Laugh Lines and Lotus

Yoga practice videos for the young.....at heart.

May 11, 2020

Yin Flow 20 minute yoga midday break designed to clear your mind with a short and sweet practice that is the perfect relief from a hectic workday.  A fully grounded practice that will leave you feeling renewed and able to face the remainder of the day.  

No fancy yoga clothes or props needed.  Adaptable practice for those with wrist injuries.

All videos are designed for the young at heart:  accessible and non-harming.  Stay safe by always listening to your own body and mind.  This video is suitable for most students. Resolve to only practice postures that are suited to your physical abilities.

Music:  Healing Music  from Peaceful Relaxing Music

May 8, 2020

The hips have it! They have the power to make us want to get up and move or stay curled up in our beds.  

When the muscles and joints of our hips are not balanced we can't help but be aware of it. The reasons can be many. For people who sit a long time, the hip flexors and rotators become tight and the muscles weaken. For people who are active such as runners, the hips can tighten even more dramatically if not properly stretched. In short, the hips are a problem for many people.  

For me, lower back pain caused by hip imbalance was the reason I fully dived into the yoga practice back in the 90s. As a moderate runner, I was waking each day with tremendous lower back pain. I could barely take those first few steps out of bed in the morning, but diligently put on my running sneakers and hit the pavement. After a bit of warming up, I always loosened and felt better. By evening I was again stiff and barely able to move much less pick up my kids. What I was doing each day was warming...

April 30, 2020

Slow Flow 20 minute practice to awaken your body with gentle flowing movements that both strengthen and nurture.  A daily practice to begin each new day with gratitude.

All videos are designed for the young at heart:  accessible and non-harming.  Stay safe by always listening to your own body and mind.  This video is suitable for most students. Resolve to only practice postures that are suited to your physical abilities.

No props necessary.  Yoga blocks may be used.

Music:  Breath of Sky from Mountain Meadow Meditation

April 21, 2020

Slow Flow 60 minute practice that guides you toward resetting the pelvis, correcting imbalances and focusing on muscle groups that often contribute to pelvic imbalance and low back discomfort. 

Keep in mind all videos are designed for the young at heart: accessible and non-harming - stay safe by always listening to your own body and breath. This video has guided movement that will be progressive - gradually building in difficulty. Please resolve to remain with the postures that are best suited to your physical abilities. 


 

Will need the following props:  Two yoga blocks (or two thick hardcover books)

April 11, 2020

George Burns said it best, "You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old". He sure was no yoga buff, but he had a great point.  I believe that freedom of movement is what keeps us young, and a flexible spine is the key.  Here’s a video with a couple of greatyoga tricks to revitalize your spine when you get out of bed, warm it up while waiting for a led yoga class, or prepare it for your own yoga practice.  Really anytime to energize is a good time!

How did I learn this trick?   Years ago I had the fortunate opportunity to attend a workshop with David Williams, one of the first non-Indians to learn and teach the Ashtanga Yoga series.  Over the past decade, he has traveled all over the world teaching workshops that promote safely practicing Ashtanga Yoga.  David has become highly vocal on the dangers of "pushing your limitations in the practice".  Now in his sixties, David gave the invaluable advice to take time before the traditional...

April 9, 2020

Yin Yoga 60 minute practice designed to optimize the efficiency of the heart and lungs by coaxing open upper body energy pathways. This fully grounded practice promotes bliss through longer held poses that invite stillness of the body and the mind.  Practice is accessible to most levels.

Will need the following props:  blanket or large towel, yoga blocks (or two hardcover books), and possibly a yoga bolster (not necessary). 

April 2, 2020

Slow Flow 60 minute practice refreshes the spine to optimize mind & body health. Guided movement and breath awareness will invigorate the spine leaving you physically energized and mentally balanced.  Practice is accessible to most levels.

Will need the following props:  blanket or large towel and two yoga blocks (or two thick hardcover books).

March 30, 2020

Yoga clears the mind. Having trouble finding mind clarity in your yoga practice? Try using a mantra or mind protector.

March 27, 2020

Yin Yoga 60 minute practice will teach mindful awareness to allow deepening into longer held poses, unlocking stagnant energy lines and optimizing the body's detoxification system.  A fully grounded practice that will leave you feeling connected and calm.  Practice is accessible to most levels.

May need the following props:  blanket or large towel, yoga blocks (or two thick hardcover books), yoga bolster (or strap two bed pillows together lengthwise).

March 23, 2020

Slow Flow 60 minute grounded practice designed to create core strength and a calm mind.  Practice can be completed with no pressure on the wrists. Suitable for those with wrist injuries, carpal tunnel and overuse from computer work.  

No props are necessary.  May need the following props:  blanket or large towel, yoga blocks (or two thick hardcover books).

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