9 Yoga Poses To Say Goodbye to Summer | Seasonal Yoga Practice: Fall

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Stefanie Eris shares a few intermediate poses to help you transition from summer to fall.

Eris teaches classes at exhale spa in NYC.

http://www.yogajournal.com/slideshow/9-poses-help-say-goodbye-summer/#top

Lunar Lotus Yoga x Bloom & Give

IMG_20150830_133719I’m happy to announce I’m an ambassador for Bloom & Give!

Bloom & Give is an apparel company that sells beautiful handmade goods. They also have a passion for yoga. 50 percent of their proceeds from sales go towards educating girls. Giving back is very important to me. I’m always finding different ways to volunteer and help the less fortunate. Being an ambassador allows me to do that in a new way.

I’m grateful for the peace, love, and joy I’ve found through yoga. I love connecting with a company that ingrains those elements into each piece they sell. Not only do they create products, they make a difference. Every time you make a purchase, that money goes to girls in need. You’re helping make a better life for someone just by shopping!

I’ll keep you up to date on what’s new at Bloom & Give. Check in often for special offers and other updates!

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5 Minute Meditation to Get You Through Your Workday

We all know the stress that comes with going to work. Even if you love your job and your coworkers, there moments when you are pushed to your limits. Instead of losing your cool, take a few minutes to find the peace you need to get through your day.

Meditation: Breathing in Peace
Time: 3-5mins

1. Sit in a comfortable position with your back straight and upright with your legs relaxed.
2. Close your eyes. Focus on your breath.
3. Inhale and think “breathe in peace.”
4. Hold your breath for a moment.
5. Exhale and think “breathe out peace.”
6. Continue this pattern of breathing while allowing peace to permeate your body.
7. Now focus on feeling peace in your heart.
8. Finally, let your mind find peace.

Work Your Abs in 4 Easy Steps

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1. Start in a bundle, holding you knees close to your chest. Take a few deep breaths (3-5) as you roll left to right (this is a great massage for the back). Next, begin to rock back and forth, inhale as you rock back, exhale as you rock forward. (3-5 breaths)

2. During the last few breaths begin to use your abs to stop your momentum as you rock forward to a modified boat pose. Continue inhaling as you rock back and exhaling as you rock forward making sure to use your abs to stabilize your boat pose. Be sure to keep your back straight, pulling your shoulders down while drawing your shoulder blades in towards your spine. You may stay here and skip to #3 and go on to #4.

3. If you are feeling strong you can try rocking back and rocking forward into full boat pose. As you exhale into boat pose engage your core to pull your navel in towards your spine. (This will work your abs even more!)

4. From either modified boat or the full expression take an inhale, as you exhale use your core to lower both your legs and torso just about 3 inches from the ground. (remember to pull your navel in towards your spine) On the next inhale come back to boat pose.

Try this short sequence for about 5-10 minutes and your abs are sure to thank you.