Ep 87: 25 min Level 2-3 Yoga Class- Immunity as Receptive Strength


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Jan 16 2011 30 mins  

Hunter got sick and it totally made me think about immunity. I'm sure that those of you that read this blog and perhaps other content that is similar are aware that immunity is not just about bacteria and viruses being present in your body and all of a sudden you get sick. It's not just about the physical. It's all about the beautiful trifecta of mind, body and spirit. All of this affects the how your body reacts and doesn't react to pathogens that decide they want to wreck havok inside of your body.

The optimized circulation (inter-relationship) of our thoughts, our deep desires and the clarity of our body is the magic formula to sustain supreme health in all parts of our lives. I want to work more on that circulation.

While Hunter was sick I found myself getting harder, more fearful and less willing to soften, trust and be grateful. She has a cold for goodness sake! I felt a deep tightness in my belly. I let my mind go to places that it should not have been going to, and in the process I was feeling pretty crappy myself, wound up, stressed out and nauseous.

My circulation was off.

It took all of me to focus and remember the goodness, the steadiness and the beauty.

This practice is what I did to get myself back together. I put myself upside down. I forced myself to physically get into a place that I was NOT in. Getting into the shape transformed my ability to see more than the little things and re-attune myself to the Bigger picture :)

Physical benefits of this inversion/immunity practice:

Strengthening the circulatory system (big focus for me this year).

  • Improves blood-flow to the endocrine glands
  • Helps to energize and stabilize the whole of many systems.
  • Revs up the lymphatic system.
  • Energizes and strengthens the heart and circulatory system.

If you want to know more here are a couple of articles that are FANTASTIC about inversions and their affect on your body :)

The focus of this entire practice is all about staying centered when life puts you upside down.

Hands and knees

Downward facing dog 3 min

Balasana

Pincha Mayurasana 1-2 min

Balasana

Handstand 1-2 min

Uttanasana

Pincha Mayurasana 1-2 min

Vajrasana with arms interlaced behind the back

Handstand 1-2 min

Uttanasana with arms interlaced behind the back

Siddhasana

Let me know your thoughts about this shorter class in the comments!!!

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