The Dhatus in Yoga: Fat | Online Practice
The Magnificent Seven: The Dhatus in Yoga
In Yoga and Ayurveda, the body is made from seven primary tissues called dhatus. The term dhatu means to hold or support and the seven—plasma, blood, muscle, fat, bone, nerve, and reproductive fluid—are the building blocks for the entire body. In this course we discover how all yoga practices from meditation to asana, and from diet to pranayama serve to enhance the function of these essential seven tissues.
Yogic Nutrition and Somatic Healing
We begin by exploring the ground substance of rasa, the progenitor of all 7 tissues. We include a day on nutritional and dietary health for building the blood. We use select yoga practices and somatic movements to generate optimal health in the muscle, fat, bone, and nervous system. Lastly, we will see how the reproductive system is not limited to procreation, but in yoga is the most vital tissue in the body to support radiant health and immunity (ojas).
In this course we take time to review your dosha (physical body type) in order to determine what kind of diet and movement practice is ideal for you. Learn how by boosting your individual dhatu, you can generate more vitality in your overall constitution.
Day 4: Fat | Saturday, September 16
While we tend to think of fat as negative, fat plays a crucial role in energy storage, lubrication, protection, and sensory awareness. We explore the role of diet and metabolism on the honey-combed lipid cells. Practices include side bends, twists, and back arches.
COST: $56 + tax for individual days or register for the full immersion here
WHEN: September 16 | 9:00 – 11:30am MT
**This online immersion offers 2.5-Hours of Continuing Education hours, and can be applied towards the required hours for the Prajna Yoga 300/500-Hour Teacher Training.
**Please note ALL Live Zoom sessions will be recorded should you be unable to attend the live stream. All live session recordings are available for 90 days after the last day of the live immersion.
**Have your props handy! We recommend two blocks, blankets, a thick bolster, an 8’ or 10’ belt/strap, and a backless chair (modifications will be given if you do not have a chair). We recommend yogaoutlet.com and Manduka for props; backless chairs can be found on Amazon and Etsy.