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Summer is here! What does your yoga look like?

By Jennifer Martin

THU MAY 27, 2021

Take a big inhale, shake the shoulders and release your breath. Repeat several times. Ok, great! Now settle into your body, close your eyes, take a deep inhale and as you release your breath softens into your hips. Be still for a moment and then ask yourself:
How do I feel right now?
Where do I feel this?
Does it have any other sensations or textures?

Take your right hand to your heart and your left hand to your belly. Taking some breath and a moment to connect to your heart and power center, give yourself some self-love. Allow the energy of that self-love to radiate over your centers. When you are ready, open your eyes and take a moment to journal any thoughts or messages that came to you.

Today’s message courtesy of my favorite YogiTea: Your greatest strength is love.
Take a big inhale, shake the shoulders and release your breath. Repeat several times. Ok, great! Now settle into your body, close your eyes, take a deep inhale and as you release your breath softens into your hips. Be still for a moment and then ask yourself:
How do I feel right now?
Where do I feel this?
Does it have any other sensations or textures?

Take your right hand to your heart and your left hand to your belly. Taking some breath and a moment to connect to your heart and power center, give yourself some self-love. Allow the energy of that self-love to radiate over your centers. When you are ready, open your eyes and take a moment to journal any thoughts or messages that came to you.

Today’s message courtesy of my favorite YogiTea: Your greatest strength is love.

Community Check in!

As we step back into the world, I am finding it a bit stressful. How about you? One thing that I have come back that has been helpful is my yoga mat. I must admit that during this global pandemic it has been hard for me to nurture my yoga practice.

As a yoga teacher, I sometimes get stuck in my ego and have this expectation to do yoga
Community Check in!

As we step back into the world, I am finding it a bit stressful. How about you? One thing that I have come back that has been helpful is my yoga mat. I must admit that during this global pandemic it has been hard for me to nurture my yoga practice.

As a yoga teacher, I sometimes get stuck in my ego and have this expectation to do yoga "right" . A practice that is a whole 60 minutes or more. That it has to include lots of different elements and has to take me from one point to another. If it is not that way, is it really a yoga practice? Those are my thoughts. And sometimes, I just don’t want to be on my mat for that long.

My recent weeks I have been longing to be on my mat, moving my body, listening to music and just moving to my own natural rhythm. For however long I want or don’t want. It has been so grounding and connecting for me. Always reminding me that I can return to my center at any time.
What has your yoga practice looked like recently?

I have also been longing for my yoga community. Have you?

I am curious about what yoga can look like in this new time. Could you spend a couple of minutes and fill out a little surveyl for me. Think of this as a temperature check.

Thank you!
And I am planning on offering some in person yoga REAL soon. Stay Tune

Yoga Pose of the MONTH

Low Lunge Pose is one of my favorite poses. It is especially nice when I get done running! We are going to step into this pose from Mountain Pose.
1.From Mountain pose, step your left foot back. On the ball of the back foot let your heel soften to the floor. Just allow the left leg to have a nice stretch. 
2. Bend the front right knee. Make sure that your knee is right above your ankle. Root down into your right foot. Take a breath and sit in this space for a moment.
3. When you are ready, drop the back knee. You can stay on the back toe or untuck the foot and root down into the top of the left foot. 
4. Interlace the hands to the back and squeeze the shoulders together. Open the chest and take your chin up to the ceiling. Take breath into the chest and allow your heart center to open.
Stay in this space for however long you desire. 
5. When you are ready, release the hands, take them down to the floor, lift the back knee and step the left foot forward. Release your exhale here in a forward fold, press down into the feet and inhale the arms up to standing. 6. Bring the hands to the heart and REPEAT on the opposite side.
Low Lunge Pose is one of my favorite poses. It is especially nice when I get done running! We are going to step into this pose from Mountain Pose.
1.From Mountain pose, step your left foot back. On the ball of the back foot let your heel soften to the floor. Just allow the left leg to have a nice stretch.
2. Bend the front right knee. Make sure that your knee is right above your ankle. Root down into your right foot. Take a breath and sit in this space for a moment.
3. When you are ready, drop the back knee. You can stay on the back toe or untuck the foot and root down into the top of the left foot.
4. Interlace the hands to the back and squeeze the shoulders together. Open the chest and take your chin up to the ceiling. Take breath into the chest and allow your heart center to open.
Stay in this space for however long you desire.
5. When you are ready, release the hands, take them down to the floor, lift the back knee and step the left foot forward. Release your exhale here in a forward fold, press down into the feet and inhale the arms up to standing. 6. Bring the hands to the heart and REPEAT on the opposite side.

Check the schedule we are still doing online yoga on Wednesdays at 5:30pm. You will get the recording when you register for the class.

Hope your summer starts off amazing!

Namaste,

Jennifer