Tuesday, February 23, 2021

What is Shakti Energy?

 

Brenda Carey Yoga Meditation Reiki

I realize that you have probably heard this before, but it's a good reminder:

Everything IS Energy.

This includes our movement, thoughts, feelings- all things seen and unseen.  In yogic traditions, this is called Shakti, the creative power of consciousness that is the underlying conduit of All That Is.  This Life Force Energy expresses as the feminine qualities of birth, renewal and also destruction.

We can see this Shakti Energy in the flow of a river or falling snow.  We feel it in our heart beating. We demonstrate it in our motion with muscles and neurons firing.  We connect with the positive aspect of this potential when...

we create a work of art,
push pass a perceived mental limit,
breath so deeply we calm our nerves,
let go of a destructive habit.


For  me I connect with this Shakti Energy as I write in my journal, when I channel Reiki , and when I hike up a mountain.

  How do you harness this creative feminine Force?

The yogic sages believed that this creative Force could take on forms- like gods and goddesses who personified a particular vibration.  But let me be clear, Shakti transcends gender.  As Sally Kempton says in her book Awakening Shakti...

"Invoking your inner goddess isn't a girl thing- it's a chance to tap into the deepest source of empowerment, creativity and happiness."

Maybe you've heard the names Saraswati, Durga, Kali and Lakshmi in a yoga class- and it's totally okay if you have not.  Each goddesses expresses unique qualities, their own energetic signature, that we can tap into in order to raise our own vibration.  Would you like to learn more?

If so, please check out my monthly
Divine Feminine Yoga online series where we gain a personal connection to each goddess.  This is NOT a religion class, but an exploration of their energetic qualities through asana (yoga postures), meditation, mythology, mudra, mantra and sacred sharing.  If you sign-up for the series (see dates below) by March 3rd, you receive $20 off with the coupon code DIVINESERIES.  You can also sign up for a workshop individually.  CEUs available for Yoga Alliance yoga teachers.


Divine Feminine Yoga Shakti

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

About Me- Brenda Carey

Honestly, I didn't love yoga at first...

After scoliosis surgery and a fused spine at the age of 19, I needed to learn how to be in this new body with all it's limitations.  And that was just the physical awareness.

Then I listened, really listened, to my inner voice while on my mat.  It was NOT kind.  I berated, compared, and judged myself constantly.  But, it was the beginning of being AWARE of the habitual patterns I had accumulated- both physically and emotionally.

Over the past 20 years, I have chosen a holistic lifestyle that includes practicing yoga postures, meditation and then later Reiki.  I have learned to listen deeply without judgement to that still Voice Within.  She calls me to BE authentic, to connect to my Intuition and to know...

I AM LOVE.

Through a process of self-acceptance by honoring my body and becoming aware of the powerful energy of my thoughts, I continue walking this sacred path to wholeness and healing.

 I enjoy creating inspiring yoga classes and workshops to connect students to a meaningful and heart felt experience. I love teaching a variety of styles of yoga and meditation while often incorporating Ayurveda, yogic philosophy, spirituality, Native American teachings, sound healing and Reiki.

My Intention is to serve the community to be mindful and authentic creators.

I am the owner of Sacred Path Healing Yoga & Reiki, LLC.  I received the 500 hour yoga teacher certification in 2020 from Camp Utopia in Longmont, CO and the 200 hour yoga teacher certification in 2011 from Bodhi Yoga in Provo, Utah. I am an E-RYT-200 and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider with over 1,200 hours of teaching experience. I am also a certified Elise Miller Yoga for Scoliosis trainer specializing in back care.  Since June of 2016, I became a Master Reiki Teacher and continues to attune Level 1 & 2 practitioners.

 When not on my yoga mat, you can find me on hiking trails all over Colorado and the west.  I enjoy camping and fly fishing with my family and rock climbing with my friends.

Who is Lakshmi?

  Who is Lakshmi? She is the goddess of Abundance... Prosperity... Gratitude... She is the the lush greenery of spring time. She is all thin...