April 9, 2013

10 Poses

I have been talking about 10 poses that a person can practice everyday. Caveat: Inversions are not recommended if you have high or low blood pressure and or are on female holiday.  It is important to have prior and or current instruction from a certified teacher where you have learned proper alignment. Please do not practice head stand or shoulder stand if you have never done it before or are unsure of how to do it as these poses with improper alignment can be dangerous, in my educated opinion.

For those of my students I promised this a while back I am sincerely sorry for my memory lapse (thanks Kim for your commitment to keeping on task).  I hope you enjoy and I look forward to your discoveries and insights.  Please share as you know I love this stuff!  See you in class soon :)

Each pose is timed for 1 minute to create a focus
Siddhasana: (comfortable seat) Set a one word intention
Balasana: (child's pose)
Cat Cow
Adho Mukha Svanasana: (downward facing dog)
Uttanasana: (forward fold)
Prasarita Padottanasana (feet wide forward fold head moving towards floor) OR Sirsasana 1: (head stand)
Child's Pose (again)
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (bridge pose) / OR Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulder stand)
Twist: (on your back which ever version you enjoy)
Savasana: (final resting pose) 6 minutes here would be lovely