Shine and Unwind with Our Beautiful Yogi- Rebecca!!!

I’m very excited to announce that I will be featuring members of our {r}elevé one family in my journal over the next few months!

Each member of our team offers something special, beautiful and completely unique! What better way to celebrate our girls than featuring their talents!

I’m honored to present to you….Rebecca White!!

Rebecca is an accomplished yogi with a heart of gold! Clients that practice yoga with Rebecca are loyal and return often because of her selfless nature and truth in her teachings!

Beyond my words, you will find Rebecca’s below.

Even better-she has customized two short Sun Salutations for you to do in the comfort of your home, hotel room…or anywhere!

Take it away Rebecca…

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Many people ask how to incorporate yoga as part of their everyday life.  It can be intimidating, as there can be preconceived notions that to get a “real” practice in you have to do so many certain poses or practice for 90 minutes…the list goes on.

The truth is, yes, 60 and 90-minute classes are amazing; however, life happens.   And that two-hour block we had set aside to go to the studio? It is whittled away with unexpected curve balls thrown into your day.   Daily yoga needs to be something you can fit in with as little as 10 or 15 minutes.  It needs to be accessible, satisfying, and well rounded.

What fits the bill for these traits?  Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar).   Sun Salutations are a mini practice within themselves.   You have forward folds, backbends (Bhujangasana/Urdhva Mukha Svanasana), strength elements (Chatarunga Dandasana), and a mild inversion (Adho Mukha Svanasana).   This makes Sun Salutations an excellent investment of your time.

Surya Namaskar A, B, and C can be tailored to the time of day you practice.  Mornings and evenings are common times people are able to work yoga in at home – but let me be clear – ANY time of day is a great for yoga!

What is special about first thing in the morning and at night is they are times of transition.  Yoga is a terrific way to ease the transition for the body and mind.

In the morning, your body is creaky and stiff; your mind is clear and focused.  This is the perfect recipe to set a beautiful tone for the day with a gentle yet energizing practice.   Start slower and build heat and energy as you progress in your practice.  Once you end your practice, you can face your day centered, balanced and clear.

At night, our body is usually more flexible and warm, but our mind and energy is scattered.   Your practice may start more energized, but focus on containing your energy and calming your mind.  At the end of your practice at night, you should feel relaxed, peaceful, and ready for sleep.

I have customized Sun Salutations according to these demands.  Regardless of the time of day, always move in a way that honors the body – never forcing anything, and keeping your breath paramount in your practice.

Pick what time of day works for you – or pick both – and join me on your mat!  Don’t have a mat at home?  No problem.  Stick a hand towel beneath your hands and take your socks off (unless they are toe sox) – voila!  Enjoy your practice, and Namaste!

Comments

  1. Julie Mikel says

    Yay Rebecca! I have soooo missed your yoga classes! I had been wishing for some of your “magic” up here in Wisconsin & came across these videos :). Thank you so much for sharing these!!!

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