These are cracking me up:
mycarefulheart reblogged this from you and added: SIR TWINKLE TOES. I AM DONE.
@fortesfortunajuvat reblogged this from you and added: "Lady Cushy Bliss" Just, yes. I will call my mat this from now on. ^_^
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melonbellies said: Lady Squishy Thing lol
Many of you will remember the YogaGlo patent fiasco of yesteryore. Actually, it wasn’t really so long ago. At the end of September, we heard that online yo
This is disappointing to say the least… but a good read on the current online yoga drama. The pot has been stirred!
Crowded Yoga Class Parody is Hilarious and (sadly) Spot On
I think we can all relate to something in this one ;) especially as the new years comes around, my 18 person class turns into a 42 person class!
Energizing Morning Yoga Routine (15 minutes)
…has been refilmed! Same routine, same calming voice, different music, but better quality.
My original video has apparently been blocked… everywhere. I’m assuming because of the music? I have idea why… but the music is the only thing I don’t own, I shared it with YouTube and everything was dandy until a couple weeks ago. Since I haven’t figured out exactly why there is an issue and how to fix it, I’m just going to upload a new (but same) video!
Keep your eyes out for Friday morning when I upload, subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already! :)
~Sarah Beth Yoga
Sound therapists and Manchester band Marconi Union compiled the song. Scientists played it to 40 women and found it to be more effective at helping them relax than songs by Enya, Mozart and Coldplay.
Weightless works by using specific rhythms, tones, frequencies and intervals to relax the listener. A continuous rhythm of 60 BPM causes the brainwaves and heart rate to synchronise with the rhythm: a process known as ‘entrainment’. Low underlying bass tones relax the listener and a low whooshing sound with a trance-like quality takes the listener into an even deeper state of calm.
Dr David Lewis, one of the UK’s leading stress specialists said: “‘Weightless’ induced the greatest relaxation – higher than any of the other music tested. Brain imaging studies have shown that music works at a very deep level within the brain, stimulating not only those regions responsible for processing sound but also ones associated with emotions.”
The study - commissioned by bubble bath and shower gel firm Radox Spa - found the song was even more relaxing than a massage, walk or cup of tea. So relaxing is the tune, apparently, that people are being Rex advised against listening to it while driving.
The top 10 most relaxing tunes were: 1. Marconi Union - Weightless 2. Airstream - Electra 3. DJ Shah - Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix) 4. Enya - Watermark 5. Coldplay - Strawberry Swing 6. Barcelona - Please Don’t Go 7. All Saints - Pure Shores 8. AdelevSomeone Like You 9. Mozart - Canzonetta Sull’aria 10. Cafe Del Mar - We Can Fly
I will reblog this every time.
Back on my dash. Think I’ll listen to it today
Gentle Yoga for Hip Flexibility (12 minutes)
This all-levels routine is just the thing to unwind your hip flexors, hamstrings, and glutes. This Friday’s arm balance “Perching Pigeon” requires open hips and a can-do attitude. The attitude? Well just like they say: Whether you believe you can or you believe you can’t, you’re right. You got it, but for now how about a little hip opening and emotional/physical tension releasing? :)
An instructor in a class I was taking surprised me by infusing this video’s sequence into the class! She even mentioned me by Sarah Beth Yoga, which felt great to hear in my day to day life. This sequence still is one of my favorites, and a go-to for most of my students’ hip flexibility inquiries. Open your hips (gently) today!
1. train your mind to sit
the mind is like a puppy: easily distracted. and in the same way you train a puppy, we must train our minds. if you’ve gotten used to overloading yourself with thoughts of next week, month, and year (we often call this “planning”), stop. take a moment to breathe deeply. licking, nibbling, and gnawing obsessively on next week - when THIS week is still here to be enjoyed - just exhausts you.
2. stop thinking, start writing
to-do lists are a wonderful way to stay focused on the moment before you. start each day by making a list of everything you want to accomplish, then address one thing at a time. let the list, not your mind, carry the weight.
3. give yourself permission to feel
feelings - even the unpleasant ones - keep us present in our body. life is a process in which everything that unfolds is meaningful and purposeful. every feeling has a message and a lesson. take a moment to feel, listen, and learn.
Recently I’ve gotten a lot of feedback that my most popular video “Energizing Morning Yoga Routine” is blocked from viewers all over the world. I’m looking into it, though I see nothing wrong with it, and I haven’t gotten any emails or notifications regarding it… I’m baffled! I’ve contacted YouTube but I think I’ll just upload another (or reupload with new audio) soon. I’ll get on it as soon as I get home from this Yoga Teacher Retreat at LifeTime Fitness :)
Thank you everyone for letting me know there has been a problem! I will fix it asap, how does a new video or reupload sound to you? What is it you liked specifically about the first one that you would like in a new one?
How to Perching & Flying Pigeon (4.5 minutes)
Perching Pigeon is a deep hip opener and involves some of the same core muscles as Crow Pose. Flying Pigeon is the more advanced option for the pose.
After warming up your hips and trying out your Crow Pose, give Perching Pigeon a try, who knows, you might even fly your pigeon :) The more you practice, the stronger you’ll get :)
Watch this first - Intro to Arm Balances
Check out the rest of the Intermediate Arm Balance Series!
~Sarah Beth Yoga
I LOVE seeing all of you strong yogis in your arm balance practice! If you watched this tutorial please take a pic of your Perching or Flying Pigeon and use the #sarahbethyoga so I can find it, and share it on my blog! Later it can serve as a progress pic for you, you might learn something from seeing your own practice ;)