The Yoga without Borders Project is pleased to present
The Chakras with Bobby Clennell
Friday, April 30 – Sunday, May 2, 2021
Ancient Vedic texts tell us that human life simultaneously exists in two parallel dimensions, the “physical body” and the “psychological, emotional, and mental bodies — the “subtle body”. This subtle body is energy, while the physical body is mass. The psyche or mind plane corresponds to and interacts with the body plane, and mutually effect each other. The subtle body consists of nadi (energy channels) connected by nodes of psychic energy called chakra.
The chakras are the central focus of the ethereal energies. The six major chakras are arranged or focused vertically along the spinal column from its base to between the eyebrows, extending to the different glands and organs they are associated with.
In their furthest extensions the chakras extend to the front and back of the body and are oval in shape. A chakra is like a whirling, vortex-like powerhouse of psychic energy vibrating at different rates. These differences of vibration reflect a person’s psycho-spiritual condition. Through asana you can also influence the effectiveness of the chakras.
Friday, April 30: 6 – 8.30pm: Standings Poses/hip openers: Proper stimulation of the first chakra eases all lower extremity diseases, including those in the legs and feet. Squeeze the tailbone in and channel energy up the spine, away from the chakra (too much energy in a chakra can be just as unhealthy and even dangerous as too little energy). Similarly, in order to have access to the second chakra, which is associated with the testicles and ovaries, and to conserve energy, work in the pelvic region.
Saturday, May 1: 1 – 4:00pm: Back bends (supported and unsupported): To release stress, and to develop courage, stimulate the third and fourth chakras by practicing the back bends.
Sunday, May 2: 1 – 4:00pm: Restorative Poses: Inversions (supported & unsupported) and Seated Forward Extensions: When the fifth chakra at the throat center, is properly awakened, diseases in the immune system, neurological system, throat and upper bronchials are relieved. Psychosomatitic diseases, throat cancer and illnesses resulting from suppression of the self can be treated by activating this chakra. The sixth chakra, Ajna, located between the eyes stimulates the pituitary gland, immune system and creative visualization. This chakra is linked to the spiritual and soul bodies.
Individual Sessions: $45 Early Price by April 25; $55 regular price
Full Workshop: $120 Early Price by April 25; $140 regular price
A few scholarships are available for this workshop – email Susan Elena to inquire.
International Students – please email us for information on discounts to help with exchange rates.
The Yoga Without Borders Project is a joyful collaboration between Kerry Doyle of AHA Yoga and Susan Elena Esquivel of IYCWM. Their mission is to bring the world together through the exploration and celebration of the teachings of BKS Iyengar. We look forward to bringing you the most thoughtful and inspirational Senior Teachers for practice and conversation.