Keith Mitchell

Yogi, speaker, meditation teacher and former NFL linebacker. At the apex of his athletic success, a paralyzing tackle caused a spinal injury that ended his football career. In his darkest hour, Keith discovered conscious breathing, yoga, and meditation. He made them part of his daily practice which not only helped him recover physically but provided a refreshing sense of self-awareness and fulfillment. After experiencing transformation from this profound, life-changing insight, Keith developed a new passion – to share these liberating tools with others. 


On Manipura (3rd chakra) in issue 3 – Chakra 03 

Manipura. Yes. The solar plexus holds emotions like anger, and the spleen holds worry and sadness. Once you are aware of where each emotion is stored in the body, you can begin to peel back the layers and ask: what is this emotion connected to? For example, if I have anger in me, I know that’s my solar plexus. I can then focus my attention on that area, and put my anger in my mind to contemplate and ask, what is causing the anger, and do I want to continue in this anger? Then, from contemplating these questions, the answers that you receive, can start to help release the blocks. You begin to get to the bottom of whatever it is that’s creating this emotion. In my meditation, when I do this, I’m not only melting to me, but I am also melt- ing to the will of holding on to those things that cause harm and that continue to block me, such as anger. I’ll put that in context, and I begin to note when it comes up. Now, another aspect of melting to me is surrendering. Softening. This starts to change the chemistry of who and what I am. It’s pretty profound.


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Photography by Beau Grealy