YOGA is about connecting the body, mind and heart, creating unity in our whole being. The strength of this unity depends on our weakest link, whether it is physically, mentally or emotionally
CRITICAL ALIGNMENT provides precise tools to investigate these links, and opens pathways to re-align the weakest links to the rest of our being. Re-aligning yourself creates a sense of wholeness: a true feeling of being at ease with yourself, and with the world around you
In this class, I focus on catching our breath low in the lungs, in order to experience the full capacity of our breathing, and the calming effect it has on our nervous system. We start with exercises that create awareness in the lower and mid part of our torso and then move to a seated posture in which we connect to abdominal breathing, being conscious about the role the diaphragm has to be able to connect to the belly area.
How your lower back posture influences breathing and stress
The first step to change stress is to become aware of your breathing
Complicated tasks, stressful moments and difficult situation are and will be everywhere we go in life. Sometimes more than we want. Breathing exercises are an excellent, quick and easy solution to relieve stress, and make us more aware of our breathing patterns. And as I always say: becoming conscious is the first step to change habitual patterns that don’t serve us (anymore). The feedback of my dance teacher struck me like lightening. Ever since that moment I paid much more attention to my breathing, eventually sparking my enthusiasm for pranayama. It definitely made my jumping exercises lighter and much more enjoyable.
Why runners need to pay attention to body posture and alignment
Running form is a hot topic these days. And I think it should be. Your running posture defines how your body will absorb the impact of each running stride: will the impact flow freely through your body and exit through the head, or will it hit your weakest link in the body and create overuse and stiffness in certain parts of your body?
In this blog post I will explain good running posture, it’s importance and how to find out which compensation tendencies you have.
Tension and stress define your running posture
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