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In this practice, we begin standing and then move through some half-sun salutations. Afterward, we move through some lunges and half-splits to open the hips and backs of the legs. For standing poses, we have Warrior 1 and Warrior 2. About 35 minutes in, we switch gears and move to the floor for some gentle restorative work.
This practice is a little different from others. It’s a recording of a live practice I offered via Facebook for Downtown Yoga. It’s about 57 minutes long and is somewhat vigorous as we work on Sun Salutation A and the process of “stepping to the top of the mat” from downward facing dog.
We’re all a little stressed out right now, myself included. I hope you enjoy this mix of yoga and self-massage to help release stress and tension in the neck, jaw, and shoulders.
It may help to have a chair and strap available for this practice. The chair is especially helpful if you’re like me and sitting cross-legged isn’t fun.
For this practice, we begin by feeling our body’s connection to the ground below. I’ll invite you to soften – allow yourself to be held, supported. Slowly, we make our way into the body, feeling the breath enter to expand the chest. I invite you to feel your bones and muscles supporting you from within. And finally, we connect the external and internal with the breath.
Yoga Recess is an opportunity for us to check in with our bodies and add a little bit of movement to our days. They’re unscripted, freestyle practice where you can follow along with me or do your own thing. These videos will be lightly edited to allow me to make them available quickly.
Looking for some adventure in your yoga practice? This might be the one for you! I invite you to join me “out on a limb” as we explore my favorite pose: Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon). This practice is definitely challenging, but I also think it’s accessible for most folks.
Have you noticed that as the days get shorter and the nights begin to cool, the plants and animals in our yards lean into rest? As Winter approaches and we should be preparing for rest, many of us are packing our schedules with Halloween parties, Thanksgiving road trips, and Christmas shopping. As life get’s busy over the next few months, I want you to remember – there is always time for rest. And I hope you’ll enjoy this 20-ish minute restorative practice on the days when you feel like you just don’t have time for yoga.