Shoshin Yoga 28

FOCUS: eliminate aches and pains from sitting or standing all day

Your body is never “out of shape,” it’s always in shape according to how you have moved up to this very moment. In modern life, for hours on end, we are sitting at our desks, driving our cars to work, sitting in front of our computers and phones, sleeping in our beds, laying on our couch while we watch TV, repeat, repeat, repeat... This class aims to produce down regulated states through simple movements that use gravity to the body’s advantage. Down regulating the nervous system develops our capacity to be calm, aware, and present - even in stressful situations. Down regulating the stress response is an acquired capacity. It’s like a muscle: you have to build it over time in order for it to be strong.

Props needed: bolster, strap, 2 blocks

Ayla Sarnoff