What’s your go-to method to change your state of being? How do you shift gears? What effectively influences your interior? How do you re-align with your center?
Oh haiiii ?? just a few questions to begin today’s conversation and introduce your new yoga class and it’s purpose.
Have I got ya pondering yet? Good. That was the point.
The two common answers to these questions are usually movement and breath, as both of these activities immediately change our present circumstance and both are indispensable tools to have in your toolbox and use.
And today, we will use them, together on the yoga mat for a short, gentle, soothing, enlivening yoga practice.
When designing this class, I sat with myself and asked….
- What helps me the most when I’m in a funk?
- When I’m taking myself or a situation too seriously?
- When I can’t access my internal compass of intuition and instinct?
- When inspiration feels like a stranger?
- When stress and anxiety are attempting to be the driver?
The answer is usually some form of movement and breath work.
Sometimes I do them together, sometimes I do them separately, but either way – both of these practices always shift me into a higher version of me. The person I strive to be. The person I write about in my journal. The person I daydream about. The person I appear to be through the screen.
I imagine you want to be this person too, yeah?
That is the purpose of your new yoga class called ?Breathe Life Back into Your Body.
It’s an incredible practice to use at all times of the day, morning or evening. It’s a wonderful practice to maintain the positive work you’re already doing. It’s a supportive practice to combat depletion and exhaustion. It’s an inspirational practice to access your creativity. It’s a simple practice to get reacquainted with your body. It’s a glorious practice for beginners.
And it’s all yours to place in your toolbox and use.
A bit about the sequence, because I believe in breaking down the intention behind what you’re about to experience.
We begin in a supine position (on our backs) with pelvic breathing, which might be one of my favorite breathing exercises. It involves undulating the pelvis and spine back and forth between extension and flexion, while guiding the movement with the inhale and exhale breath. It’s seriously so good, I promise you.
We’ll build upon this and come into breathing bridges, breathing kneeling to child’s pose movements, and up into a standing posture for calf raises using our arms in synchrony with the lifting and lowering of the heels. From here, we’ll breath through a variation of sun salutations that transitions through cow pose, downward facing dog, to child’s pose, and then we repeat. It’s so nourishing, trust me.
The practice ends how it began with breathing bridges and pelvic breaths and a final moment of stillness and silence.
Have I convinced you to unroll your mat yet?
Crossing my fingers ??that you believe in the power of combining breath with movement and its ability to breatheeee life back into your being.
I’ll meet you on the mat.
All my love,
Hey! I’m Allie.
I’m a self-growth student, freedom-seeker, yoga teacher and the founder of a tight-knit online yoga community: the Body Mind Soul Studio. I’m here to teach you how to transform your life on-and-off-the-mat with a holistic yoga practice.
I wanna learn it all!
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