Where is your happy place? What sensations do you feel when you are there? Even if you cannot physically be in your happy place, just thinking about it, imagining yourself there can have the same effect on the body as being there in person. The body does not distinguish what is real and what is imaginary, that's why our thoughts have an impact on our physical body even when those thoughts are imaginary.
Where is my happy place? Lying on the grass at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Before the stay at home order, this was my sanctuary, offering both a sense of solitude and a place to meet up with friends. Being with mother nature became my go to place for every felt emotion; this place was able to hold everything for me the way a mother might hold space and care for her child. The more I practice yoga the more I realize my sanctuary is any place I can roll out my mat. Yoga practice has helped move stagnant energy to release emotions like grief, fear and anxiety especially during Covid.
The pose you see here is a twisting lunge. It stretches the spine, improves mobility and helps the digestive system. Do this pose when you are feeling anxious. Spinal Twists can help your emotions to flow better in the body while detoxifying the organs.
A Change In Perspective
Sometimes when I find myself too caught up in my thoughts it can be helpful to literally change perspective. Although doing a headstand has many benefits, it's not necessarily needed to bring about this shift. A simple twist, forward bend or fish pose can bring more clarity. Asana poses like these are designed to offer a break from the chatter in your mind.
Virtual Vinyasa Yoga Classes With Vicky
Weekly Online Schedule During COVID-19
Wednesday’s @7:30pm EST via Clarity Fitness
Thursday’s @7:30pm & Saturday's @10:30am EST Schedule in June via ZOOM
Yin/Yang Yoga to Uplift/Shoulders and Core - 6/3 & 6/5
Yin/Yang Yoga to Detox/ Twists - 6/11 & 6/12
Yin/Yang Yoga for Introspection/Forward Folds - 6/17 & 6/19
Yin/Yang Yoga for Courage/Hamstrings and Quads - 6/24 & 6/26
10% of proceeds will go to non profit organizations that are helping to rebuild communities directly affected by COVID.
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Who is it for?
Open level class for all with a focus on restorative.
Breath of Fire 10 day Challenge
Begin your day with an active meditative breath and take note on how you feel each day.
We will do it for 10 days straight. Let me know how it goes!
*Pregnant women should refrain from this particular breathing exercise.