Grounding Practice: Easing anxiety through movement, breath and detailed instruction
This moderately paced grounding practice opens with instruction on proper breath work (Ujjayi Pranayama) and how to link the movement (Asana) with the breath. This brief demonstration is followed by reflection, meditation, and an opening prayer on grounding the body, managing stress, finding clarity during this stressful moment in our collective history, and connecting with Spirit. The sequence then moves deliberately and mindfully, emphasizing correct alignment in the different variations of Sun Salutes (Surya Namaskar). This is followed by low lunges (Anjaneyasana), Triangle variations (Utthita Trikonasana), Warrior 2 (Virabhadrasana 2), and Wide-Legged Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana). This class will conclude with a Locust Pose variation (Salabhasana), floor twist (Marichi's Pose), Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana), Meditation, Corpse Pose (Savasana), and a Closing Prayer for continued strength, individual growth, and collective healing.