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Day one hundred and eighteen

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I awoke sore from yesterday’s vigorous class so I did some gentle yoga to loosen up. I also did some core specific poses, twists and wind removing. I got to thinking about digestion and poses that specifically help with that.
Wind-Removing Pose
This specifically works the intestines. Bikram says: Wind-Removing Pose compresses and massages the ascending colon and descending colon.
It also messages the transverse colon and compresses the entire digestive system.

Twists also help massage the digestive system. I would suggest gentle twists and head-to-knee with bent knees. Elevating the legs on a chair can also feel good on a full belly. A nice walk followed by a sequence with the above components will really help ease that overly stuffed feeling that we all hope to achieve on Turkey day.

Thanksgiving isn’t only about stuffing our faces. It is about being grateful that we are blessed and able to take a day off to stuff our faces and spend time with loved ones.
The asana Parsvottanasana is considered to be an expression of gratitude. It is a challenging pose that should be entered into with care.

There are many variations of this pose so one doesn’t have to be an “advanced” yogi in order to express gratitude through their practice.


Author: yogaforemily

I have challenged myself to do yoga everyday for one year and thought I'd blog about it. I have been practicing yoga on and off and back and forth for about 9 years and I have decided that it is time for me to really delve in and figure out what it's all about, if it is something I want to make part of my life. I also thought this might put some discipline in to my day and be a fun way to express my thoughts and share some pictures that may or may not have anything directly to do with yoga.

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