Alchemy of Yoga teacher training program’s are uniquely designed to guide students to tap into their natural rhythm and connect themselves and their practice to the elements around us and within us through the chakra system. Through this understanding of the chakras we learn to heal ourselves and align with our highest potential, tapping into our natural alchemy of peace, happiness and love once again with our own unique expression.
Overview of Alchemy of Yoga
Earth: Foundation – Rooting into Self and Manifestation (Chakra 1, East)
Water: Emotional Alchemy – Tapping into Your Potential and Living in Possibility (chakra 2, west)
Fire: Physical Alchemy (tapas) – Discovering Your Optimal Performance (Chakra 3, South)
Air: Mental Alchemy (svadhaya) – Unlearning the Obstacles to Your Happiness
Ether/Space: Spiritual Alchemy (Ishvara Pranidhana) – Transformation into the Infinite (Chakra 5,6 & 7, omnidirectional)
How Does Alchemy of Yoga Work?
Chapter 2, Verse 1 of the Yoga Sutras sets forth how the Alchemy of Yoga actually works.
“Tapas svadhaya ischvara pranidhana kriya yoga” Translated to mean that yoga helps us to transform ourselves on three levels
1. Physical Alchemy – Tapas:
To ignite the changes we want to make in our lives we must set a solid foundation. Traveling through the elements we work our way through the first three chakras
Muladhara (Earth): To manifest our desires we must have strong roots within ourselves
Svadhisthana (Water): Tapping into our limitless potential to create our dreams and desires
Manipura (Fire): Igniting the fire of your burning desires and dreams through action
2. Mental Alchemy – Svadhaya:
In yoga we study the self to learn about the self. Here the mental alchemy is through self-observation. By witnessing our thoughts we become aware of our mental patterns, the obstacles to our happiness. We journey through the heart and throat chakra to align the love and wisdom from our hearts and communicate it out to the world, aligning our thoughts, words and actions with our truth.
Anahata (Air): Our inner wisdom becomes available to us when we open up the heart and learn to surrender to love, letting go of what is no longer in alignment with our hearts
Vishudha (Air): Communicating our wisdom learned from the heart with clarity and truth.
3. Spiritual Alchemy – Ishvara Pranidhana:
Spiritual Alchemy- Ishvara Pranidhana: As we are doing and watching, we let go of the ego of judgement. We move beyond wanting life to be different and begin to feel the surrender that allows what is being offered to mix together. We understand that there is no reason to stop this flow for its natural current is to align with the current of grace that is everywhere outside us. Beauty becomes our way of life. Happiness becomes our natural alchemy once again.
Ajna (Ether): We open up through the third eye so we can sink back as the observer. As we do this, all negative thoughts and egoistic tendencies dissolve and we return back to stillness, happiness and love. We surrender to the guidance of our inner wisdom and know that all the answers we seek lie within us.
Sahasrara (Ether): The flow of grace all around us flows through us from an open crown (7th) chakra. We become the embodiment of the Divine, a unique expression of consciousness, dwelling in our natural alchemy of love and peace.
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