30 minutes of guided restorative yoga for your hips & hamstrings just posted to YouTube for your yoga practicing pleasure! I’ve been incorporating tons more restorative and mobility work into my life lately and not only does my body feel so much more spacious, but so does my mind. Peace, self-love, gratitude, and ease do a body good.

practice along with me at a nice normal speed :) http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m54jND6Vo-g

one of the best parts about not being allowed to do core work or a vigorous practice for a month? Guilt free, indulgent, long, relaxing, lovely, stretch sessions. I don’t do much other exercise besides yoga so I get pretty particular about my physical practice, which can sometimes make this forced time off feel extra long. Before yoga I would have been a headcase worried about missing more than 2 days in a row at the gym (I had a “rule”, never more than 2 days off or I was afraid I would lose the habit and fall off of some imaginary, irrational deep end) but my mindset is so much different now. My practice is my practice. Whatever it needs to be that day, in that moment. Letting go of the guilt and anxiety associated with my physicality and simply giving into the notion of “this is what my body needs right now” is a weird mix of difficult and totally wonderful. High-res

one of the best parts about not being allowed to do core work or a vigorous practice for a month? Guilt free, indulgent, long, relaxing, lovely, stretch sessions. I don’t do much other exercise besides yoga so I get pretty particular about my physical practice, which can sometimes make this forced time off feel extra long. Before yoga I would have been a headcase worried about missing more than 2 days in a row at the gym (I had a “rule”, never more than 2 days off or I was afraid I would lose the habit and fall off of some imaginary, irrational deep end) but my mindset is so much different now. My practice is my practice. Whatever it needs to be that day, in that moment. Letting go of the guilt and anxiety associated with my physicality and simply giving into the notion of “this is what my body needs right now” is a weird mix of difficult and totally wonderful.

So these pistol squat things are apparently pretty effing hard.