Signs of spring from my front yard…
Stress comes in many forms. And unbeknownst to me and many, it can surface in many forms. I counted myself recently, as one of the lesser stressed people with all of my practices to calm my body, my mind and my energy. But my stress or dis-ease could have been building up for many many years before my current practices. I had a pretty raucous start in my twenties with trying to achieve greatness both career-wise and in a long term relationship called marriage. I was going to be perfect doing these things, no room for error. That came crashing down, at least the career part, with a cross country move, and then the subsequent, redefining of who I was. A marriage which was not built on solid foundation added to the mix.
So how does knowing where my stress and beginnings of dis-ease began, help me in my current situation? I am not sure yet. Can I go back and address maybe some of the built up trauma that those times created in me? Will it help current me? Stay tuned as I explore this aspect of my healing journey.
Extended Bridge Pose
3 Positions to Open Spine
Roll or fold a blanket so that when placed in each position, it provides a lift and opening to the spaces. Adjust for your comfort.
#1 Bra Line
Stay for 3 minutes each position with legs in any comfortable position for you. Take long inhalations and exhalations.
Roll a blanket and place as close to your pelvis under your legs. This will create a lift in the pelvis to stretch the poses and the front of the hip flexors. Hands may be relaxed by your side. Add blankets over you as you want.