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!
today i'm listening to some of my own advice for when the world (irl+ online) feels too much...
so sharing some resources if you too are wading through grief and sadness. 💜
take care of you and your loved ones
The importance of expressing yourself creatively
What helps you feel “in flow”?
Here’s some of my tips that i use on myself and with clients!
I love women in general and the sacred connection between them is something I treasure. Here are some of my role models, muses, magnificent influences and inspirations for us all to enjoy.
There is so much talk about self improvement.
But what if we did something radical. And instead of trying to strive to be something else, something more, to have more to be more to acquire more
To be more neat. More fun. More healthy. More fit. More comfortably off. More well travelled. More woke. More liked.
What if we instead,
How we connect to our own story is vital for how we step forwards and create space for new ones.
Sound sandwiches are on me!
Also - happy birthday Brandy!
The breath is oh so powerful and has such a huge impact on the way we feel. It can transform a very anxious situation to something more calming (ever been annoyed by someone who tells you to "just breathe" when you´re stressed out? There´s good reason for it!)
I know, i know, a feed is overdue 🎶🍽. So how about some melodic soup for the soul? Need to rinse that winter residue? Sweep the layers of crust away? Revive chilly organs? I’ve got you!
Come vibe with me with these very danceable (even if i say so myself) very free-feeling selections. Take as regularly as you need for a healing musical tonic.
Feeling ruff? Horse? Or just a bit under the weather? What a rot!
For those of you going through a grotty period of lurgy, I thought I would collate and share some tips I use regularly, plus bonus treats.