Just one day short of a week of daily "yoga" if you have been doing the videos each day
and even better if you have been stringing movements together
or fitting them into other times of your day as well.
The more you move, the more you hear the body's call for movement and the more you heed the call, the more messages you will start to hear from within, then you start to act from your own innate knowing.
It all starts with the commitment to move your body every day.
Did you see the quote on Facebook from Day 3?
The beautiful thing about yoga is the intention behind each and every move.
The yogis knew things about the body well in advance to science proving them right ;)
As I said in Day 3, the spine is pivotal to movement.
It moves in 6 directions, 7 if you include lengthening as we did in the lying stretches.
We've all heard the phrase, use it or lose it.
This is very much the truth in our physical bodies.
So to ensure we have strong yet flexible spines, we need to move it.
The 6 movements are forward and back, side to side and twisting left and right.
We did twisting yesterday and today we are looking at side to side.
Think over your daily life how often do you do this movement?
Personally I can not think of any examples.
Please let me know if you can think of one, apart from in a yoga class ;)
If you are doing these first thing in the morning, remember the body will not be as flexible,
so keep observing the body and heeding its calls.
As with all movements, the aim is to move slowly consciously with joy and ease.
Enjoy this morning's practice!
I look forward to seeing you tomorrow,
PS: Found this page on the internet that has some great, yet simple information about the spine if you want to more info.