Looking to the definition of Spontaneity may not feel like the most spontaneous thing that we could do to start our exploration of our theme through asana. That said, it is as good a place to start as any. Spontaneous is defined as “performed or occurring as a result of a sudden inner impulse or inclination and without premeditation or external stimulus.” And… low and behold, this is a beautiful connection to the practice of yoga. So many of us put up barriers and blocks to our own intuition, and resist the temptation to follow our spontaneous inclinations. There are many aspects of yoga that tackle this… one being the Four Desires retreat with Laurie, what a GIFT. Another is through asana, and this month we will be exploring Dolphin!
Dolphin posture may not be one that you impulsively find yourself seeking out in your home practice (or maybe you DO!). Dolphin is a great transition space, a grounding and strengthening space, and holds a host of options to play with once you are in the posture.
Coming into Dolphin:
Options to Play with:
Be spontaneous! Add a few dolphin postures to the mix this month… maybe even with a variation or two 🙂