November 22-23, 2014
CHAKRA YOGA WORKSHOP with Sandra P. Pintaric
FOCUS: CHAKRAS THROUGH THE ASANA, PRANAYAMA AND KRIYA
GO Beyond Asana. Beyond Alignment. Take your practice to the next level! Build habits of health and happiness from the inside out. Are you curious about what a chakra is? Then this workshop is for you!
SATURDAY, November 22 | 13am–16am
SUNDAY, November 17 | 13am –16am
Chakra 4, 5, 6, 7 – Love, Creativity, Truth, Intuition, Spiritual Connection – Backbends, Inversions - class followed by deep breathwork and extended meditation.
The hidden power of yoga is in the understanding of the energy body. At the heart of our energy bodies are the Chakras.
In this workshop we will work with the 7 main energy centers of the human body, which are called chakras. Each of these energy centers is connected to each part of the body through energy channels (Nadis). Each Chakra has its own characteristics. Not only are they responsible for receiving and expressing energy but are also storage centers for our life experience and affect physically and mentally. Chakras absorb life force or prana from the Universe and is distributed through the nadis, energy channels to the nervous system, endocrinal glands and circular system. You will learn how you can balance the energy of the chakras and how to remove blockages in order to heal them. Through specific Chakra related postures (Yoga Asanas) we will experience how to activate the energy and will learn how to discover if there are any blockages.
The aim of this workshop is to unblock and balance the 7 chakras within ourselves in order to release and channel our positive energies. Workshops will consist of warm up exercises, a set of kriyas (specific exercises for each chakra) and mudras, deep relaxation, mediation and mantras. The workshops are suitable for all levels of yoga experience.
First - Base Chakra or the root
Chakra, is located at the base of the spine and is the centre of our
re-generation and our creativity. It stores our vital force, stimulating all
the cells in every part of the body. It is concerned with basic security,
survival and existence. It represents our image of self, of our presence on
earth and is full of all our experiences, particularly those of early
Third - Navel Chakra the will of spiritual power. The
third Chakra has fire as its element and with it comes choice, action, vitality
and will. It is located in the area of the navel point, solar plexus.
Fifth Chakra - Throat Chakra located
at the the top of the breast bone, is the centre for the expression of
creativity, love and abilities. How I express myself, the power of the word,
communication, speaking the truth, the Teacher. It influences the thyroid gland
which affects the balance of the entire nervous system, metabolism, muscular
control and body temperature. The throat Chakra must be cleared in order to
express your potential, once the heart Chakra is open.
“The chakras are very intelligent – they are like the software of the whole computer body.” — Dharma Mittra