new moon de-stimulation

Spiritual Focus || New Moon De-Stimulation
Physical Focus || Vira Flow
Pilgrimage Pose || Bakasana

In our modern lifestyle, we are constantly overriding our natural circadian rhythms.  We have screens and machines that keep us plugged in and powered on.  It can leave the body feeling drained and disconnected.  Through your own movement alchemy, begin to break the pattern of the overstimulated mind, be not distracted as you connect faithfully to the breath. With the natural dearth of light in the night sky as the new moon darkness is upon us, turn inward toward the sanctuary of your practice and embrace the same infinite space within that exists without. 

Opening Wave

supta tadasana
roll to right side
bharadvajrasana twist
knees separate, clover pose fold
side 2 [reverse order]
adho mukha svanasana (DD)
DD <-> puppy pose alternating
bent knee DD, chest to thighs, walk hands to feet
wide uttanasana, reach opp hands through to shins
1/2 lift bend knees <-> fold stretch back of heart
ardha uttansana, uttanasana, urdhva hastasana, samastitihi (ascent)
step to top of mat 

Warming Wave: Navasana + Surya Namaskar B

utkatasana
Surya B w/ vira 1
utkatasana - lower hips to heels, palms press down
navasana - hold 3 breaths <-> ardha navasanarepeat x 3
Surya B w/ vira 2
utkatsana - lower hips to heels, palms press down
navasana <-> ardha navasana - hold 3 breaths x 3
Surya B w/ crescent lunge, leaning lunge, float into vira 3
utkatasana
samastitihi

Wave 1: Vira 1 Evolution

utkatasana - lower hips to heels, palms press down
hands to earth, fee together, knees apart (bakasana w/ feet down)
step or jump back to chaturanga (staying low)
1LDD - core plank
vira 1
parsvottanasana
parivrtta trikonasana
urdhva prasarita eka padasana (SS)
parivrtta ardha chandrasana B
supported twist - lift torso
twisting lunge pulsation
hold in high lunge twist
step back foot into parsva utkatasana
parsva bakasana
bakasana prep to front, walk hands to heels, fold inward
return hands to front, step or jump back chaturanga
side 2, end in utkatasasana - samastitihi

Wave 2: Vira 2 Evolution

wide uttanasana - bhujapidasana prep
malasana - step or jump back to chaturanga
1LDD - core plank (open, hug heel to navel)
vira 2
star - horse w/ coffee press x 3
side 2: star <-> standing skanasana (bow) w/ arms to T
star w/ yoga mudra
parsva vira 2 <-> parsvakonasana w/ yoga mudra
vira 2 lift hands high, release strong arms vira 2
ardha chandrasana B
uttanasana, feet together
bakasana to jump back, side 2

Wave 3: Vira 3 Evolution 

1LDD - 1L chaturanga
crescent
leaning lunge, hands to heart
vira 3
standing padangusthasana
garudasana
pass thru vira 3 to lower back foot
anjaneyasana w/ garuda arms
release arms to lizard
quad stretch
BV to DD [or] SS, taps to ardha matsyendra., SS, hop to 1L chaturanga
side 2

Closing Wave: 

janu sirsasana - low back stretch
baddha konasana
side 2
lower to back
supine twist with both legs
side 2
savasana