A basic axiom of yogic philosophy is the indivisibility of body, mind, and spirit. While it is sometimes tempting to compartmentalize those aspects of our whole self, in reality, they are reciprocal. Say, for instance, you have something gnawing at your mind — some thought that keeps repeating itself over and over. You might say that you are “wound up” about the inability of that thought to find some sort of resolution. It troubles you and you suffer. Rarely does it occur to us that this suffering has its correlate in the body. The sense of stuck-ness on the mental level shows up as some form of stuck-ness on the physical level. This might sound gloomy at first, but it’s actually quite helpful. The body is significantly easier to work with than the mind because it is easier to observe. The mind, on the other hand, loves to create elaborate mirages and labyrinths that can be treacherous to navigate. So part of the beauty of the yoga practice is that you can find peace of mind and brightness of spirit by systematically untangling your body.
Each of our newest releases was designed to help you unfold yourself from inside-out. Prop-less Yoga 2 is a well-rounded, energizing sequence of poses that will make you feel freer in your body in less than 30 minutes. As the name suggests, no props are needed. Just a little bit of time and attention will create the conditions for balanced bodily tension. Meanwhile, in Unwind 2 you will be led through an accessible yet challenging sequence of hip and hamstring opening poses that will unravel the stuck stress from your lower back. Learn a couple of neat ways to use a yoga strap and you will experience new levels of freedom and ease in your spine. Hope you enjoy! Happy unwinding!