Tops of feet on the floor: lengthen front of ankle joint and energetic release in soles of feet
Upper inner thighs engage: slight energetic engagement of the inseam of the thighs will stabilize base of spine
Pubic bone as the anchor point: press pubis into mat to create the stable anchor point the spine will lift off from
Navel lifts away from pubis: this will lengthen the lower abdomen
Navel glides toward the spine: this will engage the corset of the middle abdomen and protect lower back
Middle ribcage slides forward: picture yourself opening a drawer as you slide the ribs forward to compress thoracic spine
Sternums lifts away from spine to complete the arch
Sternum spreads widening through the distal ends of the collarbones
Base of skull pulls back and wide to prevent jutting forward of the chin and stressing the neck
Crown of head lifts to refine your relationship to the upper realms
YOU ARE ONLY AS HEALTHY
AS YOUR SPINE IS SUPPLE
International yoga teacher Kali Basman (kalidurgayoga.com) enriches the paradigm of Yin Yoga to integrate distinct aspects of Self into an innate wisdom practice to awaken a rich inner life and radiate with ritual. Her offering honors Yin Yoga as a tool to surrender to our intrinsic wholeness. On the textured path of mindful healing, Kali is celebrated for her integration of the 5 Elements and Chinese Meridian Theory with self-inquiry, embodied Anatomy, Buddhist Philosophy of Equanimity, and sharp intellect.
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