Vinyasa yoga (advanced Yang poses) & the Anahata Chakra with Moena
The Chakras are spinning wheels of energy, a storage place of Prana (lifeforce) when the harmony of Yang- and Yin is disturbed, we can experience a blockade that appears either physically or mentally. How Vinyasa yoga relates with the Chakras: our body counts hundreds of energy meeting points. When we talk about the Chakras, we mention the 7 main energy wheels where we develop our personality and spiritual growth. The order in a Yang (Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Hatha) sequence is based on the Chakra system
In this 7- folded workshop you will discover how each Asana group (e.g. forward bendings, twists, inversions, backbends) relates with a Chakra and which relationships in our lives combines with a specific Chakra. You will experience how yoga truly is a practice of purification. As our lives are based on different relationships (e.g: parents / friends / lovers / teachers etc.) We find out the importance, joy and challenges in all relationships. Just like our yoga practice can be challenging, both as supporting and healing.
To understand an Asana, we build up in all workshops in a progressive manner towards a peak pose with modifications so you can experience harmony and stabilization. To take a challenge in your Asana practice can help to remove accumulated energy blockades in a Chakra to move beyond the boundaries of the mind.
Pranayama will be part of this 7- monthly workshop to stimulate the energy body as like Mantras to illuminate all Chakras.
As each Chakra relates with an Asana group we'll relate every workshop with a different focus. This workshop is part of a set of seven:
Friday 13/9: Muladhara Chakra / standing poses / peak pose: Svarga Dvidasana (bird of paradise) > Click here
Friday 25/10: Svadisthana Chakra / hip openers / peak pose: Eka Pada Koundiyasana (flying split) > Click here
Friday 15/11: Manipura Chakra / twists / peak pose: Paravritta Bakasana (side crow) > Click here
Friday 13/12: Anahata Chakra / heart openers / peak pose: Vrischikasana (scorpio)
Friday 17/1: Vishuddha Chakra / shoulder stand / peak pose: Sarvangasana variations > Click here
Friday 28/2: Ajna Chakra / balances / peak pose: Adho Mukha Vrksasana (handstand) > Click here
Friday 27/3: Sahasrara Chakra / headstand / peak pose: Sirsasana 1 & 2 > Click here
Would you like to join all 7 workshops > Click here
What you will get out of these workshops:
- Vinyasa yoga with build up to a peak pose
- Chakra philosophy to understand yourself and the other better
- Mantras (the sound that resonates with each Chakra)
About the Anahata Chakra
Anahata Chakra is seen as the center of devotion and transformation. It shines in the middle of the spine and is also called "chakra mala, garland of chakras": with three Chakras above and three Chakras below. When meditating on the 4th Chakra supported by Pratyahara (closing off the senses), feelings such as attachment and possessiveness can come up. Male and female energy become more balanced and relationships become more pure.
In Asana practice, heart openers are central to stimulate and harmonize Anahata Chakra. Being able to give and receive unconditional love is the highest result.
"Sri Krishna Sharanam Mamam: in absolute love I find my hiding place"
This workshop can be in English or Dutch.
Date: Friday December 13th 2019
Time: 19.30 - 21.30 hr