Grounding Vinyasa Flow to Connect to Your Roots
Most of you decided to start reconnecting with nature and deep down, you knew that choosing a mountain yoga retreat this summer can do that but in the same time, a yoga retreat is a wonderful way to connect ourselves emotionally and spiritually too. It has been proven actually that this Japanese practice of forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, can improve your health and your relaxation process. Here at Akasha we work with the 5 elements from Ayurveda in order to bring overall balance and embody the different aspects of nature. For a grounding flow to connect to your roots, it’s good to work with the earth element.
The element of earth represents the solid structures of the world around us as well as the solid form of our own human body that we inhabit during our time here on earth. It is also the element of the Root (Muladhara) chakra which is located at the base of the spine. The root chakra is the foundation of the entire chakra system and is associated with stability, security and our sense of belonging.
When the root chakra is out of balance it can lead to feelings of loneliness, anxiety or feelings of disconnect and being unsettled. This is when a grounding earth element flow can be especially beneficial to reconnect to your roots and place on this earth, to your home of the body.
So we put together this earth element flow for you to practice at home.
1. Easy Pose - Sukhasana
Easy Pose Hugs And Twist - Sukhasana Hugs And Twist
Easy Pose Forward Bend - Adho Mukha Sukhasana
Easy Pose Prayer Hands Flow - Sukhasana Namaste Hands Vinyasa
Easy Pose Prayer Hands Variation Revolved Easy Pose Flow - Sukhasana Anjali Mudra Variation Parivrtta Sukhasana Vinyasa
Seated Ear To Shoulder Pose - Sukhasana Ear To Shoulder
Easy Pose Variation Side Bend - Sukhasana Variation Side Bend
Seated Straddle Pose - Upavistha Konasana
Upward Facing Seated Straddle Pose - Urdhva Mukha Upavistha Konasana
Upward Seated Straddle Pose - Urdhva Upavistha Konasana
11. Boat Pose - Navasana
12. Garland Pose - Malasana
13. Bound Revolved Garland Pose - Baddha Parivrtta Malasana
14. Mountain Pose - Tadasana
15. Mountain Pose Arms 45 Degrees - Tadasana Arms 45 Degrees
16. Sun Salutation - Surya Namaskar
17. Sun Salutation A - Surya Namaskar A
18. Chair Pose - Utkatasana
19. Flow V - Vinyasa V
20. Crescent High Lunge Pose Arms On Hips Flow - Ashta Chandrasana Arms On Hips Vinyasa
21. High Lunge Arms Extended Forward With Foot At Wall - Ashta Chandrasana Arms Extended Forward With Foot At Wall
22. Crescent Low Lunge Hamstring Stretch Flow - Anjaneyasana Hamstring Stretch Vinyasa
23. Flow V - Vinyasa V
24. Warrior Pose I - Virabhadrasana I
25. Tree Pose - Vrksasana
26. Half Chair Pose - Ardha Utkatasana
27. Flow V - Vinyasa V
28. Garland Pose - Malasana
29. Seated Forward Bend Pose - Paschimottanasana
30. Head to Knee Pose - Janu Sirsasana
31. Bridge Pose - Setubandhasana
32. Supine Spinal Twist Pose II - Supta Matsyendrasana II
33. Corpse Pose -Savasana
Yoga, including Vinyasa, will show your body how to relieve stress by utilizing the breath and mental core interest. An in-depth research audit distributed in a 2011 issue of the International Journal of Yoga reasoned that ordinary yoga practice does in reality improve rest, decrease pressure, subdue nervousness and treat enslavement. Vinyasa is so benefic because you, as a specialist, will concentrate on breath and your body sensations. Different stress factors can become meaningless in time, practice after practice.
Quote to inspire your practice:
“it was when I stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundations of home within myself I found there were no roots more intimate than those between a mind and body that have decided to be whole.” - Rupi Kaur
By Jasmine Sara (link to website http://jasminesarayoga.wordpress.com)
Teaching at Akasha Wellness Retreat on our Summer retreats July / August / September. Book your summer yoga retreat and start reconnecting with nature today.