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

Pumpkin Practice

It’s hard to balance with a pumpkin on your head.

Wearing this beauty (a gift grown by one of my students, Thank you Sally) brought a whole new meaning to the word Squashed.

I have such respect for the ladies I have seen in India carrying the huge pots on their heads, whilst looking so elegant.

Standing tall, was the only way I found to prevent my neck from feeling compressed.

 

Happy Halloween everyone.

Lucy

Half-Asana

Some days I’m not in the mood for a strong practice. I feel a little “half-arsed” So I have learned to embrace that feeling wholeheartedly.
This is a suggested half-arsed practice.
When the pressure (whether internal or external) is removed, it is replaced with a new learning experience occurs.
A sensation of acceptance happens when we listen deeply to our body’s requirements and respond accordingly.
Enjoy letting go of your intention and feel where you are instead.
Remember, this is an ease-full practice for me so, be patient, kind and peaceful.

Love and light,
Lucy

p.s. This is a ‘pre-new-microphone’ practice, I apologize for the traffic noise 🙂

Warrior on the Rocks

Sometimes life can feel a little rocky.
This little practice will bring a sense of strength from inside out (they are called warrior poses for a reason).
One of my teachers always said “why be a worrier when you can be a warrior” 🙂
The forward bends towards the end of the sequence release the spine and the backs of the legs, then finishing with Adho Mukha Virasana, the mind becomes passive.
Prussia cove is a precious place with a beautiful energy. This practice and place left me feeling blessed.
Look after your body, your mind and your emotions.
Take care of yourself,
Ahimsa,
Lucy

An in-tree-ging practice

This practice was such fun, please do not do this practice in a tree, for a start it is hard to find the perfect tree. I was lucky! How ever being out in nature, especially around tree’s is thoroughly recommended for health and well being. So much so that the Japanese call it Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing).

Some of the poses are modified to fit on or within the space that this magnificent Monteray pine gave me, so forgive some of my distances. Standing poses and back bends were the poses that flowed.

I do hope you enjoy the practice as much as i did.

Please look after yourself during your practice and read your movements well.

Enjoy

Love and light

Lucy

A practice for your legs

This practice is a great way to start the day.
Not much knee bending in this session, a simple practice with shoulder stand at the end.
Lift up your knee-caps, energize your thighs. Your legs should feel great after this routine.
Listen to your body and respond to it’s needs. It is the only one you’ve got!
Enjoy