A selection of shorter classes to drop into during your peri menopause journey to aid symptoms and connect back to self
As we continue through the yoga practice, it may start to become clear that your internal world has a significant effect on your external world, just as it does vice versa. Whether you're looking for some relief from the physical heat around you, or whether you feel something is building within, drop into some cooling, releasing, breaths and notice the difference 10 minutes can make.
It happens to us all, whether its stress from work or full blown rage at your partner, or the dreaded PMS, it's all part of our emotional spectrum. Shake it off, take a few breaths with me, and return to the issue at hand, perhaps a slightly less vibrant shade of red. We use two techniques called 'moon piercing breath' and 'sitali' here.
Lean on me
Short restorative class squeezed in before bed sound like a little of what you need? We use the support of the wall or sofa in this slow, calming, wind down. We work a little into potentially tense hips, aid the lymphatic system and circulation, and bring the nervous system back to base line to set us up for a deep sleep.
Time to release your inner wild woman. Yes she IS in there, believe me.. A friend said a few days ago how good it feels and how necessary it is to let your emotions RIP through your body every now and then. The calming tools we use are important, but sometimes, you gotta let rip to release first.
Kno Knees Kno Problem
I'm loving my chair flows at the moment! We bring in our office / dining chair for a slightly extended session today. Often times, much like the shoulders, our knees can cause us grief. The use of the chair here helps us build strength and stability around the hips joints and glutes without the pressure of being down on the ground on our knees.
Not the training wheels kind, the hip support kind! Strengthening the muscles supporting the biggest joints, nerves and heaviest structure of our body can have so many more benefits than a nice looking toosh. It can help improve low back pain, tight or sore hips, and balance, to name a few. A short effective glute (and surrounds) workout here.