This week’s focus in my live yoga classes is on Hips and Hearts, opening that “junk drawer” and releasing into the “wake of the boat.”

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We store emotions in our hips until they become like a junk drawer. A little of this, a little of that. Slips of memories crammed into the nooks and crannies. From a physical perspective, this causes tightness and anxiety. (Among other things.) For those of us who sit a lot, we add physical restrictions that further block that flow of energy. This week our asana practice is about opening the hips and allowing space for that movement.

I am guiding students this week as we climb into our motorboat (or maybe just a pontoon – it’s your boat, you decide), firing up the engine, and releasing the items from that junk drawer into the wake of the boat. Sending that energy away and leaving it in our past where it belongs.

Driving forward with the FAITH that our boat will get us where we need to be.

Hip opening poses are energetically like clearing that junk drawer, we feel lighter and more free to be open to receive. We’ve made space for the fresh energy to come in.

Here is the poem I have been closing classes with this week. I hope you enjoy it.

“The moving finger writes and having writ it moves on.
Nor all the piety nor wit can lure it back to cancel half a line.
Nor all thy tears wash out one word of it.”
Omar Khayyam

Make it a great week ~ In Love & Light

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