Cooped up inside waiting out winter's deep freeze? This warming practice would be a wise use of your time.
Maintaining a regular practice during the winter months helps to warm up the body to avoid stiffness, stagnant energy, and lethargy,” says Sonya Sanmateu, a restorative yoga teacher, who is leading a Winter Warm Up workshop this month combining slow flow and yoga nidra to sync the body's natural rhythms with nature.
Sanmateu created this 9-pose sequence exclusively for YogaJournal.com to give you a sample of her workshop at home. Use this practice to boost circulation, increase energy, and relax all winter long. "It's the season of going inward and nurturing ourselves" she says. "Yoga supports the season's inward, recuperative, and introspective nature."
2 blocks, a blanket, and a bolster
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