Updated: Nov 22, 2018
Black Friday is the biggest shopping event at the year...well the term was originally used to describe the chaos that ensued on the day. During this crazy time we want you to get grounded and create roots regardless of the chaos around you.
Yoga teachers often use the word grounded. But what does that really mean? Is it a yoga cliché?
Grounding is connecting with the earth both physically and spiritually. Physically, grounding is about our physical connection to the ground, bringing awareness to how our feet feel connected to the mother ship – Earth. Grounding involves practicing yoga poses that facilitate this connection, for example, making sure all points of the feet are connected to the earth. You can find your roots through strong standing poses such as Tree, Half Moon, Warriors and Side Angle. Feel safe, strong and stable!
Yet, grounding goes beyond the physical, it can also be a sense of connection - to the earth and to something larger than us – a part of a collective system of life that is circular. Being grounded means to be in a place of calm, feeling a sense of safety and security despite the chaos or challenges around you. In yoga, we hope to awake the sense of physical and emotional grounding. Create a crystallized centre in you.
Here are 5 tips that will help you embrace the chaos and stay grounded:
Focus on your feet – notice your toes, arches and four corners of your feet pressing into the earth – imagine that your toes are like roots, growing into the ground.
Concentrate on the root chakra – use poses that will increases your sense of security and support, like malasana – yogi squat.
Breathe – notice the inhales and exhales, listen to your breath.
Be aware of the quality of your practice – is your practice helping embrace the chaos?
Regular practice – daily practice will help to take time to ground, we know is not always easy but even 15 minutes a day will do a magic!
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