Bryant Park Yoga is back in New York City for its 12th season, featuring teachers curated by Yoga Journal. This week's featured instructor is Dana Trixie Flynn, who led the Tuesday morning class.
One of the greatest lessons of yoga is to stay on the path and to keep showing up—no matter what. Transformation takes time, and we don't always see the desired results right away, whether it's getting stronger, feeling more confident, or experiencing more peace. It's helpful and fun to incorporate practices that keep you inspired and spiritually turned ON; if your practice starts to feel like a "should," you will not stick around for a miracle to happen.
Your hands are epic instruments for healing and one of the most powerful ways to awaken the heart. These 3 hand mudras will help you keep yoga, learning, and inspiration at the top of your list. Try them with the following mantra: "Magic takes guts." You can keep your eyes open and repeat the mantra aloud with each movement, or it might be nice to close your eyes and repeat it internally.
Photos by Nousha Salimi