#31DaysOfYoga: Begins January 1 My name is Laura Erdman-Luntz and I have been a Yoga Teacher for almost 25 years. Years ago I participated in an online community called WoYoPracMo (World Yoga Practice Month) and we committed to practicing yoga together daily throughout January. We had so much fun doing it! I have wanted to… Continue reading #31DaysOfYoga – Commit to a yoga practice every day in January!
This month we are studying Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog Pose). I love this pose, especially if I am really engaging the back body and core well. I feel strong and powerful from the pose.
This month we are studying Parsva Konasana (Side-Angle Pose). This pose is an intriguing one. It is big and powerful yet one of the cooling, standing poses (a fact that eluded me for the first 15 years of my practice!) Here are some ideas for studying the pose. Please share if you have other ideas:… Continue reading July Pose of the Month: Parsva Konasana, Extended Side Angle Pose
How can we cultivate this faith? As I mentioned in my previous posts, we can use yoga to help us change our energy. Even when we are afraid and using control to “hold it together”, yoga can help us relax and cultivate the surrender we need. Forward folds will help us. Forward folds are about the present, letting go of resistance to open ourselves up to the present we have right now.
A guide to using backbends, like camel pose, to overcome fears of achieving our goals and dreams.
Here’s an experiment for you. Right now, slump in your seat (or continue slumping if you already are! ☺) Take a breath. Think about something you want to do in your life that might take some work. How do you feel about it? Are you ready to leap up and take even one action step? Now, sit up tall. Feel the length in the spine, the openness in your heart. Take a deep breath and again think about what you want?
We can use our yoga mat to help us achieve our dreams and break through any limitations we have in our belief system or our resistance to changing and doing something more.