Open Yoga 10.03.21 – Connecting to Air


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 connecting to the element of air.  How might we capture the essence of the light uplift of the breeze, the freshness of the wind or the spaciousness of the air around us – all within us?  This practice will explore the breath (if it is comfortable for you to do so) and how we might use the breath to be more supportive in finding space and lightness within.

Suggested equipment:

  • Mat
  • Blanket
  • Two yoga bricks (or books)