Posted by: eveyoga | March 18, 2010

Best Practices No. 4

You may have been overlooked one of the really beautiful practices that I’ve encountered if you don’t follow the Iyengar method. This sequence was buried in the last pages of B.K.S. Iyengar’s marvellous book, Light on Life. So now you have it and you don’t have to miss out!

Sequence for Mental Balance

Adho Mukha Svanasana, head supported (2-3 Min.)

Uttanasana, head supported (3-5 Min.)

Sirsansana (if possible on ropes)

Viparita Dandasana, supported on two chairs (3-5 Min.)

Sarvangasana, legs supported on back of chair (5-10 Min.)

Niralamba Sarvangasana, shoulders supported (5 Min.)

Halasana, supported (5-10 Min.)

Setubandha Sarvangasana, on bench (10 Min.)

Viparita Karani, two bolsters (5 Min.)

Paschimottanasana, head supported (3-5 Min.)

Upavistha Konasana, hands behind or hold feet (2 Min.)

Baddha Konasana, knees supported (3-5 Min.)

Supta Virasana, on bolster

Viloma Pranayama, either lying or sitting (5-8 Min.)

Savasana, chest supported, eyes covered


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