Also, postures that can help if you're feeling anxious or get home from a snowy drive and need to unwind.
To raise your energy take deep, balanced inhales and exhales.
For calming and soothing, make your exhales longer than your inhales.
I collected pictures from here and there so they don't match, but you get the idea.
Happy snow day from DC to Maine and everywhere else experiencing this wild March storm.
Join me for Restorative Yoga with Reiki Healing by Addie Powers Johnson at Scarborough Yoga this Sunday, March 19th 1:30-3:30 pm for relaxation, nurturing and a welcome to spring reset. While space allows, register online or in studio.
Todd Glacy is back from his US tour to play Drums, Gong and provide healing and energizing sound for Aries New Moon Yoga with Live Drumming at Greener Postures on March 25th, Saturday 1:30-3:30 pm. This is the first New Moon of spring and the perfect time to raise your vibration, tap into strong, awakening energy, and move your body! We'll explore astrology, yoga mythology and postures of the warrior and hero essence and extended savasanna (resting pose) with Gong sound bath. Sign in now or walk in as space allows at Greener Postures Yoga in South Portland.
To recharge, stretch and activate those muscles:
|Toes can tough while knees are wide by the ribcage. Rock your head side to side to loosen the neck and soothe the forehead. (image from Yin Yoga website)|
|Activate all your strength in the legs, abs and back. Drag the hands toward the ribs rather than pushing down into the floor. Do this pose a few times in a row inhaling as you open the chest.|
|Keep a bit of tone at your center as you press into the hands this time and into the tops of the feet to lift the thighs and knees as you extend the spine, similar to cobra. Take a few breaths and hold the pose.|
Step into a Forward fold.
|Bend your knees as much as needed to take your hips over your heels. Feet can be further apart than this picture shows. Feet Under Hips. (image by Earth Angel Arts)|
|Keep the back heel lifted. From here reach up with straight arms.|
|Create the twist with one elbow to the opposite thigh, hands press together. You can make one into a fist if it hurts the wrists (images by Dylan Verner)|
|You don't need a wall. You can flatten your hands under your low back with palms face down as one option.|
|Triangle Pose (images by Earth Angel Arts photographed at Sunflower Farm Creamery outdoor yoga in 2016)|
This triangle pose is a selfie that maybe shows the legs and feet more clearly
(see images for both in the first sequence)
Enjoy some yoga on your snow day or anytime!
Email me with any questions or yoga thoughts at robinivy88@gmail
ps if you have spotify, here's a playlist I created for yoga or just chillin' out.