When practicing the physical postures of yoga, it is important to understand that despite the muscle stretching, the exercises are based around the spine. The yogic saying 'youth resides in the spine' speaks volumes! When you take the time to focus on elongation through the spine, in combination with the six movements, you allow space… Continue reading The Six Movements Of The Spine
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Personal Yoga Practice
7/7 The last six blogs based on the six movements of the spine, are ideal to help you build your own personal yoga practice! First focus on elongation of the spine through each movement, then be sure to include back bends,forward bends, side stretches on both sides and twists in both directions. Remember that hatha yoga… Continue reading Personal Yoga Practice
The Beauty Of The Side Stretch
5/7 In my opinion, side stretches are under-rated in yoga! The power of a side stretch should not be overlooked or forgotten. Side stretches emphasize length through the spine and they give the 'squishy' spinal disc between each vertebrae a deep squeeze which helps keep them spacious and healthy. Side stretches help keep the spine young and mobile.… Continue reading The Beauty Of The Side Stretch
Youth Resides In The Spine!
1/7 Hatha Yoga is based on keeping the spine strong, flexible, spacious and therefore young. When I did my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training we learned a well-rounded class should include all six movements of the spine: One forward bend, one back bend, two side stretches and two twists. As I started teaching I reflected on… Continue reading Youth Resides In The Spine!