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Yoga: Hip Openers

I once viewed flexibility as being a huge struggle that held me back. It was an obstacle that seemed unbeatable. But thanks to my yoga practice I have really been able to break through a lot of walls that I honestly thought my body was incapable of accomplishing. 532 more words

Yoga

Practice: Garudasana (Eagle Pose)

As I’ve said before – balancing is brilliant for bringing us into the present moment. It’s surprising how many millions of thoughts we can have running through our mind, and how none of them are actually related to what’s happening… 1,475 more words

Practice: Prasarita Padottanasana C

 

The shoulders and chest are another place along with the hips that store a large amount of tension. Long hours spent at desks, carrying heavy bags, and generally holding emotional tension within and around the shoulders and neck is common for most of us, and often shows itself in the form of headaches and fatigue. 1,202 more words

Practice: Supta Baddha Konasana / Supine Bound Angle Pose

 

Supta = ‘Supine’    Baddha = ‘Bound’    Kona = ‘Angle’    Asana = ‘Posture’

 

A great way to passively release tension from the hips, Supta Baddha Konasana primarily opens the psoas and the inner thighs (adductor muscles). 1,053 more words

Practice: Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge)

Our bodies are built to move in a natural way, but unfortunately we have a habit of doing things that don’t necessarily serve us so well. 927 more words

Meditation Challenge - Day 16

Meditative Yin

Today’s 30-minute meditation was a silent meditation in a short series of yin poses. I used my timer with bells at 5-minute intervals and made my way through these poses: 74 more words

Meditation

Practice: Marichyasana A / Pose Dedicated To The Sage Marichi

Marichi = ‘Ray of light’ (of the sun or moon)     Asana = Posture

This posture is ‘dedicated to the sage Marichi’, son of Brahma the creator. 1,140 more words