Salute the Beat

A class/workshop which guides and attunes the rhythm of the breath with the magical movements/asana sequence that is the Sun Salutation.

This is a practice I’ve developed over the 10 years of teaching yoga with the breath and the beat, its the one that is most effective in terms of how it moves energy and gives us an understanding of how mind and movement and breath are connected.

I’ve been breathing with the beat in my yoga practice and teaching for over 10 years. Sun Salutations with the Beat is how I begin my day and I’ve been amazed at how it syncs so well with music and rhythm and particularly how it attunes my mind and mental world into my body and heart. I often wake up ungrounded and anxious and this practice is so helpful in getting me down deep into the moment. Sun Salutations are wonderful for opening up every part of the body and focusing and stretching our minds and hearts into the body and breath. 

I work mainly with the traditional Sun Salute which includes lunges on each side and is gentle on the shoulders.

Beginning with lengthening the breath to the 8 count, long and slow, enabling us to sync into the body more mindfully and slowly, as we regulate the movements with the rhythm and the breath.

After practising half sun salutes and a few arm raises we move from sun salutes to the count of 4 and the count of 2..

I have integrated some holds and strengthening asana to balance and ground our minds and intentions.