14/3/2016 Class for my weekly students

This week we’re looking at the elements associated with the chakras. From the root up to the crown they are as follows: earth, water, fire, air, ether, thought, spirit.

We’ll begin with the ‘Tree of Life’ breath. Then continue with ‘Salutation to the Sun’, focussing on the Solar Plexus Chakra. On to ‘Salutation to the Earth’, focussing on the Root Chakra. Then ‘Salutation to the Moon’, focussing on the Crown Chakra.

Returning to the mat, we’ll work with Swan – Cat – Dog sequence. Here we feel the flow through all of the chakras.We’ll spend some time on ‘Dog’ as it is our last week with this as a challenge pose.

If there is time, we’ll work with the ‘Gate Sequence’.

Meditation takes the white light up through the chakras, and relaxation is Anu Loma Viloma Kriya. Focussing on the right foot we take a golden yellow energy flow up to the head. Focussing on the head, we take a silvery blue energy flow down the the left foot.

This is our last class of this term.

OM Shanti Shanti Shanti

The Aura 7/3/2016

With my weekly students, I have been reviewing the Chakras. This week, we will look at the Aura, which is sometimes described as the Eighth Chakra.

Beginning with the Complete Yoga Breath, Mahat Pranayama, we will move into lying postures. We’ll work with ‘nose to knee pose’ (all forms), Apanasana. Then we’ll work with the ‘bridge’ (all forms) Sethu Bandhasana. On to lying twists (all forms).

We’ll use the ‘boat pose’ as a transition to seated, Navasana. Then continue our work with the ‘downward facing dog’, Svenasana. We’ll use the ‘dog’ as a transition to standing.

Working with a partner, we’ll learn how to ‘brush the aura’.

Cool-downs and meditation will be followed with a long relaxation where we breathe in and fill the energy centres, breathe out and fill the aura.

OM Shanti Shanti Shanti .