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Taurus Yoga: Finding Your Personal Voice

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Our resident yogi, Brooke Musat, is back with beautiful words to help us get in touch with our deeper sense of voice through a sequence filled with patience and throat toning poses. This Taurus Season has had a lot of throat chakra connection, which I feel will prove important as we enter communicative Gemini Season. The signs move in interconnected progression and our task at the cusp of each season is to recognize how our lessons from the season we are moving from will affect us in the season we are entering. Strengthening your unique and confidant voice will help you to communicate with more appropriate alignment and purpose as the Sun moves into Gemini.

Have you ever gone on a jog with a friend who ran faster than you? You likely spent the entire jog trying to keep up with them, suffering but continuing to push yourself through sweat, muscle cramps, and maybe even pain. How often is this the case with so many things in life: painfully trying to keep up with a predetermined pace?

Today’s cadence is fast. Value is placed on speed and efficiency. We want our food fast, our workouts effective in just 60 minutes, our packages shipped overnight, the speed of our internet faster than the blink of an eye, answers to our questions in seconds, and results now. It is hard not to feel the pressure to move more quickly.

We are all guilty of losing ourselves in the haste of moments, not making time to properly listen to our deeper desires, forgetting to prioritize our needs, and rapidly becoming more comfortable with shushing our internal voices. We lack the patience to get to know our selves.

Life should not feel like a series of sprints or fire drills. Taurus’s reign gives us permission to STOP, DROP to a comfortable sit, and ROLL right on into embracing a slower personal pace.

This Taurus inspired sequence was designed to help you rediscover your personal voice and develop patience. Moving through camel, supported bridge, and cobra, you’ll release tension in the neck while toning other areas of your body that keep your essence strong. With elephant and tree pose, you’ll be forced to cultivate patience while finding balance that is sustainable.

We recommend:
o Holding each pose for 7 to 10 breathes (1.5 to 2 minutes)
o Mindfully moving between postures
o Taking time to break-in each pose
o Listening for ques from your body
o Practicing in a quiet place where you’ll not be distracted by loud noise
o Playing with closing your eyes to heighten your senses
o Being open to practicing the sequence on your own

We hope this sequence helps you rediscover the uniqueness of your own voice and reminds you that patience has great power. Once you step into being your own pacesetter, we know you’ll be unstoppable.

Hands on Hips

Mountain Pose :: (Tadasana) with alternate arms or hands at belly

o Can help to improve posture

o Strengthens thighs, knees, and ankles

o Firms abdomen and buttocks

o Reduces flat feet

Elephant pose :: (Gaja Vadivu)

o Strengthens the back, thighs, and hamstrings

o Tones the core

o Bring about a sense of steadiness

Upward Plank :: (Purvottanasana)

o Tones the arms, and core

o Strengthens the hands and legs

Warrior II :: (Virabhadrasana II)

o Tones core and arms

o Stretches inner thighs, ankles, shoulders, and chest

Supported Bridge Pose :: (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

o Stretches chest and back

o Stimulates thyroid

o Tones thighs and hamstrings

o Can relieve menstrual pains

½ Split Pose :: (Ardha Hanumanasana)

o Stretches hips, hamstrings and calves

o Can reduce tension in lower back

Tree Pose (twisted) :: (Vrksasana)

o Strengthens ankles, thighs, and core

o Stretches the inner thighs and shoulders

o Cultivates balance

Camel Pose :: (Ustrasana)

o Stretches thighs and the core

o Opens hip flexors and chest

o Strengthens back muscles

o Stimulates the organs in the neck

Cobra Pose :: (Bhujangasana)

o Stretches the chest, upper back, and shoulders

o Strengthens the lower back

o Tones the arms

o Targets the 5th (Throat) Chakra

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