There are different wells within your heart.
Some fill with each good rain,
Others are far too deep for that.

Nikki, of the Live.Love.Yoga blog, is helping fill one of the deeper wells of my heart. She is currently running a contest that I think is brilliant and so, so generous. The funds she is raising are going to Paige Elenson's Africa Yoga Project. As per usual, I'm not all about reinventing the wheel when a fine enough job has already been done, so I urge you to head over to Nikki's blog to read about the ridiculously creative way she is going about raising funds. If it moves you to do so, it would be awesome if you want to participate, too. I'm excited to see some of the contest entries!


We've done some heart opening sequences before, but I think this poem calls for another. And, really now, can we open our hearts *too much*? Yeah, I didn't think so. 
  1. Sukhasana (Easy Pose)
  2. Dirgha Pranayama (Three Part Breath)
  3. Ujaayi Pranayama (Ocean Sounding Breath)
  4. Layer Dirgha and Ujaayi breath
  5. Tadasana (Mountain Pose). Inhale arms up above head
  6. Sun Breath repeat 12x (alternating sides)
  7. Tadasana
  8. Natarajasana (Dancer’s Pose), opening the heart forward and up
  9. Puvana Muktasana (Standing Wind Relieving Pose)
  10. Tadasana
  11. Repeat steps 7-10 on other side
  12. Uttanasana (Forward Fold)
  13. Step back to low lunge
  14. Anjaneasana (Crescent Pose)
  15. Sun Breaths in Crescent lunge
  16. Vinyasa to repeat steps 12-15 on other side
  17. Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose)
  18. Ardha Ustrasana (Half Camel Pose). Repeat on other side
  19. Flowing with breath, inhale going back, exhaling coming up, move between both side of Half Camel
  20.  Cat/cow in table
  21. Ustrasana (Camel Pose)
  22. Garbasana
  23. Navasana (Boat Pose)
  24. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
  25. Salabasana (Locust Pose)
  26. Garbasana (Child’s Pose)
  27. Come down onto back
  28. Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)
  29. Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow Pose or Wheel Pose). Use this pose as a tremendous heart opener.
  30. Repeat Bridge or Upward Bow
  31.  Supta Matsyendrasana (Supine Twist). Repeat on other side
  32. Savasana

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