Fall & Yoga to Help Support Seasonal Change
This is how we roll.
Rolling seems to be a forgotten form of locomotion.
Makes sense - it's slow and inefficient! Once we learned how to get around with our legs we may have forgotten about rolling . But a little practice with this primitive pattern of rolling can be amazing for your movement base as well as for yoga, running, sports and other complex movements.
Rolling has some awesome benefits:
⭐️First, you (re)learn authentic spinal stabilization by using your head, neck, and eyes ? to drive your movement. this is a crucial step, after developing proper breathing patterns. .
⭐️Second, while most people have no problem tensing, bracing and gripping their way through life, most of us don't know how to let go . Rolling reveals your ability to relax certain muscles while using others.
⭐️Finally, nothing is more fun than a grown-up rolling on the floor.
The underlying cause for many a poor movement issue is a dysfunctional core - The center of your body.
You need core stability if you expect to move your arms and legs properly.
?To re-establish a functional core, rolling is the next critical step after making sure you're ✨breathing diaphragmatically✨
How To Roll from Bridge to Child's Pose. ➡️Inhale reach right arm, eyes and head follow movement of right hand pass left shoulder, flip left palm up, place left knee down, bring eighth knee over towards right shoulder , ending in child's pose .
➡️Inhale reach your right arm to the right shoulder , gaze towards your right hand, left arm by left side,left palm up, roll over your left arm , follow your gaze towards your right foot as it lowers to the ground, returning to supine position.
Start again with left arm to right side...
.come explore and play with more sustainable and functional movements to enhance your yoga and movement practice:
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Why make friends with your body?
Sure, there are a trillion other ways to spend your time?
What makes cultivating a relationship with your body more important than cultivating a relationship with let's say FB, or Instagram ? ;)...
Getting in tune with your body and taking care of your physical being I feel may have the most direct influence on your experience of the world.
Everything we do: doing our "work", playing with our kids, walking with a friend...you can't do that without a body.
You get what I'm saying, in order to improve our subjective experience of our everyday lives, it needs to start with cultivating a healthy relationship with our bodies :)
yoga. pilates. movement experiment.
explore building a relationship with your body <3
check out my weekly classes and workshops
day 1 ➡️Forward and Back Blockhead ⬅️
video ---> https://www.instagram.com/p/Bnptr3dniTo/.
These exercises are super challenging for me ! My default is to back bend , "banana back"🍌, you can see my attempts to keep my compensations in check.
⬅️as you dip your head back , can you do it without back bending?
⬅️work the "double chin". can you maintain integrity and strength in the upper abdominals while working the deep neck flexors (neck abs) even in cervical extension? .
This exercise will help you strengthen your neck in flexion and extension, which translates as nodding your head yes. It is important that your neck is strong in this direction of movement, because it helps you lift your head off of the floor when curling forward during core work or moving into extension during poses such as Locust Pose. .
Also, oftentimes neck tension can stem from neck weakness, so engaging these muscles can actually help your neck feel more relaxed. .
This one from @trinaaltman for the #unwreckyourneck#unwreckyourneckchallenge 🙏❤️.
come learn and practice more with me in an open class, workshop or teacher training . Link in bio 💪.
#soulfood #roshashana what nourishes you ?
🍎🍯Shana Tova! May it be a year that is nourishing on all levels and abundant with sweet blessings, mindful & kindful living, and compassionate connections
🙏Four Types of Hunger (Inspired & Quoted from My Body Is A Temple by Christina Sell )
🍎Physical hunger is the hunger the body feels when it needs food or fuel. Just as a car needs gas to run, so too the body needs fuel in the form of food.
🥕Mouth hunger is simply the pleasure (Kama) we feel in our mouths, through our taste buds, that makes us want to keep eating even when our physical hunger is satisfied. **It is also what helps us to experience joy in eating. To love what we eat as well as to eat what we love. Enjoyment is seen as an important aspect of Ayurveda. According to this approach, the mood with which we eat is as vital, if not more so, as what we eat.**
🍯Emotional hunger drives us to eat rather than feel. We take a second helping because it tastes so good, not because we are physically hungry. Many times we eat more than our bodies require because there is some kind of emotional discomfort that arises when we are no longer in the act of eating. Perhaps we feel awkward sitting at the table, finished with our meal, while other people continue to eat.That feeling of awkwardness goes away if we keep eating, so we continue eating instead of staying with our discomfort. Emotional hunger must be fed by honestly acknowledging our emotions and by working with them and/or expressing them in healthy ways.
🐟Spiritual hunger is the hunger we feel for a life of dignity, joy and true purpose. Spiritual hunger is the hunger for our highest ideals to manifest in our lives.
Just as we take in food we also take in food we also take in impressions of the world. And just as healthy food nourishes the body and unhealthy food contributes to the body’s breakdown, the diet of psychic impressions that we consume nourishes our inner life or contributes to its malfunctioning. (e.g violent movies, sensationalist media programming...)
yoga is the exploration of relationship.
make friends with your body.
you don’t have a body, you are a body.
everything you experience and do is filtered thru your body because your mental and emotional stuff is fundamentally related to your physical self.
get more in tune with the processes that underly your experience of the world and learn how become a better caretaker of your body for the rest of your life.