Sunday Conference 9.21.14

Sunday Conference with Diana...

September 21, 2014

Backbending – opening the FRONT of your body.

Open to your tallest, biggest, widest self (deep ayama breaths)
Release, lengthen and strengthen your psoas and iliacus muscles

Feet/toes + Psoas + Bandhas + Big Breath and Big Heart

“Roll and Unroll” the paper - Freedom from old patterns

1.    Feet ~ throw your roots down for a steady and strong foundation
2.    Psoas ~ Release – Lengthen – Strengthen
3.    Heart area ~ Wider – inflate your “internal balloon”
4.    Throat area (Vishuda) ~ communication, confidence, faith ~ expose your best self
The throat chakra is the area that bridges the energetic flow connecting the mind and physical body.
(Take the “Wonder Woman” stance:  feet planted, legs engaged, head held high, heart area wide, shoulders back, confidence,  personal expression)

Homework this week

Become the “looking bird” to your best, biggest, widest self

Vinyasas – where in your practice can you take your inhalation to a
Truly BIG inhale, feet/legs engaged, heart/throat area open

Weekly Message

The following is taken from Brene Brown’s book, ‘Daring Greatly.’  The phrase, ‘daring greatly’ is from Theodor Roosevelt’s speech.  The speech, sometimes referred to as “The Man in the Arena,” was delivered at the Sorbonne in Paris, France on April 23, 1910.  This is the passage that made the speech famous.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again.

Because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a
worthy cause;

Who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly…”

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