Improvising flow: Just improvising going with the flow, when the students are all going to te hippy market and the therapy room is available for my practice. Balance flow: Lately I was adding lots of balance asanas to my flow. I like to challenge myself to be very focused and present in my body . And I love to do it at my yoga deck surrounded by beautiful trees at the retreat.
International Yoga Day: The 21st of June is known as the International Yoga Day as it is also the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere of the earth, the day of the year with longer exposure to the Sun rays. Exceptionally this year it is also new moon in cancer and solar eclipse. The solar eclipse of June 21 is an annular eclipse where the Moon is so far from Earth that its relative size fails to cover the Sun completely and leaves the outer rims visible, thus creating a ring of fire in the sky. The June 21 solar eclipse is the first solar eclipse of the year 2020. The theme of this year, for the International Yoga day, is “ Yoga at Home – Yoga with Family”. Usually this day is celebrated with Yoga lessons for a very large number of people but this year due to the actual situation in most of the countries, It will go digital for the first time since 2015 when it began to be celebrated annually across the world. Enjoy the solstice, the eclipse and the Yoga day! Splits with Yoga wheel: Finding different uses for my Yoga wheel and it is very effective as a preparation for splits.
10′ full body Yoga flow: When you don’t have so much time , this flow is a workout for the entire body that you can do in less than 10 minutes. From goddess to headstand: After a raining day the sun came out and the body energy raised. Wheel flow: I finally got this toy! I was always very curious about this yoga wheel, I’ve got it yesterday and I am really enjoying it! I find it very helpful not only for back bends but you can use it for many asanas, still have to explore it. And very good for release back pain! Spiritual alchemy: The night before yesterday night I woke up 4 times because it was hot, each time I have to uncover myself, but later on I woke up again to cover myself for feeling cold. After more or less 4 times I realized that this process was not simply because it was a warm night. Being some days away for becoming 51 and analyzing that this heat was coming like a wave from inside the body, all of a sudden I thought: “shit!!!” this is one of the first symptoms of Menopause! And I know from many of my friends who are complaining so much of this heat, and immediately I came to judgment and to see it in a negative way. Yesterday night before I went to bed, I start to consciously release this judgment we all have towards this process of menopause that we all women are or will pass through.
Menopause is an alchemic process, not only physical but also spiritual. In alchemy we say “solve et coagula”: Dissolve and coagulate. The Latin expression “solve et coagula” is derived from “solve”, meaning to break down and separate, while “coagula” describes the process of bringing elements back together (coagulating) into a new, higher form. Seeing the process of menopause as alchemy, where you are transforming into a higher form, is no wonder that the first symptom is the heat, the fire. The first stage of alchemy is called “calcination”. Calcination is the process of heating and decomposing raw matter – or in other words, breaking down parts of ourselves that are in the way of our own growth. Tonight when I woke up feeling this heat I surrendered to it imagining that this sacred alchemic fire was burning my impurities, my ego, self-doubt, stubbornness, self-sabotaging behavior, pride, and arrogance, and burning this impurities will allow a true transformation in my being. And I finished enjoying this heat!