Yoga back bends bring an awakening to the front lines of the body. As we bring opening and radiance to these front lines, it is essential to recognize the inherent restrictions that exist across the kinetic chain of joints and to move into those restrictions with mindfulness and respect.
Kreg Weiss will be leading free online Hatha Yoga classes (upcoming ones are December 16th and January 1st - both at 1 pm EST). Join us for these slow, flowing practices LIVE. If you can't join us, register to receive notice when these practices are available for replay. CLICK HERE to reserve your spot or …
This last week, I was inspired by the idea of thermal columns and up draughts and how there is a wonderful analogy at play with yoga and life. Thermal columns are upward flows of gases that have been warmed near the ground's surface. These up draughts carry powerful energy that some species of birds readily take advantage of. By flying into these thermal columns and opening their wing span with ease, these birds get carried into the atmosphere to staggering heights. This passage of elevation mimics so much of how we can experience life.
Advancing our practice is not solely about gaining depth in yoga poses. Advancing and progressing is more about refinement, connection, and awareness. Discovering more and more how to work with (not against) lines of resistance along with engaging the physical layers with mindful, positive stress. As our awareness awakens, a key element to progression is igniting stabilization, so that the positive stresses are received in a nurturing manner.