Online Class - 8 January 2019
It’s a new year! Time to release the past and open up to all the possibilities of the year ahead.
Today's class comprises bends and twists that symbolically do that: release and open! The yoga nidra includes time to reflect on your sankalpa or resolution, and a double body rotation to completely relax the body and take you to that state of yoga nidra.
Maybe you’re using a guiding word instead of making new year resolutions. In that case, repeat your guiding word instead of your sankalpa.
If you’re coming onto the floor for this class, you’ll need a yoga strap or belt. If you don’t have a yoga strap, you can use a scarf or medium-width belt. I’ve used compression bandages, resistance bands and dog leads in the past!
- Back problems including osteoporosis of the spine
- Other joint problems: neck, shoulders, and knees
- High blood pressure and vertigo
- Low blood pressure
- Eye conditions
Part 1: The Physical Poses
Transcript (PDF 0.7MB)
Part 2: Yoga Nidra
Transcript (PDF 0.6MB)
Summary of poses
- Starting pose: Mountain or seated in chair
- Upward salute
- Squat (aka Chair pose)
- Forward fold
- Knocking on the door of life/Seated twist
- Swaying palm tree
- Monkey offers fruit
- Kidney/hamstring stretch
- Resting pose: Shavasana or seated in chair
Poses, Modifications, and Alternative Poses (PDF 1.1MB)
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