March 2019: Yoga for a More Vibrant You: Reduce Stress and Anxiety with with Judith Hanson Lasater, Lizzie Lasater, Julie Gudmestad & Marlysa Sullivan
Marlysa covers the basic actions needed to prepare the body for forward bends and working towards deeper forward folds. This includes learning how to move the pelvis, hips and spine in relationship to each other to stretch safely, as well as working with beginning and warm up postures to help the body open for more advanced forward folding.
Forward bends allow for deep release: they peel off layers of physical and muscular tension, leaving us feeling calm and renewed. While these poses also stretch out tight hips and hamstrings, the main emphasis of this practice is on letting go. In this video, Julie also offers preparatory options that make the benefits of these poses more accessible.
Yoga is not just a practice, it is a state of being, a state in which the agitation of the mind is resolved. This practice has been designed to bring you greater stillness and presence, and to develop freedom from your thoughts: the ability to notice your thoughts without feeling agitation.