Tucking in bolsters to support soft bellies. Nuzzling chins towards chests. The few brave souls willing to grab a blanket and cover up completely. Watching a room full of adults move into Child’s Pose is kind of magical. As a teacher, I get to look out over a sea of humans, blankets, and bolsters. Courageous folks willing […]
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Sitting hurts. Here’s an antidote. Supported Bridge or Setu Bandha Sarvangasana. Stay tuned until 5:30 (on the video) for those of you looking to practice or teach a less intense alternative.
Here is an all time fave, Legs-Up-The-Wall (Viparita Karani). Give it a shot if you are interested in the giving the heart a little rest, improving circulation, and restoring tired feet.
Twists are a fabulous way to… “move things along” in our digestive tract maintain the health and mobility of the spine and lengthen and strengthen the muscles in the back. Check out this version of a passive restorative twist. After getting into the pose, get your blankie and cover up completely for an extra comfy […]
Check out this restorative version of Prasarita Padottanasana. It’s great for stretching the legs, lengthening the spine, and relaxing the brain. All you need is your mat, a blanket and a chair, and you’re ready to go!
*Featured in the Huffington Post It’s loud out there. Political speeches where candidates are barking at us, rather than leading a dialogue. Alarming and redundant news that screams vicarious trauma rather than consciously informing us of current events. Social media feeds that endlessly scroll the opinions, opinions, and more opinions of our “friends.” The volume […]
Open the hips and chest with this classic restorative yoga pose, Supta Baddha Konasana or Supported Bound Angle Pose.
Child’s pose (a restorative version is featured above) is often discussed as THE resting place in many yoga (particularly Vinyasa or “flow” classes) where the teacher may say something like, “If you need a break, just come to Child’s Pose”. And yes, by all means, if this feels restful for you, have at it. However, […]
I recently attended a restorative yoga workshop, and at the beginning of the practice, the teacher gently mentioned, “Sometimes during a restorative practice, emotions can bubble up.” I scoffed inwardly. “I know, lady, I’m a trained therapist and a restorative yoga teacher. I think I can handle m’self, so let’s get this party started.” She proceeded, […]
Engage the quads. Straighten the arms. Bend the knee. Now straighten the knee. Straighten the knee more! Reach, press, stretch, lengthen—more! Power vinyasa and hot yoga were my go-to for years. Just the stench of the hot room made me feel accomplished and I loved seeing myself in the mirror kicking some yoga ass. It […]