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Hi, I’m Allie. Your body-mind-soul advocate and personal home yoga teacher.

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Welcome to the Journey

 

 

Hi, I’m Allie. Your body-mind-soul advocate
and personal home yoga teacher.

 

Click below to join the family and unlock
my free morning yoga class pack –
a week of short yoga videos to start
your day with purpose. 

 

 

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Welcome to your 30 Minute Restorative Yoga Gentle Hip Stretch Class. 

 

You’re in for a treat yogis! Your class is a sweet, simple, yet oh so effective yoga sequence to release tension from the hips. Grab your blocks and a bolster as we give ourselves a moment to rest in restorative postures that create length, stretch the hips, release tension, and reduce stress. You’ll leave the mat feeling restored and nourished, both in mind and body. 

 

Related: Click here to pair pranayama with today’s practice!

 

“Sometimes rest is the highest spiritual practice.” – Tom Yeomans

 

Now breath in, filling up your belly, ribs and chest. 

 

Let the breath go. 

 

Read the above quote one more time, because it’s so vital to our wellbeing & success. 

 

How often do we prioritize action over rest, which can lead to controlling versus going with the flow? 

 

Restorative yoga, and your hip class today, is about challenging this all to common experience. 

 

While having a strong drive to achieve and willpower isn’t a bad thing, the body, like all things in nature, needs balance. The practice of restorative yoga is one of the best tools for doing just that.

 

Alright, now let me nerd out with you for a second to explain…

 

As we all live in a society driven by success, so many of us experience things such as chronic stress and fatigue, and tension held throughout the body. During a restorative yoga class we bring the autonomic nervous system (ANS) back to homeostasis. Your ANS finds homeostasis by pumping the brakes on the sympathetic nervous system (flight or flight) and engaging the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and relax). Both systems influence our cognition, emotions, moods and sense of safety, and they rely on each other to create a sense of overall well being. 

 

Simply…when you’re burnt out, you can’t effectively direct your willpower. 

 

Why is it hard for us (and me) to slow down then? 

 

Related: Looking for more hip centric classes? Click here!

 

Aside from being conditioned to always seek success, the longer we stay overworked and out of balance, the harder it can be to get back in touch with ourselves. The longer we ignore the voice that says rest, the harder it is to hear our body’s messages. 

 

Let’s bring this all back to this restorative hip class. 

 

For this class you’ll need a couple blocks (or books), a bolster or pillow and preferably a quiet space. It’s about slowinggg down and allowing your body to be supported, so it can let go and you can feel what’s happening. We focus on the hips, a place so many of us hold physical and emotional tension, with gentle hip openers and twists in between holding supported postures. 

 

Use the practice to invite the body and mind to fully let go, to disengage from the ego, and rest. 

 

Give yourself this 30 minute yoga practice to honor yourself. Light a candle or two, turn the lights down, and give yourself space to reconnect. 

 

I’ll see ya there, 

 

Allie, xx

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