By Ray Long

ISBN-10: 1607439433

ISBN-13: 9781607439431

Grasp the technology in the back of Vinyasa move and the status poses of Hatha Yoga. Dr. Ray lengthy courses you on a visible narrative during the anatomy, biomechanics, and body structure of this historic artwork, deciphering each one pose alongside the way in which. The Mat Companion sequence provide you with fantastically illustrated, step by step directions on find out how to use medical rules to acquire the utmost make the most of your perform. every one ebook comprises the Bandha Yoga Codex, an easy five-step method that may be utilized to any pose to enhance energy, flexibility, and precision -- it doesn't matter what kind of yoga you perform.

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Exhale and roll back over into Halasana. Flex the elbows by contracting the biceps and press the palms of the hands into the back. Lean back slightly into the hands to open the chest forward and support the lumbar. Hold Halasana for five deep breaths. 4. Exhale and roll back over into Dandasana. 5. Inhale deeply, lifting and expanding the chest in Dandasana. 6. Exhale and lift the torso and swing (or step) back through the arms into Chaturanga. 7. Inhale into Upward Dog. 8. Exhale into Downward Dog.

Next, integrate Purvottanasana (Inclined Plane Pose) into the flow. Press the hands into the mat and firmly extend the elbows. At the same time, straighten the knees and press the soles of the feet mto the floor. 3C. Turn onto the stomach and grasp the ankles for Dhanurasana (Bow Pose). Create a bandha by attempting to straighten the knees while resisting by trying to bend the elbows. 3D. Push up into Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Facing Bow Pose). Note how the shoulders are now flexing overhead (as opposed to extending in the previous poses).

A R M B A L A N C E S AND I N V E R S I O N S 51 Flow Practice H A LA S A N A A N D S H O U L D E R STA N D We finish the series with Halasana (Plough Pose) and Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana). Like other inversions, these postures can affect the autonomic nervous system by stimulating pressure receptors located in the aorta and carotid arteries. This can result in a temporary lowering of the heart rate and blood pressure. Both Halasana and Shoulder Stand have a calming effect on the body and mind and help to prepare for deep relaxation in Savasana.

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