|No, not that kind of forest...Forrest yoga is a whole nother story|
- BREATH Forrest Yoga teaches you how to breathe deeply, connect in feeling with your body, use the power of breath to bring aliveness into every cell of your body and ignite your passion for living.
- STRENGTH Forrest Yoga teaches you to connect to your core, to be strong and centered. The intense pose sequences are designed to help you develop the skills to awaken each of your senses. The long holds help you progress in the poses and go deeper. Aided by the use of heat, your body is freed from toxins; the deep breathing oxygenates and rejuvenates every cell in your body.
- INTEGRITY Forrest Yoga teaches you to become proficient at safely tailoring each pose to work best for you, particularly with physical and emotional injuries. By learning to work honestly at your edges, you develop effective tools to deal with fear and struggle. This makes it possible for integrity, self-awareness and playful curiosity to become part of your daily life.
- SPIRIT Forrest Yoga's intent is to create a sense of freedom, a connection to your Spirit and the courage to walk as your Spirit dictates.
From my own experience, I had a little trouble keeping up with the different types of breathing and deep belly breathes, but I think with more practice, I will be better able to enjoy in their benefits. I also have never had to hold poses for so long, as I had to with Forrest...it was tough! The poses were intense, and included some binds, and core movement. My obliques are still sore, 2 days later!
The integrity piece was definitely contagious, as the teacher provided moves for every level or modification, so that we all could feel comfortable with the moves, regardless of what level we were or if we had injuries to watch out for - a very encompassing feeling for sure.
|This zen thing is not me...|
I would definitely recommend trying this variation of yoga, especially if you are in need a of new challenge in the practice, physically and/or mentally.
If you want to find out some more information about Forrest Yoga, you can check out ForrestYoga.com or HERE.
Have you ever tried Forrest Yoga?
What is your favorite type of yoga?
I fell in love with the Hip Hop yoga - I am going to try it out again tomorrow!
Do you fall asleep during shavasana?