Yoga isn’t just something I do to earn a living. It’s a practice I love that has helped me both physically and mentally through the years. I am not a doctor and I cannot tell you how it will impact your body specifically but I have seen it help many people through the years with their flexibility.
I teach what I think of as a very Americanized version of yoga with my primary focus being the physical aspect of yoga. I love focusing on the joining of the breath and the body as you move through the poses and I believe this focus has helped me with my own asthma. While I certainly practice meditation and am a huge advocate of mindfulness, I do not teach those in my classes. I do take my students through a relaxation phase in every class and I consider that aspect one of the most rewarding facets of yoga.
When I first released my YouTube channel, Jasmine Petals Yoga, three of the videos were dedicated to the basic Vinyasas for Triangle (Trikonasana) poses, Crescent (Indudalasana) poses and Warrior (Virabhadrasana) poses. This fall my friend Chris Reis of Mile Hill Studios and I filmed more videos and we just recently released a video combining all of the poses into a single Vinyasa. This video shows one of the sequences I have put together that allows the basic poses to flow together. This particular combination takes you through Crescent, Side Angle, Warrior Triangle and Pigeon poses.
Before practicing this video, please be sure you feel comfortable with the basic poses. The video only shows the sequences on one side. You always want to be sure to work both sides equally so please repeat the same sequence of moves on the other side every time you practice with this video.
If you would like to know more about Jasmine Petals Yoga, please visit my YouTube channel.
In future posts I will be covering each pose in more detail and featuring videos giving you tips on your form for each pose. Please let me know if you have any questions and concerns and I will do my best to answer your questions in those upcoming posts.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for taking time out of your day to read my thoughts and watch my videos.
As always, please consult your physician before starting any exercise routine.