Heard of Mandala yoga not sure what it is.
Mandala is a representation of the universe in a geometrical figure. Although it looks similar to this, you can draw it in many different ways. This resemblance is maintained.
What is Mandala Yoga?
Mandala Vinyasa yoga is a way to set a clear intention and focus on the four elements that connect you with the Elements of the Universe: Earth, Water and Fire. Each element has its Chakra and associated group of muscles.
Backbends and air-quads. Energetically activating Anahata Chakra, which is related to our social identity, self-love and finding space in our hearts.
Fire-glutes and IT bands accessing through twists.Energetically activating Manipura Chakra (our solar plexus), related to our will power, and ego identity.
Water- hips, groin, and hips. Energetically activating Svadhisthana (the Sacral Chakra), our source of movement, connection and energy related to our reproductive system.
Earth- forward folds and hamstrings.Muladhara, yoga squat the Root Chakra related to grounding and safety, can be activated by an energetic practitioner.
Mandala Vinyasa classes will teach you how to integrate the spiral patterns found in nature. Nature is not perfect nor does it have straight lines. Your body will move around the mat in circular motions, moving through all four corners.
The class flows in Vinyasa (flow) at a slower pace. It uses different levels of asana and poses. While the movement is prioritized. The breath is used to link the slower movements in a conscious way.
The practice typically begins and ends with a short Yin treatment to prepare and close the areas you will be working on.
Mandala Vinyasa is a dynamic flow that can be as difficult as the student wants. Modifications and other options are available to accommodate the students’ practice.
Lou has completed her Mandala Yoga Training Course
Lou has been training in the Chakras for several years and has been working with them. Her passion has been to learn more HIGH PULL EXERCISE about the Chakra system and physical yoga. Lou’s additional training will enable her to spin, turn, and use all four corners of the mat in her classes.
What can you do to learn more?
Lou will be introducing Mandala Yoga learnings to her Vinyasa practice at Ebb Flow. Ask Lou.