When we think about the element of FIRE, some things come to mind. It emanates heat, creates light and can burn if we get to close. The FIRE of Yoga has been used as a metaphor for a transformational process that takes place within a human being. The heat starts to soften, the burn destroys old patterns and the light produces a radiant glow. One of the signs that this process is happening is in the way we start to see the world. Joy and light replace sorrow and darkness and the quality of hope is born from this fire.
We will practice twists, arm balances and backward extensions to appreciate the benefits of FIRE.
For intermediate and advanced students. Not recommended for pregnant or menstruating women.
If you are unable to participate but wish to observe, registration is required.
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