“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi
The practice of yoga can help you find yourself, learn more about you, your body, your limits, and things that you’re capable of that perhaps you didn’t even know were possible. This new personal information can extend beyond your yoga and out into the world so that you can shape your social and emotional life with better understanding. And then in turn, you can make your world a better place for not just you but also those around you. Join me on Thursday at 12:30pm @lucentyoga and see what might be waiting to be discovered inside. ✨
The long week of clouds, humidity and rain has finally ended but left most of us in as bad of a mood as the weather. Luckily for you, I have TONS of hip opening planned for my 4:30pm Saturday class @lucentyoga to help you let go of those rainy day blues. I can’t think of a better way to shake off any lingering bad vibes. See you soon!
Bhujapidasana, aka Shoulder Press Pose, is a fun arm balance that strengthens the arms and wrists, opens the inner thighs and tones the abs. It’s important to remember to engage the core to keep from falling back and to squeeze the shoulders to keep from sliding down. You may find yourself dangling in this pose (and many more) in either of my classes @lucentyoga listed below.
Lately I’ve been loving Dolphin Pose, aka Forearm Downdog. A fabulous stretch for the chest and shoulders while also strengthening them at the same time. For those looking to up their arm balance or inversion game this pose is a must as it helps build forearm muscle and thus fortifies the wrists. And of course, holding this pose, or shifting forward and then back (aka Dolphin Push-ups),helps strengthen the core and stretch the hamstrings. 💫
Looking ahead to the long weekend and planning on making it awesome. Join me @lucentyoga at 9:30am on Thursday before you leave town (or stay in town) to get wild for the last unofficial weekend of the summer. We’ll tone, sweat and stretch so that you can sail ahead into September with a smile.
Is the encroaching end of the summer causing you to lose your zen? Then throw on your yoga clothes and hustle over to @lucentyoga at either (or both) of the times listed below and let me help you get it back. We will move, sweat and stretch our way to serenity.
The late summer is full of indulgences, from peach and strawberry pie, to perhaps too much @montaukbrewco, to choosing sleep over your regular Sunday morning fitness class. Luckily, we have yoga twists to help detox all the sugar, alcohol and laziness right out of you. Join me Tuesday morning at 9:30am @lucentyoga and leave feeling open and refreshed…and maybe hungry for another piece of pie. 😉
I bend so that I don’t break. Living in NYC is a constant compromise. You must be able to let go of previous physical boundaries due the constant onslaught of people on the street or subways, let go of what you used to consider quiet for the hum of cars, trains and sirens, and learn to not just live but enjoy the concrete jungle as your home. Oddly living in such a busy, loud, crowded space has made me more easy going and able to find relaxation even during a loud cramped MRI. Although I’m sure my daily 19 year yoga practice hasn’t hurt. Join me @lucentyoga to let go of any hidden stress and also become more aware of your ability to physically and mentally compromise so as to float versus trudge through your day.
Marichyasana A is an intense opening pose from the ashtanga Primary Series. The chest, shoulders and hips are opened with the bind and the spine and hamstrings are lengthened with the forward fold. Join me at my 7am Wednesday class @lucentyoga to feel its wonders for yourself. See you soon!