Good Morning Yoga Freedom in the Front Body

30 min
What You'll Need:
No props needed
Alana invites us to find a deeper opening, and to stretch the hips, thighs, and shoulders. This practice promotes circulation, flexibility, and strength.
Dec 01, 2014
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Ted Johnson (Moderator)
Thanks, Alana. This was a nice, gentle practice to start my morning. You managed to pack a lot into 30 minutes. I liked the shoulder opener and the cat/cow stretches as I was feeling tight this morning.

One question-- What does "widening from the base of your skull" mean? You said this a few times and I have a hard time understanding what this should feel like.
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Hi Ted, Great question. You might try these cues to find the action:

1. Reach your head far forward, like a turtle.
2. Then find the opposite action - draw your head back and the chin down slightly.
3. Relax your face, jaw, neck and shoulders.
4. Imagine you're a kitten being gently lifted by the nape of your neck by mama cat.
5. This is a subtle form of Jalandhara Bandha, the chin lock. Let me know how it goes.

Thanks for asking! Alana
2 years ago

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Thanks, Ted for your question and Alana for your response! I had the same question and yes, your reponse helped me cue into the movement.

This session offered a wonderful balance, Alana.

2 years ago

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Hi Christin! I'm so glad you enjoyed the practice. Keep me posted on what you are finding. xo Alana
2 years ago

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Well instructed, very nice rhythm and sequence. I especially appreciated the pauses offered to be with the breath.
Thank you for the movement and focus for my day
2 years ago

Hi Erin! So happy to be practicing together. Enjoy your day!
2 years ago

Hi Alana, I just loved it. Thank you. Namaste, Sarah
2 years ago

Hi Sarah, So glad you enjoyed the practice! Stay close and let us know what you are finding. Namaste, Alana
2 years ago

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Luscious class!
2 years ago

Hi Holly, So glad you had a luscious practice! Thank you for your presence. Alana
2 years ago

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