due to many other things (good things, I’m very fortunate) in my life, I must sign off for awhile to devote time and energy elsewhere. Happy new year to everyone!
A Simple Illustrated Guided Meditation
Warrior II Pose
The focus of Warrior II is to strengthen the front leg while opening the front of the pelvis and the chest. There can be a tendency to allow the chest to collapse and shift forward. Counteract this by straightening the arms and expanding the chest, expressing the inner strength and confidence that is cultivated in the pose. Build your foundation by planting the back heel firmly on the floor and extending the back arm away from the body. These actions anchor the body against the forward momentum of the pose and bring stability to the posture. If the muscles of the thigh become fatigued, partially straighten the front knee for a moment or two, and then return to the full pose. Tilt the head back slightly and gaze forward.
Photo of Anna Guest-Jelley.
Using the Kepler Space Telescope, John Johnson, Assistant Professor of Planetary Astronomy at Caltech made the following proclamation:
“There are at least 100 billion planets in the galaxy, just our galaxy. That’s mind-boggling.”
Jonathan Swift, the other coauthor of the Caltech study added:
“Kepler has enabled us to look up at the sky and know that there are more planets out there than stars we can see.”
Read the full Caltech story: http://www.caltech.edu/content/planets-abound
For more information about NASA’s Kepler mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/kepler
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Instructor: Jess Wilson
Difficulty of the poses/sequence: Easy. The hardest pose in this is Tree Pose.
The class: This video starts with some seated stretches, cat/cow and some neck stretches. There are some sun salutations next. Tree pose is next. After are some more back stretches….