Awake & Evolve: Cycle 4 - Creating Calm Flow
Starting in a comfortable seated pose begin to find your natural breath pattern and shift towards a deep belly breath. Delve into the mind and ask what the body needs for today if your are feeling energetic complete 5- 10 rounds of a warming sun salutation. If your energy level is low and you need some grounding proceed to the down dog/child's pose flow.
In this simple flow you will alternate between long holds in child's pose and downward dog. When working through this flow try to use a breath count, stop watch, or timer and keep the eyes closed through the series to allow the mind to dive deeper in the flow.
Lying on your back or supported with props for your level of comfort, begin to close the eyes and relax the breath. Progressively go through the body relaxing and releasing with each exhale. Stay here for at least 5 minutes or as long as you wish. To come out roll off to your side coming to a seated position and taking a few breaths, noticing the difference in your internal state.
*Yogi's Tip - When coming out of savasana if you are proceeding with your day or needing energy roll of to your right side which corresponds with sun energy. If you are wanting to maintain a sense of calm and doing this practice in the evening or making your way to sleep roll off to your left side which corresponds with moon energy and relaxation.