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Side body chimpsSo here we are ready for position 4 of the joints warmup. That’s the side- body -long stretch where we all bend to the right and, later, to the left, while dragging our knuckles all the way up — from knees to arm pits – massaging that long line of lymph nodes and emphasizing the wonderful feeling of ” Side Body Long.”

I can’t get these chimps to do lateral stretches. But you get the picture; it’s about the arc of the body , the entire primordial body.

Gate Pose

If you haven’t read the previous post ( below ) you will want to be familiar with Vishnu’s Couch pose. This week we are going to add The Gate, another lateral bend.    Here it is.

See you next Tuesday, noon, at 119 North Duke Street, for the next step in our yoga sequences.

Our last class in December, in the midst of all the hurly burly of holiday life, as well as change in weather, will be a fun trip to the famous sequence of All Animal Poses.  This class plan come  complete with a blizzard of animal-themed corny jokes.  Put it on your calendar as a relief from busy-ness.  As usual it involves fun, learning, meditation, in a very quiet space.


Author: MindfulnessViaYoga

For 25 years, a teacher of yoga, mindful meditation, and Ayurveda in Central Pennsylvania. Certified to use Yoga as Therapy for correcting alignment and opening blocks.

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