Yoga therapeutics

Coming out of Omicron


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👉  Corona came out at the beginning of 2020, and now, almost 4 years later, at the end of 2023, we are still affected by a variation of this flu.

🔹  These are obviously not the kind of news we would like to have. However, we should not forget that our immune system uses these moments to update and upgrade its skills. And staying in bed for a few days is a well-needed moment in our busy schedule.

🔹  Now, let us see how the practice of Iyengar Yoga can support our last ill day and trigger a mental and physical recovery. Let me start by stating that when you have flu-like symptoms, fever and so on, you do not practice. Preferably, you stay in bed and do not put pressure on yourself – as a practitioner, you can face your difficult moments in a lying-down position.

🔹  This sequence is for your last day of illness and onwards. The timing here given is typically for a student with one year of Iyengar yoga practice.
I’m repeating myself. Do not pressure yourself. Do less if unsure.

▪️ Supta Swastikasana, bolster supported, blanket for the head, elbows crossed over the head – (6-8mn)
▪️ Supta Baddha Konasana, bolster supported, blanket for the head, elbows crossed over the head – (6-8mn)
▪️ Sirsasana in the ropes, legs in Baddha Konasana, head supported – (4 to 8mn)
▪️ Vipareeta Dandasana, on a chair, belt for the feet, head supported (6-8mn)
▪️ Salamba Sarvangasana, on a chair, legs extended, feet onto the wall, arm sideways, armpit well open (6-10mn)
▪️ Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, 2 bolster in T shape, raise the bolsters with a blanket each, centre of the chest well open, arms to the side,    armpits well open (6 to 10mn)
▪️Savasana, legs crossed on the bolster. Unfortunately, we tend to neglect the resting part of our practice – this is a mistake; learn to settle down in Savasana (4-8mn)

🔹  I would like to add that this suggested sequence also works well for women coming out of the menstrual cycle, and it could be a typical Sunday afternoon sequence – wrapping up the week and coming out fresh and regenerated for a new working cycle.
🔹  This sequence is efficient; it helps to round up situations and allows us to move on with a positive mindset.

🕉 Enjoy your practice ❤

Written by Thomas/


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