Build Your Own Practice – Sheet 2
Anjali Breath Sequence
Stand in Tadasana and bring your palms together in front of your heart into Anjali mudra. As you exhale, draw in the pelvic floor and lower abdomen.
Stand here for a few breaths, reflecting on your body, thoughts &/or emotions, or perhaps upon the meaning of Anjali mudra, as discussed in the following post.
Inhale - extend your hands up overhead, shoulders down & relaxed, elbows softExhale – let your palms turn outwards and lower to shoulder height
Inhale – face your palms forwards & draw your shoulder blades together, drawing your hands back slightly and opening your chest
Exhale – keeping your arms long, bring your palms together in front of you, opening the upper back & letting the shoulder blades open outwards Inhale – hold your arms still & feel your back gently stretching with the inhalation
Exhale – draw your palms in to your chest, back into Anjali mudra.
Repeat 3-5 times, feeling your shoulders, chest and back gently releasing so you can breathe ever more deeply and easily.
To finish, bring your hands back into Anjali mudra and simply stand, being aware of your body, thoughts & emotions. Smile and let your hands slowly relax down to your sides.