Think of the Sun and all it does for us! We depend on its light and its warmth. Imagine this light shining inside your heart - then relax and feel peaceful.
Salute to the Sun has 12 parts just like the months of the year.
You can greet the Sun in the morning and offer these wonderful movements to the Sun - and to yourself.
Say thank you. The Sun is the source of our beautiful day!
This exercise is good for your tummy, your back, your skin, your mind and your heart!
Sun Salutation can take away the blues, like clouds drifting away making space for the bright and wonderful Sun to shine.
Think to yourself “light and bright”!
Before enjoying, please read Eenie’s Family Yoga Medical Caution below. The introduction to Eenie’s Family Yoga set out below is for information and education purposes only. If you would like to try any of these poses please contact us to arrange a virtual session - and/or seek guidance and supervision from a qualified Yoga practitioner or Instructor. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a Family Yoga Session with Christina.
Sit on your heels, knees together, place your hands on your knees. Breathe
slowly and consciously. Slowly raise up onto your knees, keeping your back and
head perfectly straight. Sit down in the same manner. Repeat twice.
EFFECT: The Diamond Seat is good for knees and thighs. Because it combats
sleepiness, it is a good posture to practice after meals as an aid to digestion.
Lie face down. Place the palms on the floor under the shoulders, fingers turned
slightly inward. Slowly lift the forehead, the nose, the chin, and the entire upper
body, up to the navel. The weight rests on both hands, the pelvis, and the legs.
Keep the elbows slightly bent, and do not allow the shoulders to hunch up
towards the ears. Hold for ten seconds, focusing your attention on the lower
back. Very slowly lower your trunk to the floor, then the chin, the nose, and the
forehead. Relax and observe your body.
EFFECT: A posture of prime importance, the Cobra increases the influx of blood into the abdominal organs; relieves indigestion, constipation, and flatulence, and has a similar stimulus to the spinal region, so the body is completely revitalized.
Lying face down on your mat, rest your head on your forehead. Keep your arms
alongside the body and make your hands into fists. Inhale and raise both legs,
keeping the knees straight. Hold for ten seconds. Exhale and slowly lower the
legs. Relax and repeat twice. If you find this exercise too strenuous, you may
raise one leg at a time until you can raise both comfortably.
*Although these instructions suggest you raise your legs on the inhalation, some
people in fact find it easier and more comfortable to perform this movement on
the exhalation: Decide for yourself which you prefer.
EFFECT: This is a good posture for everyone. It stimulates digestion, relieves constipation, and has a pro-found preserving effect on the kidneys. The spine and entire back are strengthened. Note: Practice of this posture affects the finer tissues and smaller blood vessels in the back. Just as locusts have a distinctive and highly developed faculty of 'hopping high';, this asana sublimates many of the human being's baser faculties.
Caution: Do not attempt the Locust if you suffer from high blood pressure.
Stand with your feet about three feet apart. Inhale and raise your arms sideways
to shoulder level. Turn your left foot 90 degrees to the left and your right foot 45
degrees to the left. Exhale and bend at the waist to touch the left foot with the
left hand. The right arms points up, forming one straight line with the left arm.
Turn your face toward the upraised hand. Hold ten seconds. Inhale and return
to a standing position. Turn your feet to the right side in the same manner and
perform the exercise to the right side. Repeat twice to each side - - slowly,
smoothly and carefully. Relax … and observe.
EEFECT: The triangle pose is unique in restoring the equilibrium of the nerves. Toxins are eliminated and boils, pimples and many infections are prevented. General good health results. Good for lung ailments and back problems like lumbago and sciatica. The body becomes light.
While the practice of yoga can improve health and wellbeing and be very therapeutic in easing many physical and mental ailments or disorders, it should not be a substitute for medical treatment. It is recognised that yoga practice may cause some physical exertion which may cause physical damage or injury and that therefore it is the responsibility of those who participate in yoga practices or sessions to be physically fit and able to do so. If you are suffering from any medical condition - no matter how mild - or you have any history of illness then you must check with your doctor before you begin to perform any of the yoga movements. Your doctor or medical advisor knows your medical history and is therefore qualified to advise you whether you can undertake these movements. Many doctors now recognize the benefits of yoga practice and refer patients to this practice. The extreme gentleness of the positions set out here offers an ideal practical demonstration of yoga movements for those who may not usually undertake strenuous exercise. Eenie’s Family Yoga is a flexible introduction to family yoga practice designed to be enjoyed in whole or in part, depending upon your time and other circumstances. Those who may participate in Eenie’s Family Yoga at all must assume full responsibility for any risks, injuries or damages, known or unknown, which may be incurred.
Eenie’s World cannot take responsibility for any individual medical concerns and family yoga sessions are to be enjoyed with adults present at all times. Please remember that all individual concerns - whatever your age and stage in life - must be addressed to your medical practitioner before beginning any yoga practice . The yoga poses illustrated here are in no way a replacement for any prescribed medication; nor are they intended to contraindicate or supersede any medically diagnosed conditions or designed to treat anyone or make any recommendations that deploy techniques as part of any treatment plan. Eenie’s Family Yoga is for relaxation and educational purposes only.