Obliques | 14 Days of Peace
From Jenn Collotta
An in-depth look into practice
For today’s practice, we will center our physical flow on your oblique muscles. Within your body, you have both internal and external obliques that join together like a basket weave. Together, they support your spine in healthy rotation and offer stability in twists, planks, and balance postures. As you move, stay connected to this region of your torso to maximize the strength and stretch within each asana.
Energetically, we will focus on the space between each inhale and each exhale; amidst all the movement we will surrender to the stillness that lives within.
Journey inward throughout this seemingly strenuous flow and discover what lies just beneath the discomfort. When you move away from doing yoga and move towards being yoga, what subtle shifts take place? Rather than searching for stillness or union, recognize deeply that your truest state is stillness, is union. With each new moment, bare witness to the transformation occurring on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level.
May today’s class be an opportunity for you to feel supported, both physically and energetically. Allow yourself to show up and do the work required to experience yourself in a deeper way.
From our hearts to yours,
- Extended Child’s Pose (Utthita Balāsana)
- Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Śvanāsana)
- Ragdoll (Uttānāsana)
- Mountain Pose (Tādāsana)
- Crescent Moon (Aśta Chanrāsana)
- Half Splits (Ardha Hanumānāsana)
- Crescent Lunge (Anjañeyāsana)
- Standing Splits (Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana)
- Prayer Twist (Parivrtta Utkatasana)
- Revolved Crescent Lunge (Parivrtta Anjaneyasana)
- Supine Twist (Jathara Parivartanāsana)