Yoga

The Yin to your Yang

The Yin to your Yang

It is so important to our overall health to find a balance between work & play, stress & relaxation, heating & cooling.  We often put ourselves at the bottom of our priority list when we should really be at the very top!  So here is a little talk about how we should be adding Yin to our Yang and creating an overflow of energy within our own bodies and minds so that we can properly care for those around us.  

5th Chakra - Vishuddhi (throat)

5th Chakra - Vishuddhi (throat)

As a yoga teacher (and any teacher will be able to relate to this) I am most aware of this chakra and its energy in my own body.  Being in a position where you are speaking in front of people demands balanced energy in our Vishuddhi.  Those times when our throat feels tights, our neck and shoulders are tense, our words just aren't flowing effortlessly, or we can feel ourselves "rambling" and not making any sense...these are signs of an imbalance.

Yoga should be fun!

I will be the first to admit that I have a tendency of taking my yoga practice too seriously at times. I am a self-professed perfectionist and I have high (and often unrealistic) expectations of myself and my goals.  So when my little yogis "crash" in on my practice I take a few deep breaths and kindly remind myself that maybe the universe is trying to give me some light-hearted fun yoga for the day.