With the busy life we live in, with the responsibilities and obligations we have to respond to. We may disconnect from our emotional needs and sensibility.
When we are in connection to the Water, this element brings healing and nurturing. It invites us to reconnect with our emotions. It leads us to release attachments, to liberate stocked energies or toxins.
The practice of yoga on the water has a certain playfulness to it. Yet, the fact that we still have to be attentive and balanced through the experience create an interconnectedness in between the voice of the adult and the voice of the inner child.
When those two voices rekindle it gives us a sense of harmony and happiness. In scientific terms we can speak about the connection in between the nervous system and the enteric nervous system. When we reconnect, we listen to our intuition. We are more aligned with the intelligence memory and perceptive in our relationships.
When practicing virabhadrasana I (warrior I asana) on SUP, you will ground your feet well in a proper alignment on the board to find balance. The floating sensation below your feet requires a stronger engagement to your mula bandha than if practicing on land.
Just the fact to connect deeply to the forces within us triggers emotions like fear, frustration, spark of joy, … To keep balance we have then to channel those emotions with intention and clear direction.
A practice of yoga-water with intention supports the channeling of energies moving through the experience. It gives you a higher purpose to move towards, while staying deeply connected to earth.
May the journey be insightful and playful,