Slowly Flowing Asana – the water element
≤45 min. This practice includes poses to open the upper thoracic area to make room for more fullness in your breath. With the upper back open and greater side body length you will experience more fullness in twisting. Lunges, speed skater stretches, prasarita padottanasana, uttitha trikonasana, anjaneyasana, parsvottanasana and triag mukhaikapada paschimottanasana lead you to greater flexibility. Just like the element water moves so freely, this practice freely follows your own breath. As you know, water can be really forceful with a power so great that it can break through earthen dams but this practice is directed to the gentle and more tranquil flow that attunes to an inner liquidity; you're in touch with ease while transitioning from one pose to another. Please come to all fours position on your mat to start the practice. You will be using blocks and a blanket and strap; gather them together so they are close at hand.