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I look forward to sharing ideas, yoga flows, meditations, poetry, and general (sometimes off the wall) life commentary with you on this page. Welcome.
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Jaw Tension? Sound Therapy to the Rescue

We can carry tension in several areas of the body, some more prevalent than others, including the shoulders, the back and for many of us, the jaw. (I happen to be one of 'those'.)

Having worked with the chakra system (energy centers in our body) for well over ten years now, I have recognized the correlation between emotional, physical and energetic imbalances.

The jaw region relates to Vissuddha, the throat chakra - our seat of self-expression authenticity and truth. Tightness in this area can have many underlying causes: frustration, grief, and fear to name a few. These emotions can be broken down yet again to address deeper issues. For example, if you are holding back from sharing information with someone because you either fear hurting their feelings or you yourself fear the backlash, we can hold this tightness in the jaw.

If you are going through a period of loss in your life (or anticipation of loss) - whether of a loved one, a home, or even a job, this is another key stimulus for aching jaws.

So what to do to relieve the pain? Of course addressing (or at least acknowledging) the emotional component is key in the process of release. There are also acupressure points that can help alleviate the pressure. (Most specifically, "Jaw Chariot" - Stomach 6 point. Click here for more info on location.)

What I would like to suggest to you today though is a very noteworthy practice to consider. As a sound therapist, I have long encouraged the use of toning, chanting and affirmations as a means to achieving healing and balance, particularly the Sanskrit Seed sounds relating to each of the chakras.

These sounds are 'infused' with thousands of years of energy meaning when we tone them we are immediately tapping into the healing potential associated with eons of previous chanting. The sounds are as follows:

ROOT CHAKRA - LAM (Stability)
SACRAL CHAKRA - VAM (Creativity/Flow/Release of Fear)
SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA - RAM (Courage/Confidence/Digestion of all things Incoming)
HEART CHAKRA - YAM (Compassion/Love/Forgiveness/Non-judgment)
THROAT CHAKRA - HAM (Authenticity/Self-Expression/Truth)
THIRD EYE CHAKRA - OM (Clarity/Focus/Intuition)
CROWN CHAKRA - SILENCE (One with All/ Consciousness)

(All '-AM' sounds pronounced as "-UM" e.g. LAM sounds like LUM.)

Now whether you buy into the energetic component of chanting or not, when dealing with pain in the jaw the very practice of toning a sound that incorporates "MMM" sound will cause a vibrational repercussion in this area. This vibration stimulates a relaxation response that I have found capable of at least temporarily alleviating the pain and the tension.

So one could leave it at that. Chant OM or YAM or even just hum and be done with it. BUT I want to add one more piece to the process. I created (and wrote an entire book) on the theory of what I call "Chakra Play." In Chakra Play we marry up more than one energy field to address emotional or physical imbalances.

Let's return to the above-mentioned example. You are feeling frustrated because you need to share some information with a friend or loved one (or even an acquaintance) and are fearful of the response this may bring. You don't want to hurt anyone but you also know that the status quo is no longer manageable and it's time for a change.

I would suggest to you toning the following three Sanskrit Seed sounds in succession, for a total of nine rounds.
RAM (build your confidence)
YAM (do this with compassion for self and whoever else is involved)
HAM (open the lines of communication/ free up throat chakra)

(Each of these sounds also has particular hand motions that also go along with them. For a much more in-depth look at chakras and chakra play, please visit my webpage EVERYTHING CHAKRAS.

I encourage you to give this chanting a try if you are suffering with pain in your jaw and the potential headaches that can also come about from holding the stress. Below also find a recording of the chakra play I have detailed above.

Let me know how it goes for you!! Here's to an authentic, stress-free life and our part in bringing this about.

Namasté.
chakra play - RAM-YAM-HAM
RAM - YAM - HAM
(Access sound file to tone along.)
P.S. Supposed to be 9 rounds... but mis-counted, so it's 8. Haha. Still effective, though.





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NEWS & UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES


I will be be teaching workshops this year, to include Acupressure for Women and Acupressure for Pets in various locations. Please email me or check back on my site for information regarding dates and further details.


ENERGY TYPES:
Personality, Chakras & Balance

Did you know that WHO you are can affect HOW you are? Based on Maureen's book 'Energy Types', this workshop will make you aware of the personality characteristics that make us unique and how the application of specific energy practices and modalities can support these traits for optimum health.

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"Until he extends the circle of compassion to all livings things, Man will not himself find peace."
--Albert Schweitzer

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*If you have a group interested in learning more about the benefits of acupressure as far as seasonal health, women's health, pets or overall benefits, please contact me for more info.


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Yoga For Everyone...

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Gentle Chakra Yoga Flow, Senior Yoga

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MEDITATION - Private & Group Offerings

If you are privately interested in learning more about establishing a meditation practice, or your workplace would like to have access to a practice onsite, please contact me for more info.

Come into the silence of you and tap into a place of knowingness and peace.


I’ve come to meditation for the very first time in my 70’s.  With Maureen guiding us into deep relaxation,  it comes fairly easily,  with a wonderful feeling of peace and calm.  Very, very good for any of us with a hectic “normal” life,  reminding us of what is possible. - M.S.
 
Maureen’s relaxation techniques and her provision of a meaningful meditation Mantra makes for a deep and enjoyable meditation experience. I appreciate the chance to attend only to myself and to only recognize the external world – but then let it go. - L.S.


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Authentically YOU - Family Relationships,
Career & Life Transitions


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As a long-time consultant in the uses of both the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) as well as the Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children® (MMTIC®), I have witnessed first-hand the clarity and guidance these two instruments offer particularly in the world of...

* Family relationship - Learning to honor communication and diversity within the family unit

As well as...

* Individuals seeking life direction during times of transition: changing jobs, retirement, loss of a loved one, geographical move...

For more information about these instruments and consultations,
please visit http://www.sageworkshops.net/mbti.html



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BRING LOLITA HOME...

This beautiful tribute song for Lolita is from the Whisky Minstrels
in an effort to raise awareness of her captivity...
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The captive killer whale, known by her stage name "Lolita," has been in the smallest orca display tank in America for 45 years. It is TIME for her to retire and go home to her FAMILY.

To download the song, "Bring Lolita Home," please visit: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/whiskyminstrels
All proceeds from music download goes to Orca Network's Free Lolita Campaign: http://www.orcanetwork.org

Please help share the word!!


What if the stars
are nothing more
than the reflection of light
within our own hearts?
And as each heart opens
a new star emerges…
A constellation of pure love.
A galaxy of oneness.

- Maureen
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A Tribute to Love
Honoring:

Nick
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Jack
Jack the Buddha Kitty
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My best friend, Bo.
(and my other dear animal companions)

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