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"Yoga Extras" Resources for the wk of: Fri 6/23-6/27

I am creating these "Yoga Extras" blog posts for those of you resonating with the public yoga classes & Yoga Teacher Trainings I am leading. Inside of these blog posts you will find extra resources that support our weekly class theme. The weekly classes I guide are themed according to the season & collective energetic "weather"--This is of course influenced by many things; for instance, not only national and global events but how masses of people are feeling about and reacting to those events. It is also influenced by space weather (see spaceweather.com) & the current movement/placement of celestial bodies ie: the sun, moon, planets, nodes, stars, etc. You can find me teaching currently at Black Swan Yoga (North-Anderson) in Austin, TX. I am on the schedule as "Erika K." Mention this webpage for a free class.


Physical Focus (Peak Pose): Variations on detox part 2 (via twisting; hip, heart, major physical and energetic center opening, breathwork, inversions for lymph movement, etc.)


Philosophical: The reason for this holistic detox is to create room for the astronomically high amounts of light passing through the planet and our bodies (see: Summer solstice, Schumman Resonance, New Moon in Gemini, etc) to smooth our journeys as well as make room for this new level of consciousness coming in.


Hello Sun-bunnies!


If you, like me, are curious about larger patterns like astrological signs & you would like to see what your current horoscope is, see the bottom of the blog. I happen to have been born on July 6th, so I am coming up on my earthly birthiversary. Speaking of which, as a gift to myself I am treating me to a Dr. Joe Dispenza summit in Denver, CO., so I will be away from my regular teaching schedule June 30th-July 11th or thereabouts.


I am adding here a few videos below to help further illustrate what I was talking about last week re: The Schumman Resonance (the earth's heartbeat if you will, or the frequency of energy the planet vibrates at, which matches our own). Now, the language some people use leans on the side of the mystical (or woo!) and some on the side of the scientific. Dr. Joe is one of my favorite teachers on the planet and he says: "Science is the contemporary language of mysticism." I love this! It's why I'm working through three different academic degrees based basically on that very statement. Science and Spirit were once thought at odds. With what we now know, these can no longer be separated. They are essentially two sides of the same coin...one happens to be spoken in a masculine language (science) and the other, feminine (mysticism). If you know, you know. If this stuff seems like total hogwash to you, my hopes are that you remain perhaps curious (so as not to attach to meaning...attachment=struggle) or the very least entertained. 😂


The reading for this week was given to me by a fellow teacher-friend. The definition of Desiderata is: "things that are desired." And as our reading for the week says, our world can at times feel like a place of "confusion and drudgery," yet all is unfolding exactly as it should for a greater purpose, beyond what any of us perhaps can fully understand. And all the while it is still a beautiful world.


In Love & service, ek. xo


In the first image below you will see what is more typical of what I see when checking the planet's frequency. On Sunday & Monday, it showed something it has NEVER shown before (see bottom two images).




The first two videos are of this NEW energy the SR showed coming in just a few days ago. This is what I spoke about in class. The third video shows a spike that came in just before this new geometrical-looking recording came in.


Again, this third video below showed a spike in the SR before it turned into geometrical shapes you see in the above two videos.


Click the image below for this week's playlist!



Click the image below for this week's entire reading:




As the Sun moves into Cancer from June 21st until July 22nd, a beam of light illuminates our deepest feelings and inner child wish lists. So go ahead and buy those streamers for your bike or bring back the butterfly clips of your youth. Cancer is ruled by the ever-changing Moon, and our emotions are held in this sign’s tide pool for our examination. We’re not afraid to act on them either during the Sun’s plunge through Cancer. From reparenting your inner emo kid to bringing gluten free cookies to the staff meeting, the ways that you give and receive care will be the focus of this season.

Cancer’s superpower is its intuition: the ability to read the subtle undercurrents in any room, conversation, or text message. Go ahead and put out your feelers into every situation and let your gut have the final say. Cancer is the sign that asks, “no, but how are you, really?” — piercing through idle chit-chat and superficial facades to get to the emotional truth. During Cancer season, acts such as being moved to tears by a perfume commercial or reading your bestie’s emotional status by three milliseconds of body language are par for the course. Just don’t leave your extra sensitive beloveds on read, whatever you do.

The Full Moon in Capricorn on July 3rd brings its radiant light to areas of your life where more structure is needed. It unveils the boundaries that can support our sense of safety. Like the coral reefs that provide shelter for endless fish and organisms, this lunation shines a light on the containers that will hold the tender explorations of this season. Whether it’s the safe harbor of a trusty journal, a therapist’s couch, or a daily roster of somatic practices to regulate your nervous system — be your own compassionate caregiver.

Two weeks later, the New Moon in Cancer on July 17th encourages you to plant the seeds of your passion projects, self-care practices, and initiatives of community care. Make sure that your heart is in everything that you launch at this time. Writing a list of intentions and noticing how you feel as you speak them aloud will help you hone in on the winners.

If some of your deeper needs have been neglected in the carousel of life recently, be proactive in tending to them in the coming weeks. It can be easy to get lost as you support loved ones through their kitchen sink dramas, but your own TLC should always be your first port of call. Or at least give yourself permission to send your supportive audio memos from the cocoon of your fluffiest duvet.

Your Sun in Cancer horoscopes are meant to be read as inspiration. If you know both your rising sign and Sun sign, please read both horoscopes. You’ll know which one resonates for you. Take what works and leave the rest. If you’d like to share this work, please credit the source and provide a link to this post or chani.com. Thank you for your support and for spreading this work around. We really appreciate it — and you.


The following horoscopes were written by Stephanie Warner.


Aries & Aries Rising

As the Sun enters Cancer, it’s time to light beeswax tapers on your ancestral altar and bask in the steady glow of your home. When you bless your foundations, they will support you generously in return.

Whether you’re dusting off your grandparent’s recipe book or rallying your chosen kin for a strawberry-picking party, engage with the people and practices that make you feel rooted. By letting sunlight flood into every nook and cranny of your apartment or draping fairy lights on your bed frame, you will honor the domestic renewal of this season — especially around questions of belonging.

On July 3rd, the Full Moon in Capricorn shines a light on your public roles, professional paths, and everything in your life that’s outward facing. If a moment in the Sun draws you away from your roost, just make sure you celebrate your career wins with your chosen family when the time is right.

The New Moon on July 17th invites you to reaffirm the people, practices, and places that feel like home sweet home. Set your domestic intentions with a click of your ruby slippers and trust the ones that feel right in your bones.

By embodying your own doting guardian, the healing will reverberate through many generations before you.

Taurus & Taurus Rising

As the Sun enters Cancer, your daily pendulum swings, tarot pulls, and tea leaf consultations reach a crescendo. Celebrate the countless ways that magic floods the mundane. This can include the feathers lining your path or the bestie who reaches out exactly when you were thinking about them.

Plucking a bouquet of wildflowers or doing a ritual sweep of your home can further honor this time. So can taking a moment to feel the sun on your cheeks before heading into the office.

On July 3rd, the Full Moon in Capricorn illuminates the proper vessel for your heartfelt transmissions. Whether it’s a podcast, a zine, a link tree for your essays, or cracking the spine of a new journal, the subtle currents of your thoughts and ideas will benefit from a sturdy container.

Two weeks later, on July 17th, the New Moon urges you to confide to your morning pages about everything you’re grateful for and the spells you’d still like to cast. By telling the universe you’re open to its messages, the synchronicities will enter through this threshold.

Gemini & Gemini Rising

As the Sun enters Cancer, your income streams, farmer’s market wares, and nest eggs are reaching a culmination. Gratitude is the greatest treasure of all, so revel in everything around you that makes you feel gorgeously resourced.

Your self-investment is part of this victory too, so protect your time, energy, and emotional stores as much as you pamper yourself. Whether this means buying sunflowers for your home or lingering over every step in your skincare routine, spoil yourself a little extra this season.

The Full Moon in Capricorn, on July 3rd, beams its light on all acts of giving and receiving. If a joint bank account, grocery pool, or financial merger needs more structure to feel safe, sit down with your person to get it all down in writing — and to air your feelings at every stage of the process, too.

Two weeks later, on July 17th, a ritual act of clearing space will signal to the universe that you’re ready for the abundance flowing your way. Whether it’s a garage sale jamboree or a clothing swap with your besties, shifting the material weight that no longer sparks joy will set a powerful intention.

Cancer & Cancer Rising

As the Sun enters Cancer, it’s your party and you’ll pout if you want to. In the coming weeks, your passion projects, your pet causes, and even your wardrobe’s colorway will receive fresh energy. With your whole self reinvigorated — down to every vibrating cell — a few main character moments are not only encouraged, but required.

As you dial up your wattage, make note of the people who bask in your radiance and celebrate your vulnerability, too. They’re for keeps.

The Full Moon in Capricorn, on July 3rd, invites you to strike a balance between your Sun season party and the needs of your most important people. If a boundary requires reinforcement or some emotional laundry needs to be aired, use this day to hash it all out with your person. Then celebrate by watching the moon rise together over your nearest body of water.

Two weeks later, on July 17th, the New Moon ushers in your personal makeover. Honor the Sun by embodying its solar life force. Adorn yourself in gold and tuck a marigold behind your ear. Dance the season in with your favorite sunny playlist. By honoring this threshold moment in your mojo, magnetism, and personal plans, you’ll realize the best is yet to come — as long as you let your soul take the wheel.

Leo & Leo Rising

When was the last time you gave the “real world” the slip and got your breaking news from the cryptic symbolism in your dreams? As the Sun enters Cancer, light every lava lamp, candle, and lantern in your home to honor the renewal that’s flooding through your private realms.

The Full Moon in Capricorn on July 3rd invites you to bring more structure to your solo practices and bedtime routine — especially if your body is sending burnout signals. Whether it’s pounding the snooze button, shaking and tapping the jangles in your nerves away, or lingering in a quiet courtyard, let your batteries recharge in total privacy. Remember that consistency is the key to all your regulating rituals.

On July 17th, during the New Moon in Cancer, watching the sunrise from your fire escape can further honor this threshold. Extend your intentions for healing and inner discovery into the liminal dawn. Whatever cobwebs remain in your psyche — allow the Sun to blast them away. By indulging in some R & R in the coming weeks, every aspect of your life will feel supported.

Virgo & Virgo Rising

As the Sun enters Cancer, a spirit of victory courses through your clubs and covens. You not only get by, but you positively thrive, with a little emotional support from your besties. Trust the collective initiatives and opportunities that make your every cell hum with life. Whether it’s the group chat, a fungi conference, or a seaside photo shoot with your besties, hand out the sparklers and spread this joy around.

The Full Moon in Capricorn, on July 3rd, will see your phone vibrating off the table with all the notifications flooding your Discord and the group chat. Celebrate the individual radiance of your comrades and allow them to hype you up too. The path ahead in this shared undertaking may be long yet, but now it’s time to raise your kombucha flutes. By reveling in your collective wins, the momentum will only build.

Two weeks later, on July 17th, the New Moon urges you to set your intentions for the care you hope to bring to your networks. Something as small as promoting a local artist on your platform or creating an altar for your community members will set the wheels in motion.

Libra & Libra Rising

As the Sun enters Cancer, a victory in your professional paths and public roles deserves to be celebrated. Bottle the feeling of this moment so you can return to it during your next career ascent. Even if your recent wins feel minor, know that they’re building major momentum.

And remember to shine the spotlight on your colleagues too. By redirecting the kudos you’ll show there’s more than enough to go around.

On July 3rd, the Full Moon in Capricorn ushers in your 15 minutes of fame — or simply a moment to pause and clock the progress that you’ve made. Use today to mark every professional victory with a symbolic pile of stones and celebrate the peaks still to climb in the distance.

Two weeks later, the New Moon in Cancer, on July 17th, brings the professional renewal you crave — especially if you’ve been longing to bring more vulnerability and care to your role. Whether that means putting out feelers for the co-conspirators that are on your emotional wavelength or revising your website’s bio to give it a more human touch, trust that your audience is curious about the tenderness behind your public presence.

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

The call to adventure is now impossible to ignore. As the Sun enters Cancer, your long-range plans, spiritual paths, and learning quests reach a crescendo. Whether you’ve graduated from a university course or you’ve struck off another bucket list item, bask in the freedom you have to chase these horizons.

On July 3rd, under the Full Moon in Capricorn, allow life’s most profound mysteries to fill the pages of your journal or gush about the progress in your long-range plans with a friend, coach, or mentor. Dust off your headlamp and dive into your wildest rabbit hole yet. By opening yourself to wonder again, you’ll feel revitalized no matter how long this journey is.

On July 17, the New Moon in Cancer helps you to actually cross paths with the wise old crone who has a quest just for you. Whether that means putting out feelers for the camper van of your dreams, booking the hostels of your first Eurail adventure, or mapping out the funding goalposts of your first documentary, make sure your intentions sit right with your intuition, too.

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

As the Sun enters Cancer, the wattage is cranked up in your financial world. While you’re on the hunt for that dream investor, patron, or grant, allow your gut to have the final say. Take every tingle of your spidey senses seriously before you sign on the dotted line. The mergers meant for you will never crank up the urgency or attempt to hijack your emotions with a hard sell.

The Full Moon in Capricorn, on July 3rd, urges a pause in your wheeling and dealing so you can bask in some serious pampering. If the act of asking for help has ruffled the feathers of your nervous system, block out time for a bath and loofah scrub in the moonlight, or a few hours to wander the flea markets for that antique mirror that is meant for you — and only you.

On July 17th, over the New Moon in Cancer, a potent reset is available in all patterns of giving and receiving — especially if you celebrate the riches close at hand. Revel in the abundance that’s all around you — whether it is in the form of a bouquet of lilacs, gold eye shadow, or extra honey on your yogurt. Then, put feelers out for the support you still need. By sending off your applications from a place of gratitude, this energy will be received.

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

As the Sun enters Cancer, the nurturance overfloweth when you band together with the others in your life, so recharge your batteries with the people most important to you. And if you’ve been craving some affirmation, your 1:1 dynamics mirror your radiance back to you. The people in your corner will never make you feel like you’re “too much”. In fact, they’ll be demanding the recipe for your secret sauce.

On July 17th, during the Full Moon in Capricorn, a conversation with a mentor, old friend, or wise elder can help clarify a personal path or uncover a new facet of your selfhood.

Two weeks later, the New Moon in Cancer on July 17th invites you to begin again in your partnerships. Honor this moment by spending quality time with your person. Whether you spend an hour on the beach to watch the sunrise or toast each other with mocktails over Zoom, make sure they know you’re their forever cheerleader.

And allow them to lavish you with their adoration too. By moving forward together, your symbolic vows will be renewed.

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising

As the Sun enters Cancer, it’s time to revel in the momentum of your working day. To bask in the satisfaction of a job well done after toiling on something meaningful to you. And if you’re still on the hunt for the 9 to 5, side hustle, or apprenticeship that showcases your shine, put out your feelers in the coming weeks. Trust what feels right in your bones even if it’s outside your usual wheelhouse.

Over the Full Moon in Capricorn, on July 3rd, honor the culmination of your toil by giving your desk a refresh. Whether it’s with a bouquet of sunflowers, a beautiful new lamp, or an ergonomic chair, celebrate the fruits of your labor.

Two weeks later, on the New Moon in Cancer on July 17th, rewrite your mission statement in gold ink and hang it in a frame where you’ll see it often. By taking a moment to bask in your wins, you’ll be revitalized before the next big lift.

Pisces & Pisces Rising

As the Sun enters Cancer, it’s time to let the honey drip off of life’s honeycomb. And to save these drippings for the next rainy day.

Indulge in all the pleasures, creative practices, or crushes that make you feel alive. And go in for seconds. There’s a season for everything under Sol, and right now, mirth and mischief will carry you through this threshold. By basking in the bounty of this moment, you’ll have extra reserves for leaner times.

On July 3rd, the Full Moon in Capricorn illuminates the workshops, jam sessions, open mics, and artist collectives that provide a safe container for your muses to let their hair down. And if you’ve been craving an audience for your work, dare to create a Substack, Patreon, or social media account for your creations in progress. At the very least, it will help you track your progress and archive your work.

If you’re still waiting for your inspiration to renew, the New Moon in Cancer on July 17th jump-starts your erotic drives. Whether you’re dancing in your kitchen to your most sensual playlist or hosting a collaging party with the magazines ready to be recycled — don’t overthink the energies flowing through you. Let them show you how they want to be expressed.






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