Twists have been feeling really REALLY good to me lately. My spine seems to love them as I search for more space and length in each twist I do. And with the last several months of very grounding practices, I was ready to play around with some different flight options today. I approached this with a very playful attitude, and let the practice just take me to the next pose. Play!
I hope you enjoy this twisty flying kind of day. 5-8 full breaths per pose. Take the time to find space in each twist and length as you fly.
-kapalbhati (1 round of 100 each side)
-twist toward top foot
dolphin prelude on blocks
psoabs (4 each side – alternating)
abs over a block (10 – slow, full breaths)
dolphin on the wall (10 breaths)
suns C (4 rounds)
chair > forward fold > chair w/ twists > forward fold > monkey > plank > cobra > down dog
warrior 1 w/ goddess arms > twisting warrior 1 > warrior 3 > warrior 1 with archer arms > plank > cobra > down dog > other side
inch worm (10 rounds – wear socks or use a blanket under the feet)
from down dog > forward fold > uddiyana (3 rounds – either in forward fold or upright) > malasana > twisting malasana (to both sides – you can bind here if you want) > forward fold
chair > half chair > flying pigeon > other side
forward fold > plank > cobra > down dog > warrior 2 > extended warrior > warrior interlock > easy twisting high lunge > plank > cobra > down dog > other side
from down dog > forward fold > chair > stand > wide legged forward > side crow (both sides)
pigeon > twisting pigeon (both sides)
move to your back
happy baby > half happy baby
“you always have what you need. not always what you think you need.” – Byron Katie
with so much love…. namaste.