An Introduction to 5Elements Earth Flow

All of nature is comprised of five basic elements: earth, water, air, fire and space. Exploring these elements allows yogis to incorporate the laws of nature into one’s yoga practice and achieve improved health benefits, knowledge and happiness. Each worldly element controls different structures in the body. Earth forms solid structures, like bones, flesh, skin and hair.

If an individual’s elements are imbalanced with one another, suffering, sickness and disease can occur. Practicing yoga with these elements in mind can purify one’s body and support total health. A working knowledge of the elements is a must for lifelong yogis. Any yoga practice, whether realized or not, incorporates the five elements. The elements are also the foundation for yoga therapies and Ayurveda. With continued balance of the elements, yogis can have a long and healthy life.

The 5Elements yoga classes offered at Wilmington Yoga Center can help yogis expand their practice, open the mind and become a stronger, more creative and centered individual.

In 5Elements Earth Flow, the focus is on grounding, creating stability and building strength. These actions are achieved through are series of hip opening salutations and standing and supine hip opening postures. 5Elements Earth Flow is a class suitable for all yoga levels. During the class, students will move throughout a slow, but strong and deep vinyasa practice in a heated room. At the conclusion of Earth Flow, students will enjoy a restorative savasana and an extended meditation period.

One of the advantages of the 5Elements classes is that the pose sequence is always the same regardless of who is teaching the class. This is a great feature for yogis who want to work continually on set postures and keep track of their progress.

Below is a sneak peak of the poses and happenings one will experience in 5Elements Earth Flow.

  • An opening meditation
  • A practice of victorious breathing (ujjayi pranayama)
  • Downward Dog
  • Core Planks
  • Salutations
  • Warriors I, II and III
  • Triangle Pose
  • Revolved Triangle Pose
  • Pigeon Pose
  • Cobra Pose
  • Child’s Pose
  • Double Fire Log Pose
  • Seated Forward Bend
  • Bound Angle Pose
  • Bridge and/or Wheel
  • Plow or Legs up the Wall Pose
  • Reclining Twist
  • Savasana
  • A seated closing meditation
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