I feel grateful that my schools had robust physical education programs. I’ve never stopped moving since. Exercise—essential for the brain and the body.
Fear. Fear of the future. Fear of failure. Fear of the discomfort that often accompanies change. This four letter word quite often keeps us stuck in our old patterns! It shuts us down and keeps us from seeing possibilities. This month, to counter some of our natural (and very normal) fear responses we will play! We will play with the edges of our comfort zones, and strengthen our willingness to break patterns of habit. Then, we will rest, and let go.
See you on the mat!
Stretching the chest is essential for most of us! These five are great variations. I also would add a sixth restorative variation: Supine over a yoga bolster or a rolled blanket. Place the bolster behind you on the floor, with your hips on the floor and touching the end of the bolster. Lay back along the length of the bolster. Your head should be supported on the bolster, or with an additional pillow or folded blanket. Your legs can be straight on the floor, or bent with the bottoms of your feet together and knees apart on the floor. Rest your arms on the floor at about shoulder high, or slightly lower, palms up. Stay for 2-3 minutes, breathing comfortably.