Ayurvedic yoga gives us the insight and understanding on how to personalise and adjust our yoga practice to exactly what we need in the present moment.
Each and every one of us are made up out of five elements (respectively ether, air, fire, water and earth).
By learning to recognize which of the elements are out of balance within ourself, either mentally or physically, we then learn how to practice yoga postures (asanas) in a manner that will act as a therapy to balance us rather than take us further our of balance.
If we are not out of balance, we practice the yoga asanas in a manner that suits our natural born constitution (our individual inner blueprint which is a mixture of these elements with certain elements dominating).
Where to focus our inner attention such as the legs, the lower belly, the chest and our outer attention, such as looking up, looking down or gazing at eye level during the asanas, and the attitude we take into our yoga practice, bringing in courage, bringing in humility, focusing on grounding or uplifting, these all create a completely different after affect of our practice.
Just as every food can be a medicine or a poison, depending on who is taking it, so is the manner in which we practice our yoga asanas,making it either a practice that takes us further away from our true selves, or it becomes a healing therapy that brings us back home into our center.
Upcoming workshop “Ayurveda in your Ashtanga, Hatha or Vinyasa practise”
SEPTEMBER 5, 2015 – 14:00-17:00 AT DELIGHT YOGA (WWW.DELIGHTYOGA.NL) DE CLERQ LOCATION