Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Morning Yin

This morning, with only an hour to practice, I opted for Yin. With all of the strengthening that my practice typically entails, I thought it time to balance with a practice that would dig deeper into the connective fabric of my being, so that my strength might be matched by agility.

The Morning Yin went something like this:
  1. Butterfly (a loose bound angle)
  2. Once upright--a gentle, seated backbend from Butterfly
  3. Pigeon on right side
  4. Firelog (left leg swings around, left knee atop right ankle, left ankle atop right knee)
  5. From firelog--twisting left
  6. From firelog--gentle, seated backbend
  7. From firelog--folding forward
  8. Repeat on the other side
  9. Reclined Hero (or Saddle in Yin)
  10. Child's Pose
  11. Frog
  12. Cat Flow from Table
  13. Down Dog
  14. Sun Salutation A (3x)
  15. Headstand
  16. Yoga Nidra 15 minutes

For the Yin poses 1-11, I held for a few minutes (except the twists) and because I need the energy and flow of my Sun Salutations, I threw in a couple per body wisdom. Finally, I REALLY enjoy practicing Headstand when I haven't had a vigorous practice because I have so much more to offer for the integrity of the pose.

Peace.

5 comments:

Mandy said...

Tina, I really enjoyed all of your (most recent) posts this morning. Thanks for visiting Yoga Addicted and leading me to you...:)

Namaste,
Mandy

Emma said...

thanks for the note on the blog. it totally reminded me that i've been meaning to ask you if i could repost this sequence... same deal as last time. i could just post a link, too, if that is better. i hope that you had a wonderful thanksgiving; i loved your thanksgiving post!

cheers,
emma
www.thejoyofyoga.blogspot.com

Emma said...
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TINA VAUGHN said...

Hey Emma--

I just read your comment and of course you can!

I really don't ever mind, so snatch away whenever inspired with my blessings.

Love,
Tina

Sarah said...

Great sequence! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah
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