This week we focused on the earth element. Feeling the support of the earth beneath us, the firm, solid ground .... it's a really wonderful, stabilizing force. An earth-based practice is also a great remedy for the "over-thinking" mind. We can walk through our days so caught up in thought we don't even notice our bodies or feel our feet walk on the Earth.
What's really key is this reciprocity of you releasing, rooting down and that feeling of stability, support, structure moving up your body. As you listen for that feedback in your foundation (the silent strength of the Earth supporting you), an ease, a quiet, a calm comes to the mind and the nervous system. In addition to the vinyasa flow, students explored drishti, the feeling of stability, and fun exercises to strengthen their feet.