Ok, can we talk kids yoga for a minute? Generally I'm not great with it; prefer teaching adults, you know, a nice Zen-inspired Ashtanga-paced butt-kicking and all. But my kid and I have been doing @cosmickidsyoga together, and it is THE F*CKING BOMB. Highly recommend if you have a small child in your life. I'm kind of surprised it hasn't garnered more yoga-world attention.
Free!!! Emphasis on storytelling, play, silliness, short sequences, and embodiment. Wins every time. This is Jamie, who perkily and goofily and gamely leads each yoga or meditation practice, usually whilst wearing a neon onesie or maybe Princess Leia buns. My three-year-old is all about it (even as he crawls on me approximately 70% of the time), the production quality is fab, and the joy behind the content is palpable.
Get yourselves there: www.cosmickids.com. Lose a morning pretending to go on a bear hunt or chase a crocodile or do yoga with Elsa and Anna. You'll be so glad you did.
This week has just been one of those weeks. Today I had just had two LONG stressful customer calls back to back, hadn't taken a break away from my computer for hours, was hungry (hangry) and felt completely overwhelmed.
I stepped away. Took some deep breathes and then just started doing some free flowing yoga. No set routines or poses. Just a time for me to escape, unwind and meditate.
It's truly amazing to me that 30 minutes away from life, in my own little world, bending and moving and focusing on nothing but being present can do for my overall mental state. For me, it's the best form of meditation.
Sure it doesn't make all my issues or problems or stresses go away completely, but it puts things into perspective and really allows me to clear my head and tackle each issue with a fresh mental state.
I ended my practice with a lovely savasana and felt so rejuvenated!!
These are some pics from yesterday's practice for day 1 of #InversionFusion which was #stagleg switch
The first is my headstand variation. The second is my forearm stand variation and the last two are my handstand variation(s). ♀️
Pay attention to the quiet ones, because they're the ones that pay attention to you when everyone else is gone. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Day 3 of #openheartwarriors is tiger pose. I tried to flip my grip on the same side but my shoulders weren't having it today. ♀️ each day is different. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #justbreathe#yogaeverydamnday#yogagirlchallenge#strongwomen
Happy, happy birthday @elysesusan
We are so grateful for you and your light hearted nature. We love how funny you are and how that shows up in your classes. You are a queen and we love ya (where is the red hair emoji?)