This months Shake Your Asana playlist follows closely with our intention for the week, school is starting back and our routines are changing. Fighting this change only makes it harder to adjust. This playlist is inspired by the spoken word at the end of the playlist, (which is great to listen to in savasana). Knowing change is upon us and how we allow ourselves to move and navigate it is determined on how we see it. I also am a firm believer in the use of lo-fi beats when practicing yoga when I struggle to get into “the meditation mindset.” The rhythms help me tune out chatter in my mind and flow to the beat as it vibrates throughout my body.
This playlist is set for a 1 hour long flow that can be either used for organic movement with the beats or slower flow. Some poses to help aid this idea of change, yin hip openers. Some of the postures I practice to help remove stagnant energy in the body and promote change, pigeon (all the ways, seated, reclined, double pigeon, king pigeon, if it has pigeon in the name, doooo it!) half splits, full splits, cow face, moon salutations to change the direction you are headed.
Don’t confine yourself, this playlist is meant to have you move with the rhythm of your inner energy. Get moving and enjoy!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: MICHI POINDEXTER (THEY/THEM)
This passionate knowledge seeking teacher, started their yoga journey with karma in 2015 and after falling in love with the community of yoga completed their 200hr Teacher Training at Yoga from the Heart. They have been a Dentonite since 2014, graduated from TWU and now runs community outreach groups. With their trauma-sensitive and reiki training, they emphasize trauma healing by sharing techniques to take yoga off the mat. Aside from yoga, they enjoy outdoor activities, reading and mix media art.