Bhujapidasana (shoulder-pressing pose)
•Strengthens the arms and wrists
•Tones the belly
• Improves balance
• To secure your balance, support your buttocks on a yoga block or bolster.
When planted right nothing is uprooted
I became a teacher in the true sense when I recognized my teaching as a divine opportunity to be present at the birth of an individuals authentic self
Meditations From The Mat
Salamba Sirsasana (supported headstand) + open lotus/butterfly position :)
- Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression
- Stimulates the pituitary and pineal glands
- Strengthens the arms, legs, and spine
- Strengthens the lungs
- Tones the abdominal organs
- Improves digestion
- Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause
- Therapeutic for asthma, infertility, insomnia, and sinusitis
I like to do headstands when i’m feeling kinda “eh”, helps turn my mood completely upside down and I feel totally rejuvenated!
* If you’re just starting out, try working it against the wall to find the right alignment (straight up) with your torso, hips, legs, and don’t forget to BREATH DEEP.
Ordinarily the mind is scattered, one portion here, another portion there. It is necessary to collect the scattered mind and direct it towards one point.
Meditation lifts our spirits!
Hello! I hope everyone is having a fantastic day wherever you are. I want to take a moment to talk about practicing with ease. Our minds are constantly running until we find the time for stillness. When we find that time, it allows our mind to connect with the breath, the breath to connect with the body, and the body to connect with the soul. Staying mindful in each movement you make allows more space for exploration and creativity in your practice, and helps the practice become eased rather than forced. Keep these tips in mind before starting your practice:
1. Set an intention. Every time you practice whether it is just 5 minutes tell yourself why you are on the mat today and what are you trying to work through. Considering everyday we encountered different feelings, situations, people, environment which all contribute to our thoughts, words, and actions of that day. Set an intention and let your practice treat you!
2. Be aware, be very aware of…….your breath!! It is easy to forget about consciously breathing with our movement this is where the true benefits of yoga present itself! So remember to breathe in…………breathe out :)
3. Let the body FEEL the postures. Sometimes we find ourselves crunched for time so we speed up our practice, however this can lead to misalignment and loss of breath control! When you find yourself with only a few minutes to spare pick a few of your favorite asanas (postures) and take 5 to 10 breaths in each posture this allows you to actually feel benefits from the exercises rather than risking injury from rushing!
Remember theses three tips when you get on your mat and your practice will become your best friend!
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om
Enhance the physical body, refine the emotions, challenge the intellect, and reveal the soul.
Virabhadrasana II (warrior 2)
Whenever I am in warrior pose I feel strong and confident. I ground my feet, tuck my tailbone, engage my core and inner thighs, and lift to open my chest and arms out. Deep inhale lifts me right up and long exhale settles me into a deeper, calmer, grounded warrior pose. Experience strength, center, and peace in your body, mind, and soul. Surrender to the pose!
Namaste lovely yogis
Tuning into a deeper you connects truth.