The Yoga practice of the month that I would like to chat about is from the Yoga Asana family.
The Yoga Asana is Downward facing dog
Sanskrit name: Adho Mukha Svanasana
Downward facing dog can be one of the most tiresome or restful parts of your asana practise depending on where your body, mind and practise is on any given day. Did you know that 75% of the weight should be in your legs and only 25% should be in your arms?
Why not take a moment each day this month to check in with yourself in downward facing dog. Ask yourself do you feel tired or rested, sore or stretched? Use your breath to check in and see where you are at and notice how it changes every day depending on how you feel each day.
By checking in with ourselves daily we can begin to see the changing nature of our bodies and minds and how by showing up and witnessing the changing nature we can begin to realise that we are something beyond the body and the mind.
I would love to hear how you go with this! Also, if you have any questions about proper alignment, prop use or options when downward dog doesn’t work for you- feel free to bring them to class.