Feeling Stuck…a breakthrough can happen!

Life is full of mysteries. One of them being that we have the power and the magic, to create whatever we desire in this physical realm. Yet, we have been deceived, programmed and made to be victims. Keeping us complacent and slaving away for pieces of paper.

I didn’t become an herbalist to become rich. I became an herbalist to create freedom from a medical system that I saw was not a road to healing. I have been in the healing arts and desiring to help others heal to wholeness ever since I can remember. I started watching other people’s children and babysitting when I was 10 years old. I am a nurturer. A caregiver. I love helping others remember that their bodies can heal to wholeness.

Why am I saying all of this?

I needed a reminder that the joy of this journey is by sharing our gifts, talents and being in connection to others. But I needed to separate myself from the way I was doing things online. It was feeding off of me. I could feel my energy draining away as I continued to give day in and day out on social media. The entities that can lure us in are very strong in these spaces. Sucking us in so that we are distracted, instead of living out our desires.

I have also been contemplating the “purpose” that we have all been told we have. I believe that our desires can change, evolve and often keep us stagnant or stuck. We don’t often hear about the stagnation that living our purpose can have. I realized that I continued to keep at something even though it wasn’t working. In February, I stopped doing daily Facebook lives abruptly. I had been doing them every day for 9 months. I realized it was not creating more space in my life to work on the books I desired to create, I was feeling the weight of having to give even when I was not in the mindset, and I had created a reality of clocking in everyday.

Yet the past 5 months of flown by in a sort of blur. I have worked on my books, yet not in a way that has them even close to being finished. I did 9 weekend events in those 5 months plus pumped up my inventory on my herbal medicines. I walked in my woods over my 22 acres. I camped out with my daughter down by our creek for 5 days. We added 2 rabbits, plus a short stint of raising a wild rabbit, that then got released back into the wild. We acquired 2 great Pyrenees/husky, malamute, German Shepard mix puppies. All while still raising over 35 chickens, 3 ducks, a 12 year old dog, and a 3 year old cat. It has been quite a lot of adjusting. And I ended up feeling so trapped.

And add to that over 10 weeks of barely any rain. To the point that my flower garden all died, the grass was brown and our trees were displaying autumn colors in mid July. The 2200 gallon water tank was down to 300 gallons. Drought was happening again. The garden had a handful of plants producing, but not enough to create a space for food sustainability. I was spiraling into a space of darkness and overwhelm.

Have you ever had that happen to you? Where you desire something so bad, and then when it becomes reality it is much harder than you imagined?

Travis and I have been dreaming of being sustainably off grid, living in a cob home for over 14 years. The animals are a part of having a constant source of food, in addition to the garden and wild foraging. But the transition of acquiring all of those animals was overwhelming! I felt stuck. I was drowning in an image that I had created. Then I began to think of the financial freedom that traveling gave to us. I saw that I had created a life that was impossible to pick up and leave.

I spent the time in that mindset of being stuck, life being hard and often saying, “what have I done!” For about 3 weeks. That is a long time of feeling this way for me!

I did a lot of gratitude work during that time, knowing that if I focused on what I was grateful for, rather than the overwhelm it would help shift the neuron-receptors in my brain. I then had the powerful and magical urge to start dreaming again. To go back to square one and see where I might have lost sight of my desires.

So I started thinking about key words or phrases that matter so much to me that I have to have them be a part of my life.


Space of Love


Nature as my Nature



Other words came in and out of my brain. I acted as if I was putting them on and wearing them. Seeing if they fit or not. Some words were too constrictive, others were too demanding. These words felt like a flowing gown when I placed them all together. I felt cloaked in a gossamer gown of love, protection and freedom. These are important aspects for me.

I need absolute freedom.

And I had created what I was imagining as a prison of responsibility and animals around me. So I looked into each of the beings around me. I could at any time fill my freezer with chickens. Rabbits make excellent stews, so I have heard. The dogs and cat could travel easy enough. I even posted one of the puppies on Facebook. I had so much immediate feedback that they could find a home, that I truly realized that I did have absolute freedom to shift and change in any moment. The ducks could easily go to a friends pond for a stint of time.

I began to breath lighter. I could feel that at any moment I could create a space of travel again, but I didn’t want that either. Traveling was very stressful, at least without a home base. But I do want to be grounded right now. I want to grow, watch the plants grow, die and rebirth each day. I love seeing the clouds, the stars, the moon, the sun from the same spot each day watching their dance across the sky. I love being right where I am. And knowing that I could shift into whatever desire I have in a matter of days or moments was liberating.

So if you are feeling stuck in your own life:

  • Take a moment to take an inventory of gratitude
  • Create a list of key phrases or words that have deep meaning and are an absolute must in your life.
  • Look at your current situation and those words. Are they in alignment? What do you need to shed to bring those words into reality? Do you need to get rid of lots of things so that you have simplicity, beauty and a space of love rather than an overwhelming amount of stuff?
  • Pinpoint exactly what elements are making you feel stuck. Create a detailed way of how to get out of all those obligations, down to the smallest detail. What things in your life could be sold, given away or shared to give you ultimate freedom? Just knowing that these things can be done makes you feel lighter.
  • Create a list of gratitude for all these aspects again. Especially the things that you are getting rid of or releasing. For helping you see what was truly important in your life. For allowing you to see what was needed.

And we finally have been getting rain. Just the other day we caught 1000 gallons of water off of our roof! The drought is over, the grass is green, my flower beds have hundreds of sprouts, my garden is sprouting. It seemed as thought there was a drought in gratitude, receiving, and freedom in my life, that has been lifted by a down pouring of awareness. I am living my dream. And while I am living my dream I also get to continue to dream. Dream aspects that I never thought possible, but now know are completely within reach since I am living out my 14 year long dream as a reality!

What have you been dreaming?

Day 3 of Sensitizing the Body Lunar Cycle

Hello! Welcome to day! 3 of sensitizing the body. We are going to continue with our Yoga practice.

Expanding on what we’ve been doing the past 2 days.

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If you have not been participating their past 2 days. The replays and the videos of those are available in patreon.com forward, slash, magical leathering.

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Otherwise. Hop in today and join us. A disclaimer.

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If any, of the positions we’re doing, we’re building upon each day.

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So if any of the positions that we’re working on today are too much, just do the initial position that we’ll start with.

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So we’ll go through and do the first position that we did once in each of these, and then we’ll move forward kind of gradually strengthening and flexing and increasing our flexibility throughout these movements.

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So to say, Hello! If you’re here that way, I can connect with you, and even through the replays, say Hello!

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That may I know that you’re watching? Good morning, Natasha.

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So, and let me know what you’re feeling. I think I’m feeling pretty good today.

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I know after day. 3. I will probably be pretty sore, is usually the day that tends to get my body really going.

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So we are going to start with circles, so we will be taking our heels.

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Bringing our heels together for this nice buttoning up nice and tight.

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We will do. Hands on our hips, and we will be starting off with gently I’ll do it this way.

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So you can see just very small circle. We’re actually going to be doing this this and this in circles.

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So when we do our circles, we’re gonna be going forward.

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And it’s not just forward side back. We actually want to twist and roll.

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So we want to whoa to the side. We want to roll to the back.

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Okay, so let’s get started. We are going to do the 3 sets of circles.

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Sorry my alarm is going off. There we go. Sorry my alarm went off okay, so we’re gonna do 3 sets of circles.

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And that way. Yes. So let’s get started. So hands on the hips, heels together forward and we’re gonna hold for 5 for 3 to one, and then we’re gonna roll to the side.

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Hold, and you can either hold for 5 or do a nice inhale

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And a beautiful exhale, which is what we’re gonna do is instead. And then we’re gonna roll to the back inhale

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And roll to the side. Who I got a back crack out of that one? Inhale

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And exhale

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Sorry. Let me swipe back over somehow. Swipe to the left.

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There we go. Okay. Now, we’re gonna do forward again.

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Roll from the side to forward, and we’re gonna be slightly more forward.

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Than we were the first time. Hold

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Nice breath here.

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Roll from this position roll to the side. Okay, so hold

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Keep your ankles heels together

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Roll to the back, more exaggerated than you did the first time

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Nice inhale here, then, exhale further feeling that stretch, roll to the other side

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Nice, inhale and exhale. Now once more, all the way flat back, roll to the front, hold

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All the way as far to the side. Then, as you can

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And back as far extreme as you can

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As far extreme as you can. Then to the other side, viewing that’s deep stretch

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Listing all the way to the front and back, up, roll the shoulders up and down that way.

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You’re standing nice and straight. Let’s go on to the next position.

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The next position is the triangle. We started this one yesterday, so we are going to start with feet.

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Yep with and arms outstretched. Go to one side.

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We’re gonna we’re not twisting on this one.

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We’re simply going to directly over. 2 are near me.

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Arm over our ear. We wanna keep our body nicely in alignment, and we’re gonna have a whole here for 15

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7 more seconds, few more nice deep breaths.

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3 to one. So back up to arms outstretched, we’re gonna do the other side to the knee and hold for 15

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Remember arm. I just suggested, arm over the ear while you’re doing this, bye, or

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To, and one and we’re gonna do another set of triangle.

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But we’re going to extend our stance. So we’re gonna now be about twice as wide as we just were, and we are going to go to our calf.

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So, or over directly over. You want to try angle this Google down to the Cap.

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I know I’m not really in the picture, but I’m not gonna sit here adjusting my phone.

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I’m not a yoga instructor. I’m just having you join in my daily yoga practice with me.

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So enjoy over your arm, over your ear. Hmm. 10. Breathe 19, 8, 7, 6, bye, or

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To one, and up and we’re gonna go to the other side.

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The other calf. So our straight down to the cap, your other arm directly over your ear, and we’re gonna hold here for 15.

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If this is too much of a stretch, go back to your name.

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That is totally fine. This book and this program is 28 day program advances very quickly.

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So if you need a few more days in those first poses, instead of advancing on, please do that.

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Don’t stretch, or pull, or fight, or contort your body to try to achieve these positions.

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If they’re not ready to go there

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And 5 for right 2 and one back up to neutral and bring it in.

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Okay, let’s go to the next one. We’re going to be going to the floor now.

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Which is, see me, and 5 stretch so I’ve seen a little bit better, so we will take our legs, our feet.

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We will put them blacks of our feet together, bring them in grass around your toes, and then we are going to push down, push down with the just, the just, the weight of our legs, our knees, we want to push our knees, as close to the floor as we can and hold take nice deep breaths and as there’s

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Releasing, continue to push your knees down towards the floor.

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To get an even further. Better stretch, and you could pull in. This pulling in is really important to get the muscles to push down towards the floor, so push down

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One more nice deep breath here, inhaling

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And exhaling.

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Release the legs, put to the legs straight out in front of you, and we’re gonna be doing our back stretch.

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We’re gonna be starting at the knees for account.

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A hold of 15, and then we are gonna do it again to go to our calves for a hold of 15

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What’s happening? Yes. Okay, so lean back, engage the core and then reach.

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Up and over to grasp your knees and hold for 15

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And as you feel your breath releasing, you can gently pull your yourself down

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Each breath.

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You might feel that you’re able to pull down. Okay, little bit more and a little bit more.

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Getting your chest as close as you can to your knees.

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One more nice deep breath. Inhale

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And come back up, roll the shoulders back. We’re gonna be leaning back again.

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Engage that core, and then lifting, I like to lift up and over, so that my hips actually rotate, and then you were going to grab our calves for this next one, and we’re going to gently pull our chess down towards our knees.

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And we’re gonna hold here for 15

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And then this whole aspect of this lunar cycle being sensitizing the body.

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That’s what we want to be doing. We want to really be feeling in our body.

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Feel those stretches, feel those muscles, feel that the tightness, attention, attention.

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This is really important to re-sensitize the body, to be inside of that tightness, to be inside of that that pain, that discomfort, there should be excruciating pain.

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It should feel, you know you should feel the stretch. Don’t, don’t not feel this stretch

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And as you’re breathing you should feel those muscles releasing, allowing for you to pull down into the stretch just a little bit more and a little bit more, and I’m a little bit more

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We are going to go back, up.

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And now we have a practice plan. Now that we’ve done all of these.

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So we are going to

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Do each of these a few times

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In a row. Okay? So we’re gonna be doing the circle 3 times each.

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So forward, and we’re not going to be causing in between these so we’re just gonna be that first, first, second, okay?

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So we’re gonna do the first gentle one and twist around.

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And you’re just pausing at each rotation. We’re gonna do this

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Gender one that’s twice and third around back to the side this time forward.

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We’re gonna be slightly, more slightly, more exaggerated to the side, to the back, to the side, to the front, and we can go the other way.

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Same exaggeration, though to the back, to the side, to the front.

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One more to the side, to the back, to the side, to the front.

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We’re doing a full half back. Try to get as exaggerated to the side as possible to the back.

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Exaggerated as possible to the side, exaggerated around to full half back.

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That’s the other direction, as exaggerated as possible to the side.

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All the way to the back, feel

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To the side

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To the front, one more last one to the side

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To the back.

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To the side. Yeah, up we go. Okay. Next, we will be doing the triangle twice on each.

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So first to the knee, so hip, width apart, is our feet arms outstretched to the knee, and over

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Just a nice stretch. Go back to the other side, to the Me.

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Back to neutral one more time to the me. Remember, your arm is directly over your ears that you’re not leaning forward or doing weird things for your spine and out arms out and back to the me.

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One more time and back to neutral. So now why in your stance to about double of what it was we’re gonna go all the way down to our cast.

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And over

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Back up to neutral back to the other calf.

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Number arm over the ear. Make sure that you’re pulling your body upright forward

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Over to the calf again

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And back to neutral last time over

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Now we’re going to the knee, and thought is stretch, and we will be doing this 3 times.

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So, pulling their feet in as close as they can get into your pelvis.

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We’re asked your toes with your hands to hold them.

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We have our knees here and we’re gonna be calling our knees down to the floor.

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Hold for just a moment and release. Push them down into the floor.

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Oh, and release, pushing them down last time in. Pull your knees as much as you can towards the floor.

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And release

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Next we will be doing the back stretch 3 times in each of the positions.

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We will be coming to the knee 3 times, and then it will be going to the calf 3 times, so we will start by leaning back, engaging those core muscles up.

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Number. Lift your hips up and over to grasp the knees, pull your chest down as far as it’ll go towards your knees.

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Release. Bring back, lift up and over to grasp the knees, pulling your chest down

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And lean back

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Up and over one more time at the knees, last one at the knees, pulling arms at a 90 degree angle

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And release. Next we will lean back, engaging the core, lifting your itself up and over your hips to grasp your calves, pulling your chest down as far as it’ll reach towards your legs.

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Lean back.

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Reaching up and over to your calves. Pull down

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Last time reach back

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Reach up and over to your calves, pulling your chest down to your knees.

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Now we will be doing. The ball lay like graceful dance of all of these movements, one of them so we’ll be doing one of each of these.

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So in a, in a ballet, graceful like manner.

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So we will start with our hands on our hips and our heels together to do the circles the smallest at first remember to nicely rotate and twist forward and slightly more right, so each one slightly more to the the side, slightly more to the back slide all the way half the back when we go to

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This forward position as extreme as we can to the side, as extreme as we can to the back, and as extreme as we can to the other side.

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Then go forward. Put your feet, tip with a part, arms at the sides to go to the need for triangle.

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Reach over and to the other knee, reach over

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Go back to arms outstretched wide in your stance.

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We will go to the calf over

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Remember you’re doing these movements with as much grace and flow and derived feminine as you can back to neutral.

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And now we go to sitting, so do so in a way that is graceful.

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For the, knee, and by stretch cooling those feet in grasping.

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Be mindful of the movements pushing those knees down to the floor.

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Releasing them, outstretching the legs to go backwards.

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To the knees and pull the chest down

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Release to go backwards and to the calves. Pull in your chest down

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And room, release.

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Sitting in.

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This space that you needed today, I’m feeling very excited that I can completed day 3.

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If anything this Facebook live is creating space for me to make sure that I’m staying in my own practice.

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So, thanks for being here with me. Thanks for joining in.

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Let me know. How you’re liking these practice.

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Yay, Natasha. So the thoughts for the day beauty through Portoise and balance the body is a temple of the spirit conceived in the image of its Maker.

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This is the very first of the eternal truths that I, that I attempt to impress upon students, so that each one becomes aware of the infinite power and beauty of her own individual body has this fact begins to penetrate the consciousness there is a natural attempt on the part of the student to

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Cultivate those characteristics of beauty which lie within her.

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The Yoga techniques are unsurpassed for this purpose, as we shall see, we have already stressed the necessity for attempting to perform the Yoga movements with poise and balance, since these are essential qualities of beauty.

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There is something magnetic and radiant about the woman who moves, gestures, walks, sits, and stands with natural grace and poise.

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However, these movements cannot be successfully contrived, that is, you cannot copy or impose them upon yourself.

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They must flow rhythmically. And now, from the center of your being toys, balance, grace, and ab beautiful carriage emerge naturally from a yoga practice stiffness of the joints and limbs a condition that inhibits poise and good posture are eliminated

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Through the stretching exercises, the slow motion ballet type routines that we will perform later imported, and part of strong sense of rhythm and balance.

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These qualities are carried over into our daily activities. And oh, subtle, are felt by everyone who comes in contact with them.

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People who have not seen you for some time will inquire, what have you been doing?

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You look different, but I don’t know exactly what it is.

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The difference reflects the poise and confidence gain through Yoga, therefore we make a conscious attempt to execute all of our exercises gracefully and rhythmically, and in turn the very performance of these movements imparts the poise and balance we are seeking to

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Manifest. So that is the conclusion of Day 3.

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You know, if you’ve been following me for any length of time, how much I love rhythm, and really realizing that rhythm is the divine feminine versus routine and schedule and goals, and where is more masculine so being in this rhythm of

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Jail stretching and movement and allowing is so important.

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So this whole Yoga practice will be going into my spiral of the Year Book.

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Just really create a poise and a foundation for what is possible, because I think it’s an incredibly powerful practice to have this ability to have stretching and having a sensitizing effect in our bodies, to remember that these are our vessels.

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These are what we move around in, and so to treat them with grace, and so, as you go throughout the day today, imagine walking in a ballet style movement, imagine creating space for that.

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So I hope you have an absolutely magical day, and I will see you tomorrow.

Day 4: Sensitizing the Body Lunar Cycle

 So for the audio of this we are on day 4 of sensitizing the body. Let’s get started. So day 4 is a review day.

11:11:14 So, I was going through the review, and I actually missed one of the poses yesterday because the page was gone.

11:11:23 I’ve had this book over 20 years. So it’s a very well loved book, and one of the pages is not in there, so we will be reviewing everything we’ve done over the past 3 days.

11:11:41 Exercise, or the small, you know, the less extreme postures.

11:11:48 Please do that. We’re not pushing, pulling, tugging, fighting our bodies into this practice.

11:11:54 We are engaging and sensitizing our body, which I can feel.

11:12:00 This circle woo is sore today. So I’m feeling it.

11:12:05 Today. I hope you are, too. And really getting into your body and allowing for these sensations to be felt.

11:12:12 So we are going to start with the chest expansion, which starts pushing out and up.

11:12:23 Keep your arms straight as we’re doing this, and pull down

11:12:30 Hold, 15

11:12:35 Or nice in breath.

11:12:40 Outlook.

11:12:43 Relaxing into it more in breath.

11:12:48 On the outbreak into it deeper. One more

11:12:57 Outbreak.

11:12:59 And hang over. Relax your head so that it hangs nice deep in breath, straight knees

11:13:16 And hit

11:13:20 Exhale.

11:13:26 Inhale.

11:13:32 Exhale.

11:13:37 Come back up to upright. We’re gonna push our arms out in front of our chest, up over our head, behind us to do an even more extreme pull, pulling down to below the butt crease, holding

11:13:55 Might feel a shaking or a quivering in this extreme hold.

11:14:07 Relaxing, the neck, rolling down with the arms

11:14:17 And leaning forward, keeping your hands clasped, going up and over

11:14:26 Holding.

11:14:32 Hmm. Releasing with every exhale

11:14:38 More into the stretch, bending further towards your knees.

11:14:51 And come back up right

11:14:57 The next position we are doing is the triangle, and we have 3 poses that we’re gonna be doing today.

11:15:07 We’re gonna start off with the knee, move to the caps and then go to the ankle.

11:15:14 Today. And we are going to be holding for 15 or 3 deep breaths for each of these, starting off with hips.

11:15:27 Starting off with legs, hip width apart, arms outstretched at your side, straight out.

11:15:38 We’re gonna lift our arm up and over our head and try.

11:15:47 Oh!

11:15:48 Oh! For 3D. In breath

11:16:01 And

11:16:03 Out!

11:16:24 And on the exhale. Feel, if you could. There’s a release in the side muscles here

11:16:24 So back up to neutral arms outstretched, reach down and triangle to the other leg.

11:16:35 Other needs.

11:16:38 In breath.

11:16:41 Outbreak and release the tension, release deep, or into the stretch

11:16:56 One more deep in breath.

11:17:01 And now breath

11:17:06 We’re gonna wide in our stance and go down to our calf.

11:17:12 So arms out at the side, straight out

11:17:18 We’re gonna go up and over, triangling down to the cast

11:17:28 Deep, breaths.

11:17:45 One last breath

11:17:50 And then up, back to arms, outstretched on either side and over to the other side.

11:18:00 In a triangle, grasping the calf

11:18:11 Deep breaths, here.

11:18:23 One last deep breath.

11:18:30 Back! To arms outstretched, and we are going into the third or most extreme of the triangles.

11:18:42 So if you need to have your hits and your legs outstretched a little bit wider, arms out at your sides, go into a triangle.

11:18:52 All the way down to your ankle

11:18:58 Hold for 15

11:19:16 And up, arms outstretched and down to a triangle on the other leg.

11:19:44 And up.

11:19:49 Bring your feet together, allow for your shoulders to drop. Oh.

11:20:01 Allow for your body to feel what it is just done, and the goodness that kind of comes from the stretching.

11:20:12 I really felt my skin stretching out and getting looser and allowing for those muscles to pull and release on the sides.

11:20:24 Today. So I’m already a little sore from yesterday’s circle.

11:20:30 So we’re gonna do circles again. Which we are going to start off with small and really, really focus on making not just front side back, but really twisting and creating a circle with your body as we go into these poses.

11:20:51 So we’re gonna do each of them twice

11:21:00 I’m gonna do each of them twice. Okay. So hands on the hips, heels together.

11:21:08 Make sure that you’re standing nice and upright in your not hunched over already.

11:21:14 Really kind of tuck. I like to pull my sit bones in that way.

11:21:22 I’m sitting in my body straight, and I’m not stretching out so really tuck in the hit phones when you’re doing this that way, you’re not gonna further create any tension or structurally inhibit the body.

11:21:40 Okay, so pelvic in. And we’re gonna start off with forward for a deep breath in breath.

11:21:50 And exhale twist by making that quarter circle to the left.

11:22:00 Deep breath, in

11:22:03 And release

11:22:08 Twisting, circling quarter to the back

11:22:14 Breathing.

11:22:18 Quarter to the right.

11:22:25 And we’re doing the same intensity of circles.

11:22:30 So one more time. The first just slight rotation in breath in front

11:22:40 To the side

11:22:47 To the back.

11:22:57 To the side

11:23:03 Now, when we go to the front this time, we’re gonna go slightly deeper into this twist

11:23:15 To the side. Remember ringing your body all the way around.

11:23:22 Slightly deeper into the side

11:23:29 Now back.

11:23:37 And around

11:23:45 And forward same as the last one. So we’re not intensifying yet

11:23:55 To the side

11:24:03 To the back.

11:24:10 To the side

11:24:14 And for this one to the front we’re gonna go as extreme to the front.

11:24:18 So half back to the front and then we’re gonna go the opposite direction.

11:24:24 So to the right, first extreme. So pulling, really twisting the body, and as grand of a circle, and leaning over as far as you can, releasing this site and really allowing for your body to drag over

11:24:41 Twisting around to the back in dream. You can.

11:24:50 You might feel these muscles start to quiver a lot for these muscles to be stretched

11:24:59 To the left, stinking in and allowing for this muscle, these muscles to be stretched

11:25:12 And then back the the front for a half back. One more last one all the way to the side, extreme as you can

11:25:29 Twisting all the way to the back as extreme as you can.

11:25:41 All the way to the left, as extreme as you can.

11:25:48 And come back, 2 standing

11:25:56 So so now we’re gonna be going into the sitting postures

11:26:03 So here we have the knee and thigh stretch, though meet together.

11:26:13 Hands classed over it toes, and we are gonna be starting off with our legs in a butterfly position.

11:26:29 And then we are going to push on these down into as far as the go, and before for 20 s, breathing deeply, allowing for the knees to further be pushed down to the floor

11:27:21 And

11:27:31 See how many times we do this

11:27:37 We’re gonna have to do one more time pulling in and pushing down towards the ground.

11:27:46 Following.

11:27:54 Take nice deep breaths.

11:28:27 Next we go to the simple

11:28:36 Okay.

11:28:44 I’m gonna do this twice to the left side and twice to the right side.

11:28:49 Okay. So we’re taking our foot, bringing it to the opposite outside me.

11:28:56 Taking our arm, putting it to our knee that is up, and leveraging ourselves to twist and look behind us.

11:29:07 You can lift this butt cheek up to really get in there, or you can have it flat bottomed

11:29:25 And release and then we’re gonna go to the same side.

11:29:30 So facing forward is the release and we’re gonna take our elbow and leverage again.

11:29:37 I guess, keeping your butt cheeks both of them on the ground is, I think, how you would like to do this.

11:29:42 So, keeping both your butt cheeks well twisted, and maintaining that this foot, that is flat on the ground stays flat

11:30:01 And come back 2 s. Legs outstretched in front of you, adjusting your cushions.

11:30:12 That you’re sitting on your butt cheeks and foot to the outside of the knee, using your loop to leverage and twist behind you

11:30:39 And release

11:30:42 Take a breath.

11:30:45 And leverage your arm again, and twist around

11:31:02 And release

11:31:07 Next, we are going into the back stretch. So, having your legs out in front of you, you can point your toes or have flat feet.

11:31:19 Just be aware of what your feet are doing. Don’t just lazily have them!

11:31:23 Doping, engage your legs in this, so either have them pointing or flat feet flexed.

11:31:33 But either way engage your whole body in the sixth. So with the backstretch we are, gonna do nice

11:31:47 Let me see why this says something. Oh, yeah, okay. Nice. And then we’re gonna go to thighs.

11:31:55 Okay, so we will do each of these

11:32:00 Twice.

11:32:04 Alright! So we first lean back, engage these core muscles, and up and over, grab onto the knees, pulling the chest towards the knees.

11:32:19 Hold for 15. Here.

11:32:45 And come back up to sitting, arms outstretched, lean back, lean forward and grab the knees one more time, and pull down and hold for 15.

11:33:00 Allowing for this to continuously be pulled lower and lower, as your deep breathing allows

11:33:28 And come back up.

11:33:33 And we will lean back again and reach up and over to our calves today.

11:33:43 Pulling down, feeling the back of our hamstrings, releasing

11:34:19 And release arms out, stretched up behind you, lean back and up and over to grab onto the calves

11:34:36 Pulling down, pulling your chest down towards your thighs.

11:34:45 Pulling your forehead down towards your knees.

11:35:03 And come back up to neutral. Now we’re gonna be doing a next exercise that we were supposed to do in yesterday’s practice, but did not

11:35:21 So, it’s the leg over. Try to do this without.

11:35:34 I might have to move around in here a little bit, so we’re lying flat on our back, arms outstretched.

11:35:36 At your sides. We’re gonna lift our leg up and bring it over

11:35:45 And if you can bring it all the way to the floor, that’s ideal

11:35:51 I’ll take it over in here, so I need to scoot over and do this.

11:35:56 Oh, over! And this gives such a beautiful twist to that lower back

11:36:05 You want to try to keep both of the shoulder blades, you can, on the ground

11:36:25 Up.

11:36:29 And back down, and we’re gonna go to the other side

11:36:36 So arms outstretched.

11:36:40 Like up good over

11:36:51 Hopefully. You have more room than I do to do these exercises

11:37:04 Up.

11:37:08 And we’ll do the other side again. This is a nice way to twist the spine and release that pressure in there.

11:37:20 So legs one like up over

11:37:45 Back, up and down at last time, for the other leg might not need to be scooting over any and up and over

11:38:20 And up, and and let’s go back into a kneeling as we are going to end with the cobra so we’re gonna do a slightly higher cobra today.

11:38:43 In the last time

11:38:47 So laying down.

11:38:54 Relaxing everything below the hips, the legs, the feet relaxing them.

11:39:00 Bringing the arms together under the forehead, placing your forehead

11:39:08 Then raising your forehead, sliding your arms out to a 90 degree.

11:39:25 Gently pushing up. This is not the extreme position we’re just pushing up

11:39:25 Holding.

11:39:26 Breathing.

11:39:35 And release down to your port, added

11:39:42 Bring your head up

11:39:47 And pull out and push up slightly higher, where elbows are just burly, bent

11:39:57 Relax your butt, relax your legs, relax, your feet engaged in your shoulders, engaged in your neck, engaged in your upper back.

11:40:15 Feel attention releasing and relaxing out of your lower back

11:40:28 And release

11:40:39 So now we are going to do each of these 8 exercises in a ballet like sequence, and only the extreme of each of them so we’re not gonna go through and do all of them from the beginning to be in.

11:41:02 We’re only going to do the most extreme poses.

11:41:05 So whichever it feels, and whichever your body allows for you to do is your extreme pose.

11:41:11 So, if you’re not able to do the extreme poses yet, don’t push and contort yourself to hurt yourself is not the point of Yoga point of Yoga is to create a beautiful poised body.

11:41:25 So I’m gonna this just slide me back. Okay. So we’re going to start off with the chest expansion.

11:41:34 So, pushing your arms out and up over your head, clasping them behind you, reach down as extreme as you can.

11:41:49 And forward, relaxing your neck, letting your head water fall down

11:42:00 And up gracefully, like moving into the position of the triangle.

11:42:10 Feet wide, arms out, stretched, going and triangling down to the ankle

11:42:25 And coming back up to arms, outstretched, triangle, down to the other ankle.

11:42:36 And then back it up

11:42:40 And going to these circles, hands on hips, beat in first position, every ankles together and flat back forward.

11:42:57 Twisting around to most extreme side. Most extreme back, most extreme.

11:43:07 Other side, back to forward and app. Next we will be doing, being me and thigh, stretch

11:43:21 Feet together, classing and pushing down towards the ground.

11:43:36 And we will outstretched our legs, lifting our life, putting our foot flat.

11:43:45 Using our elbow elbow to leverage and doing a twist

11:43:57 On the level, beat out in front of you, alternate underneath, leveraging your elbow to twist

11:44:17 And to backstretch feet out in front of you.

11:44:29 Arms back, lifting up and over to our cabs, pulling our chest towards our knees.

11:44:50 And release to the leg leg over. So if you’re able to stay in the same position, otherwise one way or the other, arms out, shoulder blades against the ground, put up and over to touch as far down as possible while keeping the shoulder lights on the ground.

11:45:26 Lifting back, up, placing down on the floor.

11:45:34 Other leg and that is definitely not very badly like of me.

11:45:41 Scooching across the floor. But that is okay.

11:45:54 Leads the way back, up and back, down yourself to sitting.

11:46:02 Or ultimately lay down and just roll over and bring your hands to your head.

11:46:14 Lighting the arms out at 90 degrees, pushing yourself up

11:46:34 And head down and take a moment to go. Yeah, I will read the thoughts or the day total involvement in your practice inherent in most systems of okay

11:47:40 Hey!

11:47:40 Have benefited from their workout but meaningful exercise, which I define in terms of methodical body. Manipulation need not contain any of the above

11:47:50 Indeed. The Yoga session is designed to be a highly pleasurable experience, in which, as you now know, the exact opposites are true.

11:48:01 That is, the movements are performed in relaxing slow motion, and are very few petitions.

11:48:08 No strain should ever be felt, and the practice session leaving you leaving you feeling elevated and revitalized, not drained.

11:48:18 Contrasting the 2 concepts. Further, we find that in most systems of calisthenics it is not particularly important what the mind is thinking, or where it wanders.

11:48:30 As long as the body is executing the required movements.

11:48:35 As a matter of fact, in many calisthenics classes music is played as a type of distraction.

11:48:44 The mind is encouraged to disengage itself from the boredom and discomfort that the body is experiencing.

11:48:52 But again, the exact opposite is true of Yoga, and it is this point that we now wish to impress strongly on the student through the Yoga Practice Session.

11:49:04 We attempt to fix the consciousness fully on all movements of the exercises, and not allow it to wander.

11:49:17 We become totally involved in what we are doing, you must feel what it is happening in your organism, especially during the holding periods.

11:49:30 Learn to feel the stretching become the stretch, learn to do not run away from it, feel the stimulation, feel the release of energy within you, feel the relaxation.

11:49:48 If you perceive that your attention is wandering, bring it back gently but firmly, to what you are doing before beginning each day’s exercises.

11:49:59 Remind yourself of this procedure. The practice of deep concentration on the movements excluding all interfering thoughts, results in a pronounced increase in the effectiveness of the exercises

11:50:17 Later upon completion of the day’s exercises, you will be instructed to sit very quietly for a brief period, and become aware to the greatest degree possible of what is transpiring within you, so I hope that you are beginning to get a greater sense of maybe where in your body I feel the

11:50:40 Stiffness and the stretching and the release and the relaxation after I’ve done with these, so we will continue this practice.

11:50:48 Like I, said I, and probably not going to be doing Facebook lives for the remaining of the week.

11:50:57 Possibly this entire lunar cycle, as it’s really hard to interact during alive for a Yoga session.

11:51:04 Anyway, I will most likely just be recording these and then posting them, as that is, gonna be easiest to get them put up to you.

11:51:14 So thanks for joining along leaves. By all means call comment, and let me know what you think about this Yoga practice hop into the Discord Group, or on Patreon, and let me know your thoughts, and I will see you all tomorrow.

11:51:27 Goodbye!

Waxing Crescent Moon- Sensitizing the Body Yoga Day 2

Welcome after warming up yesterday with the new moon, I am eager and excited to jump into Yoga with you today. Oh, so we are in the waxing crescent, which is all about the rebirthing.

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This is about intentions. This is about really being aware that you create your reality.

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Your thoughts, your feelings and feelings are the stories, the aspects, the tag lines, the descriptions that you put on your emotions.

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Emotions are vital to creating a reality. Good morning, low, nice!

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And so, while we are in this, I would like for us to stay out of our brains as much as we can, and sensitize our bodies.

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This is what this is about. This is really about us, being in a mindful space about where in our bodies have we been ignoring?

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Maybe some some pains, have we? We have some tightness, some stiffness.

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We are in advancing a little bit in the Yoga already.

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Just on day 2 today. But you can always go back to day one which was yesterday.

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Do not force, push, fight, pull yourself in any any of these positions.

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Allow for the unraveling process happen. So we are going to start with a triangle, and I realize that my video is a bit hard to see.

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So we’re just gonna be hip with a part.

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Just have your your feet the same with the part as your hips and we’re gonna have our arms out at our sides, and then we are going to bend.

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And we can widen just a little bit if you need to, to get to our knee and pull or arm over.

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You wanna try to? I try to cool my body back and over.

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Good morning, Natasha. So over head, over and your hand is just at your knee right now we’re gonna hold for 10.

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9, hey! 7, 6, right for

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To, and one go back, 2 arms out, and we are going to go to the other side as as you’re doing.

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This imagine that you’re like a windmill, and you want to stay.

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As as perfectly in a alignment as possible. So don’t go forward with this.

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You want to stay in alignment, reaching your arm over for 19, 8, 7, 6, 5 for 3 to one.

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Okay, back to neutral. I’ve got my little book in front of me.

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So I’m going to be walking forward and back alright.

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So our next exercise we started yesterday, which will be the back stretch, and so I’m gonna sit back here hopefully.

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You can see me. Okay, so we’re gonna sit with legs out straight directly in front of us, and the back stretch.

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Yesterday, we with back and forward to our knees. Today we are going to go to our cabs.

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Okay, so it’s slightly bigger. Stretch and let me just see

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We are gonna hold for 20. Okay? So we’re gonna take our arms and go back.

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And this is really just a way to engage the core. If your core is not engaged.

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Tighten it up. Be aware of it. I’ve been doing this for almost a month now, just intentionally, always having my core engaged, and this is such a powerful practice.

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Go forward. You’re gonna I really want you to feel your hips engage as you go forward to your calves.

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You can grab your caps and gently, if it feels good, cool down, and we’re here for 20.

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And relax your thighs while you’re here.

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Relax your thighs, relax your back, relax in your shoulders, relax your calves, but engaged, I really my hands are engaged, and I can feel myself releasing everything behind me.

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So we’re here for another 19 a. And as you’re here, do you feel yourself

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Easing more and more into the stretch. Feel yourself falling more and more into the stretch we know the back of your legs.

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Gently releasing the tightness that is in them.

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And backup. I like to come back up with a shoulder rotation to really make sure that I’m standing or sitting up right

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Next, we’re going to be doing a simple twist.

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We are going to keep one leg straight. So if you want to start right or left, you can near me or not.

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So one way, we’re going to put our leg at our knee, so your foot is going to go straight with your knee.

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Okay. And then we are gonna go the opposite elbow is going to go.

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On the other side of the leg. I think she actually like grabs her leg somehow.

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Yeah, I don’t think so. So elbow if you can, to your knee to twist hand directly facing back to twist and face backwards for 19, 8, feel if you can pull a little bit more, 7.

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And by pulling I mean ease into it, not forcing 3 to one.

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Gently onravel

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Straightening the leg. That was that bending the alternate leg, I’ve got cedar all over me, taking the elbow, putting it to the other side of the leg.

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Hand facing backwards, Jen, so you’re almost you’re taking your elbow and your you’re leveraging your elbow down to get the twist more.

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So you’re leveraging, twisting back, head facing back.

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Breathing, 3 breathing, breathing, or 19, 8, 7.

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Next 5 for 3 to and one, and gently coming out of this stretch

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I’m unraveling, unraveling, and automatically I want to do this.

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And this is the next stretch or we just did that right.

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We just did the backstrex. So you need to take a moment and just and twist.

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Remember when you come up, I really like to pull the shoulders back and down, so I’m prettyly not keeping them tensed.

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Okay? Sensitizing the body is all about being aware of what it is that you body?

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Yes. Okay. So the last one that we are gonna do is the cobra I will screw back as far as I can.

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To demonstrate this a little better than yesterday’s video.

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So we are gonna go down. And you’re gonna lay all the way down, face to one side, arms at your side.

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And really just take a deep breath here and release

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You’re gonna bring your arms up, putting them or your fingers face together.

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Forehead on your fingers, polling your head up your arms, go out at a full M.

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45 90 degree angle. This should make a 90 degree angle, with hands facing inwards, and you’re pushing up a slightly more slightly more than yesterday.

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But I just realized I missed one of the exercises because I read through them earlier, and we did not do them.

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So good morning.

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Pushing up, releasing the legs, releasing the button, releasing the lower back and engaged in the shoulders. Let’s hold for another 1514, 13,

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1119, 8, 7, 6 hi, or 2,

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And you’re simultaneously lowing ourselves, keeping your head up, just your head, slide your hands back in and lower your forehead

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Take. Take a few nice deep breaths in this space.

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And we will go back. Push yourself up into cat cow position, and then you can walk your knees forward and sit on your legs, or you can do a sitting position.

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But I missed the just expands, and the knee, and by stretch after the triangle, so I’ve missed a page.

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So we’re gonna go back to do those exercises.

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And then, when we do them all 3 times a piece, just know that they’re going to be in slightly different orders.

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So we did the chest expansion yesterday. And have feet a little bit closer together.

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Not quite hip with the part, but nice, and together we’re gonna take our hands.

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I’ll do it slide rate. So you can see you’re gonna push your hands up.

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And back. You want to grab clasp your fingers together and we’re gonna pull back slightly large about the middle of our.

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But we just did to the top of our. But we’re gonna do it in the middle of our button today and hold for 1514, 1312, 1110

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8, 7, 6, 5, or 3 to one, bring it back up, and then we are going to hang over.

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So. Yes, we had a flat back. We’re gonna go slightly more today or 1514, 1312.

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1119, 8, 7, 6, right or 2, and gently raise yourself back.

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I I really for me to be sensitized, and in my body, when I’m moving to roll my shoulders back so that my posture stays well so that I’ve engaged my core is tight.

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I actively engaging those muscles I know a lot of times after birth we end up relaxing these muscles, but engaging them so relaxed.

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You can have this belly, but when you in gate you’re sucking in an array.

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But you’re also tightening your

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You’re tightening your core. Okay? I don’t know if my phone battery is actually gonna last.

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The whole time out here, so we’ll see I have my zoom backup video.

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But it’s definitely not capturing the full image like the phone is.

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So we’ll see what happens. So now we’ve got through each of the oh, just kidding.

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We’ve got one more. One more today. So we sit back.

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We’re gonna take our feet in butterfly position.

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We are going to put our feet together. Hands are going to clasp around the front of our feet.

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Okay. And then we are going to push our legs down.

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So they’re up here. Just relax. We’re gonna push them down as far as they will go down towards the floor, and we’re gonna hold this for 2019 1817, 1615, 1413, 1211, 10.

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Line, 8, 7, 6, 5 for 1, 3, 2,

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And release. Okay. So now, just like yesterday, we go through and do each of the exercises one time, then we will go through and do each of these exercises 3 times within the holds.

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We will just be going through each of the exercises 3 times the last step that we will do is we will go through all the exercises as if it’s like a ballet or a slow motion.

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Sequence, to get through all of them, so we will start with the triangles.

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That’s what we started with today. So, hands out, seat.

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Hip with a part, and we will be doing these 3 times, so we will be going over to our knee.

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10, then back over to neutral to the other side

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To neutral should be other side, which is 2 to neutral

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Either side.

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And one more going to the side, feeling that beautiful, lengthening stretch.

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Other side last time for the triangle, and here we are at neutral.

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Now we stay in standing this is what I said. I missed this doing this in the right sequence last time.

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So now to the chest expansion, which we push forward.

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Go up and back and pull down to then we will go over to slightly more than flat back today.

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Up, roll the shoulders back and down again, push out around, and pull down

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And forward!

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And one more time. Push out okay in the round to pull down

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To forward.

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And back we will be sitting now to do our knee and thigh.

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Stretch, pulling our feet in grasping our toes, we will push down towards the floor with our knees, and come back up and release.

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Push down, take a breath.

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Please, and one more time push down towards the floor.

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And release

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Our next exercise.

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Is the backstretch. So legs go out in front of you. Arms go up back.

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Grab your calves and gently lower out

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Back up, to lean back, and go forward. You can kind of feel, maybe, that you want to like.

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Pull. You’re almost like able to bend a little bit more gently.

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Allow for your body 2 full holding the calves

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And bring your arms back up, back and forward, gently pulling down.

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It’s your calves.

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Then we have this simple twist from here. We are taking our leg, going to our knee with our foot.

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Leveraging our elbow to the out of our knee, and twisting back

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Breathing and feeling.

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The twist and the releases stretch.

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And again unravel, interesting to the other side

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Each twist should maybe feel a little bit easier

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Second set. Oh, 12, twisting and unravel, go to the other side and twist

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Release, and we have one more twist.

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The other side. Last time elbow leverage to the outside of the knee and twist

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And then we will be going to the Cobra

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Just double check. Yeah. So going to the Covid

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Like down, lowering yourself down gently, hands at your side, went to the side, lifting your head, bringing your hands up so under your forehead, sliding them out at a 90 degree, and pushing yourself up

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Yeah. Well, sliding the hands into your forehead again. Slide the hands out, push up

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Leasing down, or head down.

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Up, slide up, machine, app.

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And release

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So now we will be going through the entire sequence today.

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And we will not be pausing in between them, will be going from one to the other to the other.

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So one sequence to the next, to the next, so we will be starting off with a triangle and going from there so we’ll be doing each of these once hip with a part.

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Go to the side, open me and over, and remember we’re trying to do this as if we are graceful.

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Now arenas, so there’s no jerking movements in any of this.

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Next we go to just expansion. Forward

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And I,

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Yes. So now we go down to neat by stretch.

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I could have probably managed that more gracefully. You you can as well, and we’re pushing the knees down towards the floor

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Raising them back up, stretching our legs out to go into the back stretch

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Grasping the cabs.

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Taking our leg to the opposite side of the knee, leveraging the elbow and twisting back

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Going forward opposite leg. It goes. The opposite elbow leverages around

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To forward, and from there we have the advanced cobra going down

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Hands under the forehead, raising the head, pulling the arms out, and pushing up slightly higher than yesterday.

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Take a nice breath here, releasing the releasing the legs engaged in your shoulders and your upper back.

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Take a breath.

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And release. Down, arms, down, head to the side, arms at your side.

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Take a few moments here.

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Hmm! Come back, maybe doing up and sitting

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Your feet, or in this cross, whichever is easiest.

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I’m going to read the thoughts for the day, as I find that they are very helpful.

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The thoughts with the day. What is Yoga? Many centuries ago in that area of the world now known as India, men of great intellectual and spiritual stature perceived in a very direct way that human beings are disjointed, that is, the body, emotions, mind and spirit pool in their own

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Directions as each intern demands. The fulfillment of its own needs and desires.

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This causes a continual separation, and prevents the individual from functioning as an integrated whole, wherein his full potential is realized to make possible an integration of the body.

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Mind and spirit to unify the diverse aspects of the organism and end the split.

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These wise men, or gurus of ancient times, evolved and perfected over the centuries a system of self-development known as Yoga, a Sanskrit word, meaning union, or joining together.

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There are several major types of yoga, each employing different techniques that all designed to achieve the same unifying aspect.

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The 2 major Yogans that concern us in this book are Raja or meditative Yoga, and half the physical Yoga, with the emphasis on the ladder.

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The objectives of half a yoga are twofold.

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To go, cultivate the natural beauty of the body, and attain a high state of health, and 2 to awaken a great power that lies dormant in the organism, and utilize it for developing one’s own unique individual potential that is to see achieve self realization or as I call it to

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Remember your magical self from the above you can understand that Yoga is not simply another system of exercising the word exercise is used in this book as a convenience more precisely half a yoga is composed of a series of postures or poses Asanas in

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Sanskrit, as you perform the Asanas, you must be aware that they have been carefully designed to promote health and beauty as well as stimulate energies.

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That will be of extreme importance in the days to come.

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Hence the necessary for poise, balance, and concentration.

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At all times during this practice. So I know that I’m distracted because I’m leading you in this practice.

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So I am being very mindful on those twists. On those holds that I’m breathing, that I’m feeling into where the tightnesses are in my body that I’m releasing and allowing for my body to stretch and move and to gently bring it back into the alignment

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That it’s so desires to be so. Thanks for joining in with me.

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If you’re enjoying this, I encourage you to hop on over to payment.

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Dot com forward slash magical, leathering, and join in one of those tiers, as even the $3 a month helps me significantly, and things will be shifting and changing over the Patreon in the months to come.

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March twenty-first, the spring equinox.

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I will no longer be doing Facebook lives, but I will be highly concentrating on writing the spiral of the year.

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The divine, devotional, or the daily devotional for the divine, feminine, and working on the 2,024 planner.

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So if those are things that you’re interested in receiving tidbits of over the next year, that is what I’m going to be highlighting and focusing on for the Patrion.

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So continue through with the journey. This has catapulted so much inspiration, and really got me clear in what it is that I’m needing to be doing with the world.

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And so thanks for coming along with me in this journey. Hi, Stacy, and I’m so very grateful for your support.

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Your encouragement, your love, and I am excited for the next year to come.

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As we finish out this these last 2 lunar phases of this 13 cycle that we started last year.

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So have an absolutely magical day. Do not do any more Yoga today.

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That is very important. We are doing this practicing what is demonstrated or brought forward is enough.

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Let your body rest, feel into maybe parts of your body that might be a little sore from yesterday, or might be sore from today and just enjoy this experience of being and integrating in your body.

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I will see you all tomorrow. Have an absolutely amazing day

New Moon-Sensitizing the Body Lunar Cycle

Hello! I’m insane! Happy new moon, in the lunar cycle of sensitizing the body.

I feel like an aerobic instructor right now from the 80’s. With these mittens, and my thing I just realized, and one and 2, and my and 2.

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But we are reseensitizing the body today, and we will be doing some.

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Yoga stretches for the next lunar cycle.

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Welcome. It is 28 degrees. This morning, I was like, Oh, my gosh!

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What am I doing? Why, why did I schedule this for 9 a.

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M. It does not sound nice, but because it was scheduled.

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I’m 10 min late, but because it was scheduled because I had announced this already.

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I’m sucking it up, and this is what we’re doing today.

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So, if you are a Patreon member, feel free to hop on over to the Zoom link and join me over on the Zoom link to do the yoga and we’ll be doing some oric dancing and some other things throughout the 21 or 28 days together, so let’s get

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Going. I’m yoga for me has been a practice that I’ve been doing since I was 17.

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I found it as a senior in high school, so I’ve been doing yoga a very long time over 20 years.

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It’s something that continuously pulls me back into my body.

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And this 21, this 28 day practice, specifically, is something that I have been doing.

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Over and over and over again. So the book that I’m doing it from is Richard.

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Hillman’s Yoga, a 28 day exercise plan.

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So I love it. There’s so much beautiful poses in here, and it’s just a really gentle way to do Yoga.

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So our first pose is going to be a chest expansion that we are going to do, and has you do, Yoga?

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Slightly differently as far as timing, and things like that which I really love.

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So with a chest expansion, we’re going to start with our hands pushing out and up

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And you go back

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And pulled down to just about like. Don’t pull down a ton.

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This is, gonna be an easy, graceful.

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He’s into experience. We’re gonna hold here for about 10 breaths

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Again, this is just a really.

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Rational, mindful, expansive practice, and to stay engaged.

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I just realized I was not so. Just stay engaged in this whole

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Let’s breathe for another 5 breaths. Here

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And then we will go forward. So our hands so only about half, though we will.

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Towards the end of the month, be going all the way. So just I have back with arms upstretched.

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We’re gonna hold here for 10 breaths

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3 more breaths, and I’m counting them one in breath 2 as a doubt for us 3.

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Is an inbreast

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And we still back up, and we are going to do that again.

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But at in after the next exercise. So next is the backstretch so and’m gonna move my computer and my phone.

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Sorry I I spent the morning trying to figure out the best way to set this up, so we’ve got a backstretch.

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So we are going to start with our hands in front of us, and then we are going to stretch back and hold hold well.

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And then we are going to take our hands, place them just on our knees.

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I don’t care if you can touch your toes.

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We’re just going to the knees and we’re going to pull ourselves down towards our needs. And we’re gonna hold her account of 20

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And each time you take a breath you can just ease down into it.

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We’re not pulling ourselves down into the stretch.

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Will really just breathing and allowing for the muscles to relax into the stretch

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This form of Yoga, that I’ve been practicing is much different than a lot of the Yogas that I’ve participated in in classes where you’re constantly moving.

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This is really and allowing a releasing and then attending, and with the new moon today, what are your intentions?

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Mine are to get sensitized in my body for this Yoga practice over the next 28 days, to be nourishing and enlivening, and for me to get that grace and ease and flexibility back into my bones and muscles

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And we’re gonna come back up and we’re gonna go to the next exercise, and we will be doing these all more fluidly as we go through

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And the next one is a cobra.

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So we’re going to start off head down again. The video.

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I’m not sure how much you can see. So sorry.

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Head down, arms at your side, head to the side, and then we will be moving our arms

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Lifting our head, pulling the arms from the middle straight out, so that your elbows are pointing directly out from you, and just very slowly your elbows are still bent.

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You’re lifting your head, your butt and your legs are completely relaxed, and we’re gonna hold here for 15

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Continue to relax your legs, relax your lower back.

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While completely engaging your shoulders, your elbows, your arms.

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One more deep breath.

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Further, relaxing your lower back, further relaxing your legs, further, engaging your shoulders and your elbows to go back, down to around all the way down.

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Hold here!

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Or you can sit up

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And we will be doing the 3 exercises we did 3 times, each without pause.

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Now and then we will perform the 3 exercises once in like a route, like a fleet series, so we’re gonna start with the chest expansion again.

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Sorry I’ve got it. The computer and I will be uploading the videos of these.

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So we will start with our hands. Push them out and up and back, and pull down, and we’re not holding this time, and then we will go up to half back

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And app

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Hands up, push out awesome and around and black to pull down

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Up, to half back.

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And one more time. Push out and around

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Cool, black.

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2 half back.

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Next we will go to the backstretch

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We’ll get the setup where I’m not constantly fidgeting with the

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Thing legs outstretched, and we will take our hands, and we will lay back and bring our hands to our knees.

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Do not go any further today. Your elbows go out, cool down, feel the stretch and up.

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Well back.

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Move forward, grab your knees, cool down, stretching each time you might actually feel yourself going a little deeper.

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We’ll be doing back

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And go forward, grab your knees, cool down, gentle stretch

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Next we will flip around to do the cobra.

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Remember, legs are relaxed, head down.

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Have your comes, your hands facing each other in front of your forehead, slide your hands out, and push up with your elbows.

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At 90 degree angles, relax the legs, relax the butt, engage the shoulders, release back down, bringing your hands in front of your forehead.

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Ring your bring your arms out, engage, pull up.

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Relax the legs, lower the head, ring in the arm.

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One last time pull out the arms, cool up to head, engage

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Relax the legs and release

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And we will take one moment, pause to

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Just, be present, feel in your body, maybe, where all of these sensations are going to feel where there’s maybe some tightness.

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Feel where there’s pain. Go into the pain. Do not dissociate from the pain for the next 28 days.

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Move into the pane. Ask your body, why is there pain?

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Why is this stiff? Why is this not feeling well over the next 28 days?

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It could just need a just really could need this yoga.

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It could need some gentle movements and aspects so sorry, something just popped up on my screen.

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So next, we are going to take and do all 3 of these in as graceful ballet style.

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Sequence as possible. So we are going to start with the chest expansion

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And we will push out. We will bring up. We will go behind and pull

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Forward, to half back.

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Then imagine being as graceful as possible to go down into backstretch where we being back and we grab our knees and gently, or maybe toes are pointed right with this ballet style

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And then we move to the Cobra, and we lay down, and we put our hands on our forehead

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And we lift our head, move our hands out, and push up

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Releasing and relaxing our but our legs engaging our shoulders, and we again release them

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We’re gonna do it one more time. So imagine either getting up like La Arena, where we will engage in the chest expansion, where we will push out to the back.

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Go to half back.

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We will go back down to sitting. Do so in a way that is as graceful as you can.

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To lean back.

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And pull forward

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Release to go into cobra hands under the forehead

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Pull the hands out, push up while relaxing the legs in the butt, releasing the loan back engaged in the shoulders in the neck, and then let go, releasing the hands

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And I’m going to read the thoughts for the day from this book, because this is part of the practice.

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I found that when I did, when I’ve done this, each time I’ve done this for the past 20 years.

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The thoughts for the day have just gotten more and more profound to me.

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Today’s exercises will provide a good indication as to how stiff, tight, and tense you may have grown in many key points of your body.

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The stiffer you find yourself, the greater your need for the gentle stretching movements of Yoga.

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A stiff, inflexible body cannot be a truly healthy and beautiful one.

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Remember that you must never strain, jerk, or fight to achieve these extreme positions.

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Just go as far as you can, regardless of where it may be, and have the patience to hold as indicated.

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The hold will gradually impart the elasticity that is needed to a call.

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The most extreme positions. This is true regardless of your age or physical condition.

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Once achieved, you will find that you will retain this wonderful flexibility.

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Your entire life. The Yogi one who practices Yoga is a Yogi, attaches great value in terms of both health and and beauty to a strong elastic spine, and an ancient Yogic adage proclaims you are as young as your spine is flexible

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You have only to look at the people around you to determine the truth of this statement.

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Young people who spines have grown rigid will appear to be much older than their actual years.

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Conversely, people who have retained their elasticity of their spines and limbs, appear youthful and alive in middle age and beyond, therefore, a number of our exercises will be practiced for the express purpose of promoting the health.

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The strength and flexibility of the entire spine from the cervical vertebrae in the neck to the lowest of the lumbar.

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Discover, to your delight, that the youthful spring is returning to your spine, and joints within 2 to 3 weeks.

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The Chest Expansion backstretch and cobra exercises learned today are not only powerful loosening techniques, but they help to release energy that can be trapped in the spine, and the joints.

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You must never become discouraged, or decide that any of these positions is too difficult.

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The response of even the most stubborn areas of the body to the ingenious Yoga movements is truly astonishing.

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So that is all. For today I appreciate you being here with me this is what it’s going to be.

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The next 28 days. If you want to be able to get the recordings of these, if you want to get the Daily Planner pages, if you want to be a part of the private community, please come over to Patreon, Www.

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I so appreciate sharing my mornings with you, and I will see you all tomorrow.