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Megan Erbe Yoga is an event contributor and coordinator for Heart of Arizona Non-Profit. Heart of Arizona hosted 9 free community events in 2022. These events consisted of yoga, kids crafts and stories, walking, socializing, and other wellness activites. Heart of Arizona will continue hosting monthly events in 2023 at Yoga in the Pines Studio.
When we combine breath with movement we deepen the felt experience of self. We allow ourself to be more present to each moment as it arises. We are able to notice our tendency to react to what we feel we do and do not like. Then come back to the breath, come back to stillness. Allow the chatter of the mind to quiet to hear the voice of our authentic self. Uniting breath, body and mind.
Pranayama is the regulation of breath through specific techniques and exercises to attain higher states of awareness. In this video you see Megan begin her practice using Nadi Shodhana Pranayama or Alternate Nostril Breathing. A breath technique designed to balance the nervous system,
Asana is the physical practice of yoga, a series of poses and postures designed to stregthen muscle, increase flexibility and balance, and reduce stress. Each pose can be modified to be more accesible for the body. Or pose variations to increase the difficulty. This allows the physical practice of yoga to be accessible to all bodies, even when seated in a chair.
Build the foundation of each pose from the body parts touching the floor then moving up. Bone stacking tends to be the most stabilizing for the body. For example, in warrior two the front knee above the ankle and the toes pointing forward, will keep the knee stable and Finding proper alignment and using props to support the body are key to receiving the benefits of the asana and reducing the risk of injury.
In this video Megan finds the foundation of warrior 2 starting with her feet then aligning hips, shoulders, head. Even as her upper body is moving, notice how her feet stay in place.