"We are taught to control the body by way of the mind, which is considered far superior. But the body has an intelligence whose mysteries the mind has yet to fathom. We read in books how to eat, how to make love, how much sleep to get, rather than listening from within. Without the body as a unifying figure of existence, we become fragmented. We repress our aliveness." --Anodea Judith
This week, we move a little deeper into the subtle realm of the energetic body. Starting with the root chakra, we will recognize the power of becoming still and listening to the body as our connection to the earth. Learn to listen from within; the science of yoga has powerful tools to help you.
Two chances to practice:
8:30a, Saturday, Moksha Lakeview. Saturday morning's class intention will be to awaken our roots through a powerful, strength-building standing sequence paired with guided visualizations and breathwork to connect with what is wisest and strongest within.
6pm, Sunday, Moksha Riverwest. Sunday evening's class will have a similar intention but will feature a longer restorative session to leave you prepared to tackle your week. We will also use carefully orchestrated live music (by the incredible Boundary Waters) to tap into the subtle body more deeply and unconsciously. Music, when used carefully, can be a fantastic tool for moving into the rhythms of the body and deeper layers of the mind.
It is my hope that we will demystify this idea of "energy" in yoga practice. I want you to leave with a deep connection to the earth and some practical ways in which you can foster this connection on a daily basis off the mat.