I am creating these "Yoga Extras" blog posts for those of you resonating with the public yoga classes & Yoga Teacher Trainings I am leading. Inside of these blog posts you will find extra resources that support our weekly class theme. The weekly classes I guide are themed according to the season & collective energetic "weather"--This is of course influenced by many things; for instance, not only national and global events but how masses of people are feeling about and reacting to those events. It is also influenced by space weather (see spaceweather.com) & the current movement/placement of celestial bodies ie: the sun, moon, planets, nodes, stars, etc. You can find me teaching currently at Black Swan Yoga (North-Anderson) in Austin, TX. I am on the schedule as "Erika K." Mention this webpage for a free class.
Physical Focus (Peak Pose): Slow grounding strong flow focusing on low back & Quadratus Lumborum (at the side body of the low back) to help ease tension in the spine & free up movement, comfort & breathing. We will also do a Vagus Nerve reset in preparation for the holiday season.
Philosophical : The low back holds the energy of survival issues as well as family. Many of us are preparing to spend time with the folks that have known us since we were older versions of ourselves & perhaps relate to us as those older or out of date versions of ourselves. This can bring unprocessed emotional patterns up to the surface which aren't usually our preferred ways to feel. The good news here, however, is that we now have an opportunity to say or do something different in order to create what our reading this week calls a "healing ceremony."
See below for some things that I have found profoundly illuminating & helpful at this time. If you resonate with our class theme & want more, here ya go.
Wishing each of holy peeps the most valuable gift of inner ease/peace no matter how your external world is currently presenting.
Below is the reading of the week as well as the book it belongs to. Beyond that you've got a bunch of podcast listening ahead. Click on the podcast images for a live link to listen. Enjoy,