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Duration: 45 minutes

Level: 1/2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Focus on front opening (aka back bending) keeping strength of connection to the back body. Last week we looked at the autonomic nervous system responses with the 3 modes. This week we tie these 3 modes yoga philosophy of the gunas and the alignment principles of shoulder loop and kidney loop.
Pushing forward … activate … guna: rajas … shoulder loop without kidney loop
Falling back … restrain … guna: tamas … kidney loop without shoulder loop
Stay in the middle. Balance … illuminate … guna: sattva … balanced action of the loops … being able to respond, to go forward, to rest back, at the appropriate time and in the appropriate measure. Living with a soft open front, strong steady supportive back. Enjoy.