The five elements—earth, water, fire, air, and ether—are foundational to understanding how yoga affects our life and our health. An asana practice focusing on “earth” need not necessarily be strenuous but can “ground” us in awakening to what brings us into stability, nourishment, connection, patience, and sustenance.
Of the five elements, earth is the most “gross” or “material." It is the element we tend to be the most familiar with, as it is present in everything that has form or “matter."
Here is an easy-to-follow flow designed to help you focus on the benefits of an earth element practice while still embracing all aspects of life—even the ungrounded parts. Stay tuned for more elemental yoga routines in the coming weeks.