This from Kia Miller:
A meditation to help with stress and a state of mental duality…balances the tatvas (the elements) in the body: earth, air, fire, water, ether…when they are out of balance it’s easy to be drawn into a state of duality, of right and wrong, feeling stuck in the middle of two places…this pushes us toward balance
1 Long inhale thru the nose: creates a sense of endurance and calmness.
8 Short exhales through the mouth: stimulates parasympathetic system, calm and expansive. Assists the process of release. Also stimulates pituitary gland which is the seat of our intuition, our neutral mind.
Note: not Breath of Fire (no inhale inbetween short exhales).
Mudra: all fingers touch lightly. Thumbs press to chest. Dishti: Eyes to tip of the nose:
Free Flow from Clare Missingham: Designed to switch up our yoga habits. Pay attention to your reactions.
2-4 Suryva Namaskar
Uttanasana with non habitual fingers interlaced overhead
- Virabhadrasana 1 Start with Left Foot.
- Parivrtta Parsvakonasana (revolved side angle)
- Plank Pose
Prasarita Padottanasana with non habitual fingers interlaced overhead
Vatayanasana (horse stance) with Garudasana Arms. Sway 6 times
Ardha Ustrasana (half camel…one arm overhead)…dont twist hips
- 3 legged dog
- Pigeon pose
- Revolved pigeon pose
Vikasitakamalasana (blossoming lotus pose…cross ankles wrap wrists underneath, lotus mudra
Siddhasana (adept’s pose) opposite of first time.
Add ons: “Baby Love” from Jane Austen
Virasana with Goddess Arms
One-sided squats (start on all fours, bring one foot forward, move arms, lower without tucking pelvis
Polar Bear (forearms on floor forward)
Horse pose with Goddess arms