Pose of the Month: MARCH = Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog). . .
Ha ha ha I kept sketching and for some reason though I am not 💯% on this one I'm rolling with it and loving it as it is ... it's the information that's important. 🐝🐝🐝
===> okay Downward facing dog 🎋 A testy little pose for beginners but once you surpass beginner level this pose will be your very best friend. Both an inversion and arm balancing pose - some of the major areas worked include the Deltoid, Latissimus Dorsi, Gluteus Maximus, Hamstrings, Gastrocnemius, Triceps, Serratus Anterior, Quadriceps. .
I cannot stress the importance of this pose for addressing/assisting overall posture and relieving stress. So many benefits and many other highlights with relation to the arm position, distance apart, direction of elbows, internal rotation of thighs and the works - all of which I will detail & help you to fine tune during class 🙃
... This upcoming month's star pose will be held on every insert for 3mins and it will be inserted plenty ... why? Because we're building, building, building ... towards 9mins in 2019:)!
Bring your loving, bring your smiles - we will have some fun focusing on this one
- All my love, see you very soon ❤️❤️❤️
This lovely image I received from one of my adorable students...
I often do the tune 🎶 "I'm a little teapot" 🎶 in class during some forward bends ... and I break into the sing-along 🙃🙃🙃 I can't help it - you'd have to be there to understand it.
It's Sooooooo very special ha ha ha. SO this is a play on that ... Awesome 👏 . .
I absolutely love it 😍so priceless - Thank You!
- Artist unknown. 😘
What on the surface you perceives as an annoyance is actually a blessing.
👀 To be thought of or chosen for any kind of sharing is truly a blessing
- without our egos we will develop the ability to recognize it - value is powerful - ELEVATE.
🦋🦋🦋 ......... XO
In a world where many are often rude, dismissive, disregarding and condescending (in order to establish & project a position of power) ===> WE can always choose to be kind.
Do it often enough and you will feel less annoyed (you will also say less of what displays your intolerance & reveals your state of annoyance) - allowing the other person access to compassion ...and as a result of this you will in turn be more happy, and more peaceful within your interactions.
When we allow compassion to be present within our interactions, dialogues and exchanges we truly listen to others. . and whenever we truly listen to others we really hear what's being said :).
kindness is contagious - don't just occasionally try it out with strangers - in fact don't try it at all, just do it... .
AND for god's sake especially give kindness to your friends 👀 👀 🤔👀 👀 (hello!)
OMG for sure if you are not sharing kindness and compassion with your "friends" you are missing all the pleasure and point of friendships. Please Don't waste your pretty, let it be in kind 🐎🐎🐎.
What students are saying...
"I attended Life by Yoga's classes in a past Harlem location, while vacationing in NYC. From the time I entered the space I was impressed. I can still remember how it felt just walking in - it was great... calming, very thought through, warm & inviting. The props provided were in good condition too. Hey it was my first time practicing yoga and while exploring plenty of yoga spots in NYC - I was told about Life by Yoga's special difference by a friend. During the classes I was walked through each pose in a very patient & compassionate way. They were attentive to my needs, and as well as to the needs of the others in the class.
As a novice - so many of the yoga stretches were way beyond my capacity lol - but I was given modifications, specific to my body structure and at the end of classes left feeling challenged, refreshed, enlightened and spiritually activated.
So for my entire 6 week stay, I kept going back for more. You betcha'... every time I return to NYC, wherever they're located, I will absolutely be found attending Life by Yoga classes. Definitely one of New York City's best kept secrets" - Rodney V Payne.