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!
Thank goodness for our wrists! They, along with our hands, support us in so many ways during the day, so let´s give them a little bit of love!
Trigger warning of sexual abuse.
To any Survivors, please exercise caution and self care.
A story about my journey to my first yoga class via some very nostalgic Y2K aesthetic. This is a transcript of I Feel For You podcast episode 27!
It’s a busy time of year. Busy busy. Blah blah. This is the transcript to a minisode which is part of a series that i hope serves as a reminder or mindful loving squeeze to warm your cockles
and offer you support during the season. Cause you don’t have to do it all!
Need a pep up? Here’s some festive reads +resources! ❤️❄️
It’s so clear in my many years wandering on this planet that there is a massive tendency to pack in so much around this time of year. Be it the panic so many feel to fill the year and tick off stuff before it “ends”, or the pressure to be in the seasonal spirit of joy and glad tidings.
During this time you might still have stuff to do. Things to fix up.
But you’re reluctant to go at the same pace or rhythm of others, especially when you’re in a different space. And perhaps also exhausted from the year!
So how can we manage our time and energy during the busy season?
I’m here to offer some tips that i hope will help you prioritise and get the important stuff done. Cause amidst the pressure and distraction, you still get to choose what to participate in.
Take your rest seriously this time of year my friends and be well.
Hope you enjoy.
Winter fatigue is real my friends.
I hope that this offerings might inspire you to feel better during the dark times, and perhaps even encourage you to gravitate towards the stuff that gives you energy during the darker season.
Feel better and let's make the most of the season we are in and embrace it together! ❤️
This one goes out to my Homies in the northern hemisphere!
More goodies to delve into! Enjoy rummaging with me!
It's that time of year again! Here's some of my picks - let me know yours in the comments! Enjoy! dionne x
Could sound be an answer to the question: What is energy?