by Ann and Reanee
During the holiday season, the greatest gift to give yourself and others, is to take care of yourself. When you feel centered it flows out to everyone in your world.
That’s why Reanee and I decided to share some yoga poses, fun and wisdom from our years of collaborative experiences.
I drive towards MOVE STUDIO, in major holiday traffic, and call Reanee to inform.
Ann: I’m on my way, but am so needing caffeine. Only, maybe not so good to have before yoga.
Reanee: Me too. Let’s be in the moment. We want it. Let’s have it. Let’s meet at Starbucks.
Caffeine drinks indulged. We begin de-stressing.
Reanee: Restorative Yoga helps get me through the holidays. It centers me. Asanas = poses (Sanskrit is to yoga what French is to ballet)
Legs up the Wall – Viparita Karani – some yogi’s believe this pose may cure what ails you…also equal to great nap time and great for circulation of the legs. Butt against the wall, legs up, arms to the side. The goal is to stay in this pose for 20 minutes, breathing and relaxing. If your legs get tired… you may lower them, bottom of feet together.
Yoga teaches non-attachment to people, outcomes, things, etc. When you take the time to pull into your sacred space, whatever that may be (and yoga is a wonderful choice), but for you it might be walking in the park, listening to music, etc. We each know and have those places, and if you don’t yet… give yoga at try.
Yoga stops the mental chatter, releases the need to worry about things out of your control, and refreshes and reconnects the body, mind and spirit.
The Child’s Pose – Balasana – is Restorative – body at rest in stillness, helps with complete
relaxation. Twisting, whether seated of standing, Ardha Matsyendrasana – promotes massage of the internal organs (digestion) and wakes up the spine and ribs.
Warrior Pose – Virabhadrasana – great for balance and strength.
Was it the caffeine? I’m not sure!? But things got a bit ‘playful’ towards the end…
Reanee is an accomplished and knowledgeable yoga instructor. We have known one another for about 20 years and over these years have taken all sorts of and varying workouts in facilities all over the Dallas area.
Reanee teaches yoga at MOVE STUDIO and has a class this Saturday, November 27th, 10:10 – 11:20 … join her for the perfect complement to your holiday weekend.
RELAX! RESTORE! CENTER!