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Balancing the elements - earth

47 mins

A class to bring back a sense of balance into our busy days and stressful lives. We live in a society that often values busyness and so sometimes we need to take time move into a place of stillness to readdress the balance. Find out how with this class filmed on location in Canberra, Australia.

The earth element is associated with the base or Muladhara chakra. When there is balance in this chakra you feel stable and secure. You are able to connect to the power of the earth and it fills you with a sense of strength. You are also able to consciously utilise the earth energy to help you to release and transform old emotions and thought patterns.

Out of balance the earth energy can either be too strong e.g. you feel stuck or stagnant or it could be weak causing a feeling of being ungrounded. The earth energy is said to rise up from your feet in an upwards direction. So, if you get cold feet or feel ungrounded you may need to consciously work with mobilising the feet, ankles and legs to create a stronger energetic flow.

Walking is the perfect way to create balance, flow and harmony in the base chakra - or of course - Dru Yoga! 

In this class:


  • Shake out 
  • Wide leg squat
  • Cross activation
  • Dynamic twist

Earth prayer (mudra sequence)
Based on elements of Indian classical dance, Bharat Natyam this beautiful sequence sets the intension for the class.

EBR 1 - The Foundation Dru Sequence
A fantastic sequence that helps to loosen up all the muscles and joints in the body. It also frees up your energy ready for it to be directed and transformed throughout the class

Earth Sequence
A more dynamic version of the traditional Dru sequence helping you to bring dynamism and power as you activate the earth element within your body.

Maltese Cross
This wonderful twisting posture helps to release and mobilise any energy caught in lower spine, and, with a wonderfully open heart area, allows that energy to rise and be transformed into love and compassion.

Sitting comfortably allow yourself to settle for meditation. Beginning with the vertical alignment breath as you find your connection and balance between the earth and the heavens.

In Prithvi dharanam (concentration upon the earth) Angela guides your awareness gently downwards through your body and into the earth beneath you. Anchor your awareness deep into the earth, feeling a sense of assurance and stability. 

Ascending from the earth draw up with you a quality of the earth such as abundance, nurturing, stability or evolution. Whatever quality calls to you - consciously draw it up with your awareness, through the body and up into the heart centre. Allow that quality to rest at the heart and gently awaken into the moment.

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Members' comments:

23 Aug, 2023
little_gem557's picture
This felt perfectly balancing for me today. Connecting to stability and nourishment of the earth. Thank you so much
7 Aug, 2023
KathyField's picture
I love this class - find it so invigorating and calming too….perfect reflection of the earths contrasting energies. I feel very connected and full of gratitude to feel the ground beneath me. Kathy Ps any more outside classes in nature would we wonderful!
30 Apr, 2023
Rachel Hammond's picture
Rachel Hammond
Thank you Angela. A wonderful class which helped me reconnect with the strength and abundance of the earth. The pace was perfect and your natural delivery made me smile.
3 Jul, 2022
KathyField's picture
Thank you Angela - I love all your classes and particularly this series on Balancing the Elements……this one perfect for grounding calming - I now feel reconnected to the earth and full of gratitude to nature. Kathy
14 May, 2022
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Margaret Ford
Thank you for a beautiful class. Feel relaxed in body and mind.
11 Apr, 2022
Susan Hardwick's picture
Susan Hardwick
Beautiful class, I now feel very calm and grounded. Thank you so much :)
26 Sep, 2021
JuliaS's picture
Angela. Love your class. As soon as covid lockdown is over I will get together with you in Canberra.
26 Jul, 2021
Sylvia Kers's picture
Sylvia Kers
I love all of the movements in this class. It brings me peace.
30 Jun, 2021
JuliaS's picture
Love it Love it Love it.
1 Jun, 2021
Munira's picture
Awe That was so beautiful! Thank you Angela! I feel deeply connected to mother Gaya and how you delivered this sequence was really beautiful.
31 May, 2021
KathyField's picture
I loved this class Angela! Particularly struck by the rich kosha languaging and the isotonic version of Prithvi Namaskara and I'm now grounded and connected with the Earth once more. Perfect ending in the meditation too.Thank you
21 Mar, 2021
Yoga75's picture
Thank you for this great class. I feel calm and balanced!
11 Mar, 2021
JosephineP's picture
Hi Angela what a wonderful class. Thankyou so much. love Josie
13 Feb, 2021
raphkevdweide's picture
Thanks for this very inspiring class. Loved the earth-pray, and the dynamic earth sequence, it really gives a create sense of feeling connected, and firm on one hand, and feeling powerful on the other hand. Also great to use to increase breath and energy awareness ! Thanks Raphke
12 Feb, 2021
cpaternethy's picture
This is beautiful class. Thank you Angela
7 Feb, 2021
Gmyteaching18L's picture
This was a beautiful class thank you Angela. I loved the different way we did the earth sequence and enjoyed the meditation immensely.
4 Feb, 2021's picture
Just what me myself and I needed to start the day. Absolutely loved the mudra part. Blessings to you Angela. Deb T
2 Feb, 2021
JuliaS's picture
Always Great Angela. Julias
21 Jan, 2021
paleo's picture
Sylvia Bess Wonderful Angela, what a pleasure for the soul, connecting with my sense of belonging. Sending Love xo
17 Jan, 2021
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Wee Wifie
thank you Angela. What a treat to visit you in a sunny warm summer place surrounded by trees and visited by butterflies. Blessings
16 Jan, 2021
juliehooper28's picture
Thank you Angela for a beautiful class. I feel like I’m an authentic Australian when I hear words like yours acknowledging the indigenous heritage we all share. And to connect to the earth as you guided here, as they do and did, adds to that feeling. Om shanti
3 Jan, 2021
MichellePi's picture
Thank you Angela. Great class on enhancing connections the qualities of the earth.
2 Jan, 2021
JuliaS's picture
Your Teachings and classes are amazing Angela. Perfect to my style. The Kosha language just flows so naturally.
1 Jan, 2021
Lynda Statham's picture
Lynda Statham
Thank you so much, beautiful class
1 Jan, 2021's picture
Thank you so much Angela. A wonderful class to start the New Year. Om Shanti
1 Jan, 2021's picture
Love love love this class....lovely to connect with you Angela as well. I haven't practised with you for awhile. xo
1 Jan, 2021
linleyrae's picture
A beautiful class, Angela. A wonderful way to begin the new year, thoroughly grounded and connected to the essence of the earth. Thank you


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