Summer is the time of fiery energy, excitement, and heartfelt passion and love. Summertime is also said to awaken our inner magician/shaman. This archetype heals our body-mind-spirit, connects us to the otherworld, and cultivates awareness of higher states of consciousness. The magician/shaman also embodies the energy of transformation and change: creating magic and miracles out of the ordinary life stuff around us. In Traditional Chinese Medicine summer is the time when the fire element is dominant and the energy in the heart and small intestine channels becomes the strongest. During warm summer days it is easy for the fire element to move into disharmony creating anxiety, nervousness, heartburn and insomnia.
Excess fire energy can be balanced through calming and soothing forward bends, heart opening back bends, and cooling pranayma. Heart opening back bends will also strengthen the heartâ€™s ability to create and express joy, love and compassion.
In this workshop we will balance excess fire energy through calming and soothing forward bends, heart opening back bends, and cooling pranaymas. We will also learn how to strengthen the heartâ€™s ability to create and express joy, love and compassion through heart opening back bends. You will learn a variety of yoga techniques to harness the energy of summertime including: asana (postures), pranayama (breathwork), mudra (gestures), bandha (energetic locks) and meditation.
Saturday July 27th. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop Fee: $10-25 donation
Casa YogiTim (Timothyâ€™s home in West Asheville)
Space is very limited â€“ Pre-registration required. Address and directions will be emailed after you register.
Register after any of Timothyâ€™s weekly classes or click here to register online via PayPal.