This movement sequence combines disciplines to shift your energy.
Energy creates energy, as they say, and your workout just got a little more interesting. This unique Energy Medicine Yoga practice is designed by Lauren Walker, voted one of America’s top 100 most influential yoga teachers. Walker is the best-selling author of “Energy Medicine Yoga” (Sounds True, 2014), and her latest release, “The Energy Medicine Yoga Prescription” (Sounds True, 2017), is designed to help you move well and feel increased awareness and energy throughout the day. Walker combines yoga poses, breath work and unique moves to influence specific flows of energy in your body in relation to the energy of the surrounding environment.
Energy runs your reality, and the beauty of energy work is that it translates into every facet of your life—from what, how and when you eat to how you think and how you feel about your body, mind and life. The practice on the mat is just the beginning. Try these poses for the next 30 days, and journal about your experience and the way you feel, both energetically and emotionally.
- Move slowly and mindfully, staying connected to your breath.
- Repeat each posture at least three times for one or more sets.
3. Squat and Hang
4. Standing Side Pull and Standing Back Bend
5. Cat-Cow and Needle Side Twist
6. Moving Bridge
7. Lying Side Twist
8. Savasana Deep Relaxation
Photo/video credit: Mark Kuroda, kurodastudios.com