MOBILITY – 4min flow to downdog 🙂
MINDFULNESS – consider the 3-part breath!
Today’s mobility work is a simple yoga flow transition from a seated position to table-top and ending in down-dog.
From seated, we twist in all three planes of movement– pitch, yaw, and roll (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qhjh_9gh4Bk). This gets the spine nice and juicy for whatever we throw at it next! Ending in an arm circle to express full range of motion of the shoulder joint, we then move into a table-top.
From table-top, we flow through some cat-cows (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iEgTH_gBQY) and into down-dog.
Ending in down-dog, we focus on proper positioning and breathing.
This is the first in a series of yoga flow videos, and others will pick up where this one leaves off 😀
Utilizing your diaphragm properly is essential to getting the most out of your mindfulness practice. Perform the two quick tests for high quality breathing!
Today’s mindfulness work is to take twenty breaths. Feel each breath, make sure you feel the progressive expansion of the three distinct areas– belly/diaphragm, ribcage/intercostals, and finally the collarbone.
Feel free to take the breaths at your own pace, but make sure you keep count and you register the 3 unique phases for each breath!