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The Water Sequence

65 mins

Welcome to this energising sequence with Dru Yoga Teacher, Kate Carter. Today's sequence is called the Water Sequence.

This class is designed to activate and balanace the swadhistana 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. To find out more about the swadhistana energy centre click here. This class includes:

Activations (11 minutes)
This includes many movements to mobilise the arms and shoulders, including the figure of eight movement, upper body twists, hip circling, and calf muscles warm-ups. These movements help to loosen up the body and specifically the heart and sacral energy centres, perfect to prepare you for the rest of the classes

Energy Block Release Sequence 2 (11 minutes)
Flowing graceful movements and breath work combine to create a guided sequences of movements as preparation for the Water Sequence. This section of your class includes the standing twist, the standing cat and forward bend.

>   For more information about what an Energy Block Release Sequence - watch Annie Jones' short presentation: What is an EBR in Dru Yoga?

The Water Sequence (20 minutes)
Tune into the power, flow and grace of water in the Water Sequence with Kate. This sequence will help you to flow with your life and bring balance to your emotions through balancing the Swadistana Chakra.

  1. Demonstation
  2. Explore each movement in depth 
  3. Mudra sequence with circle of golden light
  • 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.
  • Lotus mudra - hands held together at the wrists and open up to form the shape of a lotus. This mudra is a symbol of purity and is connected to the element of water. Offer the highest part of yourself to the highest in the universe around you.
  • Akasha mudra - index fingers and thumbs connect - palms face forward. This hand gesture emphasises the element of space. It encourages us to create space around us as we complete this class
  • Circle of light - draw a golden light around your body by bringing thumb and index fingers together, then separating them outward and downwards to your sides. Visualise a golden bubble of light all around you.

Relaxation (20 minutes)
Treat yourself to a long relaxation by the river side. Lie down comfortably and let your troubles flow out of your body, leaving you to feel refreshed and replenished.


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Members' comments:

1 Sep, 2023
moiranirvana's picture
I love Kate's yoga, so nurturing and takes me back to North Wales Holiday in 2019. time to return
26 Jun, 2023
KarenP's picture
This is a really beautiful class. I have practiced it all week.
4 Jun, 2023
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Rachel Hammond
Thank you Kate. Your voice and the beautiful scenery make this a very special sequence. xx
31 May, 2023
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Rachel Hammond
Wonderful once again. Than you Kate. xx
17 Mar, 2023
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Rachel Hammond
Thank you Kate. This is one of my very favourite classes. I have let go of unhelpful emotions. I feel very calm. x
28 Nov, 2022
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Margaret Ford
Thank you Kate for a beautiful class. Felt very relaxed and nourished. x
24 Nov, 2022
NickyH's picture
I really really love this sequence and the beautiful relaxation - thank you Kate xx
5 Nov, 2022
Rachel Hammond's picture
Rachel Hammond
Thank you again Kate. On a dreary November day this sequence was just so uplifting. The gorgeous Welsh landscape really helped too! The relaxation took me to a beautiful peaceful place. xx
18 Jul, 2022
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Rachel Hammond
Once again - so cooling on this incredibly hot day. Thank you Kate. x
13 Jul, 2022
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Rachel Hammond
Wow! A wonderful sequence - especially today when it is so hot! I feel calm and cooler. I will be learning this to share with my students. Please can you tell me where the waterfall is, because I would like to visit it. Thank you kate for your detailed instructions. x
10 Jun, 2022
KayMarples's picture
How beautiful. It is so well directed. perfect. Thank you.
19 Dec, 2021
CRyman's picture
Sublime Kate. Thank you for sharing this flowing, graceful and potent sequence.
21 Apr, 2021
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Danny Verhelst
What a beautifull sequence! thanks!
16 Apr, 2021
SilkeD's picture
Thank you Kate. Your demonstration of the Water Sequence was very graceful and beautiful. Being a water baby myself this sequence really made me feel whole.
14 Apr, 2021
DianeHeather's picture
Fantastic lesson and in beautiful scenery. I first learned the water sequence from beautiful Gayatri many years ago at Snowdon Lodge. Brings a tear to my eye thinking about her graceful presence. Thanks Kate!!
14 Apr, 2021
Guidehut745's picture
Beautiful, thank you
2 Jan, 2021
KathyField's picture
I so love this class! The Water Sequence perfect way to start a New Year.....I feel cleansed, rejuvenated and calm. Thank you Kate - the use of mudras and visualisation/metaphor of the water and lotus flower was so powerful!
30 Nov, 2020
isayoga's picture
What a beautiful place and sequence. love it!Thank you
18 Aug, 2020
joyousjulie's picture
Thank you Kate. Lovely sequence to start my day.x
24 Aug, 2020
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Padma McIntyre
Hi Julie Many thanks for your comments about this wonderful sequence. It is so simple and yet its benefits are profound. Padma
31 Jul, 2020
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Ruth Tilleray
First time I’ve practiced the water sequence..it’s totally amazing, thank you xx
31 Jul, 2020
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Padma McIntyre
Hi Ruth Yes this lovely sequence quickly becomes one of your favourites. So glad to hear how much you enjoyed it.
14 Jul, 2020
Jeannie's picture
Beautiful class Kate, thank you. Loved it
17 Oct, 2019
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Lucy Cleary
Thanks Kate for a beautiful class. I love the sequence and the scenery you've filmed in is just beautiful. xx
3 Jul, 2019
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Sue Homer
A lovely session, thanks Kate. Just right for a warm summers day: to see and hear the river and waterfall. Cooling and replenishing x
27 Mar, 2019
SueCopson's picture
Beautifully taught, Kate!
23 Nov, 2017
JoyceBrunton's picture
A very beautiful sequence and the accompanying music matches it perfectly. Can I ask what the music is and by whom?
20 Oct, 2017
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Lynda Statham
Wow, absolutely beautiful, just what I needed. Thank you so much. xx
21 Sep, 2017
Anouschka-DruTeam's picture
Hi There Jane - I've asked our team to explore why you can't get access. Everything seems fine at this end with the video its self. We'll be in touch shortly via email. Thanks, Anouschka.
20 Sep, 2017
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Jane O'Halloran
I love this video but I can't seem to access it now. It's asking for my password (I am already logged in) When I put my password in it's telling me it's wrong. I can access other videos just not this one. I even went and changed my password as I thought I had forgotten it, but still no joy! Can you help?
27 Aug, 2017
cmbrennan@westnet.com.au's picture
I loved this sequence Kate. It's left me feeling alive, yet very peaceful. A lovely way to lead into a morning of creative writing with my sacral chakra shining.
20 Aug, 2017
raphkevdweide's picture
Thanks Kate! I loved your class! The beautiful surrounding of the mountain and the waterfall, the great activation giving a gentle warm up, combined with EBR2 and the water sequence made me felt completely nurished and refreshed. Many thanks Raphke
19 Aug, 2017
Anouschka-DruTeam's picture
Hi Jean - seems to be working fine at this end... Can you clear your browser history and log out then log in again? Seems like it may be a gremlin in your system. If no joy let me know and I can help further. Thanks, Anouschka.
18 Aug, 2017
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Jean Nelson
This video seems to be the safety video and not Kate's Water Sequence video. Anyone any ideas why?
17 Aug, 2017
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hermaS hermaS
Nice class lovely sequence but brahma mudra= jnana mudra
15 Aug, 2017
Anouschka-DruTeam's picture
Hi everyone. Thanks so much on your comments for the Water Sequence class. Its soooooo beautiful to tune in to the element of water. :-) Yes Lucy, you're right re the mudras in the class, we're exploring this and hope to have the correction in place soon.
10 Aug, 2017
cat's picture
Beautiful Kate - thank you so much I loved it Will also be learning so I can share with my students Want a waterfall to do it next too Love and light V Cat x
7 Aug, 2017
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Lucy Bannister
I wonder if someone can help a confusion I have with the mudras in the Water Sequence - the Brahma Mudra in our course books is index finger extended with the other fingers folded in and the thumb on top. In this video it is index finger and thumb touching - like jnaana mudra in Tree of Transformation? Many thanks. x
5 Aug, 2017
NickyH's picture
Loved this class - found it very calming - the lotus flower relaxation was just beautiful - thank you Kate :)
4 Aug, 2017
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Diane Malpass
A really enjoyable class Kate thank you. I will be revisiting this one until have have the Water Sequence down to a tee with a view to including it forthcoming classes for my students to also enjoy.
4 Aug, 2017
Anne-Michele.patart@live.co.uk's picture
Thank you so much for this class. It is absolutely beautiful, so relaxing and nourishing. xx
3 Aug, 2017
sarahj.vernon@tiscali.co.uk's picture
Absolutely beautiful Kate many thanks and lovely to visit the waterfall again many thanks feeling very tranquil xxx
3 Aug, 2017
yoga@allmenningen.org's picture
This was a real treat for me today - thank you Kate! I'm exploring a deeper self-care routine at the moment and this is just perfect :-)


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