The new year is when many of us think about what we want more (or less) of in our lives—and what we’re going to do to make our dreams a reality. In order to do this successfully and sustainably, you must have a combination of stability and ability. That’s where Katonah Yoga comes in. Developed by veteran yoga teacher Nevine Michaan, Katonah incorporates Taoist principles, Chinese medicine, and sacred geometry to work with the body’s glands and internal organs.
One of the big aims of Katonah Yoga is to help you feel more stable by “fitting” yourself into your own body. For example, when you’re in a low lunge with your right foot forward and your hands alongside your feet, your right knee should fit into your right armpit. This makes it easier to feel more rooted, balanced, and buoyant in the shape of each posture. I practice the following sequence most mornings. When I start the day from a stable, grounded place, I’m able to see what’s going on around me, name where I want to go, and figure out the best way to get there.
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Teacher and model Sian Gordon is a yoga teacher and the cofounder of Love Yoga studios in the Los Angeles area. Learn more at loveyogaspace.com