Catching flies with that open mouth😝
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Oh Friday, so glad you’re here!💙 Time to ground down, soften the gaze, breathe deep, and feel your breath supporting your entire body.🌷 Move and meditate in the ways that feel right to you. Just inhale life, and let the rest go... 🙏 .
Lately in life I’ve been doing a lot of necessary letting go.. mentally and physically. Physically my lease ends in 40 days and I’m letting go of the majority of my material/physical possessions. Mentally I’m always looking for ways/patterns of thought that no longer serve me. (More on both to come) And let me say, as a deeply feeling and sensitive individual this letting go hasn’t been easy, but has absolutely been a positive humbling and enlightening experience. Humbling to feel so owned by objects, by four walls, bad thoughts, old experiences, false security... Enlightening that I know I can change whatever I want, and encouragjng that I have a 40 days window I’ve given myself! Out of time for typing now, but my messy message? That letting go can be good, great and necessary even! We have mental cycles of thought just like physically cycles of wake and sleep, weight gain and loss, need for socializing and space for yourself.💜🕉 .
I spent the last week focusing on the relationship between my arms, chest, and heart. Instead of looking at my arms as how I reach out to the world, I looked at them as avenues into my heart. This change in perspective helped me grow in certain poses, namely twists, plough, and shoulderstand. All feel integrated, lighter - expressions of my heart.
I’m a bit paradoxical with my practice - I can do the same practice every day as long as it’s completely different. So, during my exploration this week, I became more conscious of my kidneys and adrenal glands. I love the idea of massaging them and then wringing them out, which led me to this flow.
I find this sequence in pigeon pose is beautifully energizing, and, like Bach’s fugues, offers its own harmony to accompany what’s going on in your hips. Pigeon in of itself is a gentle backbend and, by coming up onto the fingertips, offers a squeeze to the kidneys. If you’re exhausted, stressed, or wrung out emotionally, wringing out your kidneys may be just what you need.
Linger in this shape, breathe into the lower back and kidneys, feel rooted in the pads of the fingers and elevated in the heart - you may experience a connection to that gracious space inside of you, to the subtlety that brings you alive.
With your fingertips rooted, inhale to bend your elbows and lower your heart to the earth; exhale to rise - feel the undulation of your spine. Repeat 13 times, leading with the heart and connecting your tongue tip to the roof of the mouth. Keep lengthening the back leg, rooting from pinky to big toe, hugging the leg to the midline to provide structure and support for your expression of movement.
Come onto your forearms and bring your palm just above the front knee, gently tractioning your leg out of the pelvis and inviting your lower back into the spine. Use the inhale to open the chest, lifting the navel toward the nose. Use the exhale to lengthen the sit bones away from crown, initiating the twist and depending at the depth of the exhale. Maybe explore a double spiral by looking forward over the opposite shoulder, feeling the stretch along the neck as the head releases.
Return to that gracious space 🙏🏽.
Ketika sedang melakukan pose Eka pada raja kapotasana ini, saya tetiba sadar kenapa selama ini saya cenderung tidak nyaman melakukan pose yang bertitik berat pada kekuatan otot hamstring sehingg ujung2nya males melatihnya (i hate hamstring curl 😂, and bridge pose too). Saya lebih suka melakukan peregangan, memanjangkan otot bagian tersebut. Padahal di workshop yoga anatomy The Stabilizer (upper body structure) dr @yhossie_suananda saya telah belajar :
1. Latih kekuatan otot bahu
2. Seimbang untuk kiri-kanan
Jangan latih kelenturannya saja.
Berdasarkan pengalaman pribadi, hal ini juga berlaku untuk otot hamstring. Boleh tdk analogi saya ini dr @yhossie_suananda ? 😊#mybodymyyoga#hamstrings#ekapadarajakapotasana#yoga