Creating a Home/Travel Practice – Week 2

March 14th, 2023

In last week’s class we are worked on transitions. The time between the postures. Practicing going into and coming out of. Normally we are focused on the posture. If you are an artist, you can think of this week as working with negative space.

Taking time to notice the movement between can benefit your life in many ways. Think about, bending over to pick something off the floor is the transition as going from Mountain Pose and then Forward Fold Pose. Am I the only one that has pulled the back by picking something up from the floor.

To be honest, I generally hurt my back when bending and twisting at the same time. The last time, I was reaching into the back of my car from the front seat. Another example of how we can hurt our back. Notice the next time we transition into or out of a twist in class. Most of the time I say, “Inhale, lengthen the spine like a rubber band, Exhale turn the chest to twist.” This action gives the spine space to move without being crunched.

The next time you practice Asana (Yoga Postures), maybe you can notice the middle parts.

This Week’s Classes

(Las clases de esta semana)

This week we are working on going into the posture, using the breathe to hold the posture, and then finding the transition out of the posture. Might sound easy, but can you do it without your mind wandering?

People may think yoga looks easy at times. But remember, it’s not about going through the motions. It’s also about being in the moment. Some people need to stand on their head to slow it down. 50% body effort and 50% mind effort.

Homework/Tareas

Last week’s homework was to find a spot around your home that could host a yoga mat or rug. Maybe you added a plant to the area, or lit a candle in the area one evening. The goal is to make if homey. The next time stop by this area, have a seat with your legs crossed on the floor (This is only one of many ways your can sit on the floor – BTW).

Once you are on the floor notice the height of your hips in relation to your knees? Don’t be surprised if the knees are higher than the hips. Our Western lifestyle has us sitting in chairs verses on the ground, so it’s normal to have tight hips. Grab a pillow, block, or meditation cushion and raise the height of the hips. Keep raising the height until the knees lower to the level of the hips or below. If you experience sensations in the knees, use another block or blanket to support the upper thigh of that leg.

Click Here for a short video explanation.

The items you’re a using right now should stay near this area. That way you can easily grab them the next time you want to sit.

While you are sitting with a neutral spine, take a moment to gather the thoughts in your head, and bring them down to your heart.

Click here for a 1-minute video for focus.

Schedule(Programar):

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Additional Offerings ~ Yoga Nidra, Sound Immersion, Meditation, Restorative, Yin, Hatha, Vinyasa, Reiki, Corporate sessions, Events. Click here to learn more.

Private Sessions – Do you have needs that you feel are unable to be met in a group yoga class? A private session might be the right choice for you. Whether you are new to yoga or looking to deepen your existing practice, a one-on-one lesson can be tailored to your suit individual needs. Experience the many benefits yoga can provide in a safe and personalized way.

***If you can’t make a class, and you are in the La Ventana Bay area, get 3 or more people together and I am happy to offer semi-private classes for 200mxn per person***

Upcoming Events/ Eventos

  • Restorative Yoga every Thursday at 9am – Casa del Tio R.
  • Classes canceled April 11th-18th – Heading back to yoga school for more training.

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Quote of the Week

(Expresar por la semana)

Yoga is not about touching your toes, it’s about what you learn as you explore presence.

– Unknown

2 responses to “Creating a Home/Travel Practice – Week 2”

  1. Hi Clara Liz and I are planning on coming to yoga tomorrow. I wanted to give you a reminder to bring 2 tie stretchers for us. Thank you. How much in pesos? 🙏🙏

    Sent from my iPhone BLESSINGS FROM LUMINESSENCE 208 726-7655

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    1. I’m being them. They are 100pesos each.

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