With this week’s 40 day focus on Centering I’m thinking core and posterior line anatomical focus in classes ! These pics are some variations of Boat pose or ‘Navasana’ in Sanskrit. (It’s not usually a pose you peeps request in class 🤣🙉). Honestly, full Navasana is quite a challenging posture! Swipe for modification variations.
Think: strength, skill and endurance – and the capacity to keep a calm mind, even under a challenging situation!
It helps to develop core strength, back strength and mental fortitude.
In the Gita we are taught “yoga samatwam” (yoga is equilibrium) whether you succeed or fail (siddhy assidhyo), and whether things are pleasant or unpleasant (sukrta-duskrte). Honestly, the hidden secret of the practice is that often times what looks equanimous and peaceful from the outside corresponds with a great deal of effort on the inside. Knowing how to distribute effort most efficiently means that you will be able to maintain a balanced state of mind regardless of the challenge.
For me, the focus in Navasana means that I find my sweet spot by changing my focus from lifting my legs, internally rotate hips & lengthening my lower back, (which I still do) but also NOW my focus is shifting to the inner work of the pelvic floor. Honestly, the key to finding good balance in Navasana is to orient both your effort and attention to the pelvic floor! Everything changes !! If you’re feeling like some juicy core and posterior line this week see teaching schedule below ! Blessings 🙏💜🌻
Teaching schedule this week @yogaloftnewcastle
Monday (tonight) 6pm Power Vinyasa
Tuesday 6am, 7:30am Power Vinyasa, 10am & 5:15pm Yin
Thursday 10am Power Vinyasa, 12:15pm Yin & 5:15pm Greenie
Friday 12:15pm Sweat Express & 5:15pm Prana Flow .. Saturday 4pm Yin & Yoga nidra with goddess @trudyogamama
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