50-something mom seeking balance, Hatha Yoga

4:00 Slump

We used to call it the “witching hour” at our house. Somewhere between 3:30-5:00 when Mom (or Dad) and kids are all a bit cranky, tired and hungry. Instead of reaching for a sweet and a big mug of tea or coffee try this Restorative Yoga Pose (Viparita Kirani) instead. Enjoy.

Exploring Balance

balanceAre you feeling off kilter, out of sorts or off balance?  Try this variation of Tree Pose (Vrksasana) to explore if you are trying to hold on to something that can’t be held on too.

Bring one foot on top of the other.  As you can see the easier version has the top foot angled to the side.  Bring your hands to your hips to help you balance.  Relax your shoulders, your jaw, your breath…

Feel the constant shifting of your ankle and foot.  Let go of struggling to control this movement and surrender to it.  Feel the continual shifting, the adjusting, responding to the moment.

There is no such thing as being balanced, only responding moment to moment to what arises.