Yin Yang Yoga for Spring Renewal
“Spring heralds the return of the sun’s warmth, the renewal of life, and the reappearance of green and color everywhere” - unknown
Spring renewal is something that touches me to my core. As someone who is extremely sensitive to the seasons, it’s something about breaking out of the cold darkness of winter that allows me to come into full bloom. I can feel it on a physical and energetic level! Can you?
Spring is also the perfect time to try new things including purifying breathwork and a mix of yang and yin yoga styles to balance the body.
In this free 25 min yoga class I share with you an advanced pranayama (breath work) technique, Kapalabhati also known as “skull-shining breath” or “breath of fire”. Kapalahbhati comes from two Sanskrit words: Kapala, which translates to “Skull,” and Bhati, which means “light.” It’s an exercise that purifies, rejuvenates, and invigorates the mind and body.
Cleanses lungs and respiratory system
Strengthens and tones diaphragm and abdominal muscles
Increases oxygen to cells, purifying blood in the process
Energizes and clears mind
To complete the breath practice you inhale into the belly and exhale short sharp breaths while pumping the diaphragm. We start today’s class with a few round just to get you warmed up. We then move into a flow to warm the muscles of the body in order to calm the mind followed by some deep nourishing yin stretches that we hold for 1-2 minutes.
I hope you enjoy this class. Let me know what you think! :)
xo Vanessa Michele