To start, Alexandra asks: "What are you creating space for? Maybe you're creating space for love, innovation, joy. Whatever that is, go ahead and do a free-write and really focus on [it]." Then, turn your attention to your breath as you really embody what you have written. The next question is: "What are you inviting into your space?" Follow that up with the same deep breathing that allows you to bring your intention into every piece of your body, preparing it to move. This practice is a great follow-up to part one of the series which was centered around what you need to release and let go of through strength, being present, and slow intentional movement.
This flow is designed to be languid in the movements and transitions, but that does not mean that it's "easy". Taking time with each position will allow you to deepen into the stretches and focus on form, stability, and strength in your balance. It also helps ground you into the intentions that you set at the beginning of the practice. Throughout the flow, Alexandra periodically reminds you to check in with yourself, your body, and your mind to stay vigilant about the goals that you wrote for yourself. In the 27 minutes, you'll be moving through heart-opening exercises, warrior poses, cactus and chair poses, lengthening exercises, and more. The slower pace of the practice really allows you to see if you can lean or push into each movement a little bit more than you normally would during a quicker flow.
- Paris Alexandra, wellness practitioner and co-founder of BK Yoga Club
To move your body and mind out of a rut and open yourself up to new beginnings, roll out your mat and press play on the video above.
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