I get it. I am so sad I am only beginning now, at 45. After years of holding so much stress and pain in my body, yoga would have been my healing. Just words like "evenness throughout your body," "not trying too hard," "without compression," "hollow core," I totally feel it. "Move from the organs." Wow. I am amazed. :) Thank you so much. So grateful.
Thanks for the great teachings. I'm glad that you helped to bring my awareness to the "avalanching" that I do into my hip, groin, quad during those one legged balancing poses. I can't seem to evenly distribute the effort quite yet. I also get a lot of hip tension and walk around with my hips feeling jammed. Working on this could help me out a lot. Any additional advice on that? Thanks so much!!
Hi Alayne. Thanks for sending a message and for listening in to those subtle cues. Something that could support you is thinking of taking the top of your thighbones slightly back away from your hip flexor area. Counter this feeling with bringing both your tailbone and pubic bone down to the ground and towards each other (like they want to shoot down away from your heart and meet each other.) Think about applying less than 70 % effort when working with alignment cues. Also in your savasana you could work with having your knees up and feet planted or your calves on a couch with your knees up. This will help your hips to soften and get a signal to let go. Stay in touch. Big hugs. Lydia