Join me on the yoga mat today for a slow flow class to cultivate strength, focus, balance!
This balancing yoga sequence will guide you through postures that build core stability, work the lower body and cultivate a stronger mind body connection. It is an intermediate yoga class that includes a total body warmup before you begin to flow through challenging balance postures like eagle pose, tree and half moon! You’ll end the sequence with more contralateral movements, like a dynamic sphinx pose and bow variations that’ll help the body and mind work together (hence the feel whole emphasis).
Whew, okay that was a lot of description for a yoga class, yeah?
Stick with me though, because there’s A LOT of good stuff to discover when you work on balancing postures, and I want to share some of what I’ve learned in a recent training.
Ever notice how you tend to fall out of these yoga postures when your mind wanders?
When you’re working opposite sides of the body differently and attempting to maintain balance, like in half moon pose (Ardha Chandrasana), the body and mind have to connect and work together. This connection between body and mind requires whole brain integration – left and right sides working together – which helps soothe the nervous system as you focus and stay present.
This is why I designed this yoga class as a slow flow vinyasa so that you can focus, find the connection, gain clarity and build the links between body, mind and soul, which will ultimately help you take your yoga practice off the mat and into your daily world (which is our mission here).
Now let’s get down to business and talk daily living. Clarity has been a central theme for me this year. It’s something I’m craving, wanting, and deeply needing for my own health and wellbeing, but also as a yoga teacher, community and team leader, and business owner. Sometimes I feel so confused that I can barely see in front of me and it’s yoga classes like these that help me slow down, feel calm and centered, then step off my mat and take deliberate, focused action (hell yes!).
Being able to translate my yoga off the mat results in self-confidence, a feeling of I GOT THIS, and feeling clear which all leads to me being able to show up here and lead this yoga community (and my life) with integrity.
When we create these connections, we strengthen our ability to create change and take action successfully. By learning to balance on the mat, we’re able to integrate our ideas, thoughts and dreams into real life actionable steps that ultimately shape our REALITY off the mat.
My hope for you is that this class offers a feeling of balance and clarity so you can take it off the mat and apply it to what matters most to you.
All my love,
PS – When you finish the class write I AM BALANCED in the YouTube comments to let me know we’re building clarity together! Click here to access the class.