Morning Yoga Flow | Shoulders (Episode 2)
From Travis Kā’eo
An in-depth look into practice
In our flow today we will create space – not only physically, but also energetically. And in this space, we will find healing.
The beautiful thing about this space we come to in order to find healing is it is just that – space.
So often in our lives we feel we do not have space. Whether it be due to mounting tasks or obligations, our space is filled by often overlapping time requirements. We are left feeling drained and wishing there were more time in the day.
Sometimes we need to take a step back so that we may move forward. Sometimes we need to take a moment for ourselves, a few breaths away from our endless tasks to find space.
And once we do, we find calm – we find healing.
It is so much better to give 100% of yourself 50% of the time than it is to give 50% of yourself 100% of the time. We simply can no longer afford to give less than our best selves and if that means doing less than know that is okay.
Sometimes less is more.
This practice is the practice of being 100% present, 100% authentic and 100% you. This is not the practice of how to get by – this is the practice of how to thrive. And the beauty is over time, once we learn how to give 100% of ourselves to something, we find the ability to do it more often. As if not separating the space we take to heal with our external task but rather bringing them into unison. To simultaneously heal and do, grow and live.
This is the path of yoga – the ability to walk in your practice rather than walking away from your life to practice. This path does not happen all at once, most things rarely do. This path must take time and patience to fully develop, but when it does – there will be no difference between when you do and when you heal. There will be no difference between when you move and when you meditate. There will be no opposites – for you have brought everything into unison.
So as you go forth into this practice or into your day remember to create space, and in that space, find yourself.
- Extended Child’s Pose (Utthita Balāsana)
- Extended Puppy Pose (Anahatāsana)
- Cow/ Cat (Marjari-āsana)
- Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Śvanāsana)
- Ragdoll (Uttānāsana)
- Mountain Pose (Tādāsana)
- Backbend (Annuvitāsana)
- Crescent Moon (Aśta Chandrāsana)
- Half Splits (Ardha Hanumanāsana)
- Chair Pose (Utkatāsana)
- Sphinx Pose (Salamba Bhujangāsana)