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May 30, 2018

Many people come to yoga for the purpose of healing and the practice of Bowspring yoga is no exception. Bowspring yoga, founded by Desi Springer of Vital Yoga in Denver, CO, has re-created many yoga poses that are meant to realign our bodies and promote healing, specifically in our hips and low backs. This form of yoga teaches contradictory alignment to what we’ve learned in yoga thus far and puts a great deal of emphasis on the sacrum and increasing the arch in our low spine.Bowspring is more of an opening and expanding technique as well as a therapeutic postural alignment tool. It is not a form of asana that you need to use exclusively, but it can be very balancing to have this practice in your tool box whenever your body is craving something different. Check out tintyoga.com for some more information on this yoga technique and some great Bowspring flows.

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • What is Bowspring yoga?
  • Why is it helpful?
  • What does Bowspring tell us about postural alignment?

 

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Show Highlights:

  • 1:05- Gale tells us about her background as a dancer, the pain she experienced in her body, and her transition into Bowspring yoga.
  • 10:00- The importance of Ayurvedic self care habits that allow us to get into balance with ourselves and notice what we need right now.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “As a society we’ve lost the curve in our lower back.” - Jessica Robinson
  • “Having that daily practice with yourself, it will naturally bring you into a more aware, intelligent and sensitive state where you can be more intentional with your focus. “ -Gale Edison 

 

Guest BIO:

Gale’s life has always been anchored in a committed physical practice. Practicing ballet from the age of 3, and highland dancing from the age of 4 into her adulthood, she went on to study dance in university. After exploring other career choices, her passion for movement therapies became her apparent life dharma- Committing to a life of learning and sharing empowering life practices. Gale studied hatha yoga under Meghan Currie and Sridaiva with Desi Springer and John Friend, and Yoga Tune Up’s Embodied Anatomy with Trina Altman. The most influential teacher in her practice is Dana Skoglund, her teacher who has a background in Anusara and Sridaiva yoga, as well as ayurveda. Through yoga and ayurveda Gale strives to facilitate a newfound sense of self-empowerment, self-accountability and gratitude for life in all those who practice in her community. Check out her website and contact on her facebook page

 

Guest BIO:

Jessica is a yogi, mama, bodyworker, and a Yoga Health Coach (in training). She is the owner of Sacred Space Healing Arts in Wyoming, where she homeschools her two children in the foothills of the mountains. Jessica is thrilled to be using the wisdom of Ayurveda to be guiding other mamas (with or without children) on the transformational journey from the dull and painful land of stagnation and resentment into the Kingdom of Thrive where they become Rhythm Champions! You can find Jessica through her website and her facebook page