Cooling Yin for Pitta Season
Join Lauren Goldstein for a two hour Yin practice to quell excess Pitta in the body. Summer welcomes Pitta season in the Ayurvedic tradition, and the combination of the elements fire and water are present in the hot, long and humid days.
Summer days are often full and busy, and this extra heat and energy extension can manifest in the body and mind as agitation as well as low digestive fire. Excess Pitta can be balanced with slow-moving, cooling practices like Yin yoga.
This monthly offering will emphasize inward turning shapes in the practice to contain energy and encourage cooling in the body. We will also utilize pranayama techniques to cool the body while resting in long-held poses to release built up tension.
Each month will focus on a different part of the body:
June 17th - The energy of the Root Chakra will be explored through physical emphasis on the feet and legs. We will ground into our bodies and root into our connection to the earth as the Summer Solstice approaches.
July 15th - The Sacral Chakra allows us to find more flow of energy through stimulating the hips and low back. This energy center is linked to the fluid movement of water. In this session we will tap into energetic flow with deep hip openers and shapes that expand and stabilize the sacrum.
August 12th - The Solar Plexus and Heart Chakra are energetically expressed through a balanced ego and sharing yourself with your loved ones and community. The fire in the third chakra is especially active in Pitta season, and this practice will explore cooling techniques to soften the ego. We will practice balancing our container of energy through shapes that explore the center of the body and heart space.