Vinyasa yoga (advanced Yang poses) & the Sahasrara Chakra with Moena
The Chakras are spinning wheels of energy, a storage place of Prana (lifeforce) when the harmony of Yang- and Yin is disturbed, we can experience a blockade that appears either physically or mentally. How Vinyasa yoga relates with the Chakras: our body counts hundreds of energy meeting points. When we talk about the Chakras, we mention the 7 main energy wheels where we develop our personality and spiritual growth. The order in a Yang (Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Hatha) sequence is based on the Chakra system
In this 7- folded workshop you will discover how each Asana group (e.g. forward bendings, twists, inversions, backbends) relates with a Chakra and which relationships in our lives combines with a specific Chakra. You will experience how yoga truly is a practice of purification. As our lives are based on different relationships (e.g: parents / friends / lovers / teachers etc.) We find out the importance, joy and challenges in all relationships. Just like our yoga practice can be challenging, both as supporting and healing.
To understand an Asana, we build up in all workshops in a progressive manner towards a peak pose with modifications so you can experience harmony and stabilization. To take a challenge in your Asana practice can help to remove accumulated energy blockades in a Chakra to move beyond the boundaries of the mind.
Pranayama will be part of this 7- monthly workshop to stimulate the energy body as like Mantras to illuminate all Chakras.
As each Chakra relates with an Asana group we'll relate every workshop with a different focus. This workshop is part of a set of seven:
Friday 13/9: Muladhara Chakra / standing poses / peak pose: Svarga Dvidasana (bird of paradise) > Click here
Friday 25/10: Svadisthana Chakra / hip openers / peak pose: Eka Pada Koundiyasana (flying split) > Click here
Friday 15/11: Manipura Chakra / twists / peak pose: Paravritta Bakasana (side crow) > Click here
Friday 13/12: Anahata Chakra / heart openers / peak pose: Vrischikasana (scorpio) > Click here
Friday 17/1: Vishuddha Chakra / shoulder stand / peak pose: Sarvangasana variations > Click here
Friday 28/2: Ajna Chakra / balances / peak pose: Adho Mukha Vrksasana (handstand) > Click here
Friday 27/3: Sahasrara Chakra / headstand / peak pose: Sirsasana 1 & 2
Would you like to join all 7 workshops > Click here
What you will get out of these workshops:
- Vinyasa yoga with build up to a peak pose
- Chakra philosophy to understand yourself and the other better
- Mantras (the sound that resonates with each Chakra)
About the Sahasrara Chakra
The Sahasrara Chakra in the 7th Chakra (also known as the 1000-leaf lotus Chakra), Prana moves to the highest point. At this stage all feelings, emotions and desires (which are activities of the mind) are dissolved in their basis. When Sahasrara Chakra dominates, there is no activity of the mind. Knowledge and the one who thinks become one and are freed: the yogi is SATCHITANANDA (truth, pure being & bliss): the highest state of being. When we are established in the 7th Chakra we will master multiple yoga wisdoms & powers but will transcend the feeling or need to display them.
In Asana practice, headstands work specifically on Sahasrara Chakra as the crown can be seen as a gateway to Self-realization.
“Om Namah Shivaya Gurave Sacchidananda Murtaye Nisprapanchaya Shantaya Niralambaya Tejase: I open my heart to the power of Grace. That lives in us as goodness, that never is absent and radiates peace. It lights the way to transformation "
This workshop can be in English or Dutch.
Date: Friday March 27th 2020
Time: 19.30 - 21.30 hr