Kirby Koo's routine brings complete peace in just 15 minutes.
When life (ie work, family, relationships, etc.) stresses you, you may need peace and quiet. Yoga teacher Kirby Koo guides us through a 15-minute soothing yoga flow to achieve inner peace. Follow the above video to reconnect with yourself and find your peace.
"Go ahead and find a nice comfortable seat," Koo says at the beginning of the video, encouraging yogis to use a pillow or a pad for extra support. She prefers to sit cross-legged, but also suggests sitting on her shins. "Whatever you feel comfortable with," Koo adds. Close your eyes and concentrate on your breath as you inhale and exhale through your nose.
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After meditative breathing exercises, Koo opens her eyes and gently begins her neck in a circular motion roll. Repeat three times in both directions.
Next Koo stretches her arms to the sky, crossing her fingers to both sides. As she gently turns her body, she reminds the viewer to focus on her breath.
Shortly thereafter, Koo gets on his hands and knees into a posture and suggests a few rounds of cat cows to warm the spine. For this purpose, she recommends to bring the navel to the spine when exhaling and to articulate when inhaling through the vertebrae. "Get as organic as you need, and wake up your body to release tension."
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Shifting to a classic downhill dog, Koo says, "I always like to go out here, maybe shake my cock – or mine Hips – from side to side. " She lifts her leg into a three-legged dog that helps open the hips. From here, Koo moves between the down-facing dog and cobra poses, mixing warrior two and peaceful warriors together, making yogis a beautiful, deep lunge.
After that, Koo returns to a sitting position for the bar position. She bends her toes to her face, keeping her legs and back straight as possible. Then she says to bend the right leg, place it in your left inner thigh, and fold your body forward. "The goal of this posture is not to reach your toes, but to feel the stretch of your Achilles tendon, lengthen your spine and just go forward," she says. The idea is to lengthen, lift and stretch (make sure you do not bend your back).
"A common misunderstanding that we have when we move is to just move each part of the body one at a time, but all movement should be with the whole body," Koo says at the end of their course. She completes the session by returning to a centered, sedentary posture. Repeat the routine as needed.