There’s a feeling language in the body that yoga helps us connect to. Lydia leads a grounding flow to strengthen the body while encouraging a sense of calm. We begin using the strap to release the legs and connect to the support of the earth. We warm and open the body in creative flows, play with Handstand hops, and move into a seated floor sequence to engage the core and find more space in the front of the legs and hips. We work with Straw Breath throughout this practice to emphasize the exhales and soothe the nervous system. You will feel strong and at ease.
I love everything about this practice - the sequence is innovative and integrating, and deeply nourishing for the hips. Your metaphor of being "home" in the body is sweet and profoundly meaningful. Thanks so much, Lydia. :)
Great practice for a cold, rainy day here in New England...as you might imagine, my motivation was pretty low, but I gave this a go and I’m so glad I did 🥰 The cobwebs are swept and the lights are now on 👍 I used a couple of blocks quite a bit for this practice, which made sense for my “home” today ❤️
Great practice and thanks for the new breathing technique. I was able to laugh through the harder stretches and poses like you. I agree with the comments, and I am working my way up to the handstand too. Dolphin pose is actually much easier than a few weeks ago. Loved the core work at the end and how much I pushed myself to stay calmly focused.