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TUTORIAL: Floating Staff Pose

TUTORIAL: Floating Staff Pose

TUTORIAL
Floating Staff Pose

 

Kiana Ng Yoga

Utpluti Dandasana

Take your Dandasana (Staff Pose) up a knotch by floating! This pose requires a lot of core, quad, and hip flexor strength.

Alignment Principles

  • Start in Dandasana
  • Take the hands on the mat around mid-thigh so that your chest is leaning forwards slightly
  • Spread the fingers wide and actively press down into the mat
  • Engage the core
  • Glue the legs together, strongly flexing through the feet
  • Take an exhale to lift the hips up and back to float the legs (think about pulling the legs back through the arms to shift your centre of gravity, making it easier to float the heels)
  • *Important to note: if you start with the hands right beside the hips instead of further forwards as instructed above, your centre of gravity won’t be able to shift forwards enough to lift the feet!

Prep. Poses:

  • Dandasana (Staff Pose)
  • Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Fold)
  • Navasana (Boat Pose)
  • Ubhaya Padangusthasana (Both Big Toe Pose)
  • Plank Pose

Modifications/Variations:

  • Place hands on blocks for more height and easier lift
  • Lift only the hips and alternate lifting one heel and then the next
  • Place heels on block when floating

Trust & It’s Ability to Support and Provide for You

TRUST & IT'S ABILITY TO SUPPORT AND PROVIDE FOR YOU

 

Kiana Ng Yoga

I’ve spent a lot of time this month re-learning and re-connecting to what it means to have that deeply rooted sense of trust that all is well, and that I will be cared for and supported.

Finances can very easily take you into a seat of stress, especially when unforeseen expenses come up and leave you in the dust wondering where all the money’s gone. This is very true for me over these past couple of months as many expenses seemed to have popped up out of the blue. I could have let myself fall into that place of worry, doubt, anxiety and fear over the apparent lack that I was feeling, but instead I found myself coming back to a very deep sense of trust that everything is ok, that I have enough, that I will be provided for. I trusted in the fact that, when asked, I will be taken care of in whatever way this care manifested itself in my life. I’ve noticed over the course of my life that whenever I feel a financial lack and move into a place of trust where I trust in abundance to come my way, that it does. I’m not talking about suddenly winning the lottery over night, but it’s smaller, less obvious things such as an instructor being away for a month so I get to take on another class a week for the month. I’ve always had ENOUGH.

I believe in the law of attraction; the energy you give out, is the energy you get back. If I put out that energy of stress and worry, then I’ll find myself in a situation of not having enough, making me feel even worse. But when I come back to that grounded seat of trust in abundance coming my way, it opens me up to receive opportunities for this support.

So this month, I want you to notice your tendencies towards what energy you fall into. Maybe it’s not just your reactions to financial situations, but to other situations that you come into. Do you fall into stress and worry, victimizing yourself, or do you trust in the ability of the universe/higher power/whatever your beliefs to support you and provide for you what you need?

This month (& beyond), TRUST that is well.

With love,

 

Kiana

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