Real Yoga – daily practice is a blog post I hope to add to often. I will create fliers and short videos to go along with this series. I have many little yoga sessions I use myself. I will share here or as part of the Goo Roo’s Member Page.
written by Michelle Slaybaugh
The ancient proverb is true. ‘Every journey begins with one step…’ Today Yogis let’s begin by stepping on the mat! Explore and embark on the journey of a lifetime.
To begin every day take a few moments to get yourself together. Sit comfortably or stay in bed, if, you like. Have a sip of water, use a tissue, then, loosen up a little.
Now, focus only on your breath. Breathe in through your nose…slowly…..evenly……and as deeply as you can…..Exhale slowly mouth open wide………. repeat three or four more times.
Stretch big and sit up. Breathe deeply through your nose; breathe in through your nose…..out through the nose. Breathing in to the count of 5 – Hold for the count of 5 and exhale for the count of 5 or more if you can. Cleanse……..Calm. You may repeat several times.
This is a good set up for a meditation session.
Now, slide out of bed and off to your mat.
Just stand at the top edge of your mat with you arms at your sides. Feet bare, feel the weight of your body. Connect to the Earth where your feet meet the mat explore the texture, grip your toes. Roll around in this stance letting the sway of your body meandering around the base of your feet. Feel how great and what ease you feel as you float your body over your feet, weight balanced over the center of your stable feet.
Breathe deeply, radiating upward through the top of your head. Floating upward knees directly above ankles, hips floating over knees with the core muscles engaged continued to float upward with shoulders over hips. Drift here for a moment, breathing easily and deeply. On inhale drift arms out and overhead. Exhale let arms float down to your sides.
Now for some sun salutations or other practices found on our member page. Have a Yoga Day!!!!