benefits do you receive from practicing
The benefits I receive are feeling centered, feeling strengthened, feeling grounded.
I feel more energized when I do the ritual. I feel like I can function better,
perform better, live better when I'm centered in my belly.|
It's a great way to start a creative process because you get so much energy from
Patty: It doesn't take a big amount of time or effort. And
it's fun! It's fun to do together, as much as it is to do alone.
first attracted you to the practice?
The title, Honoring Your Belly, just really appealed to me. In the past
I'd studied yoga in different forms. And before giving birth to my children I
studied belly dancing. I always enjoyed that movement from the belly....
I was searching for a fitness program for myself, that I wasn't finding in aerobics
or gyms. It was a gentle way, and I felt energized, yet I wasn't exhausted. It
felt very natural. I knew I had tapped into something.|
do you especially enjoy about the practice?
I love the whole ritual for the emphasis on breath. It's very powerful
it really is!
It has a real nice flow to it. And to just go with that flow seems like a beautiful
dance, with all the stretching and all the breathing you need.
if I have to prepare for something where I really need my best energy, to do the
movement is a big plus to have under my belt!
Lisa Sarasohn is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher
and yoga therapist with more than twenty years' experience teaching therapeutic
movement and facilitating mind-body integration.