Feel the sun from within.

Namaste, dear yogis & yoginis.

Today it is grey and drippy in the Pacific Northwest. Amidst the rain and puddles, we tend to draw within and allow the wet and cold to overcome us. I share this practice with you to encourage a sense of radiating warmth, strength and love from within. All of the asanas (postures) in this sequence should be approached with the same intention of creating the pose, rather than letting the pose im-pose itself upon your body.

peace.

Pranayama: the solar breath.

Warm-ups: table vinyasa. Table, cat-cow, table, bhaktasana (devotional), table, adho mukha svanasana (downward-facing dog). Repeat several times.

Adho mukha svanasana.

adho mukha svanasana

Lunge.

high lunge

Surya namaskar, modified
 
 
Surya namaskar adding in the following standing poses.

uttitha parsvakonasana. utthita parsvakonasana 

trikonasana.trikonasana_ribs

virabhadrasana ii. virabhadrasana ii

Ardha candrasana. ardha chandrasana

 

Adho mukha svanasana.adho mukha svanasana

 

Eka pada kapotasana (pigeon). pigeon

Gomukhasana (cow-faced pose). gomukhasana

Paripurna navasana (boat). navasana

 

Setu bandha sarvangasana (bridge), with one-legged variations. setu bandha sarvangasana
Apanasana (double-legged wind reliever). apanasana
Jathara parivartanasana (hip rolls). Savasana (corpse, preparation for re-birth).

jatharasavasana

Om. Shanti. Om.

beautiful seat

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