10 Essential Postures

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Practice of these postures will help you focus. You will learn more about your body, how to control your nervous system, how to communicate with loving intention and you will find strength and ease.

These postures are powerful. They can be practiced safely. There is a version of each one that is appropriate for everyone with a human body (that includes a brain.) They are going to help improve your respiration, balance, confidence and circulation. These postures may be integrated into daily life, with all of its obstacles and distractions, patterns and expectations, in order to be most fully realized.

That doesn’t mean the classical version is the right one for you. In this course you will find versions of these essential postures to suit your body’s current needs, and, will learn how to adapt when those needs change.

With each pose, we’ll consider

1. Contraindications (that will require modification to avoid injury)

2. How to wake-up and warm-up the parts of the body that the posture will stimulate

3. Ideal alignment of bones

4. Direction for energy and intention

Please pay attention to this process in order to see how it works! Here’s a form that you can use to track your progress: click to download.

These postures will grow and change as you do. Bring your curiosity, respect, humor, and patience to the practice and you will find lifelong companionship, support, and insight with them.

Ask an experienced teacher or request a consultation if you have specific concerns or questions.