Land in this mess, get dirty, notice the places that are not dirty, get them dirty, lay in the muck, and when it is time to rise, shine your bright self forward dirt and all….
I absolutely love the acronym that my teacher, Jillian Pransky, gave to landing.
It sounds either Norwegian or Icelandic to my ears. This is the process of landing, of being grounded. And a perfect reminder as we are a few weeks into winter.
L – Land
A – Arrive
R – Relax
L – Listen
A – Allow
R – Repeat
Carmen and I are headed to Kripalu for a weekend long retreat with Jillian. I am anticipating putting the above process into practice. I know that we are both going to suck up as much retreat life as possible to reset ourselves and to share with our communities of students, clients, family and friends.
Place the two blocks at either the lowest or medium height, equidistant from each other bolster lengthwise on top of blocks. A s-fold or triple fold blanket on top of bolster. It may be more comfortable without blocks. Legs straddle the props at one end, and lengthen body over them. Head will rest on props. Additional blanket(s) may be used behind knees. Ideally props should extend all the way to the pelvis area but this may not be the case with your body structure. Stay here for 10 minutes to begin with, rotating head side to side.
Modify as needed with a chair or in a straddle position.