What is Elemental Yoga?
Elemental Yoga is a unique system of yoga that integrates the wisdom of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shiatsu, Shamanism and Yoga into a holistic lifestyle practice both on and off the mat. This system of yoga aims to bring union or harmony to the 5-elements within the body/mind constitution based on the perspective that any disease or imbalances in the body/mind are a result of disharmony in our elemental energies (Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Space).
Elemental Yoga uses physical postures to strengthen and stretch the meridian pathways, as well as uses breath-work, mudras, meditation and lifestyle recommendations to bring harmony to the elemental system within the body/mind. The 5 elements each correspond to different parts of the body, specific meridian pathways, emotions and mental tendencies.
This system of Yoga is unique in that it empowers the individual to design a more specific yoga practice to therapeutically address imbalances and to develop a closer relationship with nature, ultimately leading to a greater awareness of our own inner nature – leading to a state of Yoga!
In this video series, we have created short yoga sequences to bring harmony to each of the 5-elements, by designing a flow of postures to move energy along the elemental meridian pathways. Whether you are looking to simply learn yoga / improve strength and flexibility / or to therapeutically address elemental imbalances, these sequences are open to all (beginners and seasoned practitioners).