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What is an EBR in Dru Yoga?

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The Energy Block Release sequences are unique to Dru Yoga. These gentle flowing sequences usually comprise of a selection of movements that work together with very clear and directed purpose. They range from Energy Block Release 1 to Energy Block Release 7.

An EBR sequence features a combination of stretches, breath awareness (pranayama), mudras (hand gestures) and affirmations for promoting a healthy and positive sense of self. As the title suggests these sequences are aimed at transforming and releasing negative emotions into positve ones. 

> read more about EBRs in Annie's blog

Each sequence works on several levels:

  • Releasing physical, emotional and mental stress that gets 'stuck' in the peripheral muscles of the body, eg, the shoulders and the neck and the lower back. 
  • Releasing deeper more chronic physical exhaustion and long held unresolved emotion from the deeper underlying muscles, for example those conditions we experience as long term back pain and digestive disorders. 
  • Releasing deeper long term stresses that manifest as chronic anxiety, deep tissue and organ imbalance. It is understood that sadness can get 'stuck' in the heart, grief in the lungs and anger in the liver.
  • Going deeper still, these sequences are directed at clearing, balancing and activating the healing energy centres in the body, known as 'chakras'.

Here are a few free EBR videos for you to enjoy:

EBR 1 - Yoga for Later Years (Trish Brown)

EBR 2 - Balancing the Fire Element (Annie Jones) 

EBR 3 - Energy Block Release 3 (Andrew Wells) 

EBR 4 - Energy Block Release 4 (Coby Langford) 

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Members' comments:

11 Nov, 2019
Jan Hall's picture
Jan Hall
Many thanks, Annie, for highlighting the meaning and significance of EBR sequences. I found the video to be a helpful adjunct to the information provided in Book 1 of the Dru Yoga TT student handbook!
20 Sep, 2016
cookie's picture
Thank you Annie - a great reminder of what an EBR is & how effective they can be.
16 May, 2016
Linda Griffiths's picture
Linda Griffiths
Thank you so much Annie, like the previous comments, a great reminder of what EBR's can do, explained in very clear and concise way xx
14 May, 2016
Lynda Statham's picture
Lynda Statham
Thank you Annie great to be able to have a short review of the whole benefits of Energy Block Release sequences, its not just physical!
10 May, 2016
cookie's picture
Thank you Annie - what a great little reminder about EBR's & what we can get out of them. I love them all & this has made me see the through fresh eyes.


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