If the cooler, shorter days have you feeling tired and ungrounded, you’re not alone. Even though moving vigorously might be the last thing you feel like doing lately, heat-building standing and heart-opening postures can quickly balance the cool, dry, airy qualities (vata energy) that can leave us feeling frazzled and spacey. Try this sequence by yoga teacher Gabrielle Marchese to boost your energy and alertness and to warm up from within.
Sukhasana (Easy Pose)
Begin in a comfortable, easy seat. Allow the weight of your pelvis to distribute evenly on your mat. Keep your spine long and shoulders relaxed as the crown of your head gently reaches toward the ceiling. Place your palms face down on your thighs to ground your energy. Begin to breathe deeply through the diaphragm. As you inhale, feel your lower belly expand; as you exhale feel the air easily leave your body. Direct your full…
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