Want to know what the best thing about slowing down is? That time seems to slow down as well. When your mind and body start to turn down the pace, it’s as if time stretches open and life becomes way less crunchy and tense and so much sweeter and full of possibility.
Let's just get this out of the way now: I'm a big fan of the slow life.I walk slowly (most of the time), meditate daily, take a lot of savasana breaks (on random floors) and enjoy the deep inward nature of a good Yin pose. I think so many of us spend way too much time going fast. Sure, I’m game for a “jumpy-pumpy” sweat-sesh every now and then, but what I’ve found is that I’m better served emotionally, physically, and spiritually when my yoga practice is taken down a notch and made über mindful. In my classes and in my own practice, I enjoy not only asana (physical poses), but also the art of practicing with intention. I dive into yogic philosophy, various pranayama practices (i.e. breathing), meditation, chakra tuning and other stuff that I think is way too interesting and helpful to leave out. I love to take all of this amazing yogic wisdom and wrap it up in an accessible, inclusive and happy way. That’s what I’ve tried to do in the 7 Day Home Yoga Retreat that I created alongside my pals here at DoYouYoga.
1. Stretch your bodacious bod.Each day of the retreat is centered around a theme. Usually it’s a physical focus paired with an intention. I want you to walk away from each class feeling more open, less tense, and maybe even a little stronger too. Through my work as a Yoga Lifestyle Coach I’ve witnessed just how powerful connecting into the sensations and rhythms of the body is. My hope is that in slowing down, you’ll be able to experience your body on a deeper level.
2. Declutter your mind.Through meditation, breathing and concentration, I’m hoping you’ll drop some of the life-overwhelm and leave our classes feeling much more focused and clear.
My personal meditation practice is one of the foundations of my life. It helps me get centered, let go of negative thoughts, and understand myself on a deeper level. Through a touch of meditation in each of our classes, I’m hoping to give you a glimpse into this space of potentiality.