Poem shared in today’s class and one of my favourite shots of a dragonfly sitting on a water lily leaf. It took a little time and patience ...... 🌸
Make Time the Gift It Is
Go into this week
with the attitude that
your health of mind,
and your heart
mean more than
getting everything else done.
That your smile matters,
That feeling rested matters.
That holding the hand
of your loved ones matter.
So pause lots,
function at a pace
that doesn’t pull you apart.
Honor the things that
make you feel good inside,
the things that make you feel alive.
Give time to those things this week.
Make time the gift it is,
by giving it to what really matters to you.
“The knees are the residence of the sinews; when the knees are unable to flex and extend, walking is achieved with a hunched back and the help of a cane.” According the TCM.
Doesn’t sound appealing, does it?
In this weeks classes we will be focusing on the knees, the engines, that move us forward, that symbolise endurance, vitality, fluidity and are linked to issues of emotional and psychological support. The knees can carry up to 70% of our weight.
We will be moving blood and prana through the knees and the surrounding tissues with lots of pumping movements, to reduce stagnation. There will also be standing poses to strengthen the leg muscles, as in these two pictures of a lunge and a Balancing Warrior using a wall and a yoga brick, where I’m actively pressing the top of the shin bone into the block, focusing more on the inner knee side (it’s often the weaker side) while at the same time opening the plantar fascia.
You will need a yoga brick, looped belt, blanket and little bit of wall space.
Join me on Zoom tomorrow, Tuesday at 8:30 or Thursday at 18:00
Already a 6th week of our current term 😲. It’s time to pause, slow down, simplify, feel the breath, let go ...... and give ourselves much needed time and space. Autumnal yin yoga this week on zoom 🧡🍂🍁🍄🍁🍂🧡