Saturday, May 28, 2011

Align Everyday

Bring our alignment cues to everyday activities...The connection we make with our bodies on the mat will influence the way you move off the mat. However, some of the alignment cues may present more of a challenge to you than others. Practice will bring better body positioning off the mat and into your life. Try it in the grocery store line, on your walk, seated at the computer or wherever else you may spend time.
Alignment cues to play with:
  • Root all four corners of your feet into the Earth
  • Widen your sits bones
  • Tuck your tailbone
  • Pull your floating ribs in and spread out
  • Lengthen your side body
  • Firm your shoulder blades flat on your back
  • Lengthen the back of your neck
  • Don't forget to breath!
The above cues are the basic elements of every single yoga pose standing, seated, reclined or even upside down. The June 26 retreat, Align with Nature, will give you the foundation and challenge to explore those actions.