How is September is almost over?!! If you’ve been reading my blog this month, you know that my local classes are focusing on Backbends / Back Extensions for September. Which brings up a good point… why?
Why do backbends? Some of them look pretty scary. This post includes a short list on some of the benefits you’ll receive when practicing back extension poses.
This week in our yoga classes, we talked some about the Fall Equinox, which is today. I love the changing of the seasons, especially the transition from summer to fall. What the Fall Equinox means is that the amount of daylight is equal to the amount of darkness. Night and day are in balance.
I enjoy reading about this kind of stuff and how it relates to us. Similar to the effects that the moon cycles have on nature (and on people...ask any nurse or teacher you know!), the Fall Equinox has small shifts to pick up on as well. There is also a lot of symbolism that can you can connect to your own life.
Here’s a summary of some really meaningful things that I’ve read over the last couple of years about the Fall Equinox. Maybe some of them will resonate with you as well.
This month, my local classes have been focusing on back extensions and I have enjoyed it so much I thought I’d pass along a few basic tips. I don’t know if they have noticed it, but just by giving our backbends more time and attention this month, they've gained a lot of mobility in their spines (shoutout to my local yoginis!). Seeing students improve is what makes yoga instructors happy.
Read on for some tips for your backbends...
This is one of my proudest accomplishments. One day I was gazing at the huge bag of 100% Raw Cocao in our pantry and wondered how on earth we could ever finish it off before the expiration date. On the back of the bag, it said “Try with: desserts, baking mix and more!” and it hit me-- I would add it to some instant chocolate pudding. Then, I also immediately realized that I would/could/should also add chocolate protein powder to it as well. Combined with using whole milk (instead of 2% milk or skim milk), this recipe really does pack a lot of protein.
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