Monday, April 13, 2020

Breathing Into Spontaneous Calm

Zoom Breathing Practice with Chaya, Thursday, April 16th at 10:30am
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                  "Breath is central to yoga, because it is central to life, and yoga is about life."

Benefits of Regular Breathing Practices Include:

Relieve Stress, Calm and balance the mind and nervous system
Regulate the systems and functions of the body, mind and emotions
Develop core strength
Purify the body, mind and senses
Reduce obstacles to clear perception
Increase focus, clarity and energy

Posture Clinic; Mountain Pose

Zoom Posture Clinic Thursday, April 16th at 10:00am
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Neck elongated in a neutral position with gaze remaining forward 
Shoulder-blades are pulled back and relaxed away from the ears
Chest is lifted and the abdominal muscles are engaged by drawing the belly towards the spine that lengthens the tailbone towards the earth
Quadriceps are engaged and rotated slightly inward pulling the thighs and kneecaps up, while externally spiraling the femur bones aligning the legs, hips and pelvis
Big toes together; toes spread apart making sure there is an even weight distribution between the feet
Arms straight and fingers extended; palms facing inward 

Imagine a string pulling you up (shoulders, hips, and ankles should all be in the same line); stand up straight
Put a block in between your thighs to engage your legs muscles 
Practice against a wall (Heels, butt, back of head, and shoulder blades should be the only things touching the wall)
Feeling grounded, while extending towards your highest aspirations

Helps improve posture and balance
Reduce sciatica pain 
Free flow of energy, creating more focus, attention and vitality
Reduces stress and strain
Maintains the integrity of every pose