I was thinking yesterday of how experienced rock climbers (note: never actually done it myself) emulate how a yoga practice can be – highly saturated with a sense of mindful engagement and receptivity. The skill and agility applied in rock climbing requires a delightful balance of knowing how to engage regions of the body that require stabilization and strength while, at the same time, being able to remain free, open, and receptive to move through large, complex movements. Is this not what is required of us when moving on the mat?
A significant and necessary shift is occurring in the yoga world where teaching is evolving from the common standardization of yoga poses towards more individualization and customization. Functional yoga anatomy explores the uniqueness and variability in body structures and mechanics, and aims to inspire students/practitioners of yoga to engage their practices with an authentic approach.
As most of us are shifting into the Fall season, this is becomes an opportune time to engage deeper into wellness practices that enhance and boost our immune systems. To curb the onset of the waves of colds and flus, simple holistic practices can readily reduce the occurrence and duration of these seasonal maladies. Consuming nutrient-rich foods including super foods can greatly support strong immune system health. I am excited to be able to give away 1 (one) $50 gift certificate from my friends at Giddy Yoyo so you can enjoy a wide variety of immune boosting super foods.
Join us for this exploratory charity yoga workshop at Element Yoga. We will examine and play with the concept of 'line of gravity' in relation to standing yoga poses. By mindfully connecting to our inherent flow of gravity, we can more readily align with fluidity and integrity throughout the biomechanics of our musculoskeletal systems. A major focus of this playful workshop will be on the ankle, knee and hip interactions and on how these concepts can be woven throughout our practice as well as into our other daily physical activities.