Tuesday, 3 May 2016

The Elements and the Chakras - Part 1- Earth

Please see my yoga video on my YouTube Channel-  'The Elements and the Chakras - Part 1- Earth'-https://youtu.be/JrAHYh0giI0

The idea of the elements originated in Ancient Greece.  The belief was that everything in the universe is composed of a combination of 5 elements - Earth, water, fire, air and ether.  

In the first of this new series we explore the element Earth and its connection to the energy of the root chakra.  In Ayurveda, yoga's sister science,  earth is everything in the body which is solid- teeth, bones, hair, nails, skin.  The root chakra too represents all that is 'solid' in our lives - our security, our basic needs.  When the root chakra is unbalanced we become ungrounded, we 'live in our heads', becoming anxious and stressed.  

Our video this week is a grounding practice which will draw energy down, increasing our feelings of security and stability and reducing our feelings of stress and anxiety.  We end with a meditation in which we connect with nature and the earth which nourishes and supports us and all living beings.

Namaste
Janet x 

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