This sequence is inspired by my dear friend Diane, who is a Yinster*. Diane never fails to attend my class full of energy, aliveness and positive attitude. While there are obstacles in her physical practice, she listens to her inner teacher. The strength she shows on her yoga mat is beyond physical. Strength, to me, can be defined in so many ways.
As Mahatma Gandhi said “Strength does not come from physical capacity, it comes from an indomitable will.”
With this “will”, “Nothing can dim the light that shines within,” – Maya Angelou
This sequence is a journey to inner inquiry and discovery — stimulating Kidney and UB Meridian lines. Home of Jing, access to self-realization, wisdom and rationality. As always, consult your doctor before attempting any exercise routine.
Opening meditation – Child’s Pose
A. Half Toe Squat Pose – Right foot (access K1 point)
B. Winged Dragon Pose (access inner left thigh)
C. Half Butterfly Pose (option to massage foot, inner arch specifically with ulnar)
**********Repeat A, B, C on other leg**********
Supine Reclining Twist
Each pose is sustained for 3 – 5 minutes. Be sure to listen to your inner wisdom on this journey. As always, perform the pose on both sides and allow time for rest in between and at the end.
Side note: Chinese Meridian Theory is a complex and one paradigm to a holistic approach. We are looking to enhance energy flow, to balance the specific meridians. I recommend consulting with a licensed Acupuncturist to discuss your own concerns.
*Definition of Yinster: One who loves the Yin Yoga practice.