“How do you know, unless you open the door?” ― Casey Rislov
Let's talk today about trying new things.
It's really not easy, is it? At least not always. Sometimes trying new things is uncomfortable, but other times it is downright scary.
Oftentimes that fear comes from a place of insecurity. That insecurity could be based on any number of things, but I would warrant a guess they're related to your Root Chakra, Muladhara.
Maybe you're afraid of being made fun of, which stems from fear of abandonment. If you don't fit in, you could be left out, or worse: kicked out.
Or your afraid you'll fall or fail. This is ultimately a fear for your survival.
What are you afraid of?
I'll tell you mine. When trying new things, I'm afraid that I wont be good at it (I don't last long with things that don't come naturally to me), and if I'm not good at it then either I'll quit, or be terminated, and then I will have left the safety of the known only to have made a terrible mistake. And what if I can't go back...?
Now, I'm not saying that these fears are unwarranted. I'm just saying they come from somewhere; from deep inside of us. From the very beginning of our existence.
Which correlates to the Root, our first chakra. The purpose of this chakra is to take care of your survival, and it's located at the base of the spine.
If you struggle with finances, feeling secure and safe, boundaries, frequent illness, or issues with the bowels and lower body, then you may be a bit out of whack in this energy center.
So why am I here talking about the Root Chakra and trying new things?
Because today's free class is a Kundalini Class that works specifically on this space in the body.
Kundalini may be new for many of you, but don't let that hold you back!
This one is short, and a great place to start on this journey!
This time, though, you're trying something new from the safety of your mat.
The worst that could happen: you don't like it.
The best: you could love it!
So give it a try, share your experience stepping out of your comfort zone over on Instagram (tag @yoga.infusion) or in the Yoga Infusion Community and let's get braver together!
Ps. If you'd like to experience other Root Chakra themed classes, including the full length version of this one, hop on over to the Yoga Infusion Studio and get one month free to try them all out!