Hello lovelies, those blue skies are amazing at the moment. I can’t help but smile every time I look out and see the sun. Thank you for all your messages about your sunrise and sunshine moments this January, honestly it’s been wonderful to learn how many of you are embracing the sunshine and getting outside.
So other than amazing blue skies and sticking (or not) to resolutions how has the New Year worked out so far? To be honest January went so fast in our house. We moved back into our home before Christmas, loads of decision were made, some stuff still not done. I am still waiting on a floor for my yoga room and can’t wait to get back in there to teach & to practice & share the space with those who wish to enjoy private classes.
This month we are dipping into lots of twists, seated, standing, balancing. Twists are great to untie physical and psychological knots. A really juicy twist can access the deepest layer of back muscle, those small muscles that sit on the side of the spine. The more you practice twists, the more you realise they are not just about releasing physical parts of the body but also about releasing tension, anxiety and worry.
Here’s a twist to try at home –
Sit on the floor with your legs crossed
Pick up the right knee and place the right foot to the outside of the left thigh, knee or by the hip. Just make sure all the toes of the right foot are on the ground.
Place the right hand on the ground outside the right hip for support. Make sure both sits bones are rooted down to your mat.
Inhale, lift the left hand as you exhale place the elbow on the outside of the right knee. Press the knee and elbow together. Tune into how this feels.
Turn your head to the right, but keep in the mind the twist here is in the torso not the neck so please be safe and turn the head safely.
Inhale, lengthen the body, exhale as you twist a little more.
To come out of the pose move your arms first then unravel the body. Repeat on the other side.
Yoga this week –
Tuesday 10am online yoga (come try these twists with me)
Wednesday 7.30pm online Evening flow, movement to release the day, meditation to relax the mind
Thursday 7pm online WindDown yoga. The class that offers total release, a slow gentle class
Saturday 9am online Vinyasa
Saturday 11am Park Yoga, Herbert Park.
To book into these classes please click here.
To join me for 30 days of yoga which gives you access to all classes click here.
Keep smiling you rockstars!