Be powerful in this pose! Warrior 2 is a standing pose that strengthens your legs and core while opening your hips. In this powerful stretch, we like to think about inner power and what makes you powerful. In addition to physical power, this pose increases your ability to concentrate.
Mountains are seen as strong and unwavering. Their permanence in the world can teach us to be steady and powerful. Mountains absorb the sun, rain, snow and brave the natural elements. When teaching the Mountain pose, we like to align and ground ourselves in this pose. It is an active pose that helps improve posture, balance, and calm focus
As the founder of F&G, as well as a yogi and mindfulness practitioner and proponent, I try to hold myself accountable. Taking a few moments to integrate yoga and mindfulness practices into my daily life has made it qualitatively better. The following is a short excerpt from my mindfulness diary for you to learn about a practice we do in my house called The 5 Breath Space Maker.
“My Little Yogi" is a Kids Yoga exercise series that teaches mindfulness, breath, kindness, gratitude, patience, curiosity, sharing, and all feelings and emotions. We love these videos because they playful and make yoga easy to understand! And the videos are a great way to introduce seasons and what that means for the body and mind!
A priority is something that is of utmost importance. When we are clear about our priorities, we can spend our time and energy working toward them. The behaviors we initiate based on these values will help our actions match what is in our hearts. We want classrooms, yoga classes, teams, families, groups and individuals to try out our priorities activity to get their priorities clear. That way in 2017 we are becoming what we believe in and making the world better in the meantime.
It has been a while since we shared a kids yoga pose, so this week we present the Deer Pose from our winter workbook. This pose is a variation of the Warrior I pose. Deers are elusive, know how to listen, tread lightly and dash away when danger approaches. In the Deer Pose, think to yourself, I tread lightly with care.