Transition means the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. A few alternative words that we could use are Change, Move, Transformation, Adaptation.
Even though yoga is filled with many transitions some we ease into, and some we may find a challenge.
However your transition from one pose to another, what is important is how you align yourselves to maintain your focus, build strength and flow with ease to the next.
In a few week’s time we will transition from Summer to Autumn a change of season, and a time to let go. Yoga opens you up to be more reflective and to letting go of what no longer serves you.
This week will bring many new things for me the 1st being –
Firstly, I will be changing my business name ‘Yoga Divine’. I have been using this name since 2006. The Reason for the change is to streamline my website, social media and emails etc.
Secondly, the booking system is all good to go. Logo and colours updated.
Thirdly, the restorative class have now been replaced by the ‘Move with calm and ease class’ – Evening flow practice.
Over the next six months I will be creating a course to empower anyone with an autoimmune condition or conditions that persist over a long period of time that can bring on an autoimmune condition.
Transition In your Yoga Practice.
This week we are going to look at three poses that we use to transition through and we will also be looking at three neutral poses which we practice weekly.
Transition No. 1 – Mountain pose (Tadasana).
Some of you may have heard me call this the ‘slight pause’. A moment between finishing one sequence and the start of the next sequence. All in all time to just be, experience stillness, peace, and strengthening your balance. You commence your day by stepping out of bed into mountain pose and there are many times throughout your day you come into mountain pose. At the sink, or a queue are just a few places.
Mountain pose strengthens your feet and legs. By lifting you arms during the pose you get an amazing stretch through the whole body and your posture improves as you align from your feet.
Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana).
Downward facing down allows you to transition down to your mat as well as to standing poses.
All things considered may you practice it in the salutation or on it’s own. It is strengthen and improve your flexibility. Downward facing dog gives a wonderful full body stretch.
Child’s Pose (Balasana).
This pose gives you a nourishing stretch of your back. It brings a balance of strength and flexibility to your spine. A gentle massage of your internal organs at the front of your body, and is a resting pose which allows you to pause and find stillness.
You can also support your head and torso while enjoying this pose.
Have ago at one of these poses or put them together. Take a moment to pause, breath and become aware of how your body feels.
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