Frequent readers already know that I'm doing yoga every single day in July. I've organized a fantastic group of yogis who have accepted that challenge as well. We chime in and encourage each other in a facebook group and they receive daily e-mails from me.
I thought I'd share today's e-mail with all of you...
In many faiths Sunday is a day of rest.
My Papa used to observe a day of literal rest on Sunday- no lawn work or chores. I've never been sure if this was an act of faith on his part or whether he had found a surefire method of making sure that my Grandma didn't nag him to get out of his chair. Either way- it worked for him!
But, we've decided to do yoga every single day in July- even on Sunday! If you're starting to feel like you need a rest I have good news for you. You can have your yoga and a rest, too.
Today I'm introducing you to Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Gentle Yoga. These flows will be much calmer than some of the power yoga-typs workouts you may have tried. They will challenge you to be still and stay in postures for more extended periods of time. I'll warn you though- while Yin might be easier on the body than an intense flow, it can be tough to quiet your mind.
So many of us are busy- constantly in motion. We can find it challenging to just be still.
Try it- take your day of rest. My Papa would be proud.
Here is a Yin Yoga with Yogi Nora
Click here to read Yin Yoga 101: What You Need to Know