We can structure a yoga class to bring awareness and help to balance and open our chakras for a more deep and meaningful practice:
Centering and Grounding… Base Chakra… Physical Sheath… Earth
When you come to your class, when you seat on your mat, stop and peacefully let go of where you come from and where you going later. Be in the room, in your body, right here, right now, centering in the present.
Connect your body and letting your breath to take over your body and consciousness…
Limbering … Sacral Chakra, Empowerment… Energetic Sheath… Water
During this time gentle movements help to release stiffness and increase joint mobility. Slowly releasing out the joints and stretching the muscles, deepening the breath, generating heat, releasing stuck energy, slowing down the thoughts and gently concentrating the mind.
Energy begins to flow and there is a lifting of the spirit, a willingness to take on new experiences, movements, thoughts, sensations…
Strengthening… Solar Plexus Chakra, Vitality… Mental Sheath… Fire
These includes all standing poses and others such a Downward and Upward facing dog, plank. These are postures that strengthen the body and the mind, increase energy. We learn how to use the energy in a more efficient way how to store your energy to maintain your vitality. We are toning muscles, with strong concentration, letting go of superficial thoughts and clearing the mind.
This is the moment to celebrate your strength, power and vitality with each pose and breathe!
Opening… Heart Chakra, Compassion… Mental Sheath… Fire
Cooling the body down, easing the body out and settling into a higher state of energy. Calmly alert within body and mind.
Time for gentle reflection as the body eases itself out. The breath calms yet maintains depth.
After the shake-up comes the settling and clarity, an acceptance of what is and the way things are, time to let go. Compassion appears without effort, strengths and weakness are shared.
Calming… Throat Chakra, Wisdom… Intuitive Sheath… Air
This is a coming together of the session and a binding of energies to a finer rhythm. Combining the subtle energies of the body and mind, brings an awareness of the intuitive body; a body of knowing. Intellect is calm, and the heart is open, a state of being is experienced, the wisdom of being.
Focusing on the breathing here to clearly see what blocks the energy and what unblock it and holding the wisdom to be at peace with both
Relaxation (Savasana)… Brow Chakra, Understanding… Bliss Sheath… Ether
This is where renewal is completed, the physical body is grounded, the energy body is alight, the mental body is clear, the intuitive body is fluid, and the bliss body permeates. Conscious presence suffuses from the core of your being. The calm silence of understanding.
Feel the releasing and letting go, finding the body connecting into itself and connecting into the floor. Resting into the natural weight of the body and as you feel the natural weight without resistance the body becomes lighter and a sense of openness happens within the body, the body feels as if it is floating.
The inner world is experienced as a vast universe. Universal understanding is experienced, a profound understanding of the infinite, bliss absolute.
“Peacefully bringing ourselves into our body and peacefully let go when we are there”
Yoga Fitness Blog
I am Claudia Gutierrez, owner of Yoga Fitness, originally from Argentina and proudly Irish Citizen since 2012.