Tag - 30 days of yoga

YWA Move Day 20 – Ritual

The theme of YWA Move Day 20 is ritual. For many this idea may be off-putting, prompting an aversion to religious or spiritual ceremony. Fair enough. A lot of harm has been continued through means of ritual in institutationalised religion.  A lot of toxic positivity and eliding true experience has been enacted in new age rituals. I know because of the deep frown line in my forehead that formed in response to simplistic and harmful intoning of the sacred masculine and sacred feminine...

Mukti Cork Mobility Kit - Peanut

YWA Move Day 11 – Mobility

The YWA Move Day 11 yoga practice with Adriene Mishler is focused on mobility. Mobility is a buzzword; it is also important. There are many movement practices that focus on mobility, from physiotherapy, osteopathy, to 'functional' movement and pilates. Essentially, these modalities find common ground in helping the body to free up patterns of tension and pain, which brings greater mobility. I like a focus on mobility because it helps me tune in to specific parts of the body and give loving attention...

Yoga Design Lab Cork Yoga Block - Mandala Black

YWA Move Day 10 – Uplift

Ah, uplift - thanks to the YWA Move Day 10 yoga home practice. What a sweet relief to feel some uplift through the body and mind through the gems of yoga. I actually had some mid and lower back tension going into this practice, so the idea of uplift had me a little trepidatious that it would be focused on backbends. Backbends were in there, but it was a lovely mix of as an, and as always, the instruction from Adriene is...