Backbends on Tresco

It was so windy today I decided to pull a video out from my last visit to Tresco (one of the Scilly Isles).
The video was filmed just below the Block House looking towards Old Grimsby, a stones throw away from the introductory photo.
I think this island is the most beautiful place in the world (mainly because I feel so at home there).

This practice is suited for those who have a stronger practice (definitely not for beginners ), happy with back-bending asana and know their bodies well.

The sequence includes side-bow pose, Parsva Dhanurasana, and dropping back from head balance into bent legged Viparita Dandasana. You are welcome to miss these out.

As always; listen to your body’s inner wisdom and pay close attention to it’s requirements. Move safely and carefully.
love and light,
Lucy

Happy Standing Poses

What to say? Dan said it all; “Happy standing poses!”.
The winter brings such joy when the sun shines.

You might notice that I have shoes on my mat… the shoes were clean and new. I bought them last summer but i had no-where to wear them out. They have come into their own now though. It was a little strange wearing shoes on my yoga mat at first, I got used to it pretty quickly and they are so much more comfortable than slipping around in socks (toe-socks or otherwise)

Join me as i run (well, stand and jump) through these poses.
Enjoy, and work within your own capacity.

See you soon, love and light
Lucy

Warrior 2 into Sideways Stretch

In under 5 minutes you can feel stronger and more connected with the earth, I certainly did.
Warrior 2 (the clue is in the name) and sideways-stretch  (guess where you should feel this pose) combine perfectly together to form a mini sequence appropriate for a quick wild “yoga” session.
Complete with walking boots and a warm coat, no mat required
Enjoy

Ardha Chandrasana with a gate (and trikonasana part 2 )

Whilst out and about for my daily exercise, I thought I could make a few yoga shorts combining yog-asana with my walk.
This came naturally after the previous Trikonasana post.
Ardha Chandrasana is divine when it is supported, you can use a wall at home and have your back against it.
Please make sure that what ever you choose to support you, that it is doing just that; safe, secure and you feel comfortable.

A walk through Trikonasana … with a gate

Whilst out and about for my daily exercise I thought I could make a few yoga shorts showing how to combine a practice and walk.
This gate was perfect to support both Trikonasana and Ardha Chandrasana (the next clip).
If you decide to start your own (out in nature, supported practice) please make sure that the gates etc are secure and safe and that you are not putting yourself or anyone else at risk.
That’s the mum talk done. Get out there and enjoy…
Look after your self. Stay safe 🙂
Lucy

Tadasana up Trencrom

It’s important to get outside, especially during the shorter winter days.
This practice was one of those crisp January days, bright sun, biting wind.
When it is cold it’s good to feel your way gently into movement and see how the body responds.
There are just a few poses in this practice with a little more reflection on Tadasana (Mountain Pose), in my walking boots as the ground was way too soggy for a yoga mat.

Enjoy, listen to your body.

Love and light

Lucy

 

If you have high blood pressure or are having to be mindful of your back it is advisable to keep your arms down.

Just a little side note, Trencrom is only 175m above sea level, Watch Croft is apparently the highest being 225m… sorry for the mis-information x

Standing postures to Bird pose

Standing poses to strengthen and ground you, bird pose will let you fly. Bring your awareness to the base of your poses and notice how the energy rises up, when you are secure in your grounding. This may take a little while to feel, connect to the floor with the pressure from your feet or hands then you will start to feel feed-back through the arms and legs. Please pay attention to your wrists when you come into the bird balance, the weight of the body can overload them, wedges can help if you know how to use them. Stay comfortable in your practice. be sensitive and caring Love and light Lucy

Bending at Botallack

The wind was gusting over 50 mph and if you know Cornwall it blows in all directions at once.
I went to several favorite spots, mostly too windy (even though technically off shore and sheltered) or the Cliff had collapsed because of the hammering the Cornish coast has taken in the last few storms.
To the right of the screen, the engine houses that you can see, served the mining tunnels that went well below the sea level and miles out underneath it! Poldark country 🙂
This sequence is just over an hour long, so set aside enough time to take a longer savasana if you need it.
From sideways stretch, to gate latch pose and the upward bow, you will feel stronger and more energized after this session.
As always , feel and work to your own capacity.
love and light
Lucy