A practice designed to release heaviness and sadness in our bodies and minds, to lift our energy and expand our consciousness.
In the Ayurvedic system, we are made up of five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space. We each have our own unique mix of these elements. Disease is caused when there is an imbalance in the mix of these elements. In winter and spring the earth and water element within us tend to increase creating a Kapha condition, which can manifest as feeling sluggish and depressed and less forgiving of ourselves and others. Kapha conditions can also manifest as congestion in the lungs and other mucus related illnesses.
Stress in our lives plus our lifestyle are primary contributors to the imbalances within us. Compounding seasonal changes that effects the elements within us is the impact of the corona virus that we are all experiencing. We have returned home to social distance. Uncertainty about the future combined with a more sedentary lifestyle and for many the physical separation from friends and family can affect the elements within us leading to lethargy and depression.
This workshop is designed to help alleviate any excess heaviness and stagnation in the body and mind. The gentle asanas and restorative poses selected will help to open our hearts and lift our energy and spirits. We will use pranayama to release toxins from our lungs, increase prana in our systems and calm our nervous system and our minds. We will use visualization to relax the body and release emotions that are weighing us down. The practice will end with a thirty to forty-minute long yoga nidra designed to lift our spirits, expand our consciousness and feel a oneness with the world around.
$30 Early Bird / $40 Regular Price
5:00 – 7:00pm
Community Event 7:00 to 7:30pm
$20 for ISHTA members