I did day 2 of my guerilla yoga. Before I get into the song and sequence, I am loving this. I have struggled to find time each day to practice yoga – I always have felt the need to do a whole 75/90 minute class if I am to practice from home. While this action may not have the complete benefits of a whole class, it is still yoga. For the length of the song, I go into my meditative state of breathing and being present – even if it’s just 3 minutes – it is 3 minutes that I wouldn’t have practiced a previous day.
Recently there have been a few articles about new ways people are practicing yoga – Chocolate & Chakras Collide, Rolling out the Yoga Mat, Say Namaste! Party by Night, Downward dog by Day. All of these articles discuss/question if this kind of deviation from the historical yoga practice is okay? While philosophical I have no clue – but my feeling is that yoga is both a mental and physical practice – whatever way people engage in it is their choice. If yogis or yoga practitioners want to eat meat, so be it. If a hotel offers yoga as an amenity, all the better. And if someone wants to express their yoga practice in a quick 4 minutes a day – join in!
Lunge forward with leg in the air moving into a lunge – Crescent Moon
Revolved Crescent Moon – clasp hands together and twist over front leg – push elbow against leg for further twist
Push up to Warrior 2
In a full motion straighten front leg – and push up to Standing Split
Lift hands off ground – have one straight line from your finger tips to your toe to Warrior 3
Bring leg down to Warrior 2
Next repeat the same sequence on the other side