Cross-country flights. Family reunions. Black Friday. With all the stress surrounding Thanksgiving, it’s important to remember what the holiday is all about—especially when you’re on your yoga mat. In fact, many yogis believe that every day should be Thanksgiving.
“I think it's great to honor our ancestors and traditions, but Thanksgiving shouldn't be set aside for just one day,” says Liza Savage-Katz, a yin yoga teacher in Rochester, New York, who has trained with Shiva Rea. “It's a healthier frame of mind to acknowledge the things we should be grateful for every single day.”
We asked Savage-Katz to create this 7-pose, 45-minute sequence to calm your nervous system, open your joints, and count your blessings on Thanksgiving and all year long. “I chose these asanas because yin yoga is all about coming into a state of receptivity,” says Savage-Katz. “It allows us to slow down enough to really focus on the important stuff. In a society where we are always on the go, it is such a gift to take inventory of the blessings we have in our lives.”
See alsoCoral Brown's Do-Anywhere Daily Gratitude Practice