Let’s review …
Moving into the depth of your practice with meditation and breath …
Sadhana and Abayasa
Pose of year: Snake/Dog – 3 lines of energy:
Heart area, spine and hip flexors, opening and lengthening the front of your body; increase AND lengthen inhalation (inhale …inhale … inhale…), soften heart and hip areas
Pre-practice openers - “Researching” (stretching) -
Lunges prior to your practice – opens and lengthens hip flexors
Reclining Hero Pose (Supta Virasana) – opens and lengthens hip flexors
(place block between shoulders, opens up thoracic area)
Basketball (EasterBall): place in mid-back area – opens lower-to-mid back/heart areas- opens lines of energy between base of spine to crown chakra
Add to Supta Virasana: If your hip flexors are tight, lie back into Supta Virasana with one knee bent; add block placed between hip area opposite of bent knee; breathe deeply. Repeat on other side.
ADD resistance work to open shoulders and pectoral areas.
Stand facing against the wall;
Raise right arm shoulder height (palm of hand flat against wall);
turn head to left and place ear onto wall;
gentle resistance work of shoulder area and palm of hand.
Repeat on left side.
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Homework and weekly message:
Continue researching poses prior to your practice – Breathe deeply – be present