Outside the mat

I love when I’m able to make what’s become one my favorite yoga classes. From the Ground Up teaches us that before you can go into handstand, crow or any other type of inversion, you have to first get in touch with the basics. I mean really get in touch through breathing and the core connection, or “belly” as we often say. It all begins with the basic movements of sun salutation, emphasizing closed shoulders, hands grounded and active, engaged bellies.

It’s been amazingly challenging and fun! I felt like I was a kid playing in gym class tonight. Only with a lot more integrity and concentration on that ever-so-important exhale accompanied with that belly power that guides the rest of your body’s movements.

Yay for heart-opening, eye-opening and powerful practices that really make you think and do outside the usual comforts of your mat.

Namaste 🙂


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