Sun Salutations.

Sun Salutations.

The Sun Salutations are a big part of yoga. The Sun is another symbol of our inner Light. We connect the idea of the lightest and brightest thing in our world with the lightest and brightest (and most subtle) aspect of who we are.

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Otherwise, you are just warming up to go home!

Otherwise, you are just warming up to go home!

Deep Shavasana at the end of another hot and sweaty Shiva Power® class. I’ve been averaging 12 minutes in Shavasana to finish these classes and a short Seedless meditation after. It’s incredible to see the transformation in the students. I love watching most of them move into a yoga nidra state in their Shavasana. Shavasana is such an important pose. They are practice teaching a lot these last two weeks in our training and I am giving them all feedback to not shortchange their students and cut Shavasana short. I think — as new teachers, we all do this. We are so attached to getting in all the physically challenging warm-up poses that we sometimes forget about the most important parts of the practice altogether. Shavasana used to be one of those poses I thought was really weird when I first started practicing yoga. I used to wonder what we were doing. Were we supposed to just lie there and do nothing? Why? What was the point? I didn’t understand the pose at all. Now — I do a 45 minute yoga nidra practice almost everyday and I love it! It’s one of my favorite parts of the day.  Make sure you make time for the deeper practices — Head Balance, Shoulder Stand, Backbends, Forward Folds, Twisting Poses, and Shavasana. Otherwise, you are just warming up to go home!

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