I’ve uploaded a new yoga sequence called ‘HOME PRACTICE 1’ on the Sequences page. This sequence is a great way to start your day. If you don’t have much time to spare, practice the sequence once over, otherwise try practicing the poses twice over and hold for a longer duration.
The first few poses in the sequence bring length to the spine and open the energy points of the body bringing alertness to the mind and physical body. The standing poses ground the body, building strength and stamina. The forward bends bring quietness by calming and soothing the nervous system. Penultimately the chair twist helps with spine mobility and with what Mr Iyengar so famously calls the ‘soak and squeeze' action, where the organs are compressed, pushing out blood filled with metabolic by-products and toxins. When the twist is released, fresh blood flows in, carrying oxygen rich blood which helps to regenerate the cells of the body. A great way to work on detoxing the digestive system first thing in the morning! Keep the spine elongated during the twists for the correct action.
Finally always finish with Savasana - the most important pose of all and the one so many people skip. But this pose is gold dust, the holy grail!! As well as releasing the physical tensions, it releases unconscious tensions and helps to quieten the mind. Its a hard one to master (especially when you have a 'to do' list buzzing around in your head) so let go of your thoughts, and focus on the drawing the attention in and notice the breath.
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I am Adrienne Bagnall -Iyengar yoga teacher, therapist , movement teacher and energy worker. Hope you enjoy my website and blog.