Yoga PSA: Cold weather is often synonymous with viruses and the flu. One easy way to stay healthy is Shoulder Stand. Doing this pose for 2 to 3 mins daily (or 2 to 3 times per day if you’re already feeling less than great) is a fabulous way (and scientifically proven) to move lymph throughout the body. The more it moves, the more waste it can pick up in the body, eventually getting to your lymph nodes to filter and dispose of these fats, bacterias, etc and thus giving your immune system a big boost. As someone who spends her day touching sweaty people and riding the NYC Subway, I manage to stay pretty healthy thanks to this secret weapon. 😉
The weekend is in reach and I’m ready to wind down the work and amp up the relaxing. Join me then @lucentyoga at the times listed below to release your work week stress and open your body and mind to new fun. See you soon!
Fall is finally here. My favorite season, when the leaves change, the air is crisp and the city is abuzz with excitement and fun. Fall makes me want to move, energize and be present for all of its beauty. Join me this weekend @lucentyoga to do all of the above and the times listen below. ✨🍂
Change is the one constant in life, which sadly doesn’t guarantee that it’s always easy. Right now we’re approaching the change of summer to fall, from hot to cool, from beach vacations to school and work. I love fall but the major energy shift in the city can be intense and sometimes tiring. So, it’s a good time to dig into your yoga practice and listen to what your body may need for fall. We’ll be getting into every nook and cranny of our bodies in my Saturday 4:30pm class @lucentyoga so that we can let out any stress, and meet the upcoming fall strong and open.
“So when somebody says “I am meditating,” he or she actually means “I am attempting to prepare myself for dhyāna. I’d like to bring my mind into a suitable state for dhyāna to occur.” To say “I am doing dhyāna” or “I am meditating” actually corrupts the concept of dhyāna because technically dhyāna is not something we can do. It is something that simply happens if the conditions are right. It is a siddhi, simply given. Hence all we can do is emphasize the means that help to make the conditions right for dhyāna.”