Vinyasa Yoga for Spinal Health

Vinyasa Yoga for Spinal Health

Wrist Friendly – Inversion Free Opt

This Wrist Friendly, Inversion Free Opt. Vinyasa Yoga Flow
connects the breath with the movement to find strength, flexibility, and mobility
to maximize the flow of spinal fluid for optimal cleansing.


Did you know our breath helps move the spinal fluid?

Yep,
an inhale delivers the flow of fluid that bathes the human brain for a good cleansing.
When you exhale, the waste that piles up in your brain is washed away creating better health.

Pretty cool, huh?

Fuller, more intentional breathing is what helps clear the toxins out.
Shallow, short breaths don’t do as much as far as cleansing goes.

“Deep breathing has a greater impact on the flow of brain fluid than short, shallow breathing”,

Vegard Vinje, a PhD candidate at the Simula Research Laboratory.
Source

In addition, moving our spines regularly gives us greater range of motion, better posture, a stronger core, AND lessens your chances of back pain.

Bonus!!

Now imagine how blissful combining the cleansing breath with the movement would be…

In this practice, you’ll get everything listed PLUS very intentional breath movement-coordination to assist in the cleansing process.
🌟 This is why yoga makes us feel pretty darn good. 🌟


Details:

I’ll be performing this practice Inversion Free but you do you.
👉 Props needed IF you’re wrist-free or Inversion Free.
🌟 Good for ALL Levels.
✨ Inversion Free means no downward facing dog, no head stand, no poses where the head goes below the heart. Great for those with glaucoma, cardiac issues, vertigo, acid re-flux, or if you just don’t like going upside down.
🖐 Wrist Friendly means little or no pressure on the wrists but gripping and grabbing are possible.


Enjoy! Be well. 
Remember to breathe. 
🙏🏼Namaste my friends🙏🏼 

Want more yoga? Try this next: Decompression of the Spine — Wrist Free REMIX

Detox Yoga Body and Mind

Detox Yoga Body and Mind

Inversion Free Opt. – 47 min

Enjoy this slower paced detox yoga practice for both body and mind. This practice will focus on the physical body and the energy centers to refresh ourselves and to release stagnant energy.

✨ All levels welcome.
✨ I’ll be doing this inversion free but you do you.
✨ Grab props for an inversion free practice: blocks, bolster, pillows, blankets, and a wall or a chair.

A slower practice awards us the time to let the body and energy release any tension or stagnant energy. By slowing down a little, we can really pay attention to not only the physical alignment but to our mental, emotional, and energetic state.

I invite you to take notice of any thoughts or feelings that come up without judgement. When one comes up, determine if it’s true and if it supports you positively. If the answer is no, allow it to release; release through your exhale, your sweat, or you can imagine tossing it out with your movement.

Stagnant energy sometimes reveals itself as emotions either during the practice or afterwards. If you notice a change in your emotional state, it’s okay, allow yourself to experience it. This is just the stagnant energy releasing to create space for new energy to come in.

  Enjoy! Be well. 
  Remember to breathe. 
🙏🏼Namaste my friends🙏🏼

If you have more time for yourself, try this next: Meditation for Daily Intention – 5 min

Post Covid Yoga – 30 min

Post Covid Yoga – 30 min

Pranayama and Yin Yoga to Support Lung Health.

Another wonderful request for a class…

If you have Covid, are post covid, or have some other respiratory illness to recover from, this Post Covid Yoga practice supports lung health with 3 types of pranayama to increase your oxygen.

Even if you don’t have the ‘vid, this class is fabulous for slowing down this holiday season and taking some time for self-care. The more you care for yourself, the more you can care for others.

There are no standing poses and this class uses gentle asana with 1 min Yin Yoga holds focused on opening the chest and rib areas.

This can easily be done in bed if you’re not feeling well enough to move onto your mat. Just use your pillows as your supportive props.

As you move through this class, if you become tired or out of breath — stop. Take as long as you need to rest and come back to it when you feel ready.

FYI—I’ll be performing this practice Inversion Free but you do you.

👉 Grab some props; Blocks, Bolster, Pillows, Blankets, etc.
🌟 Good for ALL Levels.


Affirmation offered in this video:

💚 I trust my body’s natural healing intelligence 💚

Repeat it until you believe it.

 Enjoy! Be well. 
  Remember to breathe. 
🙏🏼Namaste my friends🙏🏼

I’d love to hear how you felt after this post covid yoga class, so please contact me and let me know how you felt after practice.
Have a wonderful day and I’ll see you next time.

Have a request for a yoga class? Email me.

If you have more time, try this next: https://youtu.be/L1ct5RtSFfo

Go-to Yoga Flow for Low Back Pain

Go-to Yoga Flow for Low Back Pain

Hi 👋

It’s been a while since we’ve been together on the mat with a new video. As you may have seen in some of my social media posts, I’ve been working on an online yoga project and in order to make it the very best for you, all my attention and energy has been going into that. The project isn’t ready yet but I miss sharing these videos with you. Happy Yoga-ing!

This go-to yoga flow for low back pain focuses on both stretching and strengthening for a happier low back. Perfect for when you wake up with an unhappy low back or had a long day that ended with low back discomfort.

The deets:

👉 No props needed unless you want ’em.
🌟 Great for any level yoga practitioner.
✨ Inversion Free means no downward facing dog, no head stand, no poses where the head goes below the heart. Great for those glaucoma, cardiac issues, vertigo, acid reflux, or if you just don’t like going upside down.

Got more time? Try this next: How to Open Stiff Shoulders – Inversion Free

Be Well.
Remember to Breathe.
🙏Namaste my friends🙏

Enjoy this beautiful flow whenever you need low back relief.

Hope you enjoyed the sights and sounds of my garden. 🌴🌸🦚