Channel more confidence, creativity, and joy in your life with a basic understanding of your body’s energy centres.
Join me on the mat for the first in a series of workshops looking at the basics of the chakra system through specific yoga postures.
According to yoga tradition, the subtle body is a part of you that you can’t see or touch; it’s where your energy flows, which is why it’s also referred to as the energy body. There are seven key points in the subtle body that are thought to be vortexes of energy, known as chakras ( wheels in Sanskrit). When energy becomes blocked in a chakra, it triggers physical, mental, or emotional imbalances that manifest in symptoms such as anxiety, lethargy, or poor digestion. A varied and regular yoga practice can help free up energy and stimulate an imbalanced chakra, paving the way for that magical internal shift for which yoga is known.
In this workshop we’ll be exploring the first chakra ( root/base/Muladhara) at the base of the spine. Here is some basic information.
CHAKRA ONE corresponds to the element earth, the foundation from which all life springs. It represents everything solid, the practical aspects of our lives, and the level of consciousness known as the instincts. It is located at the base of the spine, and includes the legs as connectors between the earth and the spine. In this chakra, you learn to ground the energy of your body into the Earth. Your legs act as roots pushing downward from the base of your spine. Think of these roots like the two prongs of a plug: when you plug your legs and feet into the ground, you generate energy for the rest of your body.
THE ROOT CHAKRA
NAME: Muladhara (meaning) “root support”
LOCATION: Base of spine, includes legs as roots
PURPOSE: Grounding, stability, solidity, survival
DEVELOPMENTAL AGE: Womb to one year
IDENTITY: Physical identity
GIFTS: Solidity, practicality, prosperity
RIGHT: To have and to hold
EXCESSIVE: Heavy body, slow, sluggish, attachment to security
DEFICIENT: Scattered, ungrounded, spacey, flighty
This will be a fun, exploratory workshop. Everyone is welcome.
£10 at The Share Centre on Stow Hill. Please book your place