Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The APOGEE Paradigm™ in practice ... The Eight Major Chakras

The APOGEE Paradigm™ in practice ... 
The Eight Major Chakras

The Lower Triangle

The first three chakras deal with the physical needs of the body and the basic needs of life.

First Chakra: Security and Survival 
Foundation, survival, security, habit, self-acceptance. Location: End of the spine between the anus and sexual organs. Organ/Gland: Organs of elimination (e.g., colon). Color, Element: Red, Earth.

Yoga Exercises: Crow Pose, Chair Pose, Body Drops, Frog Pose, Front Stretches, Lying on Stomach, Root Lock.

Second Chakra: Creativity
To feel, to desire, to create. Location: Sex organs. Organ/Gland: Sex organs, reproductive glands, kidneys, bladder. Color, Element: Orange, Water.

Yoga Exercises: Frog Pose, Cobra Pose, Butterfly, Sat Kriya, Cat-Cow, Pelvic Lifts.

Third Chakra: Action and Balance Willpower. Personal power and commitment. Location: Area of the Navel Point, solar plexus. Organ/Gland: Solar plexus, liver, gallbladder, spleen, digestive organs, pancreas, adrenals. Color, Element: Yellow, Fire.

Yoga Exercises: Stretch Pose, Sat Kriya, Bow Pose, Diaphragm Lock, Breath of Fire.

Balance Point
The Heart Center, or Fourth Chakra, is the balance point in the body between the flow of the upper energies of the Heavens and the lower energies of the Earth, where experience shifts from “me to we” or “me to Thee.”

Fourth Chakra: Love and Compassion* Awakening to spiritual awareness; forgiveness and service. Location: Middle of the chest on the breast bone at the level of the nipples. Organ/Gland: Heart, lungs, thymus gland. Color, Element: Green, Air.

Yoga Exercises: Ego Eradicator, Baby Pose, Yoga Mudra, all pranayama, all arm exercises.

Upper Triangle
The chakras in the upper triangle and the aura – which combines the effects of the other seven chakras – accumulate, create, and refine the energy. There are no specific gross elements associated with the Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth chakras, as they correspond to the more subtle realms.

Fifth Chakra: Projective Power of the Word Hearing and speaking the Truth. The Teacher.Location: The throat. Organ/Gland: Trachea, throat, cervical vertebrae, thyroid. Color, Element: Light blue, Ether.

Yoga Exercises: All Chanting, Cobra Pose, Plow Pose, Shoulder Stand, Cat-Cow, Neck Lock.

Sixth Chakra: Intuition, Wisdom, and Identity The union of opposites; understanding one’s purpose.Location: Between the eyebrows (the “Third Eye”). Organ/Gland: Brain, pituitary gland. Color: Indigo.

Yoga Exercises: Focus on the Third Eye, Kirtan Kriya, Archer Pose, Whistle Breaths, all exercises with forehead resting on floor.

Seventh (Crown) Chakra: Humility and Vastness Transcendence. The Tenth Gate. The seat of the soul. Location: Crown of the head. Organ/Gland: Brain, pineal gland. Color: Violet.

Yoga Exercises: Ego Eradicator, Sat Kriya, Concentrating on the Tip of the Nose, All meditation.

Eighth Chakra: The Aura Radiance. Location: Electromagnetic field surrounding the physical body. Color: White.

Yoga Exercises: Triangle Pose, Ego Eradicator, Archer Pose, All arm exercises and all meditation.

[From Kundalini Yoga: The Flow of Eternal Power by Shakti Parwha Kaur andT he KRI Aquarian Teacher Training Level 1 Manual]

For Information on Integrated Practices:

Rose Marie Raccioppi, MS FABI
APOGEE Paradigm™
Tappan, New York 10983

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Today ~ APOGEE Moon

apogee |ˈapəjē|
noun Astronomy
• the point in the orbit of the moon or a satellite at which it is furthest from the earth. The opposite of perigee .
• figurative the highest point in the development of something; the climax or culmination of something.
(Webster's dictionary)

APOGEE... the furthest distance... and so a paradigm is defined, reaching the light, going the distance, holding to a distant quest.

The moon is presently at APOGEE.
Feb 18 4:13 PM 404,376 km 251,268 mi

APOGEE Learning Enhancement Training Systems™ was founded in 1983... named metaphorically, for it was known that to live fulfillment, to realize the gifts of time and SELF, one was to be committed to a vision of light, to one's inner quest, be it of the academics, the arts, the science and spirit of well being and responsible action. Each APOGEE enterprise calls for going the distance...
This connect, this accord, this resonance with the APOGEE Moon is ever so strong. The metaphor that inspired the APOGEE as my life's work, resounds with the distant light... the quest made real.
APOGEE Acu-Tone™
A sigh and the movement of breath becomes ever so real,  a word spoken and awakened are thoughts and perceptions,  a sound heard and alerted is the body, the mind, the spirit, pulsing, vibrating, sounding, sounding, sounding, inner movements, cells in communication, flow, organs in response, dissonance, resonance, harmony, entrainment, adjustment, alignment, assimilation, accord, pulsing, vibrating, sounding sounding sounding, this the body attuned, this the APOGEE known.
APOGEE Acu-Tone™