Hi sweet friends!
Today, I did my first moon salutation yoga sequence! :)
Why am I sharing this??
The Om Community's Director of Alternative Therapies - who is currently in India - learned that moon salutation yoga sequences are supposedly cooling to the body and nervous system, and therefore a good choice for migraineurs. This "cooling" effect releases built up tension in the body according to Ayurvedic treatment, which originated in India more than 3,000 years ago and remains one of the country’s traditional health care practices. SO, I hopped on my mat and gave it a try!
Let me tell you, the practice I chose was swifter than I had expected, but was surprisingly grounding and calming at the same time.
But the best part of this practice was when the instructor told me to shout “HA!” five times while flinging the top half of my body from upright to upside-down. Yes, it looked silly. And the first few times, I half whispered, half breathed a soft “...ha..” Let me also tell you that I am doing this in the privacy of my own home (along with my fiance and two kitties, but still), and I didn’t even let go enough to shout “HA!”
The practice continued, and then it was back… Five more “HA’s!!” So, this time I gave it my all - “HA, HA, HA, HA, HA!!” I probably freaked out the cats and Greg... but I was able to let go of something in those moments of shouting. I let go of my thoughts - and just shouted.
Do you have any moon salutation stories of your own? What helps you ‘let go?’
If you want to try the moon salutation sequence you can find it here: https://youtu.be/6KApNls0paQ
Peace and love my friends,