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Today's guest blogger is Sirona Sky Yoga. Yogini and I connected on the Yoga Journal Community site, and she has a zillion sequences. Hopefully, we'll be seeing more from her in the future! If you want to check her out yourself, you can visit her blog, or add her as a friend on the Yoga Journal Community page.

Happy Weekend! and now... guest blogger!:

Asanas are not prescriptive for emotional issues in the same way they can be for issues in the physical body. But most of the yoga teachers interviewed for this story agree that some poses seem to initiate emotional responses more than others. 

"Camel, hip openers, and lunges" Ana Forrest suggests. "Camel because of its immediate impact in exposing the heart, hip openers because they tap into the vital feelings stored in the area, and lunges because there's a lot of unchanneled potential and power in the thighs." Twists and backbends can also trigger an emotional release.

However, what works for one person may not work for another. You cannot demand release and expect a response, although you can certainly, as Forrest asks of her students, listen to your body and discover where it needs to untie an emotional knot. If your heart feels heavy, if your stomach is constantly in turmoil, if your inner child needs comforting, you can create an asana and pranayama program specifically for your condition, the same way you might practice inversions or balancing poses if you want to challenge yourself physically.

Please take your time to explore each asana spending 10 minutes or more if you wish on each.

Hips Don't Lie

  1. Anjali Mudra (Salutation Seal)
  2. Bharadvajasana I (Bharadvaja's Twist)
  3. Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes Pose)
  4. Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose)
  5. Janu Sirsasana (Head-to-Knee Forward Bend)
  6. Upavistha Konasana (Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend)
  7. Agnistambhasana (Fire Log Pose)
  8. Gomukhasana (Cow Face Pose)
  9. Padmasana (Lotus Pose)
  10. Svara Yoga Pranayama (Yoga of Sound Breath)
  11. Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle Pose)
  12. Savasana (Corpse Pose)

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