Now more than ever we have abundant resources and support to connect us to the wisdom and potency of yoga to help reduce overwhelm and anxiety.
Use these postures as a gateway into feeling more easeful in the present moment helping you to find clarity during those turbulent times.
Allow these words and guidance to act as a remedy anytime you are beginning to feel anxious and in those times – we begin to focus firstly the breath, locating where the breath resides in the body and from here adopt a rhythmic pace of breath and tend to its natural orientation.
Amongst the fast paced activity we do in our external living, amongst the changes and adapting we are doing right now, this is space for you that you get to participate in the ritual of arriving on your mat to the space inside of you that is still, that is unchanging, the part of you that knows its centre.
Drip feed our consciousness into the body and disperse it into movement with these postures to down regulate the nervous system and create your own YIN or Slow Flow practice before bed.
Childs Pose – a sense of coming home to your body
Knees wide to the edges of your mat
Arms forward and pelvis heavy
Just as much as you lengthen the spine sense a possibility of expanding laterally.
Cat & Cow – Flush the cerebral fluids of the spine to refresh
Move as if to integrate, bend to express and notice all parts of the body becoming online.
Inhale surrender abdomen tail lifts and wrap outer biceps back
Exhale Dome the upper back and push the floor away
Optional: make this into a circular rotation of the hips
Melting heart pose – The heart offers energetic priority
From all hours walk knees back and slightly wider sending arms forward
Hips lift upward as chest moves down and forward.
Chin or forehead to the floor
Reclined Butterfly – Start to gather yourself towards the pulse of breath
Lie down on your back and join the soles of your feet together creating a diamond shape with your legs.
Hands rest on your lower belly – observe the belly rising and falling
Supine Twists – Energise and Harmonise the body vessel
Start with both knees in the chest rocking from side to side
Let go of the left leg and twist right knee over to touchdown or hover and extend right arm out to the side – optional: gaze to follow.
Repeat on the left side.