A word about mindfulness
Today we introduce the concept of EDGE. This is found at the sensation in a pose that is not too much, not too little but just right amount of the stretch. We can find edges in static or moving postures. The magic ingredient is awareness. What would it be like to bring your awareness to the mat? This fifth installment guides you to move your body with while noticing what’s happening in the present moment. What is it like to approach your edge of a pose? What do you notice about your breath, physical body and emotions as you bring these poses into your body with awareness. How do edges in yoga connect or translate into edges in your recovery and life?
A word about eyes closed.
Throughout the series you will hear me invite you to practice movement with your eyes closed. This is to facilitate an inner awareness. If closing your eyes does not work for you (for whatever reason) don’t do it! You can gaze down at the floor or continue to look at your screen during movement. The choice is yours!
Setting up your space
Setting up a safe space for movement is important. Please take a few moments before watching/listening to Mindful Movement with Maria to set up your space. Each month we will need different props. Today you’ll need:
A yoga mat or towel
Something to sit on (ex: a yoga block, bolster, blanket, pillow)
You may also want to have handy:
A yoga block
A yoga strap
This video series is for information purposes only. The information presented is in no way intended as medical advice or to serve as a substitute for medical treatment. The information should be used in conjunction with the guidance and care of your physician and/or treatment team. Because eating disorders are a life threatening illness, It is strongly advised to consult your physician before beginning this or any program that incorporates movement, activity or exercise, especially if you have any medical condition, injury or other medical issue that contradicts physical activity. Please consult with your dietitian/nutritionist as to proper caloric adjustments needed due to this or any other type of movement or activity. In the series you may be directed to notice feelings. This is in no way intended to serve as a substitute for psychological counseling. Please consult with your psychotherapist before participating in this video.
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