Yin and the water elementFrom 04/02/2017 to 04/02/2017 -Location: Yogaia Yoga Studio
Yin and the water element
The source of life. The beginning and the end, water is the river which flows without hesitation towards the ocean. Spaceless and timeless, it is one great void.
Human beings begin life from within the water of the womb, and evolved from the depths of the seas.
Water is both the softest and most invincible of all the elements.
In the body, the water element is governed by the kidneys and bladder, and also guides our emotions. Corresponding to the winter months, it represents the most yin moment in the cycle: dark and profound like the very depths of the ocean, and the moment nature chooses to take a well-earned rest.
As a period of recovery and stillness, it is the time to allow life to recharge, regenerate and prepare for the months and seasons of growth lying ahead.
In this special workshop presenting Yin for the water element we will explore the symbolism and meaning of the individual element in question (for example water in winter), by looking at the right nutrition, asana practice (yin yoga) and meditation to best balance this element. The workshop will conclude with the practice of Yoga Nidra, a deep, guided relaxation inviting us into the very core of our essence.
After the morning workshop, there will be the possibility to share a light lunch together, which will include the recommended ingredients and foods for this time of year: a way to balance and strengthen the water element (separate cost). We will shortly be offering more information!
The five workshops will be led by Amanda Blackley and Laura Prieto, sharing theoretical and practical advice for us all to live more harmoniously. Yin Yoga, Meditation and Yoga Nidra are powerful tools that work at a physical, emotional and mental level in accordance to each individual element.
Place: Yogaia (www.yogaiabcn.org)
Booking: on yogaia website
Price: 50 euros
The 5-Element Cycle : Workshops 2017
In ancient Chinese wisdom, the observation of nature led the ancients to gain in-depth knowledge, which enabled them to better understand the ebb and flow of life.
They carefully observed how the plants, trees, animals and seasons each had their own cyclical movements. Thus appeared the concepts of Yin-Yang (Tao) and the five elements (water, wood, fire, earth and metal). The Tao, which may be described as the intrinsic balance of everything, and our individual interaction both with the Tao and with nature itself, can be described in terms of Yin y Yang, and according to the five stages or elements.
Over the course of 2017 we will share a series of five workshops that journey through the “5-Element Cycle”, and offer the possibility to deepen our discovery of Yin Yoga, Taoism, Chinese Medicine, Yoga Nidra and Nutrition, from a perspective which will focus on balancing the five elements of life. Moreover, as human beings and an integral part of nature, we can also find our own sense of inner balance.