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Add a rabbit to your yoga practice

Happy Sunday! Yay, Cowboys won this week! And we start a brand new month. October is my favorite month. This week, I invite you to reset your goals and intentions for the month. We delve into the fascinating facts of Child's Pose, Embryo Pose, and Rabbit Pose. Take a look! Also, notice that, starting next week, your Wednesday Delicious Deep Stretch starts just 15 minutes later. Check the schedule. New class format for Fridays? It depends on your input. Please complete the Survey Monkey I sent you. At this time, we are looking at having a 1/2 hour standing poses + 1/2 deep stretch poses lying down. What do you think? Also, if we move the time to 10 a.m. instead of 9:45 a.m., is that better for you? Read on and stay in touch!

First things first.

Set your new intentions for October.

Take a pic or text me to send you an actual paper copy.

I am happy to help you start your month off in the best way possible.

What Is a Child's Pose?

Child’s pose, also known as balasana, is a beginner’s yoga pose designed to relax the body and mind. The name derives from the Sanskrit words bala, meaning “young and child-like,” and asana, meaning “seat or a seated posture.” Child’s pose can be used as a resting pose during yoga practice before and after more advanced poses.

5 Benefits of Child’s Pose

Child’s pose boasts a few benefits for the mind and body, such as:

1. Stretching: Child’s pose gently stretches your spine, thighs, hips, and ankles.

2. Relaxation: Along with deep breathing exercises, child’s pose can calm your mind, reducing anxiety and fatigue.

3. Blood circulation: Child’s pose can increase blood circulation to your head.

4. Digestion: The light compression on your stomach in this pose can activate digestion.

5. Tension relief: Child’s pose can release tension in your lower back muscles, chest, hamstrings, and shoulders.

Consider variations.

If your hip joints are tight, consider keeping your knees together and lowering your torso on top of your thighs. For a more passive pose, let your arms relax behind you along your thighs with palms facing up.

Place a rolled towel below your shins to take the pressure off your ankles. Use caution when practicing a child's pose if you’ve suffered a knee injury.

Rabbit Pose (above)

Once you place the top of your head on the ground and place your hands back by your heels, you’ve moved into Rabbit pose.

This is the pose that says “Give me peace and quiet”.

You enjoy the great benefits of Child’s Pose and Embryo with more blood circulation going to the head. Notice with rabbit pose, your glutes lift away from your heels. For those recovering from a knee injury, this can be your child’s pose and embryo pose substitute.

Please go to for more info. If you need help registering for virtual or in-studio sessions, you can always text me at 512-914-4870.

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