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Easy Pose

Begin with the easy pose.  Easy pose is a comfortable seated position for meditation.  This pose opens the hips, lengthens the spine and promotes grounding and inner calm.  Basically, you’re sitting cross legged like you did in school as a young child.  “Criss cross apple sauce”, as my teacher used to say!

With the buttocks on the floor, cross your legs and place your feet directly below your knees.  Rest your hands on your knees with the palms facing up.

Press your hip bones down into the floor and reach the crown of the head up to lengthen the spine.  Drop your shoulders down and back and press your chest towards the front of the room.

Relax your face, jaw, and belly.  Let your tongue rest on the roof of your mouth just behind your front teeth.  Breathe deeply through the nose down into the belly and hold as long as is comfortable.
 


 

Power Yoga

The primary text of the science of classical yoga was written down in history sometime between 200 and 400 B.C. Both ancient scholars and modern proponents argue over the identity of the true and original authors but everyone basically agrees that they were finally collated into a cohesive book format by a Sanskrit philosopher and spiritual scholar named Patanjali. (Sanskrit is the precursor language to Greek and Latin.) Called "Yoga Sutras of Patanjali," this initial, ancient written text explores and explains astanga (or ashtanga) yoga, what we modern-day devotees call "Power Yoga." Courtesy of Progressive Power Yoga

 

 

 

 

 

 

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