Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Day 5 Getting Grounded!

Prince Edward Island

In my opinion there is nothing like yoga outdoors. This to me is the best way to ground as Mother Earth is right there to imbue your body, mind and spirit with direct current compatible to human cells. Here are a few poses you can begin your day with before moving into your meditation.

1. Supported Headstand or Tri-pod. If these poses are not available to you in your practice rabbit pose works just as well. Try to remain in your inversion of at least 5 to 10 full breaths.

2. Neck Stretch. Find a comfortable seat and assist your neck stretch with your hand on the side of your head while extending your opposite hand to the ground. Repeat opposite side. Remain in stretch for at least 5 breaths.

3. Alternate Nostril Breath. This is exactly what it sounds like. Simply alternate the breath through your nostrils by releasing your left hand to rest upon your left knee connecting thumb and index finger. Use the thumb of your right hand to gently close the right nostril, and index and ring finger to close the left nostril. To start, close your right nostril and gently and fully inhale through the left nostril. Then close off the left nostril and exhale through the right. Inhale through your right nostril, and then close your right nostril and exhale through your left. Repeat for 3 to 5 minutes.

4. Meditate. Find a comfortable seated position with spine erect. Set your intention and stay here for 5, 10 or 20 minutes.

Mary Jane Kasliner

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