All posts tagged: spine

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 …

Special Topics Series w/Anna Gilbert

Special Topics Series with Anna Gilbert 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 12/9 Wednesdays from 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm $34 for the series of 4-workshops or $12 to drop-in 10/14 From Kitty Cat to Wagging Dog: Exploring the Spine in Asana 10/28 Is Your Triangle a Rectangle? Explore the Side Body in Asana 11/11 Are you Ready to Rumble? Explore Alignment in Warrior Pose 12/9 Let’s Twist! Explore spirals in seated and standing Asana More information on topics and to register here: Posted by Sharon Rudyk, Director of Yoga Matrika in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania