Energy Medicine Yoga® | Learn to Work with Your Invisible Energy
Energy Medicine Yoga is an integrative practice, uniting ancient healing methods with modern science. Classic yoga postures are woven and paired with Energy Medicine techniques to communicate with the body in its own language and innate wisdom. By focusing on your body as a living system of energy, you are empowered to self-heal, thrive, and flow in the life you are meant to live.
Curious to learn more? Check out these quick video tutorials on various practices used in an Energy Medicine Yoga class!
We integrate this healing practice throughout our Gentle Hatha Yoga practice to provide you with the benefits of mind, body and breathe.
Curious to learn more? Check out these quick video tutorials on various practices used in an Energy Medicine Yoga Class!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How vigorous is this class? And will anyone be touching me?
A: At Buka Yoga, our Energy Medicine Yoga classes are usually gentle. There will be familiar yoga poses and you’ll tap into invisible energy fields such as meridians, the aura, and chakras using your own hands to self-administer all the energy medicine techniques. If you are uncomfortable touching your own body, many of the techniques can be done a few inches off the body.
Q: What does a typical class look like?
A: We use movement, acupressure holds, self-massage, and various breath patterns all within the context of the Five Element system. The class begins with the Energy Medicine Yoga Wakeup to get all the energies of the body moving. We use movement, acupressure holds, self-massage, and various breath patterns to stimulate, unblock, balance, and ground your personal energy. There’s always a Savasana for the last 10-15 minutes of class to help your body integrate all of the energy work.
Q: Do I need props?
A: Recommended props include a soft yoga block, a yoga blanket, or a beach towel to use for sitting and providing cushioning the body. If you have additional props you like to use, bring them!
Q: Can Energy Medicine Yoga help with challenging emotions?
A: Yes, and this is one of the biggest reasons people love this class! Energy Medicine Yoga does not replace medical advice or treatment but it can be a wonderful complement as you move through emotional or physical challenges. Within the Five Elements we work to transform fear into courage (water), anger into assertive action (wood), anxiety into joy (fire), over-compassion for others into self-love (earth) and grief into surrender/letting go (metal).
If you already feel balanced without any challenges, Energy Medicine Yoga can help strengthen positive emotions and give you another perspective of yourself and your invisible energy systems.
Q: What is the Five Element system?
A: The Five Elements system helps us understand our personalities, physical tendencies, ways of getting sick, and healing in the world. The Five Elements are: water, wood, fire, earth and metal. Each of us has ALL five element energies in our bodies but the proportions of each element will vary from person to person. For example, some people have more water element, others have more wood, or fire, or earth, or metal. Even your pets and plants each have their own five-element map.
Q: What are some techniques to strengthen/care for my aura?
A: The aura is the protective bubble that surrounds you on all sides. Use can use the Hook-up, Zip-up, Celtic Weave (see video on this page) along the front of the body, sides, and back, and Aura Fluffing (see video on this page).
Energy Medicine Yoga does not diagnose or treat any illness, disease, or physical or mental disorder. The techniques presented here are not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions or disorders. Consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other exercise program or lifestyle change - especially if you are overweight, pregnant, nursing, taking medications, or have any existing medical conditions. Do not delay seeking a diagnosis or any medical advice or treatments based on information contained in this material. Energy Medicine Yoga, not limited to its creator, the company, and all who distribute its products, assumes no liability or responsibility for any and all claims of injuries and illnesses suffered while practicing these techniques. By using this material, you are accepting that you have read, understood, and agreed to these terms and conditions.