When we go with the flow, move with fluidity and are able to easefully adjust our direction, the quality of contentment is within our hearts. When we struggle, feel stuck; frustrated or blocked all we want is the courage to get moving again. As we explore the WATER element within the physical body this precious resource restores our natural balance. In the practice of forward extensions and abdominal exercises we will play with core balance as we strengthen and stretch the back and tone and relax the abdomen.
Intermediate and advanced students. Pregnant or menstruating women will receive alternative poses to support the WATER element during these times.
This is only one session in the full weekend workshop with Nikki Costello.
The Practice: Threading Consciousness Through The Body
The Practice is Svadhyaya, SELF-study and a journey towards Truth, Consciousness and Bliss. All aspects of our being are engaged in a rigorous and inquisitive learning space where we explore the teachings of yoga through asana, pranayama, meditation and contemplation. To fully realize our wholeness and freedom in the body, we look more closely at its individual parts. Each of the five sessions will focus on one of the five elements and the physical postures and breathing techniques that can awaken, stimulate, purify and harmonize them. Simultaneously, we will reflect on qualities like steadfastness and tranquillity to experience our physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual bodies as one interwoven body of consciousness. The Practice offers a transformative experience to all levels of student. The pre-requisite is an enthusiastic, curious and honest seeker who wishes to know the SELF.
“Passing a thread through the eye of a needle
Requires a steady hand and focused attention.
In yoga, our mind becomes the needle.
Our consciousness the all-knowing eye,
Graciously weaving the threads of each movement and action
Into a miraculous tapestry of vital energy.”
Light on Life by B.K.S Iyengar