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Sophia Ernst received her yoga certification directly after high school. After graduating from University in Chicago, and some travel abroad, she returned to live and work in Denver. Sophia has in interest in all things cultural and Denver is full of places to discover the arts. Sophia enjoys exploring the world by car, bike and on foot with her friends and family, her sister and her adorable and fearless dog.

Denver’s Sushumna Chocolat: Eating To Connect The Physical With The Divine

Sometimes chocolate is just the divine treat we were searching for. Now, thanks to two local business women, we can all indulge in our favorite sweet and align our inner chakras at the same time. Amity Cooper and Sally Belk have combined their business savvy with their love of yoga and chocolate to create the inspired Sushumna Chocolat.

Sushumna Chocolate

(Photo Credit: kickstarter.com)

Sushumna is the Hindu word for ‘super-highway.’ It is the line which connects our chakras stemming from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. There are seven chakras in our body, and they each have a certain role to play in our spiritual life. For example the Muladhara chakra is considered to be located at the base of the spine and it is related to feeling grounded and stable. The seventh chakra, the Sahasrara chakra, is located at the crown of the head and is associated with transcendence. Each chakra has a color associated with it. The Muladhara chakra is associated with red and the Sahasrara chakra is paired with white.

Each chocolate has specific flavors which relate to a specific intent. The Sushumna chocolate is created with a blend of hemp oil, exotic mushroom extract, cashews and milk chocolate. The expressive chakra, chakra five, uses peppermint and dark chocolate to inspire you to release your inner artist. It is suggested that by consuming certain foods or specific scents we can have certain intended effects on our body. This is the main idea behind Sushumna Chocolat: eating with the purpose to connect the physical with the divine. To learn more, visit their website.

Amity Cooper and Sally Belk

Amity Cooper and Sally Belk (Photo Credit: kickstarter.com)

This Denver-based business was founded by Amity Cooper and Sally Belk in 2010. They are currently undergoing the launch of their business on Kickstarter.com. They are trying to raise a goal of $20,000 to start off their business. You can help support them, and also try their wonderful concoctions, by pledging a donation. Amity and Sally met during a trip to India in 2007 where they became friends and learned of their mutual passion for chocolate and yoga. In addition to chocolates, the line will also be carrying scents, candles and elegantly paired chocolate and wine suites.

Find your own inspiration through their story and help a local Denver-based business take root in the yoga community. Help pledge and find which chocolate you will use to release your best self.

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