You’re mostly made of water, says Cyndi Lee, so why not act that way?
“A complete yoga practice involves forward bending, twisting, backward bending, side bending, inverting, breath awareness, resting and meditation.”
It amazes me when students say their hips are tight as they’re sitting on the floor with their legs spread. Their hips are open, but their minds are closed.
When we reverse our visual field and our base of physical support by doing an inversion, we dance with energy without attaching to preconceived notions.
“Just as pipes in your house get backed up, creating a flooded kitchen, the pipes of your body are subject to blockage, and need to be kept clean and open.”
“All of our nerves originate in the spine and then radiate out through the whole system. So when you awaken your spine, your entire body is rejuvenated.”
“Yoga practice is not necessarily relaxing; it trains us to be centered, awake, confident and flexible within effortful situations.”
“The good news is that the connection of heart and head can be reestablished through increased shoulder mobility.”
What is strong and what is weak? How can we find the balance of both inner and outer strength? Cyndi Lee with an athletic work-out and a meditative work-in?
Restorative yoga creates the conditions for opening to occur. It soothes the nervous system, which, in turn, calms the mind.