Yoga to Help Tolerate the Temperature

Feb 29, 2012 | Health, Yoga practices, Yoga Sequences, Yoga teaching  | 2 comments

Oh my, it’s been hot here! This extreme humidity feels like it stacks on tons of degrees to the temperature.
I tell the yoga students who venture out on sultry days that they get extra yoga merit points in heaven for attending class when our brains are feeling like they’re simmering in their juices.
Here’s 5 Tips on What to Teach…when it’s 30 plus and 90% humidity.
1. Chest openers of any passive variety – You can’t go wrong with something that promotes breathing when the lungs are approaching pneumatic apathy, block pose, for instance:

Block Pose


2. Do poses that keep you close to the floor (hot air rises) – Abdominal exercises, baby back bends, supta padangusthasana cycle, or forward bends.

Paripurna navasana


Supta Padangustasana A


3. Supported Standing Poses – Use a chair or a wall or blocks and do shorter timings with uttanasana, pada hastasana, or padangusthasana in between .

Parsvottanasana with Blocks


4. Do proppy versions of inversions.

Supported Sarvangasana


5. Pranayama and Savasana

Pranayama

From – the Bhagavad Gita
One who has control over the mind is tranquil in heat and cold, in pleasure and pain, and in honour and dishonour, and is ever steadfast with the Supreme Self.
 

2 Comments

  1. dear Eve
    yours is the only blog i read, and i love it. there’s something to recall and refresh and think about during each day, and I love how you share your frailties and love and thoughts so sweetly. sorry I’m not a responder, but I just realised that I would like to share this with you. yoga remains an increasingly significant part of my life – ever more so – and I recall so many good times @ SBS in our classes, and beyond that in friendship. stay well, and I hope to see you again sometime.
    love Bridget

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    • Hi Bridget,
      Thank you for your kind words.
      Nothing could please me more than knowing that you love yoga.
      As for my posts. I hate it when I have to be in touch with my frailties, and I love it when they fuel good writing. Go figure!
      Are you still doing Sandy’s classes? She’s a treasure. I’d love a visit from you both to Mitchells Island.
      I heard that Billy has received recognition for his photographic work. Your daughter must be quite grown up now, too.
      Love, and namaste,
      Eve

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