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Yoga for Aerial Acrobats – How to get your spine more flexible?

Would you like to practice those pretty backbends in the silk and the aerial hoop? Or you are looking to increase your spine flexibility with a safe yoga practice at home?

Our spine is so delicate and so strong at the same time, is the one in charge of connecting our whole body, from our head, torso, arms, hands & fingers to our hips, legs, feet, and toes.

Some of us are born we the body more available to perform backends and torsions without a lot of effort and others need to work a little bit harder to get those pretty backbends.

Either or, it is true that if you don’t keep the good training and the practice going we will eventually feel stiffer and it will be harder to move.

As Kevin Kelly said “You are only as old as you spine is flexible”

The spine is a pivotal important part of our body.  Without it, we could not keep ourselves upright or even stand up.  It gives our body structure and support.  It enables us to move about freely and to bend with flexibility.  The spine is also designed to protect our spinal cord.  The spinal cord is a column of nerves that connects our brain with the rest of the body, allowing control of our movement and bodily function.  This is why keeping the spine flexible is vital for a healthy and active life and also important for an optimum nervous system function.

Today I am sharing 2 videos tutorials I uploaded in YouTube showing how to practice 2 basic but important yoga poses that will help you to build a solid foundation in your home practice and feel your spine more flexible and available in your daily activities

This is for you if you practice aerial circus acrobatics, pole dance and you want to get those pretty backbends but you don’t know where to start.

And this is also for you if you are following your yoga path and wish to understand better how to move in a safe way to increase your spine flexibility at home.

After your spine warm-up.
This is how we can practice cobra in a safe| proper way.
Take your time, be patient and always work in a progressive way.

Yoga Pose:

🐍 Cobra Pose or Bhujangasana

Benefits:
– Help us to keep our spine strong & flexible
– Help with our digestion
– Help us to reduce anxiety.
– Help us to balance our lower chakras.
– among other benefits…

 

 

Bring your yoga mat & 2 blocks.

We are going to practice:

🐪 Camel Pose or Ustrasana in Sanskrit

Benefits:
– It improves spinal flexibility.
– It helps to strengthen the back muscles.
– This pose creates space in the chest and lungs, increasing breathing capacity and helping to relieve respiratory ailments.
– Stimulates the kidneys, which improves digestion.

 

I truly hope this helps as guidance to start your home practice and increase your flexibility
Remember to consult your physiotherapist or personal instructor if your spine doesn’t feel good or you are suffering from any injuries.
Feel free to send me an email and ☝🏻Let me know how is your practice going. And join the private Facebook group:
“Yoga for every Acrobat” to connect with like-minded people who want to improve their aerial acrobatics performance by practicing specific yoga postures at home.
I share a video tutorial every week in the group, come to join us.
Don’t go without checking my free resource library, for more yoga tutorials to improve your flexibility.
Link Here 👈🏻

And let me know how you are your practice going

 

This is how you can reduce Stress & Anxiety during the Holidays.

During the holidays’ everyone tends to get a little bit crazy, lots of social events; dinners with friends, family, work, etc.

We tend to drink and eat a lot, a mean a lot.
When I was still living in Argentina, ( my home country) I remember exposing myself to a lot of friends and family reunions where the food wasn’t exactly the healthiest and t the moment I was quite a happy eating and drinking a lot. Holidays are the perfect excuse for this, right?
As time passed by, that kind of celebration stops having meaning to me.
I started to care more about weaking-up early on Christmas day and go for a run or a walk or watch the sunrise on the 1st day of the year and feel grateful for being alive.

Please don’t get me wrong I am not here to judge, I believe if everyone is happy with their life, each of us should live the life they want to.

Only when you are not happy with your lifestyle and you are just following the crowd behaving in a way that we “should behave” to fit in; is when you should know you have options.

I have been there my friend when choosing to eat and drink healthy during the holidays might be no acceptable among a certain group of people. Why do we choose to eat as if it would be the last dinner of our lives? Why do you choose to drink alcohol until our bodies can not take it anymore?

I guess it might be a way to hide or cover certain unhappiness going on.

Today I choose to take care of my self eating healthy, doing exercise going to sleep at a reasonable time .. yeap I might be getting older but I enjoy while I am taking care of my self.

I want to share with you a breathing technique you can practice at home that will help you to reduce stress and anxiety. Something I practice at home, especially in these holiday days

In the Yoga “language” we call Pranayama to the breathing exercises
which means “to control the prana”.
Prana is the subtle energy, the life force. Yoga teaches us how to use the lungs to the maximum capacity and how to control the breath with pranayama.

What is the difference between normal breathing and pranayama?
You might wonder…
Normal breathing is what keeps us alive, is automatic and most of the time we do have any awareness of our breathing.
The primary purpose of practicing Pranayama is to awake the prana, to maintain a healthy body and mind. It involves the complete mastery of the length, volume, flow, and quality of the breath. Ther are different breathing techniques and different types o pranayama.

Here I share with you how to practice Nadi Sodhana Pranayama.
Nadi means “energy channel”, sodhana means “to cleanse or purify”.
It is practiced by alternating the inhalation and exhalation between the left and the right nostril; controlling oscillations f the mind/body network and bringing balance and harmony through the system.

Click on the image below to watch the video tutorial.

This is my holiday Gift 🎁 .

Let me know how is your practice going

See you next year 😉 Happy Holidays! 🎄