The most obvious connection between Air and yoga is breath, and in the past, if I’ve brought this element into my classes, it’s as pranayama. However, when we unpack the symbolism of the element Air there is so much more there. And since our practice focuses on breath to begin with, I thought it was about time to get a bit more creative.
Air is associated with Spring, change, transformation (winds of change); it can be chaotic and admittedly feel ungrounded. It is associated with mental energy, ideas, and inspiration.
Last week we concentrated on beginning, setting intentions, looking within to connect with inner longing and yearning, this week we’ll be connecting with some powerful energy to help us toward our destinations. While we can’t control the energy of the wind, we can choose how we adjust our sails.