So happy to be here together. This is our second episode of Samadhi Rush this week! YES! In this episode, we draw on what we learned in episode 148 about the Yoga of Smell and we extend that to a full-spectrum practice. The physical practice is gentle, but the subtle work is extremely powerful. I’m so happy to be doing this work with you.
As I mentioned in episode 148, the work of refining the senses is called pratyahara in yoga.
Pratyahara is the refinement of our senses to the point that we are no longer distracted by the object of the senses (i.e., hearing a sound becomes a pure experience, rather than an opportunity for our thoughts to run wild).
In this class, we spend a lot of time working in tinier and tinier increments toward some beautifully gentle backbends.
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Brahmari// Black bee breath
shoulder-opening bhaktasana (stable pelvis, watch the hips)
downward-facing dog/ adho mukha svanasana
standing forward fold/ uttanasana
roll up to stand
pec stretch at wall
step & stretch with cactus arms
belly down cross “crawl” lengthening
side-lying buddha with alternate-nostril exploration//
constructive rest, tailbone lengthening
supported shoulder stand