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Autumn Yoga

Autumn can bring about dryness and stagnation in the Lungs. A practice that incorporates twists and pranayama (breathing techniques) will help aid in reducing symptoms related to these conditions. 

Learning to twist well will provide a more well-rounded view of surroundings, including both opportunities and threats. A proper twist starts in the pelvis with the hips square. When moving into a twist, lengthen the spine to create a bit of a backbend thus creating more space for the Lungs. The archetype of a twist brings the heart to 90 degrees and the vision to 180 degrees, so when one twists both ways the full 360 degree picture is revealed.

Starting a breathing practice is as simple as moving the pelvis forward and back and pairing this movement with the breath. Breathe in as the pelvis tips forward and out as it tips back. This brings the awareness down into the lower body to bring stamina and stability to one’s experience, while igniting movement and function with the breath.

Reach out to our resident yoga instructor, Tira Mills, for a free 15-minute consultation to learn more about how yoga can elevate your life.

Practice Yoga with Friends

Summertime is ideal to practice communally. It is a time to get out and spend time with others, teaching and learning from each other through observation and insight. Summertime is joyful and uplifting! This is the polar opposite of winter, which is interpersonal and reflective.

Some postures to incorporate into a summer practice are dynamic movements, standing postures, and pranayama (breathing exercises) to lighten up the heart.

Summertime can bring about bitterness emotionally if one does not allow heat to come in and flow out of the body. Any extra heat in the body has a cascading effect on sleep, digestion, and mood. Using techniques to flush out excess heat will benefit during the summer months, and also prepare the body for autumn.

Contact us for a free 15-minute consultation call to find out more about how we can support you throughout every season with individualized one-on-one yoga.

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