Cycle Day 1 ~Yoga for menstruation ~
Rest and mediation using the Yoni Mudra. ~
This is a beautiful Mudra to meditate with during your Moontime. ~
Yoni Mudra is referred to as Feminine Adi Shakti Primal Power Mudra. Yoni Mudra is dedicated to the female goddess Shakti in Hinduism, where 'yoni' means 'womb or vulva'. Most yoga mudras are hand positions that create a gesture to help stimulate the various forms of energy within the body. Yoni Mudra is in close relation to women who is the creator of life and the source of life begins in her ‘womb’. The practice of Yoni Mudra brings us strength and power and can help us transfigurate into our inate Shakti Goddess bringing through wisdom from the womb. 🔽Connection to the Earth: teaching us to go back to where we started - the earth - the birth. Bringing a sense of connection to where we belong. 🔽Balance in the energy: where the fingers are touching each other is said to bring balance within the body in relation to prana. The two most important nadis - ida and pingala are said to work in harmony encouraging balance.
To get the full benefit of a mudra, it is best to practice it during a meditation .Choose a comfortable position, either sitting or lying down in savasana. Possible choices in sitting are Lotus, Half-Lotus, or Easy pose, with legs crossed. Take a few deep breaths to focus the mind. Bring your hands together into the mudra and continue to breathe deeply, making sure to bring the breath in through the nose, fill up the abdominal and chest cavities, and slowly let the breath out through the mouth. Sit or lie for as long as you need. Take time for yourself to connect and rest.
Happy Sundaaay 💃🏼
Quick little superset to start, end or generally add to your workout. Depending on what your goals are, it’s pretty simple to adjust your rep range, weight you’re moving, time you’re moving it for & repetition of sets your doing.
No matter what I train, I like to A warm up that certain group of muscles & B speed up my heart rate & get the system goin 🔥
Same can be done AFTER you’re done with your main lifts, as a little finisher or burnout.
If it’s a ‘lighter, cardioy’ kinda day I add cardio acceleration to all my exercises, such as those pop squats, to keep up the intensity throughout the entire session 💦
As per use’ - glute activation & core engagement are KEYYYY ‼️
It’s normal to lose some tension when you’re starting to fatigue- but don’t give up form for a number of sets & reps that’s on paper: stop, reset & finish strong 💪🏽 Don’t stick that butt out, girlfriend. Keep it tight 🤙🏽
➡️ Sumo RDL x10-15 (it’s a HINGE, not a squat, practice & master the difference!)
➡️ straight into Pop Squats x15-20
(catch your jump as tight as you CAN - don’t give up tension for depth!)
Yoga for the Low Times: A fierce reminder that Yoga also looks like this, because real life is not just about shiny moments.
Real-Life is about real-work and taking the blinders off to the things you've wanted to ignore.
Because sometimes the body is broken, or the heart is heavy, or the spirit is tired and we cannot ignore her any longer.
Sometimes life has taken too much,
or we have given too much and we no longer have anything left to give.
Sometimes yoga has nothing to do
with handstands or backbends,
or arm balances or arm binds.
Sometimes yoga has everything to do with recognizing the medicine your body (or heart or spirit) needs and knowing/learning how to recieve it.
In yoga medicine love,
taken from yesterday’s rehearsal with piano in preparation for making audition recordings next weekend. this piece is tricky to put together with accompaniment and remembering all the entrances and timing can make my brain hurt. 🤯 pieces like this require a lot of score studying to understand how the parts interact with each other which also helps me in terms of memorizing, especially since in this particular piece the piano reduction sounds very different than a full orchestra would. —————————————————————
🔊 Bloch: Schelomo: Rhapsodie Hébraïque •