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Pranayama & Modifications and Benefits of Cakravakasana "Cat Cow" an awakening of the spine
Pranayama & Adho Mukha Svanasana
Continuing the practice of the breath(Pranayama)to cleanse the mind, preparing to be compassionate to your mind, body, spirit, as you observe and create a better understanding of Adho Mukha Svanasana(Downward Dog).
Pranayama & PSOAS Stretch - Surya Namaskara
Learning how to warm the body for your practice, bringing awareness to the dristi(focus of your gaze), which muscles you should be focused on to bring safety to joints and muscles. When to bend the knees to protect them.
Pranayama & Surya Namaskara A - Sun Salutation A
Warm up the body, oil the joints, bring all of your awareness within, to honor and love yourself.
Understand that you can do yoga at any level. Modify your practice to fit you.
Prananyama Practice & Surya Namaskara B - Sun Salutation B
The next progression from Surya Namaskara A - to continue warming the body, oiling the joints, bringing your awareness within to study and honor you in the moment. Bringing mindfulness to any part of your body you will need to modify through out your practice.
Prananyama Practice & Utkatasana and Padangusthasana
After warming up with Surya Namaskara A & B, the Vinyasa Flow Practice slows down to hold standing postures for 3 to 5 breaths each. Standing postures stengthen bones, create blood flow from our finger tips to our toes, gaining strength in our back, hips, legs, knees, arms, core. Forward Bends help also with lengthening muscles in the back and back of legs, as well as strengthening the core.
Prananyama Practice & Virabhadrasana A & B
These postures are also called Warrior 1 & 2. Like most standing postures we try to hold them for 3 to 5 breaths. Always checking in with your body from your feet to the top of your head. These posture stimulate energy flow, filling the body with strength. Relieves stiffness in the shoulders, neck and back. Strengthens the knees. Tones and stretches the calfs, quads, iliopsoas, abdominal and upper back muscles.
Pranayama Practice & Utthita Trikonasana and Modifications
This posture helps to open hips and heart, as it elongates the spine. Lengthening the back muscles to relax and let go. As it tones muscles from head to toes.(Those you focus on strengthening.)
Pranayama & Parsvakonasana
Parsvakonasana helps open/lengthening hip and groin muscles. Tones the ankles, knees, thighs. Loosens Tight calves and quadriceps muscles. Toning nervous system. Stimulating the digestive tract giving relief to constipation. Lengthening and strengthen muscles connected to the vertebrae and abdominal muscles. Creating blood flow to the spine, rejuvenating the spine.