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The Chakra Series - Explore the Energy Within!


  • Edge Fitness 1502 N. Ainsworth Portland, OR 97217 USA (map)

Movement is the essence of life... from your first breath, each muscular contraction, and every thought. What drives all movements are unseen centers of energy within - The Chakras.

Chakras are the key to physical health, emotional stability and mental clarity. Beginning in March and looking forward to August, explore the energy within through The Chakra Series. Each month we'll look at a Chakra (energy center) it's meaning, location, purpose, color and balance. Learn more about the shapes you take on the mat and how they affect the essence of your nature and life. 

Each workshop is $20, $75 for 4 of 6, $100 all 6 

Saturday 1:00 - 3:00p

1st Chakra - Your Feet... Your Foundation - March 15, 2014

In the 1st of the 6 part series you will take a closer look at the anatomy and function of the feet, the muscles of the legs along with a variety of strengthen standing pose… literally the foundation of you and your asana practice. 

2nd Chakra - Harmony in the Hips - April 19, 2014

In the 2nd of the 6 part series you will examine the anatomy of the pelvis, hip flexors vs. hip rotators and how mobilizing the hips also involves releasing their partners, the shoulders. Lateral movement and seated postures will connect you to the center of creativity, fluidity and duality. 

3rd Chakra - Core Strengths - May 17, 2014

In the 3rd of the 6 part series you will connect to the “power of the core” by looking at the anatomy of the abdominals, the low back as well as the pelvic floor. Finding your center is the place that offers true stability so be ready to play with a few balancing poses.

4th Chakra - Extension of the Heart - June 14, 2014

The 4th of the 6 part series creates space to consider how the hands are an extension of the heart. You will look at the anatomy of the hands, arms and shoulder while practicing a few mudra (asana for the hands) before expanding, opening and extending your heart.

5th & 6th Chakras - Expression and Clarity - July 19, 2014

With the 5th in the 6 part series you will combine two of the headier (literally) practices of mantra and meditation. Ideally, you will develop an appreciation for the delicate yet robust muscles of the neck as well as the glands centered behind the 3rd eye. Be curious and ready to explore!

7th Chakra - Bliss... Yogic Sleep - August 16, 2014

Last but not least, the final offering of the 6 part series… Yoga Nidra a.k.a. “yogic sleep”. A journey through guided meditation, Yoga Nidra returns your body, senses, and mind to their natural function while awaken a seventh sense that only sees wholeness, tranquility, and well-being.