25 minutes, one pose; It went really quickly.
The back leg is crucial to keeping balance. Often we focus on the front foot because that’s the one we can see. Get the back leg as your anchor, balance the front foot and hey presto, you can start to play in this wonderful hamstring lengthener.
Not really suitable if you are nursing your hamstrings or if you are having lower back problems.
As always, work to your body’s own unique own capacity.
Love and light,
ps Lucy means light… soon i’ll sign off love and Lucy 😉
Tree pose, Vrksasana, is a fun standing balance. We prepare by working the shoulders…slightly left field I know, but it will become clear as you move through the sequence.
It is worth persevering with this posture, (even if you never make the full foot to thigh action) because as we age, our sense of balance can deteriorate.
Have fun and move within your own capacity.
This practice follows me through the standing balances Arhda and Parivrtta Chandrasasana (half moon and rotating half moon pose), into sun salutes and Jatara Parivatasana (abdominal rotation).
Please be aware this is not suitable for practice during pregnancy, menstruation or for anyone with low back/neck problems.
Move with compassion, awareness and within your own capacity.
Love and light
My Tuesday early session has my silver-surfers in it. Silver haired, biologically young beans, all keen to stretch out and keep their bodies as mobile as possible.
Often I find the work much stronger than expected although we use props more than in a general yoga session.
This is a condensed version of some of the adaptations made in those sessions. I have lots fun with them, always laughing and having a go…
This one is for you, silver-surfers! Chair yoga…
Stay safe… stay well… keep yourself and the chair connected to the floor.
This little session focuses on supta-padangustasana 1
It is a great way to start a practice or can be a short session all of it’s own. I really feel this pose is an adaptogen, great when your legs feel like they have not moved enough or when they have been worked hard, bringing relief from which ever way you are approaching it!
You will need a belt and a yoga mat and maybe a blanket if you need extra padding.
I apologise, the sound of the wind is quite loud as it changed direction.
This is a fun learning curve, thank you for watching,