Vinyasa yoga (advanced Yang poses) & the Ajna 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) > Click here
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)
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 Ajna Chakra
The Ajna Chakra is the place where meditation takes place. The 6th Chakra is also called the 3rd eye; the physical eyes see the past and the present, while the 3rd eye conceals the future. Where our physical eyes represent the sun and moon, the 3rd eye represent fire. Together this stands for the manifestation of our consciousness.
In Ajna Chakra, components of duality are equalized and the awareness that there is a force that’s much greater than us is realized. The 6th Chakra is associated with the pineal gland (also known as the "bliss" gland) that transports brain fluid through that brain and through the spinal cord to the base of the spine. That is why the 6th and 1st Chakra are directly connected. The pineal gland itself reacts very sensitive to light. When our 6th Chakra develops, light forms around the head and aura. The fear of a "spiritual relapse" disappears and a deep confidence manifests.
In Asana practice balance positions are central to experience the characteristics of Ajna Chakra. When the 6th Chakra has evolved we recognize the divine in ourselves and others.
"Aham Brahmasi: I am the divine, everything is Brahman"
This workshop can be in English or Dutch.
Date: Friday February 28th 2020
Time: 19.30 - 21.30 hr