SPRING EQUINOX ° 90 minute Katonah class ° in English ° via ZOOM
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About the event
Spring has sprung, as they say, and the spring equinox is officially the first day of spring and the end of winter.
We welcome spring, rejoicing in the longer days and the vision of growth and rebirth after the depth and introspection we experienced in winter. A sense of renewal gives us the vision and inspiration to bring our goals and creative energy to fruition.
Let's play with the element wood as the nature starts to bloom!
"The power of Wood is gentle, persistent, and filled with creative potential. It has the power of both being and becoming—of being true to your own nature and becoming more yourself by clearly expressing your inner needs and desires. Wood gently penetrates the earth to bring forth water, the source of all life. Drawing from our roots, we find the energy to push forward with strength and firmness of purpose, always remaining supple, yielding, and true to our nature."
Let's flush our livers!
"The Liver is said to be like a general who leads an army and excels at strategic planning. It is the role of the Liver to make sure that all the body’s troops are working together for the benefit of the whole. Its main role is to keep everything flowing and thereby avoid stagnation and friction. It is said in Chinese medicine that the Liver rules “flowing and spreading,” which means that the Liver is responsible for keeping the free and easy flow of blood, energy, and emotions throughout the body, mind, and spirit. The element of Wood abhors stagnation and inertia, which is associated with all forms of disease. Just as a mountain stream is safe to drink from if it is flowing freely, so stagnant pools of water create a breeding ground for bacteria and pathogens."
This 90 minute Katonah class is filled with asana, pranayama and theory. It is a celebration for the spring season!
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Katonah Yoga uses the poses to help each student move from what it calls their “first nature”—one’s unconscious habitual patterns that they came into this world with and may not be serving them—to their “second nature,” defined as the functional habits learned (reading, getting dressed, manners, etc) that become effortless. Turning off autopilot allows you to act consciously. Katonah Yoga isn’t always liked initially because it’s unfamiliar. It doesn’t let us be ourselves on the mat. But we come to the mat to transform, not to do what we are already good at. We practice for information that is both new and that will take us somewhere.