Weekly Yoga Practice 3

April is the poetry month, a moody month, a month of Easter and renewed hope, unexpected cold days and eagerly awaited blue skies. If you ask me….almost too much change!

How do we incorporate it in yoga, or better speaking, how does yoga fit in the season of change?

Short of writing a philosophical book on the topic, let’s start by energizing  your practice, and surprisingly, it will be  the good old Downward Facing Dog. Yes, I can hear you groaning.

What do you need?  a mat, some space, 4-5 minutes of relative quiet or play any music you like.

When to do it?   as you wake up, after work, mid-day, before sleep … all these times make sense.

How to get in the pose? Start with the  child pose (1) , then a couple of cats and cows (2), repeat and then lift up in the downward facing dog (3). Check  my drafts.

In the downward facing dog, visualize a dog or a cat stretching and move the hips up and away, left and right, lengthening from your fingertips to the sit bones.

Softly lower in the Child Pose and repeat. Bicycle your feet slowly if you feel like it.

Complete your practice with a relaxed  child pose.(1)

If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. George Parker
    Apr 25, 2011 @ 22:55:00

    I am speechless
    thank you for your generosity

    Reply

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