YWA Move Day 4 – FlowAnnalise Friend
Oh, I loved the YWA Move Day 4 Flow from Yoga With Adriene.
I feel the gentle power of the breath to ease out pain and tension from a niggling hip (and shout out to my past self with injuries and chronic conditions, and anyone else, who finds that the release is not easy or immediate).
I feel the romantic, kind sensibility towards myself that comes from moving from the breath.
I sense that flow is always within, and we practice being able to feel it.
I appreciate Adriene saying that ‘flow’ is not so much a style or flavour of yoga as a mode or a practice.
As someone in the yoga industry I look to minimise comparison and jealousy, chatter.
Yoga With Adriene’s reach could be seen as winning a game of capturing audience – yet she invites us to the place where our breath leads us away from such comparisons and towards our kind self.
May we all practice with our romantic kind ways – on and off the mat, and however we are feeling.
I noticed the power of the Ujjayi breath through Adriene’s microphone on the video for YWA Move Day 4.
It really does sound oceanic – it has breadth – even on the inhale.
I like the sense that an inhalation can have three dimensions and is not a narrow passage of breath through the nostrils only.
If you have seen the illustrations of the open vocal diaphragm doing Ujjayi breath you can appreciate that the opening is real.
I like that this power is audible through Adriene’s mic and can counter the stereotype of a pretty, slim woman.
May we all enjoy the romance of our opening.