space. Through their meditations and explorations of these five elements, they created healing and transformative potions that unlocked many of the mysteries of the universe and therein contributed to the evolution of humankind.

For us as Alchemist Yogis, our laboratory is our mat and the ingredients are our bodies, poses, breath, and thoughts. Mixing it all together changes your life. You are transformed into a Peace Leader, leading a Happiness Revolution and changing the world!

Chapter 2, Verse 1 of the Yoga Sutras DEFINES what is yoga and sets forth how the alchemy of yoga actually works

“Tapas svadhyaya ishvara pranidhana kriya yoga.”

 

This sutra explains that yoga helps us transform ourselves on the following three levels

1. Physical Alchemy – Tapas

To ignite the changes we want to make in our lives we must establish a solid foundation. Traveling through the elements we work our way through the first three chakras Mulhadara, Svadhisthana, and Manipura.

EARTH - 1st Chakra Muladhara
To manifest our desires we must have strong roots within ourselves.

WATER - 2nd Chakra Svadhisthana
We tap into our limitless potential to create our dreams and desires.

FIRE - 3rd Chakra Manipura
We ignite the fire of our burning desires and dreams through action.

2. Mental Alchemy – Svadhaya

In yoga we study the self to learn about the self. Here the mental alchemy is through self-observation. By witnessing our thoughts we become aware of our mental patterns and the obstacles to our happiness. We journey through the heart chakra to align the love and wisdom from our hearts and communicate it out to the world, aligning our thoughts, words and actions with our truth.

AIR - 4th Chakra Anahata
Our inner wisdom becomes available to us when we open up the heart and learn to surrender to love, letting go of what is no longer in alignment with our hearts.

3. Spiritual Alchemy – Ishvara Pranidhana

As we are doing and watching, we let go of the ego of judgment. We move beyond wanting life to be different and begin to feel the surrender and acceptance of the natural flow of the present moment. Happiness becomes our natural alchemy once again.

ETHER

5th Chakra Vishudha
Communicating to the universe our wisdom learned from the heart with clarity and truth.

6th Chakra Ajna
We open up through the third eye in order to sink back as the observer of our being. As we do this, all negative thoughts and egoistic tendencies dissolve and we return back to stillness, happiness, and love. We surrender to the guidance of our inner wisdom and know that all the answers we seek lie within us.

7th Chakra Sahasrara
The flow of grace all around us flows through us from an open crown chakra. We become the embodiment of the Divine, a unique expression of consciousness, dwelling in our natural alchemy of love and peace.

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

EARTH - 1st Chakra Muladhara
To manifest our desires we must have strong roots within ourselves.

 

WATER - 2nd Chakra Svadhisthana
We tap into our limitless potential to create our dreams and desires.

 

FIRE - 3rd Chakra Manipura
We ignite the fire of our burning desires and dreams through action.‪

AIR --4th Chakra Anahata
Our inner wisdom becomes available to us when we open the heart and surrender to love, gently releasing what is no longer in alignment with our hearts.

 

ETHER - 5th Chakra Vishudha
Communicating to the universe our wisdom learned from the heart with clarity and truth. To open the heart and surrender to love we must have a strong knowing of our truth.

6th Chakra Ajna
We open the third eye in order to sink back as the observer of our being. As we observe with gentle awareness, all negative thoughts and egoistic tendencies dissolve and we return back to stillness, happiness, and love. We surrender to the guidance of our inner wisdom and know that all the answers we seek lie within us.

7th Chakra Sahasrara
The flow of grace exists all around and flows through us from an open crown chakra. We become the embodiment of the Divine, a unique expression of consciousness, dwelling in our natural alchemy of love and peace.

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