Physically, the upper back/chest area is where many of us hold an immense amount of tension and contraction. Not only is this because of our modern work culture of typing on phones and computers, but it also shows how afraid we all are of opening ourselves up to emotional vulnerability. This yin yoga practice is to help you open your heart chakra physically through chest opening poses as a physical metaphor of opening ourselves emotionally to receive compassion, appreciation, nourishment, and love from ourselves.
Have you noticed that it’s getting windier, drier (that crisp to the air), and that you’re craving pumpkin-everything? Are you feeling super weird during this seasonal transition into fall? Perhaps your skin is drying out more than usual? Maybe digestive distress with bloating, gas, or constipation? Feeling more creative, ungrounded, forgetful, spacey, unfocused, “in your head” or have higher than normal anxiety? Well, it’s all for a reason...it’s your Vata going off-kilter!
My wrists BUG me in my yoga practice to the point that sometimes Cat-Cow or a Table Top position hurts my hands and wrists. It sucks when you're trying to get your zen on right?! If you're prone to sensitive wrists, carpel tunnel, etc. then try out this sequence to bring stimulation and circulation to your forearms and wrists for to relieve pain and support healthy joints.
It's a Full Moon tonight. What does that mean? The Full Moon marks the climax of the moon's cycle, and you may feel that surge of potential yang energy. Meaning energy or urge to take action, organize, implement, and manifest your dreams, goals, vision, and intentions. To get your started for the Full Moon, here is a 25 minute heart opening focused yin yoga practice you can do at home. Play some chill tunes, grab your mat, blankets, blocks (#allthethings), and set a gentle timer for yourself...
Tonight is a New Moon and is a beautiful metaphor for us to turn inward, listen to intuition, introspection, restoration, to begin anew and reset for the month head (aka the next moon cycle). To get your started for the New Moon, here is a 20 minute hip focused yin yoga practice you can do at home. Play some chill tunes, grab your mat, blankets, blocks (#allthethings), and set a gentle timer for yourself...
Creating digestive health is key in yoga and in Ayurveda (the wellness philosophy with yoga). Enjoy a relaxing yin yoga 60 minutes sequence to aid in your digestive health by stimulating your "digestive fire" or agni. This is one of our ten sequences from our ebook of yin yoga sequences (available soon).
Here’s the 411 of the Divine Feminine: It’s not about your sex, being female, feminine, girly, or being an Amazon warrior who only wants to use men for reproduction. It’s not as literal as you may assume. It’s a universal quality that is prevalent in many ancient cultures, myths, and relics. Think of it as an energetic quality - one of the two main dualities you see in the universe, like dark to light, sun to moon, right to left, yin to yang.