You have probably heard it in a Yoga class before. Align your legs, your knee and ankle, align, you head over your shoulders. Lovely ideas ....if we were all built the same. The intention is good, but alignment in Yoga was meant to be more about the alignment of Intention and action, alignment of energy with purpose. Creating a channel of connection from the very earthiness of our physical bodies to our truest nature.
This comes not from trying to treat our bones as straight sticks, but from understanding that every bone, every tissue, every organ even the way our bodies process things is as a spiral.
If you start functioning in your physical with this in mind, what you may find is that you stop struggling to attain some unreachable goal and instead become stronger and more centered in the cellular body in which you exist.
What you will experience in this class:
- We will discuss and look at the different ways a body can be built that will affect how it will find its way into asana (poses).
- Learn to trust the felt experience
- Start to understand the somatic experience of the internal body
- Learn to utilize breath to guide a more fluid movement and experience.
Come dressed comfortably for movement.
Bring a notebook and pen(cil)
Bring something you think you could use as a prop (not necessarily what you always find in a class).
Bring your open mind and leave your preconceived ideas at home for the day to rest.
Beverly Akhurst, ERYT 500, YACEP, Owner/Director Ocean Breath Yoga and Movement
Ocean Breath Yoga, Granville Island
Saturday, June 23rd
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Students and Teachers
(If you are wanting to explore a different way of meeting your physical practice and connecting it with the rest of your Yoga this is for you)
Teachers, this counts as 2 hours towards your CEU's with Yoga Alliance