We’re focusing on the last of the koshas, Anandamaya Kosha, the bliss sheath.
Let’s begin with cat stretch and breath. We’ll concentrate on connecting the body, mind and breath. This becomes a moving meditation. Now we’ll add a leg movement which will exaggerate the movement in the spine and increase it’s flexibility. You are as a young as your spine is supple! We’ll also work with a balance pose in cat.
Now moving on to swan-cat-dog. Can this be a moving meditation, too? Let’s progress to swan-cat-cobra. Finishing on the front of body will prepare us for cobra, locust and bow poses. I love these backward bends! Stretching back, we’ll find our way into the variation on a swan. Remember that we had this one as our challenge pose last term?
Coming to seated, it’s time for this term’s challenge – the wide-legged forward bend.And we’ll complete our asana practice with all the seated twists.
For meditation we’ll imagine that we have a large white crystal within us. As we breathe in, this crystal becomes brighter and larger. As we breathe out, we melt into sapphire blue.
Relaxation is a repeat of last week: Silently repeat ‘I am bliss’ on the in-breath, and ‘Bliss I am’ on the out-breath.
OM Shanti Shanti Shanti