Making Friends with Backbends! // Yoga with Dionne
Hiya! So happy you're here! This is a full systematic adventure prepping our bods and minds in the best ways we can for backbends! Hate backbends? No worry babes! I hope there's still something here for you. We'll open up the shoulders and chest, strengthen the back body including hamstrings and shoulders, create space in the hips as well as explore "core" in a more “wholesome” way (don't expect boring crunches!)
The goal isn't to "backbend" tbh, but rather, to explore how we can support ourselves in ways that have integrity, being “integrated”, as well as practicing being supported. Effort and surrender if you want a short and snazzy catchphrase.
You will need:
*Some kind of makeshift prop for shoulder opening like a yoga block, a record or something else (get creative!). You might want to have a pillow handy too if you don't have a block for some later core support funtimes! Yes!
*An imaginary platter of sausages, halloumi and grapefruit….it will hopefully make sense in the practice!
*A sense of wonder and humour. Because a backbend practice demands it. I lie, you don't have to do anything but what you feel, babes.
Less tension, more ease, and effort in the places that matter. You HAVE this.
Take care of you, always, and let me know how you go!
You know how it goes, sometimes this world can feel like a cesspit of doom, and you want to seek out some light. Or at least, the joy amidst the darkness… So here’s my pick of 3 things to watch this weekend/whenever you have some time. Hope they give you some ease and sweetness. And feel welcome to share yours too!
Is there a record you love that evokes freedom to you?
Perhaps an album that represents a time in your life when you felt your potential so clearly? Or nostalgia as you were exploring new territories?
I’d love to know!
60 years of Frank Bowling’s work! Who’s in? 👨🏾🎨🎨
Samin Nosrat is making space at the table!
Reflections on seeing Mimi 🌈, humans doing the most incredible things, a human-sounding raven, style notes from a 50 year old in a princess dress and an inclusive meditation app ✨
🌈Do you talk to stranger friends? 🙋🏽♀️✨
I always said i’d wait for my first Tarot deck to find me. But not for want of looking! I have been searching for a deck that is inclusive and diverse and accessible for years! And i’m excited to share Neo Tarot with you!
Sometimes we just need an injection of something to help us on our way. Cause life can get tricky sometimes. We might be stuck in a situation. A limiting belief. An unhelpful way of being. And need a little reboot. So, here’s an offering of a couple of things to help support you in shifting your state. To one that is thriving not just surviving. 💜
Afua Hirsch, Keanu (+ puppes), what therapy is like for queer people of colour, Timbaland + Pharrell gassing each other up, encouragement to go for your dreams, words on womxn’s bodies, Stormzy on: confidence, a vibey playlist, a film quiz, and the most unsafe looking sh✨t i’ve ever seen!