An invigorating backbend to build strength in the wrists, arms and shoulders while building flexibility in the spine. Benefits: Stretches chest, shoulders, abdomen and hip flexors Therapeutic for asthma as it opens the accessory muscles of respiration. Strengthens shoulders and … Continue reading →
“Letting go allows new projects and people to fill the space you have created. The key is not to fear change, stay in the comfort zone, or avoid the inevitable. If your heart is calling you to a path during this moon, however irrational, follow it without judgement. All great and wonderful things ever created by people, came from a single thought, a belief in the impossible and focused action to create their dreams.” Rebekah Shaman’s Lunascope
A seated spinal twist which helps to lengthen and strengthen the spine. Other benefits include:
Open muscles along the back and shoulders
Cleanse the digestive system
Helps to build awareness of the link between breath and bandhas
Massages abdominal organs, including the liver and kidneys
Relieves mild backache and hip pain
Be attentive to your breath and lower belly as you enter the posture. To twist safely first lengthen the spine, draw in the lower belly and twist from navel upwards.
Keep your breath free and deep.
Check out these 2 videos from a great workshop I did last year with Kino MacGregor where she talks us through the movements to get safely into Marichasana C. If you’re quick you can spot me 20 seconds into the first video… up front like a true yoga nerd! 😉
Parivrtta Utkatasana is a standing twist which strengthens the legs and back whilst creating flexibility in spine and cleanses the inner organs. It’s benefits include: Strengthen the hip flexors, the thighs and glutes. Stretches and strengthens the calf muscles. Opens … Continue reading →
Navasana is a challenging seated balancing posture that helps to strengthen the abdominal muscles, hips, thighs and spine. It improves digestion and aids detoxification the body. Practicing Navasana will help you to develop focus and concentration. For easier variation, keep … Continue reading →
“Your own positive future begins in this moment. All you have is right now. Every goal is possible from here.
But even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. Take the first step.
Whatever you undertake, do it with full intent to succeed. Cynicism fails itself. Stick to your path, facing difficulties with positive humour.
Concentrate, proceed, and succeed.” Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching