Mandala Vinyasa - Earth Element with Saori Funawatari
Sun Date: 24/09/2017 From: 14:30 - 17:30
Hamstring flexibility & fore bend / Rooting with inner security.
Mandala Vinyasa is demanding and challenging dynamic flow that incorporates fun inversions. You can expect to strengthen muscles you have never known existed and leave feeling like you’ve really worked your body. As well as helping to release toxins this style of yoga can help to increase flexibility and improve the circulation of blood, water and energy.
Earth element Mandala practice is associated with Autumn/Winter. This is the time of the year we feel rather sluggish, stiff and low energy, day light is getting shorter and chilly air hitting the skin. To follow the nature and it is ok to slow down and grounding more to harvest our energy in body and mind in this season, however modern yang life style, it is not easy to slow down and business carry on as usual. Need more energy and lightness?
This workshop can help is focused on helping to increase inner strength, security and peace and to energise. This workshop is perfect if you are working to increase flexibility on your hamstring, back of your body.
Mandala Vinaysa yoga is demanding and challenging Asana practice and Earth element will focus on the 1st and 2nd Chakras. There will be lots of work on Hamstring & Groin flexibility and strength. The Practice will take around 2 hours starting and ending with Yin Asana (hold the pose for 5-20 minutes with stillness). We will break down at some complicated poses and explore recommended techniques.
The three hours of Yoga afternoon will cover, Asana (poses), Pranayama (breath technique & cleansing), Yoga Philosophy and theory, and it is an opportunity to learn some Sanskrit (Yoga language) to get familiar with numbers and Asana names in Sanskrit.
About Muladhara and Svadisthana Chakra
Muladhara chakra (Root chakra) - Represents our foundation and feeling of being grounded. Ability to stand up for oneself and security issue. When imbalance, Anemia, fatigue, lower back pain, sciatica, depression, frequent colds or cold hand and cold feet.
Svadhishthana (Sacral chakra) - Our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences. Ability to social and intimacy issues. When imbalance, eating disorder, alcohol and drug abuse, depression, lower back pain, asthma or allergies, candida & yeast infections, urinary problems, sensuality issues as well as impotency and frigidity.
Last updated June 14, 2017, 3:37 p.m. UTC
Saori was introduced to Yoga when she first moved to London 11 years ago and has become a keen practitioner ever since. She has undertaken the Yoga teacher training course with Yoga London and registered as Yoga teacher under the Yoga Alliance.
She has developed a deep understanding of Yoga history and philosophy that relates to both body and mind. She was also drawn into Yoga anatomy when she was recovering from a minor sport injury she picked up.
She aims to teach, through Yoga, an appreciation of our present state of being, a mindfulness and calm to help counteract the stresses of daily life.
Saori’s approach is rooted in the style of Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga combining physical pose (asana), breathing (pranayama) and relaxation through savasana at the end of the class. She uses a non competitive approach for every participant to allow them to challenge their own physical and emotional sides.
Saori shares her knowledge with all students to remove any attachments (thoughts and fears that may bring negative energy) and instead brings kindness and love into their lives by understanding the true self by accepting purity into the body and mind.
Love and Peace,