For many of us in the yogasphere, the New Year is just a continuation of the work we have already been doing. As yoga practitioners, we don’t go out to buy a gym membership, or lace up a new pair of running shoes. Instead, we head to the mat—as we do year in and year out. But as resolutions swirl around us, this is a great time to make a recommitment to our practice.
January vibes are all about a fresh start. This simple New Year’s yoga sequence will help us to ground in our intentions and create a great foundation for the year ahead.
Much of our alignment comes from the spine, so these classic opening postures help set us up for what’s ahead.
A creative leader in the Miami yoga community, Amy Dannheim is passionate about yoga, plant-based recipes and healthy living. With her degree in journalism from the University of Florida, Amy is a yoga writer and blogger as well as the co-host for Radio 1Om8, a weekly live yoga radio show. After years of working with lululemon, Amy established herself as the go-to person for yoga consulting in Miami, with her finger on the pulse of the yoga community. When she’s not strategizing or cooking, Amy teaches dynamic vinyasa yoga classes that are layered with hip-hop and spirituality, drawing inspiration from her frequent travels. Amy sits on the Green Monkey Yoga teacher training faculty and leads regular workshops and innovative events throughout South Florida. Amy is also a VitaCoco and Funky Yoga ambassador and has appeared on the pages of Wall Street Journal, on lululemon.com and shape.com. She lives in Miami Beach with her husband and fellow yogi, Mike, where they run their bike centric community & clothing company Purdy Ave. Follow her blog at www.miamyyoga.com or find her adventures on Instagram @miamy.