Foundations of Flow - Lesson 2

Linking Movement and Breath
Lesson 2: Linking Movement and Breath

In this lesson, we’ll learn how to breathe using Ujjayi breath, the “victorious breath” that helps us to stay calm and focused and anchors our movements into the flow. This week, we’ll start to put some of the poses we’ve learned into the flow of the full Sun Salutation so the poses become linked together with the movement of the breath. It’s magical.  We’ll also do some core work to strengthen the low back and belly, and we’ll practicing a new balancing pose. Let’s Flow!

Recommended props: 2 blocks, a blanket, and a strap

Linking Movement and Breath – Home Practice

33 min

Short Tutorials

These short videos are more instructional in nature, so watch them when you want to refine or review something, or if you just have time for a very short practice.

Guided Breath Work – Ujjayi Breath

5 min

Props: bolster/pillow, blanket (optional)

Quick Warm Up (Spine and Shoulder Focus)

11 min

Props: 1 block, blanket

Vinyasa Variations

15 min

Full Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar A)

9 min

Hip, Core, and Balance Flow (Malasana –> Boat –> Cobbler’s –> High Lunge to Warrior 3)

9 min

Props: 2 blocks, blanket

Supported Bridge and Reclined Hamstring Stretch

16 min

Props: 1 block, strap

Guided Relaxation (Supported Baddha Konasana)

7 min

Props: bolster, 2 blocks, blanket

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