Water Element Yoga

Water constitutes the largest percentage of our bodies, around 70%. In Oriental Medicine, the water element consists of the Kidneys and the Bladder, the controllers of our inner water works, and is the base element of all the elements. What I mean by that is that it is the element that contains our core yin and yang. If our water element goes out of balance it will affect all our elements. Similarly, if any of the elements are out of balance long enough, they eventually start to deplete our water element.

So what does a ‘Water Element’ practice look like? Let’s take a look at the nature of water. Water can be yin or yang – from the cold, dark depths of the ocean (yin) to the energising drops of tropical rain (yang). So a more yin water practice would be focusing on connecting with our inner depths, inner wisdom and our purpose. The movements will be slow, gentle, nourishing and meditative. A yang water practice would be connecting with a flow, think flowing stream or river. Adding more flowing breath to this flowing movement practice, consider how the air interacts with the flowing ocean water to form waves. Feel the waves of energy flowing through our bodies as we move with our breath.

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