Focus: This weeks class follows the breath movements of the diaphragm through various restorative asanas. In a number of the poses a bolster is positioned against the front of the torso to heighten the feedback from the diaphragm region during inhalation and exhalation. In this way the sequence uses supported forward bends, in addition to the more traditional chest opening poses such as setu bandha sarvangasana to prepare for pranayama. Awareness of the diaphragm movement is then developed in viloma pranayama with both reclining and sitting positions.
Key Poses: Janu sirsasana, triang mukhaikapada paschimottanasana, upavista konasana, pascimottanasana, viloma pranayama.
Equipment: Mat, chair, 2 bolsters, 3 blankets.
Duration: 40 min