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Grounded….an Adjective, a Noun, a Verb…A Way of Life

Being grounded brings us back to balanced working order, the way nature intended us to be. When grounded, we know where we belong in ourselves, the earth and in relation to others. We offer you a supported opportunity to ground yourself so that you may teach others how to cultivate this quality.

Definition of GROUNDED
: mentally and emotionally stable : admirably sensible, realistic, and unpretentious
grounded [?gra?nd?d]
adj
sensible and down-to-earth; having one’s feet on the ground

Ground \Ground\ (ground), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Grounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Grounding.]

1. To lay, set, or run, on the ground.
2. To found; to fix or set, as on a foundation, reason, or principle; to furnish a ground for; to fix firmly.
Being rooted and grounded in love. –Eph. iii. 17.
3. To instruct in elements or first principles.
4. (Elec.) To connect with the ground so as to make the earth a part of an electrical circuit.

Source: Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

1. The first principle is to set the Foundation. Even before we open to Grace we take the time to align whatever parts of our body is on the Ground. Connect your legs, your nervous system to the earth.
If we do not do this, we will be without roots and lack the stability necessary for true growth.

We Ground planes in order to protect the flying public, to allow for inspections to occur, to have time to make any necessary repairs and to maintain the planes in safe, working order. We do the same with our bodies.

We love #2 “Being rooted and grounded in love. That’s what we work on.  Get Grounded in love.  Get Grounded in a particular skill.   Embody your deep talents.  Hold your Ground in a difficult situation.

When you are disrespectful, scattered and careless you are UN-Grounded.  You lose your center, fly off the handle, get swept off your feet, or daydream in a fantasy world. Your attention wonders. You need to get grounded, breathe deeply and take the time to look inside your self. The more grounded we are, the more we respond to life from within rather than react to external events.  We know we are part of  a larger, natural world. We sense our connections with others.
4. Like any receiver we need to plug it in before we can receive the various frequencies. Grounding is the process of plugging ourselves into the Earth and the world.

Ground is home. It’s familiar, safe, and secure. It has a power of it’s own. Life Dorothy in the Wizard of OZ says, “There’s no place like home.” She was grounded in her quest to get back to Kansas. She rescues herself and her companions instead of waiting around for a prince.  So click your heels and Ground yourself in love and compassion. Getting Grounded is the gateway to freedom. Look down where your feet meet your path.  Follow your own yellow brick road. And on your journey, always Ground your shoulder blades into your heart.

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Go Ahead – Push My Buttons

push (one’s) buttons verb
•    Make one react, or react unfavorably; to aggravate; to show off another’s character faults; to taunt. She knows how to push all his buttons.

push_meUnfortunately, most “button pushers” get a bad rap.  They’re considered rude and inconsiderate. They are the difficult people in life.  Teachers send them to the principals office,  parents scream at them, and bus drivers make them walk. Many parents try to protect their kids from button pushers.

We see them differently. We see them as vehicles for change. They definitely challenge us to tap into where we are stuck. If we’re willing to go there, we find more freedom.  The more buttons we discover within ourselves and the more we learn how to notice them before we react in a way that does not serve us or the button pusher, the better we will be able to serve the world.

Constant comfort, pleasure, and ease won’t get you grounded and it certainly won’t get you elevated.  So how do you know a button has been pushed?  Usually your breath gets shallow. Your jaw tightens. Your eyes harden. Parts of your body contract.  Perhaps your belly gets agitated like a turbulent plane ride.

You  feel angry, hurt or withdrawn.  These patterns prevent us from knowing our highest self.  Remember, when a button gets pushed – you’ve just discovered another area for growth.  So instead of plotting your next comeback for when a button gets pushed, stop, and tune int o your breath.  Notice where you feel tight or contracted. Tap into the direct experience of the energy that informs those negative reactions and move from that awareness.

May we dare say honor the people who push your buttons. They will take you where you need to go.

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Yoga….defined

Yoga_KidThe traditional definition of yoga is “union” and to us it means this: When we bring all our parts and many layers of ourselves together, we know ourselves in a deeper way. We feel supported inside, united, grounded. We feel more complete and self-confident and this leads us to a sense of connection with our divine nature.

Without this type of integration, we tend to live with underlying fear, anger, sadness, or that ever-present blaming someone else for our own issues. With this integration, we magnify our power to create more beauty, more awareness, more elevated consciousness, more love.

At Grounded, we are dedicated to teaching Yoga to Kids, Teens and Adults and training others to do the same. 

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Grounded is a Virtue

grounded_virtueBeing grounded brings us back to balanced working order, the way nature intended us to be. When grounded, we know where we belong in ourselves, the earth and in relation to others. We offer you a supported opportunity to ground yourself so that you may teach others how to cultivate this quality.

The Grounded program is centered around a series of specific yoga poses rich and detailed in technique yet presented in a wholesome, light and humorous manner so that even the most hesitant will become grounded and embrace the enlightening and elevating aspects of yoga.

Utilizing tools such as our Elevator Series yoga pose cards, participants will embark on an elevator ride through a series of eighty-four yoga poses with each card complete with hand drawn illustration and detailed instructions and benefits of each yoga pose. Through this a series of yoga poses can be assembled to create signature lesson plans such as Charlie and the Chakra Factory,Wizard of Om, and Snow White and the Seven Posers.

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