Last week I completed an anatomy class at Sanctuary Studios. It was awesome. During the class we learned an "undoing" technique for the feet. Basically we were massaging of our feet to loosen any knots and stimulate the tissues.
The Ball: I use an 1.5" diameter ball that is fairly stiff, but has a little give. You can find them in gumball machines or at the dollar store. Try different sizes and types of ball to see what is best for you.
Have fun with this and please reply with your experiences!
You may be asking, "What is Snowga? It is yoga in the snow (or at least in cold weather). I meet with a group of southcoast yoga instructors on Saturday morning. We had a great time talking and drinking coffee. Jessica suggested we sponsor Snowga this winter. We are looking to lead a Snowga practice in February sometime. The group had some great ideas for locations. Do you have any location ideas? I will post the date(s) for Snowga when I have them.
My husband took some pictures of me doing yoga on a snow pile in our yard last year. The sun felt sooo good on my face!
Wednesday, during Chair Yoga, we were doing a foot/ankle stretch when a student said, "we could do this while on the toilet." We all laughed! I went online and discovered two books on Amazon on yoga on the toilet or in the bathroom! (see link below for proof!) I also found a Youtube video about bathroom yoga!
This just reminds us that yoga is so universal. It can be done most anywhere...bathroom, office, outside, theater, in line at the store, in the car... Do you have any place you like to do yoga? Please share, I would like to hear your ideas.
This is a cute video. A young boy plays with a young tiger...running side to side...each having a great time. We can learn a lot from these two. Their relationship is one of compassion. In yoga we call this caring relationship, Ahimsa. Compassion between humans and animals has not always been present. The Bible was once interpreted to say that humans were to dominate, i.e. use animals without care. In reality, God wants us to care for all the other occupants of our world. Compassion is living alongside others, even animals with caring and respect. Many of us have pets we care for but what about other animals? How do you care for other animals or birds? Unfortunately there are still some people who do not care for other creatures. However, there are people who go out of there way to care for other creatures, whether wild or domestic. I am always thankful to the Northeast Animal Shelter who rescued our "son" Neely and allowed Paul and I to adopt him. Nearby in Middleboro there is a rescue group that rescues everything from dogs, ponies, horses, lamas and rabbits. They took in 2 abandoned cats we captured in our back yard. Perhaps we need to be more like the little boy in the tiger outfit, and share life with other creatures with compassion and joy.
I enjoy yoga as it brings peace to my life. Teaching yoga has brought joy to my life and given me a chance to encourage others in learning yoga.