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Nichol's TIPs: Galavasana (Sage Galava's Pose), our vast true nature, and practicing dynamism

WELCOME to Nichol's TIPs - a weekly newsletter where I share a TUTORIAL, some INSPIRATION, and a PRACTICE.

This week, we'll explore Galavasana (Sage Galava's Pose), our vast true nature, and practicing dynanism

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STEP 1. 

OPEN up your hips. 

"Come into a seated position and carefully stack one shin on top of the other to come into agnistabhasana (fire log pose). For more stretch in your hips, begin to lean forward."

STEP 2. 

CAREFULLY come into either HALF OR FULL lotus

"Come into half lotus or full lotus very carefully. Pay special attention to how your knees feel. If you feel any pulling or pain around the knees, that's your indication to back off."

STEP 3. 

HOOK your arm over your top shin and LIFT up. 

"For more ease in lifting up, place blocks under your hands."


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by Joanna Macy, is an environmental activist, author, and scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. She is the author of twelve books. She was married to the late Francis Underhill Macy, the activist and Russian scholar who founded the Center for Safe Energy.

"“It is my experience that the world itself has a role to play in our liberation. Its very pressures, pains, and risks can wake us up -- release us from the bonds of ego and guide us home to our vast, true nature. For some of us, our love of the world is so passionate that we cannot ask it to wait until we are enlightened.” 


How do you like to connect with nature? How does connection with nature guide you to your vast, true nature? 



Dynamic Yoga & Somatics PRACTICE


Here is a LINK to a dynamic Yoga & Somatics practice. Give it a try! 


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 Until next week, 

Nichol Chase

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