Five Element Yoga® Practices
May 4, 2016
by Jennifer Reis, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, Kripalu School of Yoga faculty. The rhythms of the seasons and nature gloriously expressed through her Five Elements also live within our own bodies. Tuning into these forces can help give clues about finding your natural rhythm. As adults with so much to do and so many people to take care of, most often we are moving to a dis-jointed staccato-like...
May 3, 2016
With Jala Mudra. Lay on your back and draw your knees into your chest. Rock side to side to massage your back- yummy! Soften and loosen your neck and back muscles. Place your feet down close to your buttocks and close together so they almost touch. You may like to place a block between your thighs on the narrowest level to help you feel more grounded and stable. Reach your...
March 29, 2016
by Jennifer Reis, Integrative Yoga Therapist Here are ideas for some of the most important ways I've found to live fully embodied. Above all, remember that your body is a gift from beyond, a mystery to honor, respect and listen to. Practicing Body Scan daily by listening to a recorded yoga nidra, or silently guiding it on your own is a deep way to connect, with a listening ear to...
One of the best ways to connect with your body and hear it's messages is through touch. Often we have no idea how a part of the body feels until we, or someone else, touches it, revealing tenderness, tightness, numbness, strength and so on. Here's a great starter video on how to do Abhyanga Self-Massage with Warm Oil by Banyan Botanicals. It can be helpful to have Jennifer’s HANDOUT: Abhyanga...