Pratyahara is a state in which attention does not externalise itself.
This week we’ll begin on our backs with the leg movements from pawanmuktasana 2. Then we’ll meet again TRE, the tension and trauma release exercise. This will feel more natural the more often we work with it.
Coming to sitting through the boat, we’ll work with janu-sirsasana, (forward bends.)
Now on to backward bends in the form of half-camel and full camel. Rest in between in the variation on the swan. Love that counterpose! And now a twist – the mermaid.
We’ll consider carefully the idea of withdrawing attention inwards as we work with the cat stretch and breath. Then pass through the dog pose to standing.
Another great opportunity arises for pratyahara as we concentrate on the tree of life breath.
Meditation is working with SA – TA – NA – MA on the fingers of the right hand. I have found this practice to be incredibly efficient at taking the attention within. All external distractions completely disappear.
Relaxation focuses on the breath like last week.
OM Shanti Shanti Shanti