Friday, June 28, 2019

"I am trying new things!"

We thought about THINKING this week at Pisgah and Platt Springs Yoga!🧠  Did you know what you think about you bring about?  When you "count your rainbows instead of your thunderstorms," you set yourself up for SUCCESS!  Here's some positive thoughts to think and make happen:
"I am friendly."
"I am patient."
"I am honest."
"I am upbeat."
"I am determined."
"I am brave."
"I am kind."
"I am energetic."
"I work hard."
"I am trying new things."
#zipaDeeBee🐝

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Ladybug Yoga

 ALL Feelings are OK to experience. We don't look forward or like to feel unpleasant emotions, but it is normal to feel off balance from time to time . . .
How do you manage your grouchy and grumpy moments?  Try YOGA!
We rolled Yoga Dice to set up our class.
We sequenced the dice and then worked our yoga practice!
 Chair Pose strengthens ankles, thighs, calves, and spine. It stretches chest and shoulders.  It's especially beneficial for those of us with flat feet!🦢
Tree Pose stretches your legs, body and shoulders.  It strengthens ankles, calves, and tones the tummy.  Balancing postures, like tree pose, improve your focus and concentration skills.🧠
Butterfly Pose stretches inner thighs, hips, and low back.πŸ¦‹
Bow Pose works the muscles in your back, stomach, arms, and legs.  It stretches your throat, chest, arms, stomach, hips, thighs, and ankles.  When you bend your back, you activate spinal nerves, increase circulation, and strengthen the entire length of the spine.🏹
We rested in a garden filled with ladybugs!
 Making ladybugs . . .
made us S-M-I-L-E!☺
Find your happy with Ladybug Yoga!🐞



Friday, June 21, 2019

BEE Strong

This pose is called "Mountain." Every muscle in the body engages.  It improves your posture!  When practiced regularly, it may reduce back pain.  This pose is an opportunity to work your thighs, knees, ankles, tummy, and bum.  Today is International Day of Yoga!  The aim is to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.  You do not have to be a pretzel to yoga.  You do not have to have a certain body type or fitness level.  Yoga is like a buffet, and everybody can eat! You pick the foods that are just right and not too spicy.🌢 Yoga doesn't ask you to believe anything, although you have the opportunity to sit still and quiet and explore what you do believe.  Yoga encourages you to listen: to your body, to others, to the world . . . 

#iloveyoga #ilovesharingyoga #letyourlightshineandBEEyourbestself #zipaDeeBee 🐝


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Upside Down

When you're upside down, you get a whole new point of view!  You also boost your mood since blood flow to the brain has an energizing and calming effect. 🧠☮
Tomorrow is International Day of Yoga! Get ready to get your yoga on! #iloveyoga #chairyoga #poolyoga #matyoga #ironyoga #restorativeyoga #yogawitheggblocks #yogawithstabilityball #yogaisforeverybody


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Buzz! Buzz! BLOOM!

What's the Buzz on Wednesday? Check out the bee in the flower! The BLOOM is the BEST! These cacti were in bloom at the end of May.🌡
 
You can BLOOM every time you yoga.  Here's how one yogi described the feeling:  "Thank you for teaching the yoga class. I always seem to be more mentally clear and always less stressed after your class."
A consistent yoga practice includes physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social/relational benefits! 
The balance you create is for every part of you and your life.
You strengthen your concept of "Circle of Control," contributing to your overall peace and contentment.
Are you ready to yoga yet? #iloveyoga #ithinkyoushouldyogawithme


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Triangle Tuesday

"We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails."⛵~Dolly Parton (DP)
DPB (D'Etta Price Broam) says, "Try a Triangle on Tuesday!" It's an opportunity to "adjust your sails?!" You'll also stretch and strengthen your legs, hip, and back! You'll tone the knees and ankles, open chest and shoulders while you rev up your digestive system and relieve stress.  
Here's a triangle in Wilmington, NC!

Here's one at Edisto Beach, SC!

You could do one anywhere . . . even Bermuda???!◢◣

June 21 is International Day of Yoga! The aim is to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.
Thank you for sharing the great quote in today's practice, Ocean Om Yoga! #iloveyoga ❤️🧘‍♀️ #ithinkyoushouldyogawithme 🐝

Monday, June 17, 2019

Half Moon for Full Moon

Tonight is a FULL MOON! 🌝 Try a "Half Moon Yoga Pose" to celebrate. πŸŒ› The benefits of any balancing posture include sharpening focus and concentration skills.  This movement also relieves anxiety and fatigue, improves digestion, and tones abs, thighs, glutes, and lower back muscles.  You can use a wall, chair, or yoga block for support as needed.
Friday is International Day of Yoga! The aim is to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga. Happy MOONday! #iloveyogaπŸ’™πŸ₯° 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

g-r-o-W-I-n-G!

The United Nations proclaimed June 21 as International Day of Yoga in December 2014.  The aim is to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.  The theme in 2019 is "Climate Action."  Here's some trees to create cleaner air and a better world in which to breathe!🌎
"Tree Yoga Pose" stretches legs, body, and shoulders.  It strengthens ankles, calves, and tones the tummy.  It's helpful for those of us with flat feet or sciatica issues.🌳
"Blown Palm Yoga Pose" stretches the side body, lengthening the oblique stomach muscles and the intercostal muscles between the ribs.🌴









#ilovetreesπŸŒ²πŸŒ³πŸŒ΄πŸŽ„




Friday, June 14, 2019

In Paradise, Checking Out Birds

You don't have to be a pretzel to yoga, but sometimes it's fun to try?!  This posture is called "bird of paradise!"  Trying it out at Edisto Beach. πŸ– Thank you, Ocean OM, for sharing the challenge! πŸ’—πŸ™