EDITOR'S NOTE: Yoga Sequences are written by Breaking Muscle founder Mindith Rahmat. Mindith is an E-RYT 500 Certified Yoga Therapist and Teacher. Mindith has studied under illuminating yoga teachers including, Joseph and Lillian LePage, Baron Baptiste, Bryan Kest, Shiva Rea, Rod Stryker, and recently with Master Paulie Zink.

 

Jivamukti Yoga

The Jivamukti Yoga method and philosophy were developed by co-founders Sharon Gannon and David Life.  Jivamukti Yoga classes are usually accompanied by uplifting and powerful music which enhance the experience of the yoga practice.

 

Jivamukti's philosophy is expressed through the five tenets of ahimsa, bhakti, dhyana, nada and shastra. The first four weeks of this program will consist of beginner sequences and the last four weeks will incorporate the Jivamukti method in flows. Hold all poses for five breaths unless otherwise indicated in the sequence.

 

Week Four: Focus on inversions and meditation

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Dhyana and Shastra
The last two of the five Jivamukti tenets: dhyana is the practice of meditation and shastra is the focus and study of ancient yogic teachings and sanskrit.

 

Day One: Short flow

  • 3x Sun Salutes A Series
  • 1x Jivamukti A Series  
  • Shoulderstand *35 breaths
  • Plow 
  • Knees to Ears
  • Fish 
  • Headstand *40 breaths
  • Child's Pose *10 breaths
  • Meditation *5 minutes
  • Savasana *5 minutes

 

Day Two: Long flow

  • Jivamukti Magic Ten
  • 5x Sun Salutes A Series
  • 3x Jivamukti A Series 
  • Shoulderstand *35 breaths
  • Plow 
  • Knees to Ears
  • Fish 
  • Headstand *40 breaths
  • Child's Pose *10 breaths
  • Meditation *10 minutes
  • Savasana *10 minutes
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