If you have ever taken a Power Yoga or Baptiste Yoga class it is likely you have heard the teacher speaking to True North Alignment. Verbal cues such as:
True North Alignment is the basis of all the poses practiced in Baptiste Yoga. It is a neutral and natural alignment that will bring about a lifetime of health and ease in your body. The effects of this powerful alignment are healing and deeply strengthening. True North is used in every pose we practice in Power Yoga to help create a yoga practice that will leave you feeling integrated and whole. Align what you say, speak, and feel, to achieve True North Alignment both on and off your mat.
Steps to finding True North Alignment in your Body:
Begin at your foundation and work your way upward.
Ground down like EARTH.
Flow like WATER.
Build an inner FIRE.
Soften like AIR.
CREATE SPACE for something new.
These physical principles will bring a lightness and an ease to each one of your yoga poses, and will help you create smooth transitions between the poses as you move and flow. Aim to create True North Alignment in your body both on and off your mat for a powerful, easeful existence every day.