Open Yoga 03.03.21 – Connecting to fluid (water element), the embodied nature series


For the next few weeks we will be bringing nature onto the mat by exploring elemental practices.  You know that feeling of walking outside, a breath of fresh air filling your lungs, sunshine meeting your skin, feet connecting to the ground below?  How might we embody these experiences on the mat?  In our practice?  What systems of our body or areas of our body feel the most grounded (connected to earth) or most fluid (connected to water) or most spacious (connected to air) . . . over the next few weeks we will be using our embodied senses to capture a bit of nature within!

This week’s class is all about finding support from our fluid body.  We often think of the ‘flow’ of water, but there are other fluids in our bodies (think here about fat) that have a much different quality and may be useful for us in finding more support as we move.

Suggested equipment:

  • Mat
  • Blanket
  • Yoga strap or resistance band or scarf