“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit” ― E.E. Cummings
Recently, a student of mine requested that I help them build up the strength to hop, with confidence, to the front of the mat. You know, we do that sometimes in classes. And of course, I said yes! I love requests!
So I started designing classes that would help you develop the strength to get that hop forward. And who knows! If handstands are your thing, this might help with that too!
Anyway, this class promises to build up some strength, and that's one of the main reasons we're here right?
To build up strength and confidence in this here body glove that we have the absolute honor of inhabiting during this lifetime.
And if you're not feeling altogether grateful for your body, I feel you. I know how hard it can be sometimes.
But at the end of it all, just remember, whenever possible choose kindness. (pst, it's always possible).
And that even on the "bad" days, you still show up. You still do what needs to be done. And you always have the opportunity to give yourself a little love and a little grace.
Choose that love and grace today. And fun. And I'll see you on the mat. You've got this!
Sat Nam ❤️
“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” ― Khalil Gibran
If you're able to, I highly recommend doing this class outside.
If the weather is decent, enjoy it for me would you! (It wont be here. My computer just told me that it's going to be nearing a record low for this time of the year, which I think is just rude but my partner is quite jazzed about).
Not only will you get to enjoy the sun on your skin and vitamin D in your system, but you will also be able to draw up that much more earth energy by physically connecting with the earth.
Earthing, or grounding, is something that is being extensively studied at the moment, and there is a growing amount of evidence that supports the physiological benefits of spending time touching the earth. These benefits include reduced inflammation, improved circadian rhythm, reduced pain, and a shift into the parasympathetic nervous system.
And being that this class was filmed on Earth Day, and focuses primarily on the parts of the body related to the earth element, what better way to practice than ON the Earth?
But if not, inside is fine. I wont be practicing in cold weather outside, let me tell you. There are always other opportunities!
Where ever you practice, enjoy, and let me know how it goes for you! Tag me @yoga.infusion
Sat Nam ❤️