One of our most favorite guest teachers, Audrey Holst, returns to BYSJ on September 14-15 for a superspecial 2-part event! Check out this video from last time she was here...
Audrey's "Fortify Your Foundations" class will have plenty of gems along the lines of what you see in this video and more: including how to practice sustainably, no matter if you are flexible, stiff, strong, loose, new, experienced, whatever. Her Moving Beyond the Postures workshop on the 15th will explore the incredible impact of breath and mindfulness on your yoga practice. Audrey lives in Massachussetts, so this is a rare opportunity to get to soak up some of her awesome energy. Click below to find out more and reserve your spot!
Camel is great for so many things! Among its benefits are:
This is a posture where it's very normal, especially as a beginner, to feel dizzy, nauseous or emotional. The best thing to do is? Breathe. Immediately after you exit the posture, lie down in savasana (try to skip the water, handtowel, or whatever else you automatically reach for in that moment.) No worries, those feelings will pass- or you may even learn to like them! Backward bending this way is most likely a new sensation, and opening your chest, hips and throat can feel vulnerable.
Here's a video Peter and I shot earlier this summer with our special guest teacher Audrey Holst from Bikram Yoga Natick. I asked Audrey if she had noticed any trends among our students in the way we are practicing, and together we agreed that Camel pose could use some attention to make sure you all are getting the goody mentioned above, without causing strain or pain. Enjoy, and please let us know if these tips are helpful for you!
Bikram Yoga St. Johns' studio owner, yoga-doer and life-lover, Kay D.