In this post, I want to share with you some ideas on how to use your blocks especially if you live in a larger body or you want to experience a new relationship with gravity

These are some ideas on how to use your tools for success, aka blocks, during a flow!:
– Forward Fold and Half Lift using blocks to bring the earth closer to your hands
– Low Lunge with blocks on the inside of the front foot to take the space your body needs
– Downward Facing Dog and Plank with blocks to make it more accessible and gentle in the body
How are you adapting the practice to the needs of your body?

You are already doing more than enough

We are caught up in a dynamic that teaches us that the more we do, the busy we are, the more worthy we are.

I lived by those rules for a long time, and it only taught me one thing: I wasn’t taking care of myself. 
Living the life rushed, always like something or someone is chasing us doesn’t lead to a happy life, it only creates more anxiety and disconnection from our mind and body.

So I invite you to slow down, to remind your body and your mind that being busy doesn’t equal to being worthy, and to say to yourself, out loud: I give myself permission to rest because I’m already doing more than enough. 

I’m convinced that only in stillness we can truly listen to ourselves, our dreams, fears, hopes, and needs, so how are you taking care of yourself today?  

Your practice doesn’t have to end when you’re healing. 

Your practice doesn’t end when you’re experiencing an injury in your body. You just need to honor the needs of your body, maybe slow down your practice and of course use the extra support from your tools for success, also known as your props! Get creative and use your chairs, blocks, bolsters, pillows to adapt the poses to what your body needs in this very moment. 

Recently I injured my right foot, and bearing weight on it was extremely painful, so, the solution: to continue the practice seating on a chair, did you know you can do almost all the standing poses while seating on a chair? 

How have you adapted your practice when experiencing and injury? 

Polar Bear Pose

June 26, 2020

A Child’s pose variation to make the pose more accessible and welcoming to all bodies!

This is a great posture during pregnancy and for larger bodies, but also amazing for anyone, that for any reason, doesn’t want to put the head down to continue enjoying the surroundings.

This variation makes Child’s Pose more accessible to all the bodies! By bringing the forearms down you have more control over your torso, allowing you to breathe with more freedom and keep the head up to continue checking out the environment, which is great for Trauma-Informed Yoga!

I personally love it, because I suffer for migraines, and when I’m having an attack putting my head down feels horrible! Always adapt the pose to your body, not your body to the pose! Try it, feel it in your body, and use it during your practice! What do you think about this pose variation?