Sunday, May 31, 2015

Wild make my heart sing

June's pose of the month is the powerful, amazing heart opener known as Wild Thing (sanskrit: camatkarasana). If you are a regular in Lydia's classes you'll know exactly why she chose this as her favorite pose, and our pose of the month! This gal's heart is wide open, and practicing with her will definitely make your heart sing!

When asked why she loved Wild Thing Lydia responded, "Yes, it's an amazing song but it's also my favorite yoga pose! It's a great way to start your day, with an open and grateful heart. This pose always makes me feel joyful!"

Lydia's advice for practicing Wild Thing at home:

Start in Downward Facing Dog. Bring your weight to your right hand and roll onto the outer edge of your right foot (similar to Side Plank Pose). Keep your hips lifted and step your left foot back behind you. As you release the sole of the right foot to the Earth (same direction as your left foot), keep your right leg straight and point the toes on your right foot as you square your hips toward the sky. Curl back through your upper back. Keep breathing and curl your head back into more of a backbend. Extend your left hand from your heart to express your truest nature - love.

Come practice Wild Thing with us this month. And don't be afraid to practice it on your own and show us YOUR wild side.  Post your pictures to our Facebook page or our Instagram account and tag Inner Spring Yoga using the hashtag #SoINyoga.  We look forward to letting your Wild Thing make our hearts sing!

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