Welcome to this energising sequence with Dru Yoga Teacher, Kate Carter. Today's sequence is called the Water Sequence.
The Water Sequence
This sequence is designed to activate the svadhisthana chakra. This energy centre is connected to the water element, hence the title of this sequence. It's purpose is to help you to flow with life and not against it. This sequence has also be designed to help balance this energy centre. To find out more about the svadhisthana energy centre click here.
In this class Kate will include the following:
Part 1 Activations (11 minutes)- this includes lots of arm rotations and arm lifts, including the figure of eight movement, upper body twists, hip circling, and calf muscles warm-ups.
Part 2 Energy Block Release Sequence 2 (11 minutes)
Kate has chosen a selection of movements from this Dru style sequence as preparation for the main Water Sequence.
For more information about what an Energy Block Release Sequence - watch Annie Jones' short presentation: What is an EBR in Dru yoga?
This section of your class includes more twists and rotations of the upper body whilst standing, including the Standing Cat and Forward Bend.
The Water Sequence (7 minutes)
Now join in with Kate as she flows through the combined movements of the Water Sequence. Note that she uses four distinct hand mudras or hand gestures:
the praying hands mudra: a familiar position recognised in all religions. For the purpose of this sequence its emphasis is to encourage an attitude of prayerful self respect.
the Brahma mudra: index fingers and thumbs connect - palms forward. This mudra emphasises the quality of creativity.
the Lotus mudra: hands held together at the wrists and open up to form the impression of a lotus. This mudra is a symbol of purity and is connected to the element of water.
the Akasha mudra: the sequence finishes with a hand gesture that emphasises space - it encourages us to create space around us as we complete this class,
Relaxation (20 minutes)
Treat yourself to a long relaxation with Kate. Lie down comfortably and let your troubles flow out of your body, leaving you to feel refreshed and replenished.
Fill your awareness with lotuses and light.