Breath alleviates tension just as light illuminates darkness. The elements earth, water, fire, air, and ether take on different frequencies depending on how the breath flows through the various parts of the body. Each element is affected by tension and will either stagnate or over-stimulate in areas that are out of balance. Over the weekend, by liberating our breathing through yoga asana (postures), movement, imagery, and breath practice, we will aim to bring back optimal energy flow and greater balance throughout our bodies.
In each practice session, you can discover how to gain greater access to the grounding quality of the earth by opening up the hips, tapping into the power of the core abdominals for internal support, and retrieving the fluidity of the back. Also, you can discover ways to ignite the hot center of the solar plexus while fully connecting with the air element – the breath. Moment by moment, throughout the weekend, we'll return to our optimal energy flow by learning the sacred and healing alchemy of the elements. Please bring a yoga mat.
CE credit for yoga teachers through Yoga Alliance and Ulrika Engman.