Starting your Monday on a positive note!
Detox tips from Ike Dielesen
The pose I recommend you today is cat pulling its tail. It is a yin focused pose where you can stay longer in the pose, from 2 until 20 minutes. You can come to the belly, bringing the right knee to the side, then stretching the left arm towards the front. You can rest your head at the arm or maybe at one point you would like to use a blanket or pillow. Then bringing the left leg towards the left side as much as possible, bending that knee and holding on to the left foot or ankle with your right hand. You can twist how far it feels comfortable. Keeping your attention in the upper belly area, imagining the energy flowing around. In the upper belly area, manipura chakra is located. An energy centre connected with the element fire. It is related to your will-power and your self-esteem. It is also a place where we digest food, and moreover life. So twists are nice poses to detox and bringing your focus to the manipura centre.
Another pose can be a simple twist. Laying at the back with both knees bend. If you would like to you can bring the left leg over the right and then bring both knees towards the right. You can stretch out the arms to the side or just the left arm. Sometimes you can even create a bit of a stretch in the shoulder. Staying there for 2 to 5 minutes, taking a pause in the middle and then do the same thing at the other side.
Ike Dielesen teaches every Yin Yoga every Monday evening from 20:00-21:30 and the Friday morning flow from 07:00-08:00. You can also join her once a month on Friday from 19:30-21:30 with a special Yin & Chakra Journey.
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