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Root to Rise - earth

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Duration: 
65 mins

The way our modern, Western society prioritises ways of being has come to affect how we perceive life, our place in the world and is therefore having an effect on our health. It’s put on us that working really hard, earning more, living faster and flashier is better, whereas taking time to reflect, pause, rest and just ‘be’ can be seen as being selfish, or not important. 

But in the ancient model and yin and yang, the opposing and complementary forces are both as important as the other in this creation. As natural as the transition from winter to summer, warm yang energy emerges from quiet yin energy - and vice versa. Similarly, how well rested your body determines how dynamically active it can be. This basically means, how well you are able to rest and recharge determines how much you can give back to the world. Rather than always running on half charge and hence running yourself into the ground, I invite you to make clear choices about when you are actively giving to the world, and when you are giving to yourself. 

In this class, we’ll be starting with some long hold yin poses to bring deep rest and strength to the body, and then use that steadiness as a foundation to bring some yang energy to the body. Finally, we’ll end with some more quiet yin postures so that you end this class feeling in perfect harmony, ready to start your day with quiet inner strength and clarity.

As this class focuses on the element of the earth, you will recognise the Dru Prithvi Namaskara (Earth Sequence) as a basis for the flowing/ dynamic section of this class. Nourish your roots and re-establish your connection to the earth in this beautiful class.

This class contains postures such as:
Sitting forward bend
Cat
Dog
Earth Sequence flow with Warrior 1 and 2, Bhima and extended runner

"Yang is known to be more will-oriented, and dynamic in nature. It is eternal motion and cosmic action. Yin on the other hand is receptive, supportive and magnetic. It is eternally stabilizing and of cosmic potentiality. Both Yin and yang possess the needed qualities for creation and evolution.” (S.K. Paul)

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14 Sep, 2022
JuliaW's picture
JuliaW
Thank you for this very restorative, balancing class. Loved it.
17 Aug, 2022
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KathyField
Aja - thank you so very much for putting together this class….I feel perfectly balanced in body, mind and soul. I loved the “bell curve” effect of transitioning from yin to yang qualities and particularly enjoyed the variation of Prithvi Namaskara. Wonderful! Any chance of a Masterclass on this theme?
25 Jul, 2022
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Pat Watten
A beautiful class, I absolutely love it and will share some of this with my students. Thank you so much, looking forward to the next class :) xx
14 Jul, 2022
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CMiller
Amazing - lovely earth sequence in a whole new way. Love it!
10 Jul, 2022
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Sophie BK
Thank you Aja. I love this yin yang approach and the two classes you did on the studio. I taught similar versions to my students who loved it! Great classes.
24 Jun, 2022
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Raisinloaf
Absolutely wonderful class - grounding, strengthening and relaxing all in one. Excellent recharge! Thank you Aja - love this style of teaching. Om shanti.
19 Jun, 2022
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rbn.collins@gma...
Thank you ...totally loved that ...my first yin yoga experience....loved the mix....
11 Jun, 2022
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DahnaM
Oh wow! Very very cool. Such a creative mix of Dru with Yin yoga and others. Just what I needed. Totally going to borrow some of this to share with my students too! Thanks x
1 Jun, 2022
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Jacky1970
Thank you for this inspiring class, I definitely are going to integrate this is my classes with my students. I love the safety and grounding theme. Jacky x
28 May, 2022
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Rachel Hammond
Thank you so very much Aja for a wonderful restorative practice. I really appreciate the silent spaces. Learning to 'be' can be a challenge. I feel at peace, yet stretched and strengthened too.
28 May, 2022
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Danny Verhelst
very nice class! interesting to see both the yin & yang aspects in this class.
26 May, 2022
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JuliaS
Excellent. More I do The More I enjoy This Class.
15 May, 2022
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Eleanor
That was an absolutely sublime class - thank you. I feel stretched, balanced and at peace. A beautiful combination of yin and dru with a gentle yet effective vinyasa flow. Excellent explanations all through the class.
15 May, 2022
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JuliaS
so much knowledge. awesome thanks
8 May, 2022
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KathyField
Thank you for sharing your wisdom of yin and yang and how this combination can really enhance our energy balance. I feel so clear headed as well as stretched and relaxed - and I loved the adaptation of Prthvi Namaskar too - I will return to practice this again!
5 May, 2022
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Heatherb4122@gm...
Lovely class, thank you. I’ve tried yin yoga only once or twice. Lovely to combine it with Dru sequences. My choice this morning to relax from a day of fatigue.
5 May, 2022
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Yoga with L
I really enjoyed this lesson. I love restorative yoga and I enjoyed learning more about Yin (I have only tried Yin Yoga a few times). This was a beautiful combination with the Earth Sequence too. Thank you, Lian
4 May, 2022
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Linda Griffiths
Thank you so much for such a wonderful class ! xxx
3 May, 2022
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jennyclare
really enjoyed that. Thank you. I feel wonderfully restored
3 May, 2022
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Susan Hardwick
Such a beautiful class and a wonderful fusion of yin and yang. Exactly what I need at this time. Thank you so much

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