Somatic Wisdom of Yin Asana: Skeletal & Energetic Articulations in Sphinx

Part 3: asana Sphnix

By: Kali Durga Yoga

 Practitioner at the 5 Elements Yoga Teacher Training in Tulum - March 2018

Practitioner at the 5 Elements Yoga Teacher Training in Tulum - March 2018

Tops of feet on the floor: lengthen front of ankle joint and energetic release in soles of feet

Upper inner thighs engage: slight energetic engagement of the inseam of the thighs will stabilize base of spine

Pubic bone as the anchor point: press pubis into mat to create the stable anchor point the spine will lift off from

Navel lifts away from pubis: this will lengthen the lower abdomen

Navel glides toward the spine: this will engage the corset of the middle abdomen and protect lower back

Middle ribcage slides forward: picture yourself opening a drawer as you slide the ribs forward to compress thoracic spine

Sternums lifts away from spine to complete the arch

Sternum spreads widening through the distal ends of the collarbones

Base of skull pulls back and wide to prevent jutting forward of the chin and stressing the neck

Crown of head lifts to refine your relationship to the upper realms

 5 Elements Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Tulum | Photos taken by:  Stephanie Mignacca

5 Elements Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Tulum | Photos taken by: Stephanie Mignacca

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You are only as healthy

As your spine is supple

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