Monthly Archives: November 2015

I Am Thankful For Each Of You And For Berry Waffles Too!

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I Am Thankful For Each Of You And For Berry Waffles Too!

jyl-logoDear Friends,

It is that wonderful holiday week again and we are all making plans to be gobbling some awesome food and sharing what we are most thankful for.

I am most thankful for my family, my friends and for each and every one of you for being a part of my life the past four years on this blog.

You each offer something exciting and new as you brighten my day with your comments and questions. When I run into one of the students who is just starting out for that I am most thankful because you crossed my path along your journey and you have so many good questions. Hopefully I will have inspired you to learn more by the end of our conversation.

My goal for everyone is that I led you into the yogic path that is personally right for you as there are many different types of styles of yoga and I am passionate about everything. This past year I ran into a few that say they can’t do yoga for this or that reason and for you I have yet other types of yoga I can show you. Yes yoga is universal and meets you where you stand health-wise as long as your open to listen and try it out.

Although to many of my blog followers I am maybe just someone who you follow and we never even meet in email, chat, on the phone or in person you can be certain I am thinking about you and wishing you a very special holiday season and I am grateful you come back each article and apply yourself.

This year I started working with an Orphanage in the North Eastern part of the Ukraine. There are three little girls over there that I talk about in my videos. Two of them are sisters a year apart both now 13 years old and the little one with the 18″Doll pictured here is 8 years old my newest friend. These 3 beautiful girls had just received their holiday break and their holiday parcel from me. Each girl is amazing and we have learned so much from each other.

 

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They say with age comes wisdom so I am 45 now and on a positive note I have yet another thing to be thankful for. Opening yourself up to a yogic path truly brings wisdom and since I started at 27 it is not about age but the path you have to follow to obtain the wisdom.

Join me in learning more about how to achieve this for your life and thank you for continuing to be a supporting fan of jerseyyogalicious now going into it’s 5th year on here.

Now how about those berries? That was courtesy of a delicious visit to a Waffle house during my visit in Cartagena, Columbia (nice travel video coming soon I promise!)

Please enjoy today’s lesson below a short review of an article on how to find your “true self”

Avidya by Kat of JYL

Namaste,

Kat

 

 

 

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1 Minute Booty Boot Camp Downward Facing Dog

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Dear Friends,

Downward facing dog Adho Mukha Svanasana is a great pose for the end of the day. All day we are upright and this allows your body to invert and remove any unnecessary tension.

Adho= Downward

Mukha= Face

Svana= dog

Instructions:

Come onto your mat on to your hands and knees. Set your knees directly below your hips and your hands slightly forward of your shoulders.

Spread your palms , index fingers are parallel and toes turned under.

Exhale and lift your knees away from the floor. You want to keep your knees with a bend and your heels lifted away from the floor. Lengthen your tailbone away from the back of your pelvis and press it lightly toward the pubis. Using this resistance, lift your sitting bones toward the ceiling, and draw the inner legs up into the groins using your inner ankles.

Exhale and push your top thighs back and stretch your heels onto or as close as you can toward the floor. Straighten your knees but be sure not to lock them. Firm the outer thighs and roll the upper thighs inward slightly. Narrow the front of the pelvis.

Firm the outer arms and press the base of your index fingers into your mat. Lift along your inner arms from the wrists to the tops of the shoulders. Firm your shoulder blades against your back and widen them always drawing toward the tailbone. Keep you head between your upper arms and don’t hang remain active in your pose.

Namaste,

Kat

1 Minute Booty Boot Camp Standing Forward Bend Pose

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1 Minute Booty Boot Camp Standing Forward Bend Pose

Dear Friends,

1 minute is all it takes and you can join us, do you have a minute to spare? If not you better check your schedule as your way too busy!

Standing Forward Bend Pose has so many benefits such as stretching your hips,hamstrings and calves and strengthening your thighs and knees.

This pose will help relax your central nervous system and calm you which is a total stress reliever.

Directions:

Start out in Mountain Pose

Forward fold bending over and try to touch the back of your calves if not then the back of your knees with a slight bend in the knees, breathe and hold, inhale up.

Moderate practice: Use blocks next to each foot, reach down to the block this will help you to go over more towards the mat

Advanced practitioners: Palms and fingertips into the floor. Straighten your elbows and arch your torso away from your thighs. Lengthen between your pubic bone and navel. Use your palms or fingertips and push down against the floor. Lift up the top of your sternum away from the floor, look forward but do not compress the back of your neck. Do 3 breaths, exhale back to full Uttanasana, inhale up.