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Jivamukti Workshops

  • The Yoga Room, Hong Kong Xiu Ping Commercial Building,104 Jervois Street Sheung Wan Hong Kong (map)

Chakra Tuning and Purification

“In the yogic tradition, the human body has seven energy centers called chakras. When these energy centers are healthy and open, so are we – physically, emotionally, and in our relationships. But when they are blocked through injury, illness, or disconnection from others, we are blocked from being our best selves. Rooted in ancient teachings, Chakra Yoga is more relevant today than ever. At a time when many people feel disconnected from themselves and others, it can heal your body and free your heart to move into the future with joy.” Sharon Gannon, Jivamukti co-founder.

We will explore the different chakras and their significance in our physical, mental and spiritual bodies. Students will be guided through poses, affirmations and mantras (simple chants) and meditation that open and balance the chakras. There are two parts to the practice – a yang and a yin practice. The yin practice will consist of using healing chakra bowls to tune our chakras. This is a complete mind-body-spirit practice. Our energy flowers and our life force flows. We will feel a new sense of happiness, peace, and wholeness.

Date: May 12th 2018 (SAT) 

Time: 3:00-6:30pm

Venue: The Yoga Room Studio 4/F

A FEARLESS FUTURE : An Open Hearted Practice

Backbends are associated with the future and the unknown. One obstacle to backbending is the fear of falling –  falling into the unknown – which is actually the fear of death – abhinivesa. This fear limits us in opening ourselves to new experiences and can be so instinctual, it is difficult to overcome. Fear is a safety measure that alerts us to danger and triggers physiological reactions designed to protect us. Fear causes the hip flexor muscle, our psoas, to contract, closing the front of the body and protecting our internal organs physically and our hearts emotionally. When fear becomes habitual, the psoas loses flexibility and makes bending backward scary and difficult. When we practice backbends intelligently and regularly over time, the psoas lenghtens and our hearts open, releasing negative emotions and we experience less fear. Backbends also stimulate the thymus gland, which plays a significant role in our immune system that can be suppressed when we dwell in dark, fearful emotions. Our physical, psychological and spiritual health is undoubtedly intertwined. We will explore how to safely open our physical and emotional bodies in this beautiful heart opening class and face the unknown future fearlessly.

Date: May 13th 2018 (SUN)

Time: 2:30-6:30pm

Venue: The Yoga Room Studio 4/F