Every asana is an opportunity to cultivate virtue and inner wholeness.
Eight Angle Pose (Astavakrasana) – Trust your heart to the earth and lean forward, draw strength up through your hands and send it to your upper arms. Your feet are partners, use their bond as the leading point for the extension of your legs.
Flying Crow (Eka Pada Bakasana) – Broaden your heart centre and lean into it, push into your tricep foundation and find lift through a stable core
Fish (Matsyasana) – When your mind is humbled, your heart can lift
Side Crow – Root down through every finger mound, concentrate on where your arm and leg meet. The right focal point will help you balance the forces of the rest of your body.
Sundial (Parivrtta Surya Yantraxsana) – Twist your heart open, let your arm and leg play your edge
Headstand (Sirsasana) – Push powerfully through your elbows and the side of your hands, root strongly through the top of your skull and expand upwards, creating a stable tower through your core strength
Forearm Wheel (Urdhva Dhanurasana) – Pour your heart by caving your upper back, not your lower back. Find expansion by rooting down through your arms, hands and feet
Handstand (Adho much vrksasana) – Gain a new perspective, don’t underestimate your limits, show your strength and don’t overthink it. Allow the body to be, to return to its own centre.
Dancer’s Pose – Focus on what is before you, reach forward, grasp what is behind you and lift it up, remembering always that between the two is the counterpoint, the foundation
Fallen Angel – Gently place your head on the ground, remembering your humble station in life, lift up your hips, strengthen and lift your legs to the sky, yearning for the primordial celestial place you have left and to which you can return
Warrior III with Mudra – Draw energy from the earth through your standing leg, push through your back leg, bringing your hipbones to the same plane, reach forward with your arms, extending your life force through your mudra. Use your drishti (gaze) to direct your force forward while anchoring yourself through your core and the power of your back leg.
Crow Pose (Bakasana) – Look ahead and trust your strength will carry you forward