Art of Attention: A Yoga Practice Workbook for Movement as by Elena Brower

By Elena Brower

Yoga starts off with actual future health. however it may also shipping us—through meditation, self-awareness, and movement—into a lifelong exploration of presence, splendor, and deeper lifestyles objective. With artwork of recognition, Elena Brower and Erica Jago express us the way in which. Distilled from their acclaimed workshops and coaching courses, this multifaceted publication can be utilized as:

• A step by step workshop for merging movement-based mindfulness with conventional yoga

• A “tool package” of asanas, meditations, self-inquiry questions, and therapeutic practices for growing your personal day-by-day religious practice

• An uplifting resource of visible attractiveness and knowledge teachings for internal mirrored image and elevation

For scholars and academics at each point, this distinct source takes us additional into yoga—and the artwork of living—with readability, creativity, ask yourself, and depth.

Includes contributions from MC YOGI, Gabrielle Bernstein, Donna Karan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Christy Turlington Burns, and others encouraged by way of Elena and Erica’s paintings.

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You may choose to stay here or come down for Savasana. For option 3, bring your seat down to the floor and come back into supported Savasana. You may also choose to place the block/prop under the top of your blankets/bolster/cushion(s), and lie down on that arrangement. Let your body receive with gratitude and sweetness OPTION 1 shoulders on the floor OPTION 2 sit bones on the floor OPTION 3 sit bones on the floor, head elevated AWAKENING Stay passive, awake, and listening; gently begin to deepen your breathing.

Hug your knees toward one another and bring your feet closer. Keeping your neck long and your eyes soft, lift your upper-arm bones and head high, away from the floor. Lengthen your tailbone long toward your heels; soften your kidneys and adrenals to open your entire upper body even as you lift strongly. Keep your tailbone long and invite your breathing into your lower back; connect to yourself with full acceptance. Take five breaths with soft eyes. Gently release down and rest, with your head to one side.

Breathe into your heart circumferentially, all the way up underneath your collarbones, down into your lower belly. Lift the tops of your thighs. At the same time and with the same velocity, lengthen your tailbone toward the back of your mat; knees stay parallel, so that your legs are clearly strong but lengthening as well. Lift up and back through your thighs, your knees, your feet. Receive your own breathing for five breaths, then gently release down. Turn your gaze to one side, palms facing up next to your hips.

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