Today I was lucky enough to share a yoga practice with my friend Marianne.
Marianne is 15 years old and travels by wheelchair. I invite you to read about Marianne and her family.
Visit http://www.travelbywheelchair.com/, the wonderful blog written by Marianne's mom, detailing experiences they have getting around, near and far.
Marianne and I talked about yoga history and the importance of breath. We flowed through a gentle sequence of yoga postures including lions' breaths and laughter.
What's a Lion's Breath?
Read this article from yogavibes.com:
11 Benefits of Lion’s Breath
Sep 13, 2012
Okay, I’ll admit it. Lion’s Breath looks a little silly, but you have to just suck it up and get over it.
Lion’s Breath with Gigi Yogini
Lion’s Breath (Simhasana) is an invigorating and liberating Pranayama technique that can be practiced anywhere and anytime (as long as you don’t mind spectators!). Incorporate a few rounds of this breath into your day to uplift your energy and release negative accumulations. Plus, soak up some extra juicy benefits.
Lion’s Breath Incentives
- Boosts vitality
- Enhances circulation
- Relieves neck, jaw, chest, and face tension
- Fortifies voice
- Provides headache relief
- Promotes a healthy, open throat chakra (Visuddha)
- Enhances self-expression
- Tones the platysma muscle that controls the front of the throat
- Increases confidence
- Releases stress, fatigue, and negativity
- Relieves TMJ