Man, there are a lot of clever yoginis out there, making wonderful resources.
I wanted to share two today, both are the kind of yoga you can do when you are going through massive change, say (maybe lighting up your life?) and need to be kind to your nervous system.
So many of us believe that, in order to work off stress & anxiety, we need to go do intense exercise. While this does, of course, have its place, it can also leave you amped on adrenalin and unable to sleep.
Not QUITE the desired effect.
Enter…lying around on the floor.
Then, when you hurt, like say your sciatica is flaring up?
1. Apanasana: Warms up the lower back while keeping the SI joint stable. Begin lying on your back with your knees to your chest. Place your hands on top of your knees. As you inhale, push the knees away from your body. As you exhale, hug the knees to the chest. Repeat 4-6 times.
2. Hip circles: Warms up the hips while keeping the SI joint stable. After your next exhalation, as you inhale let the knees come out wide and begin a circular motion – circling the knees out and up to centre as you inhale, drawing them to the chest as you exhale. Do 4-6 circles in each direction.