Let’s focus on Sushumna

The Sushumna originates from the root chakra and terminates at the crown of the head. It carries vital energy which nourishes the whole nervous system and stimulates the pineal gland.
We’ll begin this week with our three gentle movements to raise our awareness of the inner energies. We’ll then move on to the shoulderstand, plough and fish poses. Now let’s try moving from plough to seated forward bend.
Coming onto all fours, we’ll work with cat stretch and breath, then progress into the sequence swan – cat – dog. Using the dog pose to stand, we’ll greet again our challenge pose of this half-term, the deep forward bend. Is your crown resting on the mat yet?!
Then, still standing, we’ll invite the balance of the solar and lunar energies by an arm-opening breathing exercise. Let’s add ujjayi.
Coming back to the mat through the squat we’ll do cool-downs then sit to meditate. We’re going to use a gentle hand movement, representing the opening of the lotus flower. Then relaxation will feature the eternal mantra of OM.
Next week is class as usual, then the following week is half-term. (June 1st and June 2nd.)
OM Shanti Shanti Shanti

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