Recap of Yoga July 9th
Breathing and detoxing.
Begin by inhaling at the dantien exhaling into the base, sacrum, door of life and back to start. Centre at the end of the cycle on your power.
Describe the second oval… base, sacrum, door of life, mid shoulder blades, heart and back to the dantien. Centre at the end of this cycle on your heart and loving kindness
Describe the third oval…base,sacrum, door of life, mid shoulder, base of skull third eye and back to start. Centre at the end of this cycle on your awareness of what is truth,i.e. that you are wholly and absolutely the open intelligence of the universe.
2.Warm ups. Bringing the knees to the chest releasing toxins through the breath. Ditto in square breath, supine eagle and V crunches.
3.Seated postures concentrating on various twists. The twist to the right starts the process of peristalsis up the ascending colon, returns to neutral across the transverse colon as we come back to centre and continues the process down the descending colon as we twist to the left.
Do simple twists, classic twists, forward bend twists, wide angle twist, seated gate, kneeling gate. At the conclusion of your twisting session smack the kidneys with fists and the abdomen.
Further detoxing takes place by arching the abdomen and pulling to the spine in turtle pose and in cat and tiger.
Relax in pose of a child.
- Standing.Do several twists in down dog and knee to elbow twist.
Spinal breathing further strengthens back and spine.
Spiralling in dragon dance flexes the whole system.
Finally place thumbs into kidney area as you stretch backwards and then forwards. Flexing the whole lumbar area.
End your session with the spiralling Moon over water posture ( 5 minutes.)
Intone ‘ So’ as you inhale and ‘ Hum ‘as you exhale ( 5 minutes.)
Relax 10 minutes following the dot of light from temple, cheek, chin.(letting go gradually into sleep)