My featured routine this month is a Daily Yoga practice to prepare for Vasisthasana. This routine sculpts the thoracic chest and shoulders with balance, strength, and alignment. This is the foundation for developing and toning the more advanced position, Vasisthasana.
Honestly, I feel so happy and grateful to be practicing yoga again at home. My daily yoga Vasisthasana routine is evolving without too much concerted effort to follow routines as planned; not moving in the methods I planned, but even more intelligently advancing. This is so cool to me, because it is a direct reflection of the mental aspect trying to redo the beginning over and over, nit pick the details, and refine any perceived flaw. Sounds exhausting doesn’t it??
So instead, the mind surrenders and says “Ok let’s be in the body. Let’s watch what it does.” And this allows more intelligence to happen because there’s no trap – the limiting belief of not being good enough – to restrict its ability to move forward; to continue. I still do have those refined routines planned, but I’m acknowledging that I’m going to file them. Keep them tucked away for another day. Something that I can look forward to in the future. Right now, I am enjoying the evolution of this practice.
Beginner Friendly Side Plank
Video included (15min) below.
Video available (30min) on Patreon tier 5.
Daily Yoga Routine – 20min version
Moves marked with an asterick are demonstrated in the 15min video above.
5min – thoracic support*
reclined with two blocks supporting shoulders, chest, head, and neck
3min – lower body rotations with thoracic support
slowly at first and then hold
2min – intense toe stretch
bend knees and pull back on flexed ankle and feet
1min – modified side plank with crunches*
1min – cat cow*
1min – 2ndside msp with crunches*
1min – high cobra and cat cow*
2min – needle and thread variation*
2min – 2ndside needle and thread variation*
2min – seated shoulder and neck rolls*
Don’t forget to make a wish!
The Vasisthasana position is named after a sage who became famous for manifesting magic wishes…!!!
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