PRACTICE: Moving Out of the Linear
Many of the traditional asana* poses and yoga movements can be very linear and one dimensional in their approach. Even traditionally, alignment in yoga is very strict and doesn’t take into account the differences between students’ bodies. This is something that many thought leaders in the yoga world are active in changing through their teaching.
So what does this mean for you? This video is designed for you to follow along with, but I also encourage you to ask yourself; ‘How is this feeling?’ Get curious. Is your body asking to go deeper into a stretch or do you feel you need to go gently into a pose? Do you need to shift laterally, would you like to hold for longer? Pause the video, respond to your own unique needs in the moment. Yoga is by no means one size fits all and nor is it supposed to be. This is about finding what works for you and trusting your own intuition. This is how we get the most out of our practice.
Women are cyclical!! We are juicy and free flowing in nature, its what gives us our feminine power. In such a straight and narrow world, it can feel freeing to move out of the linear. Building strength in all planes of motion as well as releasing tension stored in the hips.
Let your body move, feel your body’s flow and be curious about what transpires as a result, you might just give your body exactly what it’s asking for!
*Asana means postures in sanskrit. Asana is just one of the eight limbs of yoga. (more on that another time)
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