more on squatting

many of you know how "passionate" (read obsessed) about squatting. What is amazing is how much more info we are seeing from people about squatting. I am so overjoyed when I am able to see the benefits on my students that have begun to have a regular squatting practice. 

http://www.somastruct.com/5-reasons-to-start-full-squatting/

and here's the squat guru himself teaching you some special variations to help you be in your squat. remember, smiling helps. it does. try it, right now. squat, smile, rinse, repeat. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbozu0DPcYI

and there's a song all about squatting. squat with some inspiration people. oh yeah, just squat. yeah, yeah, yeah yeah.

http://squateverywhere.com/squatsong/

Breathing, crawling etc

Here's a great article on breathing that can then lead you to some other resources on breathing, as well as on movement. As a society we now sit more than we do anything else. More than sleeping, moving, rolling, playing. You know this isn't healthy right?? You know that getting back down on the ground and moving around down there will serve your body well. So, get down and do it. Practice crawling again, do those knees hurt? Ouch, I know mine don't like crawling at all. I never actually crawled, so when I had a child and she was following along in my footsteps (:-) and being a bum scooter, I lovingly touched her foot and encouraged a roll of that foot and fed her body over onto all fours and she was off and away crawling. Yeah for it being easy with her, and for the fact that she could develop that crawling activity that can hopefully serve her well years down the road!

http://movement-as-medicine.com/breathing-rolling-and-crawling/

also for other great squatting support. Ido Portal can inspire you here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPwG2hqnOx0

Reading from Class today

From Danna Faulds:

Awareness Knowing Itself

Settle in the here and now.
Reach down into the center
where the world is not spinning
and drink this holy peace.

Feel relief flood into every
cell. Nothing to do. Nothing
to be but what you are already.
Nothing to receive but what
flows effortlessly from the
mystery into form.

Nothing to run from or run
toward. Just this breath,
awareness knowing itself as
embodiment. Just this breath,
awareness waking up to truth.