Power & Balance With Ellen Barrett

New Video Workout: Power & Balance

Extend and bend your way to an elegant Ballet-inspired strengthening experience.  A “sticky” yoga mat and light handheld weights (1-3lb each) are recommended, and barefoot is best. *The video will appear on Ellen Barrett Mindful Movement by 9am EST on September 13. 

Ellen Barrett Blog "Drishti"

Set Your Sights On…

“Where the eyes go, the body follows” is (sort of) a famous yoga saying and it’s actually really profound, and layered. It’s about one’s drishti, which is Sanskrit  for gaze AND focus. It begs the question, “Where are you putting your attention?” In pure movement terms, where your eyes are IS where the body goes. Think Cobra pose – a big part of the pose is looking up. That upward gaze helps the body “snake” upwards into a more robust position,...