Dharma Talk: Show yourself some respect and love and treat yourself like Royalty! Ahimsa is simply translated from Sanskrit as Non- Violence. This principle applies to all living beings, but starts within our own body and mind. Negative self talk and unhealthy habits are a form of self harm that keeps us from achieving our highest potential. Speak to your spirit, and treat your body, like the King or Queen that you are!
Peak Pose: Tripod Headstand and Shoulderstand with modifications
Physical Purpose: Prep your upper back and core in this strong flow. Headstand and Shoulderstand are known as the King and Queen of Asanas, but can be challenging to achieve. Use Warrior 1 to Devotional warrior to turn on the key muscles of the upper back that need to be both strong and supple to balance on our heads. Block salabhasana (belly backbends) are no bueno but soooooo good for you. Prepare the body and understand the proper alignment for these highly beneficial poses- so important for our self care!