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Office Yoga Sequence

[Featured in Sonima, September 2015] When midday stress or aches arise in your body, take a break with this simple yet powerful office yoga sequence. When we’re happy, we can thrive in our work. This practice will make your whole body happier in just a few minutes at your desk. Yes, yoga at the office—we dare you to try it! Based on my burgeoning understanding of Katonah Yoga, an alignment-based yoga system developed by Nevine Michaan in New York City and Bedford Hills, NY, here are a few postures to help you get through each day a little happier and healthier. This sequence incorporates quiet meditation, invigorating breath-work, and  deep stretches. When practiced regularly it can give your immune system a boost, open your interior spaces, and clear your mind so you can perform at your peak. Sit Take a seat with your hands resting on your thighs, feet resting on the floor. Breathe and feel your body for two minutes. Hear all the sounds around you; simply let them in and out of your awareness smoothly. Stretch Staying seated, inhale your arms high and bring your hands to touch above your head. Keeping your arms super straight, lift your inner body off of […]

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Yoga Sequence to Elevate Peace

[Featured on SONIMA, August 2015] A Yoga Practice for Elevating Peace Move with intention and ease through these powerful postures to reach towards peace within yourself. On September 2nd, I’ll be co-teaching with two of my first teachers, Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee, for the  Löle White Tour in New York City. Here is a little sneak peek of the sequence we’ll lead at the event. Inspired and informed by my work with Katonah  Yoga, each posture helps create a stable structure, open us architecturally, and elevate us internally. As you work through the poses, remember to breathe, smile, and stay close to yourself and to those who fill your day with peace. Breathe three to five breaths in each pose and repeat on the opposite side. Kneeling Rock Pose Center yourself, welcome yourself. Land in your practice. Cat and Cow Create a frame with hands and feet. Inhale to round your spine; exhale to arch. Downward Dog Bend your knees a bit, root your index finger knuckles, reach your seat high, and lengthen your spine. Chair on Balls of Feet Take opposite elbows with your palms, and frame your head with your arms. Lift your heels, bend your knees, reach your seat back,

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