All posts tagged: Pennsylvania

And on Day 6, We Rest

Day 6 of Week One of Eight with Rodney Yee Today we breathe, we relax and we meditate in supported hero pose.  Yes, we finally have a practice that is just my speed and just what I need after an incredibly stressful week.  I’ve got more adrenaline rushing around my blood and poisoning my organs than I care to admit and this, combined with the almost complete lack of quality sleep is enough.  Truly, enough.  So, thank you Rodney Yee for building in this lovely restful practice and (yippie) a day off tomorrow. Next week, sun salutations.  I’m really looking forward to finding some new inspiration for  my sun salutation practice!   Please feel free to join me in my 8-week program with Rodney Yee. You can share your own experience by leaving comments on this blog. It’s OK if you start on a different day or we get out of sync. This is going to be fun! Posted by Sharon Fennimore Rudyk, the fearless leader of Team Matrika. Are you in Pittsburgh, PA? Join us …

Mindful Focus of the Week

Last week, the focus for Mindful Yoga was “the organs.”  We learned to support asana using the internal structures of the body and acknowledge our organs for all that they do.  This week, our focus is the sacral center (2nd Chakra).  I always pick a focus based on what I am working on in my personal practice and recently, for the first time in years, I managed to aggravate my sciatic nerve.  It’s hard to say how I did it—-Demonstrating a reverse triangle when I wasn’t warmed up?  Carrying a heavy messenger bag on one shoulder?  Sitting with my legs crossed for too long?  Good news is that it doesn’t matter how it happened, only that it’s over now and the experience provided inspiration to give some juicy love to the sacrum this week. The sacral area is associated with creativity and when we create and acknowledge sensation here we are filled with optimism, passion and direction.  Life is vibrant! If you can’t make it to Mindful Flow on Tuesday night at Yoga Matrika in …