A 4-minute Yoga Practice

I received this standing flow practice a number of years ago from my teacher, David McAmmond.  Here, the beautiful and sacred surroundings of Ho’nau’nau on the Big Island of Hawai’i inspired me to practice spontaneously, and David’s flow came naturally.

If you are familiar with the practice of hatha (physical) yoga, I invite you to watch once or twice, and then practice this vinyasa (flow) on your own from memory. Notice that I have included no verbal or written cuing, no music.  My challenge for you is to see what comes up for you as you embark on this simple, and short, but potentially transformative practice.

But please, use your own prudent, judgement on the suitability of the flow for you.  Perhaps you have a neurological disorder and balancing poses are contraindicated without supervision.  Or perhaps a shoulder or lumbar region injury could be complicated by the arm movements or the movement out of the forward bend.  In such cases, err on the side of caution and practice only those parts that can be done safely.

I’d love to hear your comments as to what the practice evokes in you, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually!





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