By Ray Long
Grasp the technological know-how at the back of Vinyasa move and the status poses of Hatha Yoga. Dr. Ray lengthy courses you on a visible narrative throughout the anatomy, biomechanics, and body structure of this old paintings, deciphering every one pose alongside the way in which. The Mat Companion sequence will give you fantastically illustrated, step by step directions on how you can use clinical rules to acquire the utmost reap the benefits of your perform. every one booklet comprises the Bandha Yoga Codex, an easy five-step technique that may be utilized to any pose to enhance energy, flexibility, and precision -- it doesn't matter what kind of yoga you perform.
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With practice, you can learn to hold Sirsasan a for longer than five breaths. Come down and rest in Child's Pose and then repeat the Vinyasa to balance the body. Do not practice Headstand if you have a n injury or other pathology in the cervica l spine region. F F L O W P R A C T I C E . A R M B A L A N C E S AND I N V E R S I O N S 51 Flow Practice H A LA S A N A A N D S H O U L D E R STA N D We finish the series with Halasana (Plough Pose) and Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana). Like other inversions, these postures can affect the autonomic nervous system by stimulating pressure receptors located in the aorta and carotid arteries.
At the same time. activate the quadriceps hips. These muscles also tilt the pelvis forward into antever to produce reciprocal inhibition of the hamstrings, relaxing sion. Arching the lower back, tilting the pelvis forward, and them into the final part of the pose. 'IN'IASA FCUNDATION POS(S 41 V I N YA S A : F O U N D AT I O N PO S E S JUMPING THROUGH The foundational Vinyasa sequence can be varied to accommodate poses that are seated or supine, such as forward bends or back bends. In this variation, instead of returning to Tadasana, we jump or step through the arms into Dandasana, or Staff Pose.
30. Flex, abduct, and externally rotate both hips into Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose). Squeeze the lower legs against the thighs to flex the knees. 3E. Spread the legs apart and reach forward to grasp the feet to take Upavistha Konasana (Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend Pose). 3F. Finish with Kurmasana (Tortoise Pose), placing the arms under the knees or thighs and flexing the trunk forward. E FLOW P R A C T I C E : H I P O P E N E R S A N D F O R W A R D B E N D S 47 Flow Practice B AC K B E N D S A N D TW I S TS Backbends and twists are also practiced from the floor and use the same Vinyasa Flow series as the hip openers and forward bends.