A couple of years ago in May, I was hiking around Mt. Tamalpais with a dear friend when she told me a simple truth about myself that I had never fully acknowledged. We had just done a two-hour yoga workshop, swam in Alpine Lake, and had strolled through the most majestic grove of redwood trees imaginable when I started saying that the next best move in our day was going to be a meal at this wonderful Puerto Rican restaurant in San Anselmo. At that point my friend tells me, “You know, you’re really good at doing things that feel really good.” Now when I first heard that, I felt a little defensive or embarrassed, like she was suggesting that I’m just a hedonist. But after allowing it to sink in for a moment, I had to admit that I am actually a connoisseur of well-being. And when it comes to yoga practices that make you feel really good, I think that my signature sequences are top shelf.
We’ve gotten such great feedback on our new Recharge Series that we decided to keep filming more. Each one of these new releases is a satisfying and complete practice that you can do in less than 15 minutes. Recharge #4 will open your chest, free up your breath, and boost your mood through a delicious sequence of approachable backbends. Recharge #5 is a dynamic forward bending sequence that will make you feel simultaneously calm and energized. And finally, Recharge #6 is one of my favorite hip opening sequences of all time that culminates in the pose featured on this newsletter. Don’t be intimidated by the bizarre shape! Just follow my step-by-step instructions and your pelvis and lower back will feel amazingly light. Of course if you could spend a lavish 45 minutes focusing on your wellness, then try practicing all three of these videos in the order presented. Your whole body-mind will feel awake, refreshed, centered, and present. Hope you enjoy!