|Location:||Breathe Together Yoga | Los Gatos, CA|
For thousands of years, the body in yoga has been thought to be made up of five primary elements. In this in-depth study you will learn the anatomical, energetic and psychological components of each element in the body while practicing postures, breathing techniques, meditations and interior seals to direct the flow of energy. Tias teaches through imagery, anatomical drawings, poetry and metaphor to illustrate the connection between the five elements and the subtle body in yoga.
Earth: The Pelvis: Wednesday, May 9, 2018: 9:30 am – 4pm
The root of the spine within the pelvic floor is the ground for all growth in yoga. This class explores mula bandha, the tailbone and the perineum. Our aim is to create flexibility in the lateral hip rotators and stability and lightness at base of the spine.
Water: Sacrum: Thursday, May 10, 2018: 9:30 am – 4pm
It is essential to stay fluid and light in the hip joints and sacral region. In this class we practice ways to bring equilibrium and stability to the sacrum and sacral-iliac joints. We do SATYA movements and asana to mobilize the lower abdomen and to lift uddiyana bandha.
Fire: Solar Plexus: Friday, May 11, 2018: 9:30 am – 4pm
The third chakra is a common place for constriction due to stress and emotional holding. This class stretches and opens the lumbar spine, psoas muscle and region around the kidneys and adrenal glands We practice twists and supported backbends in the asana practice and pranayama with focus on inhalation.
Air: Chest Cavity: Saturday, May 12, 2018: 9:30 am – 4pm
Prana flows through the lungs and heart, upper ribs and sternal region. This class explores the pulse of the prana in the chest emphasizing techniques for the shoulder joint, the scapulae and the collar bones. In asana we do backbends and in pranayama practice Viloma I and II.
Space: Neck/Palate/Ear: Sunday, May 13, 2018: 10:00 am – 1:30pm
When training the subtle body it is essential to release pressure within the sensory organs: the eyes, ears, tongue and facial skin. In this class we practice asana, mudra, and pranayama for the jaw and throat and cranial bones. In pranayama practice we activate the “bumble bee breath” while bringing ease to the cranial rhythms.