Connect to your voice and an inner vulnerability in this smooth movement and meditation class with Clara. Featuring the students of Lila Vinyasa Yoga, this class targets the throat chakra, Vishuddha.
Focus on your breath moving in and out of your throat as you meditate, move, breath, and chant together.
Style: Slow Flow – Hatha
Location: Stretch Yoga Studio, Vancouver
Vishuddha means ‘pure” or “purification” and is related to the idea of expression in how we offer what is inside and how we express it to the outside world.
Start seated in meditation and chant the sound of OM twenty-one times. The throat chakra is associated with sound and communication.
Chanting acts as an instrument of expression by waking up the entire body through sound vibration. Receive and feel the benefit of the mantra in your body as you gently begin to make your way to tabletop on hands and knees.
Move around in your body as you like, feel the spaciousness within created through the breath. Make your way to Tadasana (standing) and roll through two full cycles of Sun Salutations focusing on the exhale.
Each time you exhale, chant the sound of Om to light up your body with the vibration and the space around you.
Complete your final cycle of Sun Salutations and come to full prostration on the ground. Flatten your belly and forehead against the earth and bring your hands to prayer.
This class closes with Balasana (child’s pose), Janushirshasana (head to knee forward fold), and a seated fold of choice. You choose from Paschimottanasana (seated forward bend), Baddha Konasana (bound angle pose), or Upavistha (wide angle seated forward bend) before taking a seat in meditation or savasana on your back.
This class is all levels and was filmed in Vancouver, BC, Canada.