Jivamukti Practice: Heart Opening in Backbends

September 15, 2014    BY Sandhi Gayatri Ferreira

Here's a Jivamukti practice to open the heart and refine your backbends. Start by bringing your breath and awareness to tight places in the body. Then get grounded with malasana (garland pose), and engage with mulabandha (root lock) for the entire practice. With guidance on the flow of your breath, this vinyasa sequence moves through a range of postures, emphasizing backbends, with options offered to make the more advanced postures accessible to all levels. The practice ends with a short meditation and a relaxation in shavasana. 

Props: 2 blankets, 2 blocks, strap

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Sandhi Gayatri Ferreira
Sandhi “Gayatri ” Ferreira has been practicing Jivamukti Yoga since 1995, dancing with a hula-hoop since 2005 and training in aerial and partner acrobatics since 2006. She started teaching Jivamukti Yoga in 1999 and in 2005 became an advanced certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher. Presently she serves as the Jivamukti Yoga Continuing Education Director and is the Aerial Yoga Director for Jivamukti Yoga Jersey City. Her love of yoga, acrobatics and aerial dance has led her to create style of... Read more>>


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