Spring Flow

In years past I would write up a yoga flow for springtime around the first official day of spring. And then it would snow for two months. This year, I am being a little more realistic and writing about spring when it actually feels like spring and green things are putting down some serious roots. Apparently, May is the new March. 

In this sequence, I encourage you to practice outside and literally root into the earth with your feet. Do tree pose underneath a tree! You might find that you find new growth by sending your energy into the earth.

The sequence:
  1. Sukhasana (Easy Pose)
  2. Dirgha (Three Part Yogic Breath) and Ujjayi (Ocean-sounding Breath) pranayama
  3. Janu sirsasana (Head-to-knee Pose), repeat both sides
  4. Tadasana (Mountain Pose), arms by side
  5. Akarna Dhanurasana (Archer’s Pose), repeat other side
  6. Tadasasana , arms by side
  7. Vrkasana (Tree Pose), repeat other side
  8. Tadasana
  9. Utthita Vayu Muktyasnana (Standing Wind Relieving Pose), repeat other side
  10.  Tadasana
  11.  Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation). Repeat 6-12 times.
  12.  Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I)
  13.  Virabhadrasana III (Warrior III)
  14.  Repeat 12 and 13 on other side with Sun Salutations as transitions
  15.  Come onto stomach
  16.  Vasisthasana, single knee down (Knee Down Side Plank), repeat other side
  17.  Paripurna Navasana (Upward Boat).  Begin Kapalabhati pranayama (Breath of fire).
  18.  Urdhva Upavishta Konasana (Upright Seated Angle Pose)
  19. Parivrtta Janu Sirasasana (Revolved Head to Knee Pose). Repeat other side. 
  20. Supta Mastyendrasana (Supine Twist), both sides. 
  21.  Savasana (Corpse Pose)

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