The fall and spring equinox are symbolic events in the life of a yogi. As we celebrate this poignant day where day and night are equal, it is a perfect time for balancing yoga practices and reflection on equanimity in our own lives. To help you on that never-ending quest for balance in mind, body, and spirit, here are just a few of our favorite physical and chakra balancing poses to help align all dimensions of your body with the rhythms of the sun and earth:
Tree Pose – Celebrate the opposition of balancing rooting and rising sensations
Triangle Pose – Hips and shoulders stack with the help of equal effort and opening across the front and back body
Half Moon Pose – Again stack hips and shoulders but now take flight and balance on one leg! Try to find the sweet spot where you balance effort with ease. Smile and enjoy!
As we transition from summer to fall and the daylight hours are fewer and fewer, take time to reflect on what has shifted in your own life. The dark and cold days of winter yield themselves nicely towards rest and contemplation in order to prepare you for the renewal of a new year. What do you need to come back into balance? All of us at INVIVO are here to support you on your quest for balance and harmony. We invite you to experience all we have to offer, from chakra balancing classes, supportive yoga, and vinyasa flow, to a variety of fitness classes, and a full spectrum of wellness modalities (massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, and physical therapy). And if you like finding balance with a friend, make sure to join us for a fun flying AcroYoga workshop this Friday! There’s nothing like this experience. We hope to see you soon!
Patricia Fasciotti is a Physical Therapist and Wellness Director at INVIVO. Patricia has spent over 10 years in the field of outpatient orthopedics. Most recently, Patricia completed her 200-hour certification to become a registered Yoga teacher (RYT). Patricia lives in Brookfield with her husband and two children. She enjoys running, yoga, pilates, and exploring all that Milwaukee has to offer!