Like most people on the planet when a new year rolls in we feel its time to evaluate our lifestyle, we make decisions to make improvements and set ourselves new goals for the coming year. So instead of the usual dedications for the year of trying to be more healthy, wanting to lose weight and get fit i have decided for 2011 its all about Empowerment. Empowerment is also connected to the Solar Plexus or the Manipura Chakra, our City of Gems. The ability to sparkle from the inside out and embrace the flow of life with reckless abandonment, falling in love over and over again with each moment. So how do we do this? I believe, if you want to master something you must teach it, beginning with sharing what you already know and being a channel of inspiration and light to guide others along their own path towards Empowerment. Each Monday evening 7:30pm Inner Living offer a free Karma Yoga class, this hour is open to the teacher to create a space and offer something different perhaps to a 'normal' Yoga class. On the 17th January i introduced the Yogis in Melaka to Yoga Trance Dance! I had no idea what the response would be like and they had no idea what to expect! As it was a first for all who came i thought it would be best to start off on our mats before stepping off into the mat-less universe to explore the space. So far so good... The music changed and the vibe shifted, i was super conscious of everyone's silent and shy enthusiasm. My intention for this Karma Yoga Trance Dance was too guide everyone to a safe place inside and set them free to explore the edges of their movement while being Empowered. It didnt take long until everyone was sweating, moving and grooving along their own breath wave, connecting, spiraling and flowing with each expansion and contraction. I was very amazed at how deep everyone let themselves go and in such a short amount of time! After the Madonna chorus had melted into the back ground and the soothing Indian flute music took over it was time to re locate back to the safety of our raft and dive even deeper under the wavering breath wave and surrender to the ride and fall of our breath and give permission for Shavasana to take over. It was a very magical experience, one which i hope to share again in 2011. Take a moment to write down what makes you shine, how do you feel Empowered and if your not doing this already in your everyday life, why not?