Wednesday, June 12, 2013

wednesday well-being: a tranquil start

moi beginning the day with yoga

welcome to wednesday. hump day. a chance to begin anew

one of the ways i've been infusing my days with tranquility while in paris is by savoring a morning yoga practice followed by 10 minutes of meditation. it's been a beautiful practice that helps set the tone for my parisian day ahead. 

my playlist consists of 8 songs for a total of 36 minutes of yoga followed by 10 of meditation. here's the groove:

my flow is, well, fluid and varies from day to day with these four components:

1. basically i begin in a standing forward fold for a few minutes. then i transition to sun salutation step backs and throw in whatever my body is craving--down dog splits, deep lunges, and twists

2. next comes the standing flow of warrior I, warrior II, and triangle with a splash of standing splits. rinse and repeat other side.

3. hips are a big focus from my hours in front of the computer writing followed by seated lovelies such as seated forward fold and janu sirsasana

4. i conclude with finishing poses: inversions, backbends, reclined twists, and savasana followed by 10 minutes of seated meditation. ommmm.

take a mOMent at the start of your day to infuse tranquility--even if only for a few minutes. for added love, throw in a cuppa tea, lit scented candle, and time with your journal. enjoy the subtle shifts from beginning your day with this dollop of self-care. it does the body {and soul} oh-so-good. bisous. x

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sarahspiegelhoff said...

Thanks for sharing this AM practice! I look forward to starting my mornings with it. I even created the playlist in spotify. :)

Massy said...

You are truly an inspiration to me. Thank you for all you share with us.

kimberly wilson said...

sarah + massy, SO happy you enjoyed the post. love, love, love the playlist x

goodmoodyogagirl said...

Thank you for sharing this.... Love morning yoga & will give your playlist a try!