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A Practice of Sushumna: Connecting With the Central Channel

The sushumna is the life force that moves upward through the center of the body. In yoga and other healing arts, it is often described as the most powerful channel in the body, as it allows us to quiet the mind and see more clearly.

In this class, you’ll bring awareness to your spine in order to gain a greater sense of the sushumna as you move in and out of familiar poses while focusing on spinal lengthening. You’ll flow through sun salutations and do dynamic movement in held poses like a chair variation, pyramid, bridge, head to knee pose, reclined twist variations, and more. The practice concludes with kapalabhati and alternate nostril breathing so you can further refine your sense of the central channel and experience a feeling of peace before a short guided visualization in savasana.

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About the Teacher

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Rod Stryker
Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga® and the author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose,... Read more