By witnessing yourself in the level of body, mind, emotions, breathe and as a whole interactive part of the bigger picture, you can use these powerful physical exercises-asanas as a powerful self developing tools.
In the plank pose you may choose to focus on your body and see your core muscles as center of the wheel; no matter how fast spins the wheel core must be still and precise. However, don’t miss the to put your attention on a witnessing mind.
Plank poses are perfectposes for practising self observation; cultivating and enlarging the capacity for inspection and self compassion.
As being direct illustration of how mind and body change according to duration, they are also best for honouring time. Even for the one who has no difficulty at the beginning of the holding posture will have some trouble persisting in the posture with passing time.
Observing the minds activity with inner eyes continually and continuously; how it changes its tone with the lengthening duration one will be able to change the pattern and next time more positive attitude will come from the inner kick.
Right after the plank, Chaturanga; as an only a transition pose; show off as full integration in the core.
Eventually, by raising ourselves to upward facing dog, it’s time to open our chests and say thanks God !
My third posture will be Ado MukhaSvanasana – Downward facing dog
Downward facing dog is a fundamental asana that practiced a lot. You can stretch your muscles inevitably, while you’re straightening your arms and back muscles.
I will not explain much about the anatomical corrections or alignments that might be equally spread your weight into your both feet and hands, straighten your back, beware of your pelvis’ position, and send your gaze to your belly button. But please do, because physical level is a manifested state as I understood so far.
Ado MukhaSvanasana is the perfect pose to articulate your attention, the gaze; drishti that helps you to send your focus to the particular place. It helps to be aware of breaths that move into the parts, especially on the your core of the body while you’re deepening into the asana. It’s not a just stretching or strengthening exercise rather it is a very effective pose to realize your breath, focusing to core, and contemplate to be in the present. As you intentionally be aware of your inhalation and exhalation you will slowly deepening in the asana.
Since asanas originally derived positions to “be steady and comfortable, relaxing into the infinite” (Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra), there is no hurry and nothing to be achieved rather than awareness, and attention. May all connect with the influx of powerful liberating force, taste the receiving love, and feel the joy.
Stretch Your Body Out, increase the joy as well as the body alignment.
My second post of asanas will be Uttanasana – Intense-Powerful stretch pose.
Forward bend pose, coming after tadasana, stretches your muscles, improves your capacity to relive.
I will not explain much about the anatomical corrections or alignments that might be spread your whole weight in your both feet, straighten your back and focus on the pelvis and bend from the hip joints. But please do, because physical level is a manifested state as I understood so far.
Uttanasana is the perfect pose to articulate slowly melt away layers of resistance, being receptive to breaths to move into the parts of the body, intention to relieve. It’s not about being passive rather it can be very active as you intentionally extend the spine, chest, neck, head with every exhalation.
Since asanas originally derived positionsto “be steady and comfortable, relaxing into the infinite” (Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra),there is no hurry and nothing to be achieved rather than awareness, and attention.May all connect with the influx of powerful liberating force, taste the receiving love, and feel the joy.