Asana; Side Stretch

Choose 1 of the 5 Side Stretches
click on image for more details (it will take you down this page)
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1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

After you have chosen a side stretch go the next category: twisting
Or go back to previous category: backward bend
Or go back to: Asana Chart

…remember, remember, remember…

* It is Shakti / Self / Brahman moving out as intelligence, mind, breath, and body.
* The mind leads the breath, and the breath leads the movement.
* You cannot do this wrong, let your inner wisdom (buddhi) to guide you. Stay within your capacity.
* Generally the inhale is used when you move against gravity (when you push up, move upwards or raise something) and generally the exhale is used when you move with gravity (when you release, move downward or let go).
* Moving the body is done so it is able to sit motionless, comfortable, steady,
and stable for meditation (Yoga Sutra 2.46). Yogasanas are practiced so you can sit in the meditation asana, all asanas are in service of your meditation asana.
* Sushumna awakening is the first goal during a meditation session.

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Side Stretch choice number 5:

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Go to the next category; twisting

 
 

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