Join me in tonight’s Vinyasa Level 1 class @ 7:30pm - 8:30pm at MBSY.
Reminder, Stretch’n Flow yoga class is on Mondays & Tuesdays @ 6:30pm – 7:30 pm, Keystone Dance Studio @ 252 W. 30th St., #4B.
Early morning yoga classes @ MBSY from Tuesday-Thursday. See schedule below.
I hope everyone has enjoyed the slight reprieve from the bitter cold. The change in weather has definitely gotten me up and about, rededicating myself to my yoga practice & workouts. But sometimes I have a tendency to get caught up in my excitement & overexert myself. The result? Doing too much, too fast, causing body exhaustion & possible injury. Before that happens, I had to remind myself to take a step back & listen to my body. As I listened, I remembered my resolve to take things slow & one step at a time. With that in mind, I started to think of one of the most fundamentals poses in yoga, Bhujangasana or Cobra Pose. As many of you know, cobra pose has been a staple throughout my classes. This is a great pose to help warm up & strengthen the entire body. Not only does this pose strengthen the spine, arm & shoulders, it also stretches the chest, lungs, shoulders, & abdomen, while firming the buttocks. It also increases flexibility of the spine, deceases stiffness of the lower back & can improve menstrual irregularities & sooth sciatica. Cobra also opens the chest to help clear the passages of the heart & lungs that can help the symptoms of asthma, while improving circulation of the blood & oxygen, invigorating the heart. It can also stimulate the organs in the abdomen & kidneys, helping to improve digestion, while helping to relieve stress & fatigue. So join me this week as we glide our bodies forward & concentrate on the movement of the spine.
This week’s class schedule:
Mind Body Soul Yoga
350 Fort Washington Ave., NY, NY 10033
7:30pm – 8:30pm: Vinyasa Level 1
Stretch’n Flow Yoga
Keystone Dance Studio @ 252 W. 30th St., #4B, NY, NY 10001
“Isn't it true that if you stare into the eyes of a cobra, the fear has another side to it? The fear is lessened as you begin to see the essence of the beauty.” ― Richard Preston, The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
(Yours truly at the lovely Wicked Finch Farm in Bhujangasana or Cobra Pose)
Check out photos in my Instagram page, Juneliloyoga.