DVD 2: Bliss Tuesday Yoga: Focus on Front Body Stretches (back bends) with a 1 hr a 45 min or 30 min ‘quickie option’
Tuesday’s theme is about feeling the energy of life. In the centre of the chest is lodged a place whose vibrations mirror the radiance of the sun. We want to unlock them by a invigorating series of Front Body Stretches (aka Back Bends). We start of with two types of sun salutations; Surya Namaskar A and our Fluid Triangle Sun Salutations. We work through some standing pose sequences which open up all planes of the body – front, back and sides.
After this nice warm up we commence our series of front body stretches which start with simple ones like bow pose and camel, and one leg pigeon pose (one of our fave’s). then full routine continues with dancers pose, the splits and a nice side plank variation. Then the quickie and the full routine follow the same “climax” pose, wheel, followed by a slow decent of wind down poses of supine leg stretches which I learned from my Vinjana Yoga teachers Gioia Irwin, Orit Sen Gupta and Donna Holleman. They feel great and really counter any compression Front Body Stretches (Back Bends) may have created. Our pose that closes the routine and sends us into a deep state of ecstasy is double pigeon. It really sets the tone for a deep relaxation which is always one of our most cherished mission on our Blissology + Yoga Path. We close with a sweet savasana and then a little time to close our eyes in seated and feel the great life energy around us and within us. Tuesday’s will never be the same.
Bliss Tuesday Meditation: “Close your eyes often and feel the vibrations of life”
This is a very inspirational meditation where we become comfortable, and start to feel our breath. When the body relaxes a little, our mind follows and then we can notice that underneath our thoughts, life is vibrating with subtle energy. The teaching of yoga and meditation is to leg the ego dissipate and the find the still place that lies underneath. In that still place, before we create names or judgements on how things should or should not be, there is timeless realm of pure vibration. This meditation is about getting in touch with that place and letting it inspire our actions throughout the day. You will find a new sense of peace and ease with life after taking in this meditation every Tuesday.