Darlene B. Ralicki, BS, RYT
 

Upcoming Yoga Schedule:


Join me at Just Plain Yoga for:

Mondays, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Vinyasa Flow -  Breathe, move, energize, and release in this dynamic vinyasa flow practice set to a fun, eclectic soundtrack.   Join me as we begin the transition into Vata season - autumn - with a juicy, grounding sequence to open the hips, shoulders, and side waist. 

This week:  celebrate the equinox with a special Autumnal Equinox Vinyasa class with Carolyn and me at Just Plain Yoga.  Monday, September 22nd, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Use your class card or drop in. 


 

 Autumn is Vata Time

Bringing the knowledge of Ayurveda into our yoga flows can help us open and engage in a more harmonious manner.   

Vata embodies the elements of air and ether, with air being predominant.  Air qualities are lightness, mobility, roughness, and ether qualities are expansiveness and minuteness.  These qualities are predominant in the fall and can cause imbalances, especially for those individuals with a vata dosha.

Fall is a time when we can have a tendency to become less grounded, out of sorts, and anxious if vata imbalances arise.  If you don't have a meditation practice currently, this is a great time to start one.  Meditation is wonderful grounding practice that also gives you the gift of spending time within. 

Pranayama

Key pranayama for the fall:  Ujjayi (victorious breath), Sama Vrtti (equal ration breath), and Kapalabhati (skull shining breath).   

Asana

Key asana:  slow and mindful Sun Salutations or vinyasa flows, standing posture, balance postures, squats, twists, bridge pose, inversions, and seated postures which allow expansion in the spine.  Slowing down, flowing mindfully, and rooting into the posture while simultaneously rising and expanding. 

 


Photo Credit:  Wanda June Koch Photography

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