Lotus Leaf Health Slow flow Humanist yoga session with Frances Keeley
About your session
This full length session will reward you with a feeling of being pleasantly relaxed and stretched. In the course of your practice, you'll be invited to noticing how emotional responses are embedded within posture. And to honour your own movement style. 95 minutes Ref: 20-07-v3
Postures and Transitions
Arriving and Settling • Sitting, knees bent, soles of the feet on the ground • Awareness of the breath. Detaching (Vairagya). • Guiding your attention inwards (Pratyahara) • Noticing sounds • Present moment awareness
Transition • From Sitting, easing gently onto the back
Moving from a Supine Base • Settling the back body • Setting an intention (Sankalpa) • Knee to Chest Pose (Apanasana) • Knee Circles • Rocking: Preparation for Shoulderstand (Sarvangasana) and Plough Pose (Halasana)
Transition • From lying on the back with the knees bent and the soles of the feet on the ground: Rock up to sitting in Sukhasana.
Moving from a Seated Base • Adept's Pose (Siddhasana) • Siddhasana Side Bend • Siddhasana - Opening and closing the heart • Siddhasana Twist • Easy Pose (Sukhasana) - flexing & extending the spine • Head to Knee Pose Variations (Janu Sirsasana) Erect seated position Hip flexion + neutral extension of the spine Hip flexion + spinal flexion Options: Raise sit bones on a blanket / bend knee / loop yoga strap around foot.
Standing Postures • Mountain Pose (Tadasana) • Side Moon (Parsva Chandrasana) • Camel style backbend in Mountain Pose (Ustrasana/Tadasana) • Five Pointed Star (Utthita Tadasana) • Goddess Pose (Utkata Konasana) • Triangle Pose (Utthita Trikonasana) • Pyramid Pose (Parsvottanasana) • Prayer Position in Mountain Pose (Anjali Mudra in Tadasana)
Cooling Down • Garland Pose • Reclining Twist Variations one and two
Relaxation • Savasana (Relaxation Pose, Corpse Pose) • Head to Knee Pose (Apanasana) • Side Lying Position • Press up to Sitting
Close • Finding your comfortable, dignified seated, position • Centering breath
• Noticing how emotional responses are embedded within posture • Honouring your own movement style • Mindfully playing your edge • Awareness of the body as a physical form in space, supported by the ground. • Lines of expression / Navel radiation
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