Season's Greetings! Apologies for being a little out of touch on this platform the past week or so. My laptop died a slow painful death and they still can't figure out what's wrong with it. So, I'm a bit lost and having to work remotely from another computer until who knows when!
I've been trying to cultivate a home practice for quite a while now but it's a practice that needs extra discipline due to all of the distractions of the house. I started lighting candles to help make my space a little more warm and friendly and I noticed a huge difference in my focus. There's a word in Sanskrit called Trataka, which is the stimulation of the third eye by staring at a fixed object, like a candle. It's our primal instinct to be drawn to fire. If you're having trouble concentrating during practice, give it a try. Sounds basic but it's so peaceful and will help set your intention and attention. It's definitely worked for me!
I worked with adidas women family this holiday on an easy calming yet energetic workout for New Year's Eve. You can read the full interview here and hope this helps ground you before the start of the New Year. I'm excited because I'll be doing a lot more videos and workouts in 2017. There's a lot to look forward to!
Photos by my ever talented Marianna Massey