Cobra pose (also called serpent pose) is a prone backbending pose which invigorates the body and tones the muscles of the back. Learn how to practice, along with functions, precautions and modifications for bhujangasana.
This week we focused on preparing upper body strength for adho mukha svanasana (downward facing dog), as well as a breathing ratio with pause after inhale and exhale to build capacity to work with bandhas later in the spring. The meditation object was the moon and light--with the intention of helping students recognize their inner knowing, even when it seems covered and hazy. My hope was that a meditation on moonlight would also have a cooling, soothing affect after the work of so many back-bending and core strengthening postures.
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Classes today focused on developing a capacity for listening to the body, and for yoga practice as an opportunity to build a relationship with the body, breath and inner self. We are still working on yoga poses that stretch and strengthen the spine in preparation for staying in a deep twisting pose, and the breathing and meditation practices are designed to be inward and reflective.
These classes are hosted on my Patreon page, where you'll find lots of free videos and recordings to support your yoga practice. Enjoy!