Open Yoga 24.03.21 – Integrating the Elements (part of the Embodying 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 we will integrate all of the elements.  Just like in nature around us, the body has ‘a lot going on’ at once – we ground and then find space, we flow from the warmth at centre, it’s all happening at once.  Through this practice we will connect to more than one sensation at once, the possibility of shifting from a fluid experience to one that feels more grounded, keeping the thread of the fluid still connected.  Expect a practice that is grounded and invigorating, stable and fluid, spacious and contained.

Suggested equipment:

  • Mat
  • Blanket
  • Two yoga bricks