Cultivate Self Love on the Mat

Our yoga practice can serve as a gateway to help build a loving relationship with ourselves on and off the mat.
When our hearts are open, they are free flowing with compassion, forgiveness, acceptance, and pure love. 
To gain a deeper understanding, we shift our attention to the heart chakra:

ANAHATA : sanskrit - "unhurt" or "unstuck"

Location: "located at the center of the chest and includes the heart, cardiac plexus, thymus gland, lungs, and breasts. It also rules the lymphatic system."

Thus, creating harmony in the mind, body, spirit.

Element: "The element of the heart chakra is air. Air is associated with freedom, openness, knowledge, falling in love, expansive and spirited, and letting go. We hold too tight, we suffocate what we love, we give space or air, and it breaths.


Little mindful notes:

  • Modifications are where we find the extra love, honoring our body in all forms.
  • Create a practice not surrounded by changing yourself, but accepting yourself "as is" in the present moment.
  • Slow it down and breathe into each pose.
  • Flow from your intuition to allow your free spirit to arise.
  • Show up for yourself.
  • Positive self talk on the mat. Remind yourself throughout each asana why you're doing this.

A feel good flow to ignite your heart.

Sukhasana  (Easy Pose)

Sukhasana (Easy Pose)

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana  (Bridge Pose)

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose)

Anjaneyasana  (Low Crescent Lunge)

Anjaneyasana (Low Crescent Lunge)

High Lunge  (Crescent Variation)

High Lunge (Crescent Variation)

Malasana  (Garland Pose)

Malasana (Garland Pose)

Prasarita Padottanasana  (Wide Legged Forward Fold w/ Bind)

Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide Legged Forward Fold w/ Bind)

Gomukhasana  (Cow Face Pose)

Gomukhasana (Cow Face Pose)

Hug The Earth

Hug The Earth

Supta Baddha Konasana  (Reclining Bound Angel Pose)

Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angel Pose)

Balasana  (Child's Pose)

Balasana (Child's Pose)

Adho Mukha Svanasana  (Downward Facing Dog)

Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog)

Eka Pada Adho Mukha Savasana  (Stacked Hips Variation)

Eka Pada Adho Mukha Savasana (Stacked Hips Variation)

Tadasana  (Mountain Pose w/ Bind)

Tadasana (Mountain Pose w/ Bind)

Ustrasana  (Camel Pose)

Ustrasana (Camel Pose)

Camel Pose Variation

Camel Pose Variation

Overhead Stretch

Overhead Stretch

Savasana  (Hand To Heart)

Savasana (Hand To Heart)