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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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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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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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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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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Patreon.com forward, slash, magic mothering, and join us over there for the next few lunar cycles while we finish up this year of lunar cycles.
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But you can also get all the past recordings and all of the past stuff in pages in Patreon.
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If you join over there now. So thank you so much for being here.
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I so appreciate sharing my mornings with you, and I will see you all tomorrow.