But you don’t have the time right? You haven’t finished what you started and you need to. Consider this: you might be more productive if you allowed yourself to slow down. Instead of pushing your body to its limits and slowing down only when you get sick, give yourself time to take it easy. EVERY DAY. Whether it’s savoring your morning cup of coffee undisturbed (no email or Facebook) or practicing this yoga sequence at the office. This is a guilt free break. In France, it is now illegal to check your email after 6pm. Illegal! Imagine that. We don’t need to take it that far, but there’s something to be said for the principle. Give back to your body, go easy on it sometimes. Do you push yourself hard each day, mentally, physically or both? Show it some love, gratitude and respect. Throw a little R&R in your day with this sequence. Take a deep breath and enjoy!
Join me for my 4 week series, Yoga for Stress Relief, at West River Yoga, a great studio and psychotherapy practice in Brattleboro, VT. Using restorative yoga, breath work, and mindfulness, we’ll bring deep ease to the body and learn how to respond to stress cues.
Pre-registration required. To register online, please visit my event listing on Eventbrite, found here. Feel free to email me with any questions or to reserve a space, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refresh & Renew Yoga Workshop with Cara
Saturday, Jan 11, 2 – 4pm
It’s a new year! Cleanse your mind and body in this 2 hour yoga workshop with Cara. Starting with a detoxifying flow, we’ll use the power of the breath to increase circulation and help move stagnation. We’ll flush out toxins with twists and hip openers, giving the body a fresh start. The second half of this workshop will focus on renewing the body, by opening the heart center. Using restorative postures to open the shoulders and chest, we’ll release deep-seated tension and allow room for living in the moment, staying close to our hearts and listening deeply as we move into the new year. Refresh and Renew!
Pre-registration required. Sign up here!
*All levels welcome, no experience necessary*
winter is definitely here. the freeze in the air brings the freeze of the earth. silence hangs in the sky above as the natural world begins to hibernate.
winter is a great time to observe what’s around you. what’s needed, what’s not, what can be gained and what can be lost. we can all refine en route to spring. it’s tough for me to leave the warmth of the cozy fire, but i’m always happy when i do. so, go outside. make snow angels. with arms open wide, feel the vitality and strength around you and move more deeply in.
here’s a restorative practice for winter by cyndi lee:
Last summer I led my best friends through a little restorative sequence while on holiday in Maine. We laid our mats out on the dock for…Dock yoga! We were short on room but it was nice to slow down and rest as easy as the water lapping nearby. After yoga came drinks, gossip mags, and yummy food. A recipe for relaxation!