The next transition postures of the Friendly Warrior Series are Side and Back Arches. These can be practiced as a warm-up or in preparation for additional side-focused postures, such as, Utthita Parsvakonasana, Extended Side Angle Posture or Trikonasana, Triangle Posture. ——————————— 1. Stand with your feet hip distance apart. To figure out hip-distance, locate [...]
Sometimes we need to turn our attention inward–to reflect, to get quiet, to unplug. Forward Bends provide us with the opportunity to do just that. This month we’re featuring Uttanasana, Standing Forward Bend, the next transitional posture in the Friendly Warrior Series. ——————- Uttanasana | Standing Forward Bend 1. Stand in Tadasana with your [...]
It all starts in our bodies–our bodies are the coarsest things we have to work with. If we can bring more mindfulness to our bodies, then we can extend that mindfulness towards our minds, spirits, and lives. We especially need all the mindfulness we can get as we approach the upcoming election. Regardless of where [...]
Known as the most difficult posture of all, savasana (sha-VAH-sana), corpse posture asks us to release completely. Releasing completely is indeed a difficult task and is especially challenging for those of us working towards social justice. We are all too familiar with applying our effort, working hard, fighting for the cause. To find some [...]
With activists from Amnesty International, UC Berkeley, and Restorative Circles, we had the opportunity to witness how supportive fMI is to those who are struggling to find balance and alignment in their lives and bodies.