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The Elemental Series: Earth Gentle Yoga Yin and Nidra Sound bath

Join us for a 2 hour sound bath combined with Gentle Fluid yoga, Yin and Yoga Nidra based on the Earth Element as part of our Elemental Series.

The Earth Element: 
One aspect of medical theory in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) includes the system of the five elements; wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. They can be used to differentiate TCM physiology, pathology, and treatment plan. Each element corresponds to a specific emotion and an individual TCM organ. 

The Earth element is affiliated with the worry or rumination emotion. When our minds are busy over-thinking it hinders us from being grounded and impairs harmony between the mind-body connection. The earth element is also associated with the spleen (not the same as Western medical spleen), which has to do in part with the digestive system. A person with a poor digestive system usually cannot think clearly, hence the importance of a well functioning spleen. When the spleen is working properly it means the earth element is being sufficiently nourished so that the mind can remain grounded. This enables us to reduce stress, keep life in perspective when it gets tough, and can help maintain optimal physical health.

In this offering, we will move through some gentle movements and then transition into more yin shapes and forms to create a fluid meditative space in the vocabulary of form and into stillness, meditation and mantra.

We will move through gentle chi kong, slow flow of postures into Yin yoga and meditation. We use props and blankets and hold gentle postures for up to 2-5 minutes with some combined slow movement transitions. 

***This class will be accompanied by live vocal harmonies, guitar and other instruments orchestrated and performed by musician and yogi Tully Sumner. The aim of the class it to create spaciousness for deep rest and so that we can more fully inhabit our body and parts of ourselves.

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