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
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
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.
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,
p.s. This is a ‘pre-new-microphone’ practice, I apologize for the traffic noise 🙂
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,
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.
Love and light
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!
Starting with seated twists then into standing poses (just a few), baby back bends then shoulder stand.
This practice should open your chest up, allowing a sense of freedom and room to breathe.
Move with your own sense of well being, not trying too hard, so that your breath remains natural.
Remember you can stop at any time and sit out of any pose you are unsure of.
Tame the tension in your neck and shoulders with this mobilizing practice.
Sit or stand as I guide you through poses including Garudasana (eagle) and Gomukhasana (cow-face pose).
Taking the shoulder joint through its range of movement with gentle thoughtful practice can improve your range of mobility in and around the neck, shoulders and upper back.
If you have any shoulder injuries or problems please check with your physio or health care provider before following this practice.
This practice will bring stability and strength , a 20 minute session with a little lie down at the end.
Use the equipment required to make your practice suitable for your body.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it.