Today we celebrated the sun which has been a bit lacking recently but is hopefully saving itself for the fantastic long summer to come. I'll be in Lodge Farm Park again this Tuesday (whatever the weather!) and, as long as there are no last minute Covid restrictions to stall Boris' famous "roadmap" numbers no longer have to be limited.
There will still be two sessions (morning and afternoon) so that I can keep both classes small enough to maintain social distancing without having to shout. Please continue to let me know you're coming by booking online and/or emailing me. Let's hope for lots of sunshine although last week we managed very well in light rain under our special tree.
“No-one knows the weight of another’s burden.”
George Herbert (1593-1633), Welsh Poet
This week’s Task:
Share a smile: Smiling is a small kindness, but it can have a big impact.
This week, smile reassuringly at anyone who appears upset – perhaps an angry customer in a store, a colleague coping with a tricky client call or a moody teenager struggling with school work. Also, set a daily reminder on your phone to lift your head and smile at the next person you see. Your smile could show the compassion that lightens the load.
Taken from Every Day Matters Diary by Dani DiPirro
16.5.21 Stretch & Flow Yoga
75 minute class with a longer savasana for those who want it. Today’s class starts with body preps for the Sun Salutation as we’re in the active, action part of the moon cycle. We then practice a gentle modified version of the Dru Sun Salutation/Surya Namaskar including three rotations (part of the Tibetan Rites for eternal health and youth! and as practised into old age by Bruce Forsyth!) with the mantra “Om Sri Surya Namaskar” which translates as “I honour the sun”.
We finish the standing section with Flowing Tree/Vrikshasana and the option to practise the Bikram version of Tree in half standing lotus. Have a chair or wall handy for balance if you need it. We complete the practice with the Tree of Transformation including the Mudra for Clarity as often used by politicians preparing for a difficult speech.
Seated and supine poses: Half Lord of the Fishes with optional Kapalbhati, Flowing Bridge and Belly Twist. Optional rolls for fun (be mindful of back issues!).
Note: Kapalbhati is a powerful cleansing breath which will detox the whole body and bring blood flowing into the head. The English translation is Shining Skull Breath. Avoid if you have heart issues, high blood pressure, eye issues eg glaucoma or detached retina or if you are pregnant. Alternatives are just breathing normally, Ujayii Breath or full yogic breath (three or four part).
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I qualified to teach in 2015 but my yoga journey started much earlier, way back in the 1970s. Here I share my experiences and passion about everything yoga.