Yoga in the New Year
This year, 2014, has an auspicious beginning. New Year’s day started with a new moon in the morning. New moons are the time for beginning new endeavors. If you want to reinvigorate your yoga practice, now is the perfect time. If you have only a set routine of asanas that you do in your practice add some new ones. You can also develop different asanas to do on different days so that your practice moves toward balance. If you only practice for a set amount of time add time on days when you are less busy. You can also add a few minutes to each day’s practice. If you have the physical capacity, do inversions regularly. They seal in the energy that you create in the other asanas. Shoulder stand (Salamba Sarvangasana) has a lock of the throat chakra from the natural position of the asana. Headstand (Salamba Sirsasana) has a lock for the root chakra. Equally importantly inverted asanas change your point of view, especially headstand. Changing point of view is a way to move forward through the rest of your life. Namascar,
Claudia Kuhns is the founder of Yoga for Health in Denver. She is a certified Iyengar teacher and has been teaching and practicing yoga for over 20 years. Claudia is an approved contractor with the State of Colorado Vocational Rehabilitation Services . Claudia teaches beginning and intermediate students and works with specific adaptive applications of yoga. In addition to teaching, Claudia is the director of Yoga for Health .