Anatomy of the Chakras is not your average chakra course. Tias Little takes a deep dive into the richness of these vital energy centers. No matter how long you've studied yoga, this immersive course is bound to shed new light on the marvels of the chakras.
What does the word 'chakra' really mean? Chakra, literally meaning wheel, is an energy center in the body that can be accessed and balanced through yoga practices of asana, pranayama, meditation and mudra. The chakras evoke mystery, an artistic imagination and the healing power of sound as a means to get to know our inner selves.
Many traditions including Indian Tantra, Tibetan Buddhism, Qigong and the Kabbalah, share teachings of a 'body beyond the body' known as the subtle body. This energetic system can affect how we feel on a daily basis and can point out how our system aligns with obstacles in our life. By recognizing that there is more to the body than meets the eye, we can learn to move through life with ease and grace.
Anatomy of the Chakras will surprise and intrigue you. This course covers, and then sails way beyond the common knowledge of color, shape, element and sound of each chakra. You'll learn the muscular-skeletal, organic and neurological aspects of each energy center as well as its totem animal, vital wind and emotional association. Because the chakras are influenced by states of mind and emotional holding, this course invites students to reflect on their own strengths and deficiencies within each chakra.
This course is for all students looking to elevate their existing knowledge of the subtle body to the highest level. Yoga students, yoga teachers, psychologists, meditators, artists and anatomists will each discover remarkable connections between the physical matter of the body and the vibratory nature of spirit within each chakra. This course investigates each aspect of the chakras and provides students with every piece of information available.
Tias is committed to teaching yoga as a contemplative path, leading to greater sensitivity, tolerance and deep understanding (prajna). Tias unique and skillful approach enables students to find greater depth of understanding and awareness in their practice, both on and off the mat. His approach to the practice is inter-disciplinary, passionate, intelligent, innovative and full of insight. Tias synthesizes years of study in classical yoga, Sanskrit, Buddhist studies, anatomy, massage, and trauma healing.
Tias began studying the work of B.K.S Iyengar in 1984 and lived in Mysore India in 1989 studying Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Pattabhi Jois. Thus his teaching brings together precision of alignment, anatomical detail and a profound meditative experience. Tias is a licensed massage therapist and his somatic studies include in-depth training in cranial-sacral therapy. His practice and teaching is influenced by the work of Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais and Thomas Hanna. Tias is a long time student of the meditative arts and Buddhist studies beginning with Vipassana and continuing in Tibetan Buddhism and Zen. His teaching style is unique in being able to weave together poetic metaphor with clear instruction filled with compassion and humor. Tias earned a Masters degree in Eastern Philosophy from St. John's College Santa Fe in 1998. He lives in Santa Fe New Mexico where he directs his school Prajna Yoga with his wife Surya and is author of three books, The Thread of Breath, Meditations on a Dewdrop and The Yoga of the Subtle Body.
The total running time is 15 hours