Kitchen Sink Yoga #1 – Tree Pose
Welcome to kitchen sink yoga for the everyday goddess. Thank you for joining us today. So we come to this section of St. Gasana our practice of empowering postures and affirmations.
So join me over in the sink area of your kitchen and we’ll start just by standing with our back to the sink so you can use the sink in a couple of ways to really just add a little bit of stability to the posture for yourself. And some support. So just lean into the back of the cabinet right below the sink there and face away from it and bring your feet so that their hips with the part and parallel to each other take a moment to just soften your knees just a little microbent and feel the energy of your feet and legs go down and connect to the earth. I want to feel rooted in solid. Pressure your feet a little deeper down and begin to elongate and lengthen your spine upward toward the sky.
Pressed the crown of the head up toward the ceiling released the shoulders away from your ear lobes.
And just experience the awesome power of standing on your own two feet. And we’ll repeat the affirmation out loud together once and then you can say it silently to yourself once rooted. In mountain pose I am solid and strong as the mountain.
Big deep breath in the nose side all through the mouth one more breath like that big inhale through the nose exhale sigh all out soft jaw awesome pressing the feet even deeper into the earth lengthen and elongate the spine.
The energy of the upper body extending toward the sky.
Bring your right hand to your belly your left hand to your heart and just begin to experience the movement of your breath.
Just feeling that sensation. The inhalation and the acceleration letting your mind and body attuned to that rhythmic pulsation wave like movement of Brad inhaling from the belly to the chest.
Then exhaling from the chest to the belly. Letting the breath be full natural anti.
And on the next acceleration take your arms out wide to the side like goalpost arms or sometimes we call this goddess arms.
So elbows are bent and the palms are facing forward.
Take a big deep breath in and open the chest and as you exhale.
Bring the palms to touch. Bring the elbows to touch in front of the Heart Center.
And how big deep breath and perhaps the arms away from you back into gold poles like you were pressing open some big door way into the temple of your body.
Axelle bring their hands back to center palms touch elbows touch.
Again take the arms out wide to the side.
Go Paul’s position open the chest and the heart acts help bring the arms back to center. Two or three more brats like that.
Feelings sensing the movement.
And then sounding the affirmation out loud with me.
And then once silently to yourself My heart is open to give and receive love.
And on your next acceleration slowly release the arms back alongside the body step your feet a little closer together. And for this next balancing pose for Tripos make sure that your sacred or your back is right up against the back of your kitchen sink areas are nice and stable there. And reading down through the LeftFoot press it into the earth without locking that knee and then bend the right knee and just bring the inside of the right foot to the lower part of the left calf. Can rest your toe on the earth. Even in more of a kickstand position if that feels more stable to your. From here you can begin to explore bringing the hands into Namas stay or prayer position at the heart center. And or inviting the tree to blossom.
In any way or shape that would feel good. Taking the arms out wide to the side with palms up in front of mujer. Taking the arms over head. To steeple position.
Their fingers intertwined in the index finger toward the sky. This feeling the whole length of your body.
Feeling your connectedness to the earth and sky.
And then saying the affirmation with me once aloud. And then once silently.
My roots run deep. I am balanced. And calm. On the Axelle bring that ride back down to the earth both feet on the floor big deep breath in and out. And how tense the shoulders up towards the ears act say I’ll drop them down and back.
One more time in our tents and tighten and lift the shoulders and exhale at them soften and sink down the back of the body.
Staying connected to your breath begin to root deeper into the right foot. Taking Tripos on the opposite side left knee goes out wide to the side so the left to those lower right. Leg. Hands to heart. Or overhand. Breathing and.