There’s a well known saying in yoga:
It’s not about touching your toes, it’s what you learn on the way down.
It’s cheesy, but true…
Did you know that the physical part of yoga is only 1/8 of the whole practice? Yep. True story. As the popularity of yoga grows it’s easy to forget that there’s more to it than snazzy leggings and pretzel-like Instagram posts. Here’s a little insight into the bigger picture according to a man named Patanjali…
If you’ve ever been to a yoga class you’ll know that there’s a big emphasis on the breath. It’s what differentiates yoga from a simple fitness class. We’re not trying to get out of breath, we’re trying to get in to breath! Apologies for the horribly cheesy pun, but it’s true.
So what actually happens when you take a deep breath?
The spine is a part of the body you’ll become well acquainted with during your yoga practice. Backbends, twists, and spinal mobility are key parts of a practice and when done safely, can leave you feeling like you’re floating on Cloud 9.
Whether you’re new to yoga or someone whose been doing it for decades, here are a few facts you should know about your backbone…
A playlist I’ve been teaching to for the past couple of weeks. It’s great for a 75(ish) minute dynamic flow.
Have a listen and let me know what you think.