Our theme for this month, as we prepare for our travels into 2017 is Inspiration. What will you be inspired by this year? Will it be grace? Or strength? calm or tranquility?
Wherever you fall on the spectrum, you can draw inspiration from SO many places, both internally and externally. At our intention workshop later this month, we will be exploring avenues for discovering and perhaps setting a direction for this upcoming year, a year simmering with possibilities.
So often when I am looking for inspiration, I begin by looking around me… by observing. Does a particular song catch my ear, is there a color or book that I feel drawn to, a certain quote? And then in my practice as a yoga practitioner, I see how this translates into my work on the mat.
In my own search for inspiration, and in conversations with Courtney, we were drawn to Vasisthasana as our pose to kick off the New Year. Side Plank is AMAZING. It can be whatever you want it to be, much like this new year. It can be full of surrender and release, or full of energy and power. The possibilities are endless.
If you have questions about modifications, as our image for the week, is the more energetic variation of the posture, please feel welcome to ask in class.
For energized Vasisthasana:
For a more relaxed Vasisthasana:
If there is a posture that directly links with YOUR work for 2017, we would love to hear it. We are looking for inspiration from ALL directions!