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Resilience Whole Body Yoga Practice
Many years ago I used to have a remarkable student who came to my classes twice a week. He was a blind man who taught ballroom dancing. He was a firm believer in conscious mindful movement. One of the expressions he used had stuck with me for all those years. He said: “Speed hides many sins.”
This is true for yoga as well. When we rush through the practice we skip important details, we lose connection to our breath and perpetuate this “go, go, go!” pace that already plagues our lives. So instead, in the practice below we take time: time to breathe, time to move with the breath, time to feel the pose, time to acknowledge where we are and who we are.
This 65-minute practice takes time to “oil up” the entire body, to slow down the breath and to look within. It is a balanced whole-body practice that helps you cultivate and maintain physical, energetic and emotional resilience. Give it a try!
Another yoga practice from Olga Kabel and YogaUOnline - Discharge Excess Mental Energy: Sturdy as a Mountain Yoga Practice.
Need more information on students and substance use disorder? Study online - Addressing the Root Cause of Addiction: Advanced Topics for Teaching Yoga for Substance Use Disorder - a course from Celeste Mendelsohn and YogaUOnline.
Reprinted with permission from Sequence Wiz.
Educated as a school teacher, Olga Kabel has been teaching yoga for over 14 years. She completed multiple Yoga Teacher Training Programs but discovered the strongest connection to the Krishnamacharya/ T.K.V. Desikachar lineage. She had studied with Gary Kraftsow and American Viniyoga Institute (2004-2006) and received her Viniyoga Teacher diploma in July 2006 becoming an AVI-certified Yoga Therapist in April 2011. Olga is a founder and managing director of Sequence Wiz- a web-based yoga sequence builder that assists yoga teachers and yoga therapists in creating and organizing yoga practices. It also features simple, informational articles on how to sequence yoga practices for maximum effectiveness. Olga strongly believes in the healing power of this ancient discipline on every level: physical, psychological, and spiritual. She strives to make yoga practices accessible to students of any age, physical ability and medical history specializing in helping her students relieve muscle aches and pains, manage stress and anxiety, and develop mental focus.