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Start the new year grounded

Updated: Jan 19



As we transition into a new year, the spotlight will be on grounding and connection with the breath.

 

Our feet are integral to our concept of grounding - physically and energetically. Physically, they contain a quarter of all the bones in the body and are home to more than 200 hundred tendons, muscles and ligaments.

 

Energetically, they're connected to the earth and our response to life's inevitable shifts and balances.

 

Here's to making the most of this blank canvas, energetically, physically and emotionally. I look forward to building a sturdy foundation together, as we navigate a brand new year.

 

THIS IS IT:

“This moment is not life waiting to happen, goals waiting to be achieved, words waiting to be spoken, connections waiting to be made, regrets waiting to evaporate, aliveness waiting to be felt, enlightenment waiting to be gained. No. Nothing is waiting. This is it. This moment is life.”

― Jeff Foster

 

ASANA LAB

Tadasana - Mountain Pose

A simple yet powerful foundation for all other poses. A lovely space to feel aligned, permeable and present

  • Feet are parallel. Stiff knees or low back? Bring the feet further apart.

  • Close the eyes and squish your feet into the earth.

  • Spread the weight evenly across the balls of your feet, heels and toes.

  • Quads are engaged, kneecaps slide up.

  • Chest lifts up and away from the belly to elongate the spine. 

 

AFFIRMATION FOR YOUR PRACTICE: 

 I am anchored and connected to the earth. I have enough and I am enough.

 

EQUAL RATIO BREATHING: SAMASTHITI

Samasthiti is equal ratio breathing. 

 

Our breath is a constant companion and teacher that exists both outside of us and within us. It acts as a bridge to our nervous system, helping to ground and connect with our body and the present moment.

 

Inhale normally and let the breath go.

Begin to equalise the length of the inhale & exhale.

Inhale for a count of one, two, three, four.

Exhale for a count of one, two, three, four.

Repeat five to ten cycles adjusting the breath to suit you.

 

THE BREATH & OUR CONNECTEDNESS:

I am never alone wherever I am. The air itself supplies me with a century of love. When I breathe in, I am breathing in the laughter, tears, victories, passions, thoughts, memories, existence, joys, moments, and the hues of the sunlight on many tones of skin; I am breathing in the same air that was exhaled by many before me. The air that bore them life. And so how can I ever say that I am alone?” 

― C. Joybell C.

 

If you have any questions regarding your practice, need specific pointers or just want to say hi, please get in touch. I would love to hear from you!


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