studio BE is pleased to offer a variety of yoga and meditation practices to help calm your nerves and soothe your spirit during this unprecedented time.
Join Rachel for this creative, athletic 60-minute flow. Custom-designed for a loved one with an anterior hip replacement, it emphasizes standing balancing poses (like Tree, Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana, and Figure 4 in Chair), core work (including Navasana, Plank, Forearm Plank, and Side Plank variations), and grounding seated/reclining poses like Janu Sirsasana and Supta Baddha Konasana.
Approach this unconventional practice with a spirit of play; it’s just as suited for a beginner as it is for a longtime practitioner. We close with a brief metta (lovingkindness) meditation for your body. Be sure to take at least a 5-minute savasana to finish.
Let your breath drive your practice, feel free to modify (especially if you're pregnant, recovering from an injury, or new to yoga), skip vinyasas for a more mellow practice, and crank up some favorite background tunes.
Most importantly, remember to be gentle with yourself — and don't take yourself (or your yoga practice) too seriously.
Rachel Meyer is an American writer and yoga teacher based in Switzerland. She teaches at B.Yoga Basel and serves as Vice President of studio BE, a wellness company which offers mindfulness training for the 21st-century workplace. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, On Being, Yoga Journal, Tricycle, Yoga International, Parents, HuffPost, and more. You can find her at www.rachelmeyeryoga.com or @rachelmeyeryoga.