Early February finds us deep in the realms of winter, the season governed by the element of water. But because of the shorter, darker, colder days that characterize the season, our water element can start to feel a bit more like ice than a fluid, moving liquid. We might also find ourselves needing to re-ignite the enthusiasm that so often accompanies us into a new year, but gradually fades as we fall back into our regular day to day routines.
The use of chair in a yoga practice will give us the opportunity to explore more challenging poses with the support of the best yoga partner one could ask more – a chair! For when it comes to a yoga practice, the chair is only there to give!
Using a chair can bring a sense of more space in our body, a clearer sense of where our bodies are in space (and the amount of space we’re taking up (or not) in the world); and it can help reduce the effort in challenging poses, bringing us to a place where we find as much sthira (effort) as we do sukha (effortlessness).
The aim of this class will be to experience both support and expansion, especially in the region of our side body which can become especially contracted this time of year, affecting not only our breath but our overall sense of life force.
(Students should have at least 3 months of yoga experience to attend this workshop)