This 53 minute intermediate hatha yoga class is all about circulation, your circulatory system and how to improve circulation with yoga. In this hatha yoga class you will practice yoga poses that will help with poor circulation and your cardiovascular system by moving your energy from the center of your body from your hearts to the periphery to your limbs. The yoga asanas or yoga poses will show you how to increase blood flow and are expansive for circulation problems. Yoga positions such as triangle pose, wild thing pose and breath of joy will show you how to increase blood circulation and help with poor blood circulation. The yoga exercises will not only show you how to increase blood circulation but also the free flow of thoughts and emotions through your body and will leave you feeling open, clean and clear.
This week, we will focus on the third line of the Ayurdehi mantra,
May the circulating energy be nourished Vyana means the outward moving air and this week we are focusing on moving our energy from the center to the periphery. This vayu governs your circulation on all levels from moving food, water and oxygen throughout your body. Vyana Vayu also keeps your emotions and thoughts circulating in your mind rather than getting stuck. Vyana vayu promotes mental circulation – the free flow of ideas and emotions. It gives you comprehensiveness, agility and independence in your mind. Vyana vayu is out ability of self-expansion. Vyana Vayu assists all the other pranas (Playlist of the Five Vayus) in their movement. Vyana vayu is the vital energy in your heart and lungs where your energy expands. On the level of your physical body, vyana vayu governs the movement of energy from your navel center, throughout your entire body. Vyana vayu creates the channels going to the peripheral parts of your body – your arms and your legs, veins and arteries, muscles, sinews, joints and bones. Vyana vayu is your limbs. Vyana vayu governs the front side of your body which connects your limbs to the mainly forward moving energy. Vyana vayu is related to your connective tissue, sinews and ligaments. When you think of vyana vayu think of circulation. Vyana vayu governs the movement of prana through the nadis (energy channels) keeping them open and clear, clean and functioning. Think of growth and expansion. Think of of the sun shining down on your at midday. Think of the swell of heat in summer. In fact, vyana vayu through its outward motion promotes sweating and relieves toxins through your skin.
Today we will circulate and expand our energy outwards in our yoga practice. Resources: Yoga and Ayurveda : Self Healing and Self-Realization by Dr. David Frawley Props Needed: yoga strap, meditation cushion, folded blanket or chair, blocks, Yoga Postures/Yoga Asana: 3 Part Breath, Supta Padangustasana/Hand to Big Toe Pose Anjaneyasana/Lunge Pose, Gate Pose/Parighasana, Ayurdehi Mantra with Mritsamjivani Mudra, Adho Muka Svanasana/Downward Facing Dog, Parsvottanasana/Pryamid Pose, Triangle Pose/Trikonasana , Breath of Joy, Wide Legged Standing Forward Fold/Prasarita Padottanasana, Flip Dog/Wild Thing Pose, Cow’s Face Arm’s Twist with Easy Pose Legs/Gomukhasana Arms with Sukhasana Legs, Parivrtta Paschimottanasana/Revolved Seated Forward Fold, Savasana, Ayurdehi Mudra with Mritsamjivani Mudra
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