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Nichol's TIPs: Lotus Pose, embodying what is important to you, and yoga & somatics practice

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This week, we'll explore Padmasana, embodying what is important to you, and yoga & somatics practice

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STEP 1. 

OPEN UP your hips. 

"Lie down on your back, and come into a figure 4 shape with your legs. Lift your legs up, and use your arms to bring your legs into your chest and hold for several breaths in the stretch."

STEP 2. 


"As you bring the first leg in for lotus pose, make sure you bend the knee completely so there is no space between the calf muscles and the back of the thigh. Then slide your foot up toward the opposite hip crease."

STEP 3. 

PRESS through the pinky edges of your feet. 

"Once both legs are in position, press actively through the pinky edges of your feet into the inner thighs."


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by Jon Kabat-Zinn, an American professor emeritus of medicine and the creator of the 'Stress Reduction Clinic' and the 'Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society' at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He developed Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and is a founding member of Cambridge Zen Center

"Make a list of what is really important to you. Embody it.”  

  • Source:  Wherever You Go, There Your Are - Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn


What is most important to you. What might you do to embody this more? 



Standing Strong on Your Feet and Hands PRACTICE


Here is a LINK to a yoga & somatics sequence that feels fun, playful and well-rounded. Give it a try!


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 Until next week, 

Nichol Chase

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