January 6th 2020 – February 14th 2020 – Yoga and the FIRE element
In our next term of yoga classes we will be working with the Fire Element. This is based in our navel area and powers our capacity for digestion. When you think about it, everything that happens to us has to be ‘digested’. Not just our food but information, thoughts and feelings. They all have to be digested and transformed into something that we can use. Maybe vitamins or further ideas.
When our Fire Element is working well we are motivated, enthusiastic, joyful and compassionate. When this element is not functioning, we feel passive, weak and tired. So we are going to get our MOJO working in January 2020 to ensure that our own personal fire element is in excellent working order. Note that excessive Fire makes us controlling, dominant and constantly on the go… mmm… do you ever feel that you are moving from excessive to depleted Fire energy??? INTERESTING
Our work in class
So, in class we will work with postures, breathing exercises and relaxations to explore and balance our Fire Element. Physically we will practice variations of Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutations), Plank pose, Inclined plane, Boat pose and the Bow. These will strengthen the core and give us plenty of warmth. Simple Kapalabhati (Shining Skull breath or breath of fire) will tone the tummy muscles and invigorate our breath and energy. Be prepared to MOVE and be prepared laugh as moving and laughing are fantastic ways to get your fire element going.
All of this may get us a bit excited so we’ll also work with some gentle moving meditations and guided deep relaxations. Hope that you can join us for something MAGICAL.
“Nothing happens until something moves.”
― Albert Einstein