The Stanford DCI Yoga Lab, met and practiced Kundalini Yoga 289 times together this last year; from March 15, 2020 to March 15, 2021.
Our one year anniversary practice consisted of a simple warm up and easy breath work followed by individual sharing. Each participant began to express what a year on their mats meant to them. A common theme stated was how our yoga practice gave participants an anchor during the pandemic. We also built a virtual community within the halls of Zoom.
Such an Unexpected Surprise
The DCI Yoga Lab participants gifted me with seven chakra singing bowls. These magical glass bowls represent the tones of the seven chakras. The word Chakra in ancient Sanskrit means wheel. These energy wheels circulate around the center of the spine and line up with the following parts of the body.
The first, a low C is the tone of the first chakra at our Coccyx, the tailbone. This is our center of grounding and security, our place in the world.
The note D, one step up represents the second chakra at the reproductive and sex organs. This is our center of creativity, pleasure and receptivity.
The third tone E, is identified with our solar plexus, the third chakra. Our sense of determination, vitality and our authentic voice.
The fourth chakra sounds an F for the Heart center, representing love, compassion, empathy and forgiveness.
The fifth chakra aligns with the throat. The tone of G. This chakra represents communication, discernment and expansion.
The sixth chakra, our sixth sense, our spiritual eye is between the eyes. The tone is A representing intuition, wisdom, clarity and vision.
The seventh chakra and the last is at our crown, the top of the head. It is represented with the tone of B. This is for unity, lightness, freedom and joy.
I love playing the bowls during Savasana. We have the opportunity to experience our seven energy centers that make up our subtle bodies.
What an exquisite and heart-felt gift. Thank you.
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Brett Paschal Your CD is awesome! I listened to it on the way to LC yesterday. There were two tracks left after I arrived, so I had to sit in the car just to hear the last two. Great job! I hope you submit this CD for Grammy considerations!
David Gomberg Easy to Love arrived today. And from the first notes of the first track, we were captivated. Remarkable!! Sinatra Sings the Select Cole Porter is no longer my favorite collection… Easy to Love is. Thanks so much for brightening a busy day!
Roberta - Stanford, CA Having Rocky as my instructor in kundalini yoga has been a great privilege. If you ever get the opportunity to take one of his yoga classes, thank your lucky stars and jump right in. Rocky is wise and kind and thoughtful as he explains how and why to do each pose, so even as a beginner you have confidence. An added bonus: sometimes Rocky sings, making the class all the more beautiful.
Roberta - Stanford, CA
Mireya Vargas - Stanford Fellow DCI 2019 The kundalini yoga I learned with Rocky has been a source of connection with my psychic life, my well-being and a learning about my own body, mind and spirit. It has been a real exercise in discipline and flexibility, learning different ways of breath, kriyas, chants, postures, and movements which have accompanied me on this journey. Rocky knows how to be unique for each participant and has been humble, wise and patient to keep us all in harmony working with this inner connection. Thanks, Rocky,… Read more
Mireya Vargas - Stanford Fellow DCI 2019
Mary Bettini - Director/Choreographer, New York There is nothing more fun than a revue of well known music when it hits the mark! Rocky… a pro with such great energy who needs no roadmap around this material, knows his way around a song and can still “dish the dirt” with the rest of the company. Thank you for such a delightful, memorable evening – ol’ blue eyes would tip his fedora to you for this awesome salute to his songbook!
Mary Bettini - Director/Choreographer, New York
Colleen It was so wonderful to hear your beautiful voice and to watch you perform – I was mesmerized by how present you were, and how you sang from the depths of your soul.
Jan Robinson I have to tell you, I shared your web site with a first friend – she was reminded of all her favorites – her dad was an opera singer in Yugoslavia and in Cole Porter’s era. Of course, we share Bocelli, Frangoulis and Blumhagen… All rich, sensual voices!
Nicole S I have attended live in-person, live virtual, and pre-recorded Kundalini sessions with Rocky. I like Kundalini because of the opportunity to explore and challenge myself in a unique way. Rocky is a warm, welcoming, humble and intuitive teacher. There’s a reason this hour and a half experience is a part of my regular practice!
Susan While it is not always intuitive to me, Rocky is so good at explaining the yoga poses in a virtual setting. I have tried other Yoga classes throughout the years and never felt comfortable, so I didn’t stick with the practice. Rocky created an environment where I felt comfortable as a novice. Now I even have a posture named after me! Just in our class, but I’m very proud of this accomplishment!
Lan Kang - Stanford DCI Fellow - Class of 2019, Shanghai, China It has been a wonderful experience practicing Yoga with you all, guided by Rocky! It helped me to stay calm and mindful during the pandemic. A special thank you to Rocky! I’ve been practicing Yoga following Rocky’s videos on his website. I will continue to practice Yoga on-line and breathe with you all in mind.
Lan Kang - Stanford DCI Fellow - Class of 2019, Shanghai, China
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