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Nichol's TIPs: Tolasana (Scale Pose), the power of regular practice, and practicing playfulness

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

This week, we'll explore Tolasana (Scale Pose), the power of regular practice, and practicing playfulness

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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. 

LIFT up. 

"For more ease in lifting up into scale pose, place blocks under your hands. Lean back to lift your knees first, and then lift your hips."


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by Joshua Foer, a freelance journalist and author living in Brookline, Massachusetts, with a primary focus on science. He was the 2006 USA Memory Champion

"Regular practice simply isn’t enough. To improve, we must watch ourselves fail, and learn from our mistakes.” 

  • Source:  Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer


What do you regularly practice? Do you regularly allow yourself to fail and learn from your mistakes? 



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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